Another weekend has been spent. It was a one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime kind of weekend. This was because of the kind of games… and the kind of results that the world of football witnessed in the space of three days.
As we look forward to the UEFA Champions League action this week, here’s what we learnt from a super weekend of football:
Bayern Munich now favorites to win the Champions League
Since Jupp Heynckes took over from Ancelotti, Bayern Munich have transformed into some sort of beast. The rollercoaster ride that helped them on their way to their last Champions League triumph seems to be in motion again.
The past weekend saw them win their sixth Bundesliga title in a row… with 5 games left to be played and a 20-point gap between themselves and second-place Schalke 04.
With the local league conquered – for the umpteenth time – the German machines are now well positioned to concentrate all their efforts on winning the UEFA Champions League. With a veteran like Heynckes at the helm, it’s hard to bet against Bayern winning this year’s Champions League title.
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Chicharito loves playing against Chelsea
Chelsea, on Sunday, was on the way to getting the maximum points for their quest for a top-four finish in the league. Everything was working perfectly well until Chicharito was introduced into the game and scored in the 73rd minute equalizer.
That goal ensured the continuity of a Javier Hernandez’s record. The Mexican has scored against Chelsea whenever being brought on as a substitute at the Stamford Bridge. Some things just don’t change, right?
Scoring at the Etihad is too easy for Manchester City
30 minutes into the derby, the Citizens were already 2 goals up. By the end of the first half, it could have been more. Although they eventually let that lead slip out of their hands, it was obvious what the Reds can expect from City when they face each other this week.
Pep’s men love creating chances whenever they play in front of their home fans. And they will be doing so when Liverpool come visiting on Tuesday. But conceding 3 goals in 16 minutes will give Liverpool a lot of joy as they look forward to this encounter.
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The importance of goalkeepers
They may not have scored important goals for their sides but David de Gea (Manchester United) and Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid) played pivotal roles in helping their teams pick valuable points during the derby in England and Spain respectively.
Both made important saves and kept their teams in the game when it really mattered. Yes, strikers are important. But the goalies reminded us they can, single-handedly, decide which direction the result of a game goes.
What did you learn from football this past weekend? Hit us up with your comments and share your thoughts with us.