16 year old Ansumanne Fati

Football fans across the globe witnessed thrilling action from the top 5 leagues in Europe over the weekend.

Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino

In the English premier league, Liverpool continued a hundred percent winning start to this year’s league campaign after coming back from a goal down to beat Newcastle 3-1. Goals from Sadio Mane and Mohammed Salah helped the Reds secure a fifth win out of five matches. Newly promoted side Norwich City beat defending champions Manchester City 3-2. Manchester City’s lost proved to be the biggest upset among others over the weekend.

Barcelona went back to winning ways in a 5-2 triumph over Valencia. Ansamanne Fati, a 16-year old boy made the headlines for the blaugranas after scoring one and setting up another just 7 minutes into the game.

16-year old Ansumanne Fati

At the Santiago Bernabeu, two goals from Karim Benzema and a goal from Casemiro helped Real Madrid seal a 3-2 win over Levante.

In the French Ligue 1, the return of Brazilian international Neymar Jr helped Paris Saint Germain to secure a 1-0 win over Strasbourg. An excellent overhead kick in the dying minutes of the game secured the three points PSG needed. Fans of Paris Saint Germain continued to boo the Brazilian international following his want away from the club during the summer transfer window. Neymar on being booed by PSG supporters responded that, “from now on, I am playing all games like away from home.”

Neymar celebrates his goal with PSG team mates

Juventus were also  held to a goalless draw by Fiorentina in the Italian Seria A. Juventus enjoyed majority of possession but couldn’t convert their chances into the net of Fiorentina.

Results across the top 5 European leagues.

English Premier League

Liverpool 3-1 Newcastle

Brighton 1-1  Burnley

Man Utd 1-0  Leicester

Sheff Utd 0-1 Southampton

Tottenham 4-0 Crystal Palace

Wolves 2-5 Chelsea

Norwich 3-2 Manchester City

Bournemouth 3-1 Everton

Watford 2-2 Arsenal

La liga

Barcelona 5-2 Valencia

Real Madrid 3-2 Levante

Real Sociedad 2-0 Atletico Madrid

Mallorca 0-0 Athletic Club

Leganés 0-3 Villarreal

Eibar 1-2 Espanyol

Alavés 0-1 Sevilla

Celta Vigo 0-2 Granada

Valladolid 1-1 Osasuna

Betis 1-1 Getafe

Seria A

Fiorentina 0-0 Juventus

Napoli 2-0 Sampdoria

Inter 1-0 Udinese

Genoa 1-2 Atlanta

Brescia 3-4 Bologna

Parma 1-3 Cagliari

SPAL 2-1 Lazio

Roma 4-2 Sassuolo

Verona 0-1 Milan

Ligue 1

PSG 1-0 Strasbourg

Lille 2-1 Angers

Amiens 2-2 Lyon

Dijon 0-0 Nîmes

Montpellier 2-1 Nice

Brest 0-0 Rennes

Bordeaux 2-0 Metz

Nantes 1-0 Reims

Saint Étienne 2-2 Toulouse

Monaco 3-4 Marseille

Bundesliga

Düsseldorf 1-1 Wolfsburg

Dortmund  4-0 Leverkusen

Mainz O5  2-1 Hertha BSC

Augsburg  1-2 Frankfurt

Köln 0-1 M’glabach

Union Berlin 1-2 Bremen

Leipzig 1-1 Bayern Munich

Hoffenheim 0-3 Freiburg

Pardeborn 1-5 Schalke 04

Story by OFORI EMMANUEL.

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