Prior to the international break, top leagues in Europe once again saw plenty of drama on the football pitch. In England, Liverpool gained an eight-point lead over arch-rivals Manchester City as the latter dropped points at home against Wolves. The Reds courtesy their last gap winner against Leicester City now next face Manchester United away. Barcelona and Real Madrid were both involved in high scoring wins while Juventus won the Derby D’Italia against Inter Milan to move to the top of the points table. The talking point through has to be the turmoil at Manchester United as they lost yet another game on the road. A look at our top 5 goals of the week.
No.1 Adama Traore vs Manchester City
Wolves had a few one on one chances wasted in the first half by Raul Jimenez which was a cause of concern for their manager. Yet in the 80th minute with Manchester City looking for a breakthrough, Jimenez played in Adama Traore who slotted the ball past a rushing Ederson to give Wolves a deserved lead. The calmness of the side foot finish showed the wealth of talent Traore possesses.
Adama Traore first goal vs Manchester City
No. 2 Matty Longstaff vs Manchester United
It was written in the stars for Matty Longstaff, the 19-year-old brother of Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff who made his debut against Manchester United yesterday. His powerful piledriver left David De Gea eating the grass and pile on the misery on Ole Gunner Solskjaer and his Manchester United side who do not know where to hide at the moment. Longstaff’s sublime effort is as close to textbook finishing as it gets when the ball is rolled on to his path.
Newcastle United 1-0 Manchester United
No. 3 Paulo Dybala vs Inter Milan
His inclusion in the team may against Inter Milan have raised a few eyebrows but the Argentine international showed what he is all about in just the 4th minute of the game. A simple ball over the defence by Miralem Pjanic was picked by Dybala who takes it in his stride and fires a low angled shot that crept in the corner giving the visitors the lead.
Juve Back On Top As Dybala & Higuaín Strike
No. 4 Eden Hazard vs Granada
A first of hopefully many for Belgian skipper Eden Hazard in a Real Madrid shirt and what a way to score his maiden goal. Just before the end of the first half, Hazard’s showed his class by lobbying a through ball past Granada’s keeper Rui Silva. With two defenders tackling, it was a difficult skill to execute but one which Hazard completed with perfection.
Eden Hazard vs Granada
No. 5 Luis Suarez vs Sevilla
An overhead kick by Luis Suarez to open Barcelona’s account against Sevilla in their 4-0 lead is our goal of the week. Nelson Semedo’s cross was behind the Uruguayan but he leapt in the air to meet the ball with perfection producing the perfect acrobatics. The goal also gave the striker some much welcome breathing space after a lot of criticism for his performances since the start of the season.
Barcelona vs Sevilla 4−0
These were the top five goals that we witnessed this week. As the football season continues with matches getting tougher with every phase, fans can expect the goals to get better.