Brazilian superstar Neymar returned to Paris Saint-Germain refurbished, while Ansu Fati got busy with ensuring Barcelona did not miss Lionel Messi, or Neymar.
RB Leipzig spreads their mettle in the Bundesliga, while Ajax warmed up for the start of the Champions League, SportRazzi sported the following thing hot enough to talk about over the weekend
The vitriol targeted Neymar from a particular angle of the Paris Saint-Germain support during the match against Strasbourg on Saturday as the world’s most expensive footballer made his first appearance for the club after his over stretched transfer drama.
Neymar had to deal with angry fans who booed, whistled and insulted him for advertising his interest to leave the club yet returning without a success, and it was impossible not to watch the match and think he needed to say something to calm the mood among raging fans.
Neymar spoke after the match after he had given PSG a winning goal, but not all the fans was bought over by the bang. Though such victory in yet another fix may indirectly cause the raging PSG fans to forgive Neymar for his transfer quest to head back to Barcelona.
The 16 year-old Ansu Fati started and banged for Barca in opener 5-2 well structured victory against Valencia in La Liga.
Ansu Fati goal followed a goal from the bench at Osasuna two weeks ago, and that is why most people in Catalonia are saying that Ansu Fati from Guinea Bissau may possibly be the next most talked about player in Barcelona since Lionel Messi 15 years ago.
The teenage starlet, who grew up in Seville, also banged a goal for Frenkie de Jong, while 21-year-old Carles Perez lined up on the opposite flank for Ernesto Valverde’s side with Lionel Messi still missing in the picture.
“Coming to terms with being a Barcelona player is a job for anybody, all the more so for such a young boy,” said Valverde.
“We want him to get to know the top level, see how difficult it is and come to terms with how much work he has to put in. He can still bring more to the team.”
Saturday was billed as an early litmus test in the Bundesliga trophy struggle as last year’s top four met each other in two early season six-pointers.
Borussia Dortmund spoke volume with a 4-0 defeat of Bayer Leverkusen, but it was RB Leipzig who created the biggest impression as they held on to top spot with a cooling 1-1 draw at home with Bayern Munich.
A tactical change and a well-timed penalty helped Leipzig scooped up a well merited draw to remain top of the table after four matches.
The result saw Julian Nagelsmann’s club commended as genuine title fighters in the German media headlines, though the coach himself warned the team not to get ahead of themselves.
“We are not the only team who want to attack Bayern,” he declared.
On-loan deal Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan delivered on his first appearance for Roma as the capital side bagged their first win 4-2 against Sassuolo this season.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored the third goal after Bryan Cristante’s header and a volley from Edin Dzeko, with Justin Kluivert completing the scoring in a 21-minute first-half spell.
Mkhitaryan who didn’t reach his expected limit at Arsenal and previous club Man United is determined to boost his career at Roma, who sits at eighth position in Serie A now.
“With (Jordan) Veretout and Mkhitaryan in the team, we’re better at keeping the ball,” said new Roma coach Paulo Fonseca.
Last season’s Champions League semi-finalists Ajax started their group-stage launch against Lille on Tuesday and the Dutch title-holders dismounted Heerenveen in a 4-1 victory.
Nicolas Tagliafico scored two times while Dusan Tadic and Perr Schuurs also scored in Ajax’s third straight 4-1 win in the Eredivisie. They are level on points with PSV Eindhoven at the top of the table for now.