The major leagues in Europe has started. This weekend matches comes before the international break next week and after that the champions league season starts.
Arsenal have an early morning kick off game again away to Newcastle United at St. James’ Park. Arsenal are unbeaten in nine games against Newcastle in their home ground and the have won 7 of these games in a row. Arsenal will still be without Per Mertesacker and Kolcielny in this game with the former still sick and the later having a back injury. Welbeck, Wilshere and Roscisky are all out injured till after the international break. Arsenal has drawn 1 game, lost 1 at home and won 1 game. Newcastle has drawn 2 games and lost one, the last game they drew was the high profile game against Manchester United at Old Tradfrod which ended 0-0.
Chelsea will host another London club,Crystal Palace at the bridge with Mourinho taking charge of his 100th game in the premiership tomorrow. Liverpool will host West ham and table toppers and hot favorites this season, Manchester City seek to consolidate their position at the top with a game at home against new boys Watford.
On Sunday, Manchester United will play against Swansea and believe you me, this is going to be a tough game. If I may recall, Manchester United lost against Swansea in both legs. But with the form Man U exhibited against Club Brugge to qualify for the group stages the UEFA Champions League, I think Man U will win this game. Wayne Rooney scored a hat trick in that match and we hope to see him score this weekend before the international break.
The rest of the EPL Match Day 4 fixtures are as follows:
Saturday 29 August 2015
12:45 Newcastle v Arsenal – St. James’ Park
15:00 Aston Villa v Sunderland – Villa Park
15:00 Bournemouth v Leicester – Vitality Stadium
15:00 Chelsea v Crystal Palace – Stamford Bridge
15:00 Liverpool v West Ham – Anfield
15:00 Man City v Watford – Etihad Stadium
15:00 Stoke v West Brom – Britannia Stadium
17:30 Spurs v Everton – White Hart Lane
Sunday 30 August 2015
13:30 Southampton v Norwich – St. Mary’s Stadium
16:00 Swansea v Man Utd – Liberty Stadium
The German top flight league, Bundesliga, is into it’s 3rd week. The two top teams in the bundesliga, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are both at home. Last week, Hoffenheim scored the joint fastest goal in the history of theBundesliga against Bayern Munchen. Bayern were stunned when Kevin Volland capitalised on a mistake from David Alaba to score the joint-fastest goal in Bundesliga history after only nine seconds at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena, equalling the record set by Bayer Leverkusen’s Karim Bellarabi a year ago on Sunday.
There was plenty of drama to come as Thomas Muller deservedly equalised before half-time by finishing with his knee to take his tally to three goals in two Bundesliga games after scoring twice in the 5-0 thrashing of Hamburg. Muller and Arturo Vidal were denied by the woodwork as the champions dominated, then Eugen Polanski’s penalty struck the post 17 minutes from time after Jerome Boateng was sent off for a second bookable offence for handball. The dangerous Muller had a goal disallowed for handball, but substitute Lewandowski won it after 89 minutes as Bayern extended their unbeaten record over Hoffenheim and made it two Bundesliga victories out of two.
Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund’s dream start to the season continued Sunday as their 4-0 win at new-boys Ingolstadt saw them leapfrog Bayern Munich to top the Bundesliga table on goal difference. Dortmund claimed their sixth win in all competitions under new coach Thomas Tuchel as defender Matthias Ginter, Marco Reus, Shinji Kagawa and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored second-half goals.
Bundesliga Match Day 3 fixtures are as follows;
FC Bayern München vs Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Borussia Dortmund vs Hertha BerlinVfL
Wolfsburg FC vs Schalke 04
VfB Stuttgart vs Eintracht Frankfurt
FC Augsburg vs FC Ingolstadt 04
SV Werder Bremen vs Borussia Mönchengladbach
1. FC Köln vs Hamburger SV
1. FSV Mainz 05 vs Hannover 96
SV Darmstadt 98 vs TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
Mario Balotelli has completed a loan move back to AC Milan from Liverpool. There is a mixed reaction to his return. Let’s see if he will redeem himself by helping Milan win their first league match at the San Siro against Empoli. AC Milan lost their opening Serie A game of the season away to Fiorentina at the Viola 2-0. Juventus lost at home to Udinese 1-0. They are without Liorente who has gone back to Sevilla in Spain, Arturo Vidal,whois now with Bayern Muchen and Tevez, who went back to Argentina’s Boca Juniors. Juventus will play against Roma in Rome and this is the star match in Europe this week.
The following are the matches to be played in the Serie A this weekend:
29/08/2015 18:00 Bologna FC – Sassuolo
29/08/2015 20:45 AC Milan – Empoli FC
30/08/2015 18:00 AS Roma – Juventus
30/08/2015 20:45 Atalanta – Frosinone
30/08/2015 20:45 Carpi FC – Inter
30/08/2015 20:45 Chievo Verona – Lazio Roma
30/08/2015 20:45 Genoa CFC – Hellas Verona
30/08/2015 20:45 SSC Napoli – Sampdoria
30/08/2015 20:45 Torino FC – ACF Fiorentina
30/08/2015 20:45 Udinese Calcio – US Palermo.
The new Spanish LaLiga started last week and Barcelona who were humbled by Atletico Club Bilbao in the Spanish Super Cup 5-1 on aggregate but Barcelona learnt from their mistakes to beat Bilbao 1-0 away. The only goal of the match was scored by Luiz Suarez.
Real Madrid drew their match opener away to Sporting de Gijon. Barcelona will host Malaga at the Nou Camp and Real Madrid will host Real Betis.
Friday August 28
8:30 p.m. Villarreal – Espanyol
Saturday, August 29
18:30 Real Sociedad – Sporting Gijon
8:30 p.m. Barcelona – Malaga
22:00 Celta Vigo – Rayo Vallecano
22:30 Real Madrid – Real Betis
Sunday, August 30
18:30 Eibar – Athletic Club
8:30 p.m. Seville – Atletico Madrid
8:30 p.m. Valencia CF – Deportivo La Coruna
22:30 Liverpool – Levant
22:30 Getafe – Granada CF