Just like every other weekend we’ve had this January, the past weekend featured football action from every corner in Europe. With the winter transfer window still open, there was a lot of off-the-pitch action. Now that the dust has settled, we take a look back on all the action and what we learned from it.
The unbeaten run continues
Barcelona again proved their consistency when they won yet another La Liga game to remain unbeaten this season in the league. Yes, they had to come from a goal down in the game. But it showed, for the umpteenth time this season, just how brilliant Barcelona has been this season.
They have been heavily dependent on Lionel Messi for all the goals in recent times — but is that not why the Argentine is a Barcelona player? They’ve built a healthy gap between themselves and the closest team on the table, Atletico Madrid, an 11-point gap that is only expected to increase with time.
Alexis Sanchez is a superb addition for Manchester United
Some said it was too early for Jose Mourinho to throw Alexis Sanchez into the mix against Yeovil Town on Friday. But Jose had other plans and Sanchez didn’t disappoint.
After his first game as a Manchester United player, Sanchez had created six chances, made an assist and had two shots to his name – one on target and the other off target. The future certainly looks bright for the Chilean as a Red Devil and one can only wonder how much of a torment he will be to Man. Utd’s opponents in the coming days.
A weekend of goals and red cards in Italy
The Serie A is probably the tightest of the five European top leagues this season. Napoli and Juventus, both separated by just a point at the top of the group, have resorted to a who-blinks-first contest which has led to some sort of a winning run for both clubs.
This weekend, both sides won again. While AC Milan surprisingly defeated Lazio, 5 of the 10 games played in Game week 22 saw 6 red cards shown to various players. Did we mention that Inter Milan, one of the teams that started out unbeaten this season, are currently on a 7-game winless run?
Aubameyang or Giroud: Which one is a better striker?
With the media talking a lot about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang moving from Borussia Dortmund to Arsenal, it puts a question mark on Olivier Giroud’s place in the Arsenal set up. If the move eventually takes place, the French striker may have to move to another club.
Which brings us to the question: Which of these two strikers is the better No. 9 for Arsenal?
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