By Marcus Louison
Josep “Pep” Guardiola, chief orchestrator of many of modern football’s tours de force, steered his charges to yet another in Rome on Tuesday night, as FC Bayern Munich ran riot in the Italian Capital against Rudi Garcia’s AS Roma. The Giallorossi, motoring nicely in Serie A, as well as impressing at the Etihad on Matchday 2, were ruthlessly torn to shreds by a freshly-oiled Bavarian machine, in a performance sure to send shock waves right through Europe.
Slovakia’s Miroslav Stoch wildly celebrates his dramatic 87th minute winner vs European Champions Spain in their Euro 2016 Group C qualifier. Spanish substitute, Paco Alcacer, canceled out Juraj Kucka’s first half opener, before Stoch expertly converted Michal Duris’ right wing cross to seal all three points.
Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho clash during the Gunners 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge. There’s nothing quite like the Barclays Premier League.. Oh the drama.
Bayern Munich star, Robert Lewandowski, takes a selfie with the fans to celebrate his second goal in Bayern’s 4-0 victory over Hannover 96. Sign of the times!
By Marcus Louison
We’re back to the bread and butter of European domestic action, even though the dust has hardly settled on a sensational round of midweek Champions League matches. We had goals, performances and matches that simply took the breath away, and we’re hoping for more of the same in the final round of league play before a two-week international break. The Barclays Premier League, as always, has a match that will be viewed the world over, as Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea host Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal. There is arguably an even hotter ticket in Italy, as perennial Champs Juventus, put their 100% record up against title-chasers AS Roma, also unbeaten in theleague.. Continue reading
Marek Hamsik opens the scoring for Napoli against Slovan Bratislava in Europa League Group I. Hamsik has enjoyed a fruitful career in the Italian Serie A with Brescia, and now Napoli, but Slovan Bratislava was his first professional club back in his native Slovakia, having signed for them when he was only 15. Napoli went on to win by 2 goals nil.
Danny Welbeck scored a fantastic hat-trick, the first of his senior career, in Arsenal’s Group D Champions League match vs Galatasaray.