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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Weekend football review

Football is back! The Absa Premiership, La Liga, Serie A and Bundesliga kicked off in fine style this weekend with some interesting results and top-drawer goals.

There was joy for PL champions Chelsea, Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich and pain for Absa Premiership defending champions Bidvest Wits.

Neymar continued to mesmerise defenders in France, powering PSG to a massive win, while in Spain Barcelona recovered from the pain of losing the Brazilian with a morale-boosting win.

CHELSEA BOUNCE BACK, ARSENAL TRIP

Champions Chelsea returned to winning ways at the weekend after a false start, beating rivals Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 in a tightly contested London derby, which was full of shock and drama.

The Blues suffered a shock 3-2 defeat to Burnley in their season opener, in which two of their key players, Cesc Fabregas and skipper Gary Cahill, were given marching orders.

Arsenal's title aspirations suffered an early blow as they went down 1-0 to Stoke City and left them three points behind early pace-setters Manchester United, who won 4-0 for the second game running at Swansea City.

Elsewhere, Liverpool bounced back from their 3-3 draw in the season opener against Watford with a narrow 1-0 win against Crystal Palace, who are yet to win a match so far, having lost to new boys Huddersfield Town.

Huddersfield made it two wins from two and became only the third promoted side to ever win their opening two games, beating a disappointing Newcastle United side 1-0 with impressive Australian Aaron Mooy scoring the solitary goal.

WINS FOR NEW COACHES IN PSL
There was joy for new coaches in the opening round of the 2017/18 Absa Premiership, Benni McCarthy, Fadlu Davids and Milutin Sredojevic.

McCarthy, who began his PSL coaching career with a top eight win over Polokwane City, led his Cape Town City team to an impressive 1-0 win over champions Bidvest Wits at the Bidvest Stadium on Friday.

Davids, who began the season in style by eliminating heavyweights Mamelodi Sundowns from the top eight, continued with his good run as his Maritzburg United team recorded an impressive 2-0 win over Platinum Stars.

Sredojevic seems to have gotten the Pirates playing the same notes, as they looked like a totally different team from last season, beating Chippa United 1-0 courtesy of a Thamsanqa Gabuza goal to reinstate smiles on the Ghosts’ faces.

Cape Town City and Maritzburg United claimed impressive victories, while Kaizer Chiefs suffered disappointment for the second successive weekend.

AmaZulu also made headlines with a 1-0 home win over Free State Stars in their first game back in the Absa Premiership, while the Limpopo derby between Polokwane City and Baroka FC ended in a goalless stalemate.

WINS FOR REAL, BARCA ON OPENING DAY

Barcelona got off to a winning start in La Liga on Sunday, beating Real Betis 2-0 in a subdued atmosphere at the Nou Camp in the first game since the deadly attacks in the Catalan capital and the town of Cambrils.

Rivals Real Madrid began their pursuit of winning back-to-back league titles for the first time since 2008, with a 3-0 win at Deportivo La Coruna, with captain Sergio Ramos sent off in the dying seconds.

On Saturday, Atletico Madrid demonstrated their remarkable team spirit to come roaring back from two goals and a man down to draw 2-2 at Liga debutants Girona, after Antoine Griezmann had been sent off for the first time in his career.

Elsewhere on Saturday, Real Sociedad twice came from behind to win 3-2 at Celta Vigo, snatching three points with a late penalty from Willian Jose after Uruguayan Maxi Gomez had scored twice on his.

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