What a goal for Hulk's second at Valencia tonight. They'll be seriously disappointed surrendering a point after fighting back to draw level from being 2-0 down to two exceptional Hulk strikes.
Zenit don't seem to be fazed by AVB's announcement that he'd be departing. Fair play to them. Valencia need to do better for sure, though. They backed off Hulk for the second, and they didn't learn their lesson when Witsel bagged what turned out to be the winner.
Any word on Ramos and Bale's injuries? You'd think that Real were desperate to have them both fit in time to prepare for the meeting with Atletico on October 4.
Losing Bale for a month isn't THAT bad on the whole. Kovacic will replace him I imagine while James is out injured. I'd prefer to see Isco in the center though. A central Hazard that lad.
Interesting to see where Ronaldo does end up one he leaves Madrid.
Most likely bet would be MLS. But he's too good for that atm.
Moyes could be sacked soon. A 3-2 loss to Espanyol. Besides signing Illaramendi back, not made massive moves in the window and not overly sure Moyes' coaching is getting through to the players, due to language difficulty. Even if he gets sacked, could easily come straight back into the PL to do a job.
Any thoughts on the Sevilla game today? Personally I think their 3-0 CL win was a false dawn after their poor start - Monchengladbach have been absolutely woeful so beating them through a couple of penalties and a keeper error isn't anything impressive. Celta meanwhile have been excellent to watch so far this season, I think they'll give Sevilla a run for their money and hold them to at least a score draw, perhaps even an away win.
Moyes will be gone soon for sure.
Especially once the axe starts falling in the PL, and he's given a chance to return.
It's a tough call for Sociedad because they've played the weaker teams of the league and are yet to win, which doesn't bode well for them, considering they've got plenty of tough matches ahead and all of the big teams still to play.
Celta Vigo are a very good side to watch, their counter attacking football is fantastic. Nolito is in exceptional form.
There's still an hour to go but Sevilla have had a poor start to the season considering I expect them to challenge for the top 4.
It's Aspas' presence in their side. He's world-class, lads.
Is it possible to overstate how crap Lucas Vazquez and Cheryshev are? Utterly worthless players. Lucas' only contribution was to pass back to Carvajal and Cheryshev lost the ball every time.
They should never play for Madrid again and the fact that Benitez did play them, combined with the crap performance, is very worrying.