Real Madrid has another failure, and Messi lost for the first time in France

Sun­day’s main events in Euro­pean foot­ball.

England: Vardy closer to a legend

Crys­tal Palace — Leices­ter — 2:2 (Olise, 61. Schlupp, 72 — Iheana­cho, 31. Var­di, 37)

Clos­est Rival “Spar­tak” I had a bad week in the Europa League. First we lost to Legia (0:1), and now we missed the vic­to­ry in Lon­don. But how great it all start­ed! Iheana­cho, who was not allowed into the coun­try by Pol­ish bor­der guards due to prob­lems with doc­u­ments, cel­e­brat­ed his 25th birth­day with a goal. Then the hour of the best sniper of the sea­son, Vardy, struck. Since his thir­ti­eth birth­day, he has scored exact­ly 90 Pre­mier League goals and is just three strikes away from equal­ing the record hold­er Ian Wright. Only the exploits of the for­wards were not enough to win. Palace were buoyed by Patrick Vieira’s changes, while Bren­dan Rodgers became the first man­ag­er in 17 years under whom Leices­ter failed to win by two goals at the break.

View this post on Insta­gram

Post­ed by Crys­tal Palace Foot­ball Club (@cpfc)

Tot­ten­ham — Aston Vil­la — 2:1 (Hjb­jerg, 27. Tar­gett, 71, own goal – Watkins, 67)

For Spurs, the Euro­pean Cups became a breath of fresh air, and after the defeat of the mod­est Mura, the Lon­don­ers man­aged to break a streak of three defeats in the nation­al cham­pi­onship. In this game, it is worth not­ing not only Hojbjerg’s goal, but also the 40th assist in the Pre­mier League Son Heung-mina, and also that from tri­umph to fail­ure is just one step. Vil­la defend­er Tar­gett had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to see this, first help­ing Watkins equal­ize and then hit­ting his own goal four min­utes lat­er. Tot­ten­ham only lacks goals from Kane, who has not yet scored a sin­gle point in the Pre­mier League this sea­son.

View this post on Insta­gram

Post­ed by Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur (@spursofficial)

Liv­er­pool — Man­ches­ter City — 2:2 (Mane 59. Salah 76 — Foden 69. De Bruyne 82). Review — here.

Spain: Real Madrid can’t even be saved by Benzema

Espany­ol — Real Madrid — 2:1 (Raul de Tomas 17. Aleix Vidal 60 — Ben­ze­ma 71)

Los Blan­cos set a club record, but their unbeat­en streak in La Liga end­ed at 18 match­es, and in fact, the fias­co in the cap­i­tal of Cat­alo­nia became a log­i­cal con­tin­u­a­tion of the black week. Humil­i­at­ing defeat from “Sher­iff” the mat­ter did not end there.

The sec­ond mis­fire came in the con­fronta­tion with an oppo­nent who, after return­ing from the sec­ond round, won only one vic­to­ry in eight rounds over Alaves, which was in the rel­e­ga­tion zone. How­ev­er, Espany­ol did not give the impres­sion of being a bot­tom-of-the-table team, and the goal Aleisha Vidal turned into a real humil­i­a­tion of the leader. The for­mer Barcelona defend­er picked up the ball in the cen­ter of the field, threw it between Nacho’s legs in front of the penal­ty area and calm­ly dealt with Cour­tois. Real Madrid tried to pull Ben­ze­ma out of the quag­mire, but he was only enough for one goal. When Haz­ard hit the tar­get with a classy shot, the goal was can­celed due to the French sniper mak­ing the cut being off­side.

Italy: Spalletti won again, Zlatan was congratulated on his victory

Bologna — Lazio — 3:0 (Bar­row, 14. The­ate, 17. Hick­ey, 68).
Fiorenti­na – Napoli – 1:2 (Lucas Mar­tinez, 28 — Lozano, 38. Rrah­mani, 50)

The rivals of Russ­ian clubs in the Europa League achieved exact­ly the oppo­site results in this round. Lazio pleased the fans with vic­to­ries in the Rome der­by and over Loko­mo­tiv, but the team’s prob­lems Mau­r­izio Sar­ri in Serie A did not dis­ap­pear. On Sun­day, the Eagles fell vic­tim to Bologna and found no anti­dote to their oppo­nen­t’s sig­na­ture weapon. Sin­isa Mihailovic did such a good job on the cor­ners that they have already brought Bologna five goals. To ful­ly appre­ci­ate the sig­nif­i­cance of these num­bers, it is nec­es­sary to men­tion that in all games of the remain­ing 19 teams, six cor­ners were pro­duc­tive. The Romans also lost the remote Acer­bi for the next round.

