Last Week Football Results and Analysis

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Weekly Football Talk

Hello, guys, this is Prakhar Pant back with the latest football news and gossips around the world. We’ll cover some of the important results and the transfers that went through in the past week. The La Liga season kicked off with match day 1 giving some really entertaining results; the UEFA Champions League play-offs were officially completed with the draw this week in Monaco and the round of 32 fixtures were announced in the Capital One Cup.

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1. Burnley vs Liverpool (2-0)


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The newly-promoted Clarets stunned Klopp’s men who were high on confidence after their last win over Arsenal at the Emirates. Sam Vokes and Andre Gray were the goal scorers to deny Liverpool back to back wins in the opening two matches. Klopp was left dejected and surprised at his team’s result against quite a weak opposition. This result has probably made fans feel that maybe this season could turn out like the last one if the right decisions aren’t made as quickly as possible.

2. Leicester City vs Arsenal (0-0)


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The Premier League champions faced the Gunners at the King Power Stadium on matchday 2. The fixture ended in a goalless draw which leaves the top 2 sides of last season without a win in two matches. Leicester City was denied two penalty shouts by the referee which may have been a controversial decision and will be talked for quite some time. But nonetheless, Claudio Ranieri was optimistic with the result and even said that the referee had a good game but maybe I feel that the Foxes deserved more than a point on a day where they showed more intent and fight than Arsenal.

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3. Watford vs Chelsea (1-2)


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After a dull first half of the game where both the teams only battled for possession with no real threat in the opposition’s penalty area, the game finally opened up with Capoue’s goal. This was when Chelsea got up in a more attacking mood and took away the 3 points with two late goals. Once again, Chelsea is leaving it till the very last minute to get the deciding goal which definitely has to change very soon. If not so, the team will struggle against bigger teams both in the Premier League and the Champions League.

4. Barcelona vs Real Betis (6-2)


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A Lionel Messi double and a Luis Suarez hat-trick was more than sufficient to give Barcelona ‘the’ perfect start to the La Liga season as defending champions. After winning the Spanish Super Cup against Sevilla 5-0 over two legs, a 6-2 victory in the very first match of the campaign was just an icing over the cake. Even though without one of their star man Neymar, who won gold for Brazil in the Olympics, Munir played the apt substitute to him on the left side and Luis Enrique had nothing to worry about. Barcelona is really a team to watch out for once again this season, especially in the Champions League.

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5. Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid (0-3)


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The Champions League winners made a flying start to their Liga BBVA campaign with an away win in the absence of their talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, who is still out with his injury in the Euro 2016 final. Bale scored two goals in each half and the new young talent Marco Asensio’s delightful chip helped the Los Blancos secure an easy win on the night where the opposition never looked threatened. Mateo Kovacic was also heavily involved in the match and James Rodriguez also got some playtime even though being heavily linked with a move away from the Bernabeu.

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6. Juventus vs Florentina (2-1)


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The Bianconeri were rescued by their new signing Gonzalo Higuain to kick off their Serie A title defence with a win. Higuain came from the bench and scored his debut goal to build up on the reputation as last season’s top goal scorer with Napoli. Dani Alves was given the start at his new club while Miralem Pjanic came on as a substitute in his first competitive match in a Juventus shirt. With the transfer of Pogba now officially done, Juventus will try not to drop their standards as one of the contenders for this season’s Champions League after finishing runner-ups two years ago.

7. Hart out, Bravo in


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With two matchdays over, Joe Hart still has to start a game under Pep Guardiola in the Barclays Premier League. Rumour has it and probably while you are reading this, Claudio Bravo has already signed with Manchester City and will become Pep’s first choice goalkeeper ahead of Willy Caballero. Joe Hart’s dismal display at Euro 2016 didn’t go unnoticed and Guardiola has already shown that he no more believes in England’s No 1.

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8. Benteke leaves Liverpool, finally!


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The Belgian was a flop in his first year at Anfield after it was assumed that maybe he could be the one to fill Luis Suarez’s shoes. Crystal Palace had several bids rejected for him earlier as the player stated that he wanted to fight for his place in the club. But he was not a part of Klopp’s team anymore and that lead to his imminent sale with a fee around 27 million euros plus add-ons. Finally, Crystal Palace has their man where probably he should have more play time under Alan Pardew and break his way into the Belgium National team as well.

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So guys, that’s it from me this week. Hope that you liked my blog and will be back next week with some more news and updates from the football world. Feel free to share your thoughts and feedback in the comment section below. Stay tuned and keep reading SAIKISITE.

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