Exciting match between Newcastle and Liverpool, Kane signs double for Bayern Munich, Juventus Turin who faltered at Bologna: What to remember from this Sunday’s European matches.
England: City’s great win, Liverpool beat Newcastle
The Citizens had a boulevard to first place after missteps by Brighton (a 3–1 loss against West Ham) and Arsenal (a 2–2 loss against Fulham), but they nearly slipped just before the finish line .
Sheffield really took advantage of a mistake by Kyle Walker to equalize (1-1) in the 85th minute through Jayden Bogle. But Rodri gave the European champions the lead three minutes later (88th, 2-1).
The Mancunians were largely dominant but lacked efficiency over long periods (30 shots), such as Erling Haaland who missed a penalty (37th), a first for him in the Premier League. Yet it was the Norwegian who opened the scoring (63rd, 1–0) with a header on Jack Grealish’s serve.
The only team to have three wins from three matches, City top the table with two points more than their nearest rivals West Ham, Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal.
At ten o’clock for just over an hour, Liverpool put on an incredible display for their side Newcastle (2-1), a rival in the final podium battle, to overthrow the Magpies with a brace from incoming Darwin Nuñez. Threw
The match took a sharp turn less than three minutes into the third day when Anthony Gordon (25th) opened the scoring for Newcastle and captain Virgil van Dijk (28th) received a straight red for fouling Alexander Isak. Got the card.
The Reds endured uninterrupted pressure from their hosts for most of the game before turning the game against the odds.
At Anfield next weekend, the Reds will find a full-strength Aston Villa side as the Birmingham club dominated Burnley (3-1) on Sunday.
Spain: Barcelona out of Villarreal’s trap
FC Barcelona was scared but after a meeting full of ups and downs won in Villarreal’s lawn (4-3).
The Blaugrana took a 2–0 lead in the 15th minute after goals from Gavi and Frankie de Jong, but came close to recovering. Villarreal’s players completely turned the game around, first through a deficit by Juan Foyth (26th) and then an equalizer by Alexander Sorloth (40th).
Spanish international candidate Alex Baena is believed to have dealt the fatal blow to the Catalans by netting the Yellow Submarine (50th) a 3-2 goal. But Barca equalized through Ferran Torres, who had just come on (68th), before Robert Lewandowski unlocked his counter three minutes later to give his side the three points. Xavi’s men are 2 points behind Real Madrid, the undefeated leaders with 9 points.
today’s european results
Sheffield United- Manchester City 1-2
Burnley- Aston Villa 1-3
Newcastle- liverpool 1-2
Villarreal- FC Barcelona 3-4
Valencia CF – Osasuna at 8 p.m.
9:30 PM Athletic Bilbao – Betis Sevilla
Mainz – Eintracht Frankfurt
Bayern Munich – Augsburg 3-1
Juventus Turin – Bologna 1-1
Fiorentina – Lecce 2-2
8:50 PM Napoli – Sassuolo
8:50 PM Lazio Roma – Genoa
Germany: Kane guides Bayern
Already a goal scorer and decisive passer on match day, Harry Kane scored twice for Bayern Munich in the Bavarians’ 3–1 home win against Augsburg.
After a disappointing first half hour, Thomas Tuchel’s side were well assisted by his camp’s scorer Felix Uduokhan (32nd). Kane doubled the bet from the penalty spot (40′) and then scored the third goal with a superb diving ball (69′). Dion Beljo reduced the score for Augsburg (86th) at the end of the game.
Italy: Juventus sluggish, Pogba back
Juve, who wooed their fans with a 3-0 win at Udine on matchday 1 last weekend, disappointed their fans against Bologna (1-1), especially in a disappointing first half.
Bologna took advantage of the hosts’ lethargy to take the lead through Scotsman Lewis Ferguson (24th). After the break, the Bianconeri came back with better intentions and thought they had equalized in the 55th minute through Dusan Vlahovic, but Adrien Rabiot’s goal was disallowed by VAR for offside.
Shortly after the hour, Pogba, whose injury-plagued 2022–23 season was cut short by ten games, came on as a substitute to energize the midfield.
Juve equalized on a superb header from Vlahovic (80th), quick on the receiving end of a tense cross from Samuel Illing Jr. launched by Pogba.