View this post on Insta­gram

Post­ed by SSC Napoli (@officialsscnapoli)

But Napoli quick­ly recov­ered from the fias­co in the game with Spar­tak and achieved a strong-willed vic­to­ry in Flo­rence. Luciano Spal­let­ti He deserved­ly received the award for train­er of the month and has no plans to slow down. The cur­rent win is the sev­enth in a row since the start of the cham­pi­onship. Although this is not a record: in the 2017/18 sea­son, the Neapoli­tans played eight games with­out mis­fires. Con­cern­ing Alexan­dra Koko­ri­nahe came on as a sub­sti­tute in the 77th minute, but the Russ­ian for­ward still hasn’t had a sin­gle shot on goal.

Roma — Empoli — 2:0 (Pel­le­gri­ni, 42. Mkhi­taryan, 48)

The week after the lost der­by turned out to be ide­al for the Wolves. It all start­ed with a rou­tine vic­to­ry in the Con­fer­ence League. It con­tin­ued with the sign­ing of a new con­tract with Pel­le­gri­ni, who was hav­ing a bril­liant sea­son, and end­ed with a win over Empoli. Pel­le­gri­ni, by the way, scored again, and Mkhi­taryan — goal and assist.

It’s hard to believe that in the sum­mer many pre­dict­ed: con­flict­ed with Jose Mour­in­ho at Man­ches­ter Unit­ed the Armen­ian mid­field­er will not remain in Rome. Noth­ing of the kind hap­pened, and with his active par­tic­i­pa­tion, the Spe­cial One set a Serie A record. Since the tran­si­tion to the three-point sys­tem, no one has avoid­ed defeat in 42 home match­es.

View this post on Insta­gram

Post­ed by SSC Napoli (@officialsscnapoli)

Ata­lan­ta — Milan — 2:3 (Zap­a­ta, 86, penal­ty. Pasal­ic, 90+4 — Cal­abria, 1. Tonali, 42. Rafael Leau, 78)

On the morn­ing of the match, the Milanese con­grat­u­lat­ed them on their 40th anniver­sary Zla­tan Ibrahi­movic, pre­sent­ing the hero of the day with a stun­ning­ly beau­ti­ful cake with a por­trait of the Swede. But the main gift await­ed Ibru, who con­tin­ued to recov­er, in the evening.

View this post on Insta­gram

Post­ed by AC Milan (@acmilan)

And Cal­abria, it seems, was most in a hur­ry to con­grat­u­late the hero of the day, open­ing the scor­ing in the 28th sec­ond of the match in Berg­amo. This goal set the tone for the game, the course of which was con­fi­dent­ly con­trolled by the Rossoneri. Tonali looked great, Rafael Leau, who had great­ly improved, showed amaz­ing com­po­sure in the third scor­ing attack, and the final score should not be deceiv­ing. Alex­ey Miranchuk and remained on the bench. Milan, with 19 points, is off to its best start since 2003.

Germany: Leverkusen caught up with Bayern

Bay­ern — Ein­tra­cht Frank­furt — 1:2 (Goret­z­ka, 29 — Hin­tereg­ger, 32. Kos­tic, 83). “Arminia” — “Bay­er” — 0:4 (Dia­by, 18. Shik, 24, 87. Demir­bay, 90+2 from the penal­ty spot)

When the Munich team defeat­ed Dynamo Kyiv in the Cham­pi­ons League, it turned out that Julian Nagels­mann began his career in the best team in Ger­many, even bet­ter than Han­si Flick. He is, in prin­ci­ple, the only one who won nine of his first ten match­es as Bay­ern coach. And when Lewandows­ki took the shot Goret­zcuanoth­er suc­cess seemed a done deal.

