PSG crush all-comers in France, Jose Mourinho fumes over two lost points, while Real Madrid’s season lurches from bad to worse with a bruising home defeat
Ten wins in ten Ligue 1 games, with Kylian Mbappe scoring again and showing, along with the rest of the team, just how unbeatable they are at the moment, at least domestically.
The firepower is insane, and putting five past Amiens was just another sign of the difference between Paris and the rest of the French league. Monaco struggled again, Marseille and Lyon are over ten points behind and the closest team in the table, Lille, has eight points less. Seems like Ligue 1 is already over.
A Mauro Icardi late winner in a Milan derby, once again.
The Nerazzurri number nine waited for the right moment to strike, and like a predator he slew the prey in red-and-black, giving Inter the seventh win in a row, including three late victories, making everything even sweeter.
Regardless of the last minute goal, Luciano Spalletti’s men dominated the city derby, and fully deserved the victory. The difference between the two Milan clubs is quite evident at the moment, and it fully showed at the San Siro.
It happened again, 11 years later.
A victory at the Santiago Bernabeu, something historical. Sure, Real Madrid aren’t exactly in their best moment yet, but facing the three-peat European Champions is always a tough affair, and Levante did it perfectly. Morales and Roger got the goals within the first 13 minutes, and then the visitors managed to resist until the end, taking home three points and a majestic victory.
Another defeat, believe it or not. Julen Lopetegui seems on his way out, and it is difficult to blame Florentino Perez. A home loss to Levante, following defeats to Sevilla, CSKA Moscow and Alaves.
A disastrous start to the season for the European Champions, who lost Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane in the summer, but surely should be doing better than this. Most of the team is the same that won the Champions League in May, but no one is performing to the adequate level. Things will have to change very quickly if Madrid don’t want to be left behind in La Liga.
Jose Mourinho’s return to Stamford Bridge was as eventful as one could have predicted: with several things happening on and off the pitch. The truth is, though, that what remains on the record is that United were winning until the last minute, and would have probably deserved all three points. So dropping two like that really is something to be disappointed about.
The struggle is real for the Giallorossi. A 2-0 home defeat to SPAL killed any ambition for Roma, who seemed to be over the crisis from the start of the season. It isn’t the case: the Giallorossi lost again, and did so without ever looking like they could do any better. Coach Eusebio Di Francesco seems clueless and what remains are just the ruins of the team that managed to make it all the way to the Champions League semifinals only a few months ago.