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Last week saw the opening fixtures of the Champions League, which produced some interesting and not so interesting results. The competitions fan favorites Barcelona and Man United were both held to draws, while new comers Man City also bagged an important first Champions League point. Chelsea and glamour boys, Real Madrid, both started off their campaigns with victories but both suffered what we would call shock defeats over the weekend which could prove costly in the long run.
Goals were the order of the weekend again all over the world, which means either defenders and goalkeepers are getting weaker or teams are playing a more attacking style of football, but whatever the reason, that gives us the views and supporters a lot more to discuss and makes the game of football more exciting and attractive to watch. Be that as it may, Barca were relentless in demolishing a less than ordinary Osasuna 8-0, while Man United and Wayne Rooney schooled Chelsea and their 50 million Euro dub signing, Fernando Torres, 3-1. Liverpool were given a 4-0 footballing lesson by what looks like a rejuvenated Tottenham, while Arsenal’s dreadful (to be polite) season has just gone from worse to indescribable, after a 4-3 loss to Blackburn.
Back on the home front the PSL had 2 full rounds of fixtures over the past 7 days, which saw Sundowns involved in two 5 goal thillers, yet another Chiefs/Pirates Soweto Derby, Santos getting their first points on the boards and another 43 goals being scored in 16 games. Who can tell me that the South African PSL isn’t as exciting as any other league in the world?