Well, could any­one have imag­ined that Ein­tra­cht Frank­furt, which occu­pies a place at the bot­tom of the table, would win its first vic­to­ry in the new Bun­desli­ga sea­son at the Allianz Are­na?! Nev­er­the­less, the “eagles” pro­duced per­haps the main sen­sa­tion of the Euro­pean week­end, snatch­ing vic­to­ry in the end and stop­ping the champion’s 30-match home unbeat­en streak. Not with­out luck, if you remem­ber a few saves Trap­pabut well deserved.

For the Frank­furt team this is the first vic­to­ry in Munich in 21 years. Bay­ern, despite the defeat, remained the leader. How­ev­er, it is only ahead of its equal Bay­er in terms of addi­tion­al indi­ca­tors, which, includ­ing the Europa League, won two match­es this week with a total score of 7:0.

France: Genesio – PSG specialist

Rennes — PSG — 2:0 (Labord, 45. Te, 46)

Mauri­cio Pochet­ti­no con­tin­ues to search for the opti­mal scheme that Not only will allow the Parisians to fit all their stars on the field and give them the oppor­tu­ni­ty to real­ize them­selves, but will also make the game bal­anced. In Rennes, PSG reduced the num­ber of cen­tral mid­field­ers, mov­ing from 4–3‑3 to 4–2‑3–1 Mes­si in the No. 10 posi­tion, and, nat­u­ral­ly, dom­i­nat­ed.

The Parisians pressed the hosts, who had start­ed bold­ly, into the penal­ty area and weaved a com­bi­na­tion of laces. It turned out impres­sive, but inef­fec­tive. Mbappe and Ney­mar missed from good posi­tions, and when Mes­si tried to repeat the scor­ing attack from the match with Man­ches­ter City, the Argen­tine was met harsh­ly by the defend­er. It was not pos­si­ble to pun­ish him, as Leo hit the cross­bar with a free kick, but Rennes pro­duced an amaz­ing seg­ment.

In the last minute of the first half, Labord blocked Sule­m­ana’s cross, and in the first minute of the sec­ond half, he brought Te out for a shot. In these two attacks, only the rate of fire was sur­pris­ing, while the red-blacks deserved suc­cess with their play. Bruno Gen­e­sio clear­ly knows some secret, because no coach in France has beat­en PSG so often since the Qatari bil­lions arrived at the cap­i­tal club. Three times with Lyon and now with Rennes.

View this post on Insta­gram

Post­ed by Paris Saint-Ger­main (@psg)

When did VAR can­cel the goal? Design, and Mes­si did not score from the free kick, Pochet­ti­no took a des­per­ate step, replac­ing Ney­mar with Icar­di. It didn’t help, and PSG could have lost big if the penal­ty kick against him had not been can­celed out. Paris’s first defeat in Ligue 1 since March was painful. And even with­out hit­ting the tar­get.

Statistics of the day

5 once the match­es between Sam­p­do­ria and Udi­nese end­ed with a score of 3:3. More often than any oth­er pair of teams in the his­to­ry of Serie A.

6th scored a goal in the cur­rent Dutch cham­pi­onship for Feyeno­ord, on loan from Spar­tak Gus Teal. Tak­ing into account all tour­na­ments, this is his 13th goal, Teal was rec­og­nized as the best foot­baller in the Ere­di­visie for Sep­tem­ber.

15 Utrecht has scored points in away match­es against Ajax over the past ten years. It is log­i­cal that it was this most incon­ve­nient team for the Ams­ter­damers that inflict­ed their first defeat at the Johan Cruyff Are­na since Decem­ber 5 last year.

17 Sam­p­do­ria strik­er scores in Serie A for con­sec­u­tive sea­sons Quagliarel­la. Before him, only six foot­ball play­ers had such streaks in their careers — Jose Altafi­ni, Gian­ni Rivera, Rober­to Bag­gio, Rober­to Manci­ni, Alber­to Gilardi­no and Francesco Tot­ti.

42 home match­es with goals scored — a new record for the Aus­tri­an cham­pi­onship, set by Salzburg.

289 1 Lyon goal­keep­er played match­es in the league Antho­ny Lopesbefore receiv­ing the first red card of his career.