Last weekend was all about classic matches in European major leagues. The clash of Olympique Marseille and PSG ended in a stalemate. The same result happened to derby d’Italia between Inter Milan and Juventus. Meanwhile, Barcelona and Manchester United suffered a bitter loss in El Classico and England derby respectively.
The first of le classique in Stade Velodrome was tight and both sides managed to cancel out their opposition’s decent chances. PSG had some at the first half, including two attempts from Messi. Unfortunately, the Argentine missed them all. The home side was no different. Jorge Sampaoli’s men lacked of clinical finish upfront. Both actually managed to score before the interval. Yet, they were all disallowed due to the off side position. It was a fair result neither can complain, except probably Messi as he has yet been able to open his account in Ligue 1 despite already scoring three in the Champions League.
Marseille vs PSG 0-0
Marseille: Pau Lopez – William Saliba, Valentin Rongier (Konrad de La Fuente 71), Duje Caleta-Car, Peres – Boubacar Camara (Pape Gueye 71), Matheu Guendozi – Pol Lirola, Dmitri Payet, Cengiz Under (Gerson 78) – Arkadiusz Milik (Bamba Dieng 78)
PSG: Keylor Navas – Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe, Mendes, Achraf Hakimi – Danilo Perreira, Marco Verratti (Idrissa Gueye 45), Neymar (Geoginio Wijnaldum 83), Leo Messi, Angel Di Maria (Thilo Kehrer 61) – Kylian Mbappe
In Milan, Nerrazurri still had a hard time to beat Juventus. Simone Inzaghi’s me took the lead as Edin Dzeko found the back of the net after tapping the ball from Hakan Calhanoglu’s strike which was bouncing back after hitting the post into the empty net. Their prospective win was denied by Paulo Dybala’s penalty a few minutes before the final whistle.
Meanwhile, Blaugrana and The Red Devils suffered a disappointing loss last weekend. Ronald Koeman’s men were beaten 1-2, as expected. David Alaba and Lucas Vasquez scored from counter attack scenario before Sergio Aguero bagged a consolation late goal. It has been their third loss since the former Netherlands’s boss took charge of the team. In the meantime, Cristiano Ronaldo and Co were hapless against The Reds and smashed 0-5. Naby Keita and Diogo Jota quickly put Liverpool in front while Mo Salah registered a hattrick in Old Trafford
Barcelona vs Real Madrid 1-2
Goals: Sergio Aguero (96); David Alaba (32), Lucas Vazquez (93)
Barcelona: Mac Ter Stegen – Gerrard Pique, Eric Garcia, Jordi Alba, Oscar Migueza (Phillipe Coutinho 46) – Frankie de Jong (Sergi Roberto 77), Sergio Busquets, Gavi (Luuk de Jong 85) – Sergino Dest, Ansu Fati (Sergio Aguero 74), Memphis Depay.
Real Madrid: Thibault Cortois - Eder Militao, David Alaba, Lucas Vasquez, Ferland Mendy – Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric – Vinicius Junior (Marco Asencio 87), Rodrygo (Federico Valverde (72), Karim Benzema.