While PSG showed themselves to be unstoppable in Ligue Un, Bayern Munich and Monaco continued to suffer more turmoil in the weekend winners and losers
For Khun Vichai.
Demarai Gray scored the winner against Cardiff and showed the world who the goal was dedicated to. An absolute tragedy hit the family, the club, the city of Leicester and every fan and friend, and the team reacted on the pitch with a win dedicated to the man who made their dreams come true. Leicester City had to win this match for him, and they did it.
Maybe, as some say, it’s just a matter of Santiago Solari’s better luck compared to Julen Lopetegui’s. And considering Los Blancos won thanks to a deflected shot and a penalty, this could be true. But after such a terrible spell, resulting in the 5-1 defeat in El Clasico and the sacking of Lopetegui, any sort of win would have been positive. Madrid needed to get rid of the negativity surrounding the team and did so – for now at least.
Paris Saint Germain
Unstoppable in Ligue Un, to put it very simply. The French champions could go the whole season without dropping points. They’ve managed 12 wins in 12 league games, putting two goals past Lille and continuing to demolish every side they face in Ligue 1.
Five goals to demolish Genoa, despite the heavy rotation from coach Luciano Spalletti. Even those who seemed out of the squad responded magnificently on the pitch, with a man of the match performance by Joao Mario, a brace by Roberto Gagliardini, and the chance to have the best players rested for the Champions League clash against Barcelona on Tuesday night.
A sloppy draw, followed by the reported criticism by Thomas Muller’s wife against coach Niko Kovac. Bayern are simply not being themselves this season, and even when they do show signs of improvement, they fall back immediately. They are still only four points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga, but can’t afford anymore slip ups.
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This season continues to go the wrong way for Monaco, who seem a century away from the club able to take the league title from Paris Saint Germani less than two-years-ago. Another defeat this weekend, this time at Stade Reims, despite playing against ten men for most of the second half (but also having a man sent-off in the final 20 minutes).
A home defeat to Girona to confirm the wrecked start to this season. After three consecutive draws in La Liga, and the draw with Young Boys in the Champions League, it’s a new low for a team built in the summer with very different ambitions. Currently in 15th, a change in results is needed if they want Champions League football next season.
Another disappointing result for the Giallorossi, another mediocre draw, topped by the fans protesting as the team left Florence to return home after the 1-1 draw at Fiorentina. Roma were lucky to come out unbeaten, being a distant replica of the team that did so well last year in the Champions League.