Daily Archives: August 21, 2022

Lewandowski’s first Barcelona goals see off Real Sociedad

Madrid (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski got off the mark for Barcelona with a double as Ansu Fati starred as a substitute in a 4-1 victory over Real Sociedad on Sunday, while Villarreal won at Atletico Madrid. Poland striker Lewandowski, celebrating his 34th birthday, put Barca ahead inside 50 seconds before Alexander Isak levelled for La Real in San Sebastian. But …

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Real Sociedad 1-1 Barcelona: Player Ratings

Real Sociedad boat themselves as one of the toughest away fixtures in the league with a jam-packed Anoeta ready to hammer down the confidence of the best teams. Barcelona made that trip today, hoping to register their first win of the season. Xavi lined up his team a very unorthodox manner, using Frenkie de Jong and one of Gavi and …

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Real Sociedad 1-4 Barcelona: Match Review

Facing Real Sociedad in their second game of the season, Barcelona knew they had to work hard to get the win. And work hard they did on the night as they toiled against Imanol Alguacil’s well-oiled side at San Sebastian. For the game at Reale Arena, Xavi opted to change the team’s formation. Barcelona started with three centre-backs on the …

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Bennacer saves point for Milan as Kvaratskhelia shines in Napoli win

Milan (AFP) – AC Milan came away from a tough Serie A encounter at Atalanta with a hard-earned 1-1 draw on Sunday, while Napoli’s new boy Khvicha Kvaratskhelia starred in a 4-0 thumping of promoted Monza. Ismael Bennacer made sure that the champions came away from the Gewiss Stadium with a point with a well-placed curling effort midway through the …

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Mbappe scores in record time as Ligue 1 hits red cards high

Paris (AFP) – Hat-trick star Kylian Mbappe matched one Ligue 1 record by scoring after just eight seconds in Lille to set Paris Saint-Germain on their way to a 7-1 victory on Sunday while the division hit a modern high with 11 red cards in one weekend. Mbappe equalled a 30-year-old record when he burst into space, collected a pass …

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