European foot: Real Madrid first leader, Barça and PSG punished
While Serie A play the summer extra, La Liga and Bundesliga have joined the Premier League and Ligue 1 in the weekend sports program. And with, already, some unexpected results. Here is the balance sheet of the weekend.
• Ligue 1: impressive OL, PSG and Monaco on the street
Two days and as many convincing successes. After a 3-0 win in Monaco, Olympique Lyonnais took advantage of their first home to fix Angers: six goals scored, none conceded and an undisputed first place in the Ligue 1 standings. much more complicated for the favorite of the championship, the PSG, beaten Sunday night by a surprising team of Rennes (2-1).
On the side of theoretical challengers, it is the Berezina. Saint-Etienne at home had a miraculous draw against Brest (1-1), and OM have not started their season by sharing points with Nantes (0-0). The report is even more violent in Monaco, which suffered a second scathing setback, this time on the ground of Metz (3-0). Lille did not do better by letting go three points on the field of Amiens (1-0). Only Nice held his rank by going to win at Nîmes (1-2), and shares the top of the standings with OL and Stade Rennais.
• Premier League: Liverpool and Arsenal in tantrums, City hung
While waiting for the duel Monday night between Manchester United and Wolverhampton, they are already only two in the lead of the Premier League. Arsenal and Liverpool took advantage of the second day to continue their flawless, with respectively Burnley (2-1) and Southampton (1-2). They took advantage of Manchester City's draw against Tottenham (2-2) to take a two-step lead atop the standings.
At the bottom of the table, Chelsea still can not take off. After an inaugural defeat against United, they conceded a draw not really reassuring at home, against Leicester (1-1). Sufficient to get out of the red zone, but the Blues, 15th, are already five lengths of the head.
• Liga: Barca leaded entry, Real first leader
A frustrating start for FC Barcelona, the title-holders in La Liga. For his first outing, the club blaugrana suffered a short setback on the turf of Athletic Bilbao (1-0). Nothing alarming, as the season is just beginning, even though its two main rivals have racked up their first three points.
Atlético has struggled to get rid of its neighbor Getafe, while another neighbor, Real Madrid, has won the first place - honorific - of the ranking by obtaining a convincing success on the field of Celta Vigo (1- 3). Also note the success of entry Sevilla FC to Espanyol Barcelona (0-2) and the draw of Valencia, at home, against Real Sociedad (1-1).
• Bundesliga: Dortmund starts with a box, Bayern with a hitch
The challengers of Bayern Munich got off to a flying start in the Bundesliga. On the night of the first day, Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig share the lead with their respective cards on Augsburg (5-1) and Union Berlin (0-4). Wolfsburg, victorious from Cologne (2-1), also started his campaign well.
The recovery, however, was less successful for the seven-time defending champion, Bayern Munich. Despite a double Lewandowski stainless and a big domination in the second period, the Bavarians were hooked by the Hertha Berlin (2-2).