Euronews sports reporter from the shores of Lake Como, Cinzia Rizzi, presents ‘The Corner’ our weekly guide through footballs’ choppy waters.
“Welcome to the corner. Borussia Dortmund under coach Thomas Tuchel look like a side reborn. On Sunday they made it five wins out of five for the new season and they look like title contenders.
In the Netherlands, its Ajax at the top of the table after cleaning up Excelsior.
Let’s take a closer look.
Borussia Dortmund produced a dominant performance at the Signal-Iduna-Park helped by an inept showing by the visitors Bayer Leverkusen.
Jonas Hoffman put Dortmund ahead on 19 minutes…not the best defending by Levekusen.
Former Man United man Shinji Kagawa made it two finishing off a nice passing sequence for his second of the season.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ended the contest from the spot, 3-nil for Dortmund. A top of the table showing
Ajax travelled to Rotterdam to take on Excelsior and came away with the points following a straightforward victory.
El Ghazi scored first for Ajax bursting through the Excelsior defence and blasting home his seventh of the season.
Arkadiusz Milik made it two for Ajax and the team from Amsterdam now go top of the Dutch League.
Who’s up and who’s down after this weekend’s footy action. Let’s take a look at the candidates.
CSKA Moscow, top in Russia, had a remarkable weekend trailing to Mordovya 3-0 at half-time they blasted six goals in the second 45 to win 6-4.
Also up is Francesco Totti, he scored his 300th goal for Roma. The 38 year-old first netted for the club in the 1994/95 season. He’s the first Italian to score 300 goals for the same club..top Totti.
No such plaudits for Chelsea’s Diego Costa and referee Mike Dean.Costa’s wind up tactics and foul play enough for a red card against Arsenal, but referee Dean failed to act. But he did find time to send off two Arsenal players.
As we head to Euro 2016 in France we’re going to talk about one of the stars of the 1964 tournament. He didn’t win the Golden Ball, that went to Dennis Law, but he did go down in European football history. Let’s find out why.
Spanish midfielder Luis Suárez is one of the country’s all time greats. In 1964 he helped his country lift its first European championship.He also won the European Cup with Inter Milan. ’64 a very good vintage for Suárez.
In last week’s Corner we got one result right the Chelsea/Arsenal game. Send us your predictions for the mid-week matches on social media using the hashtag the #TheCornerScores
We may well be wrong!
Athletic Bilbao 2-2 Real Madrid
Bayern Munich 2-0 Wolfsburg
Paris Saint-Germain 3-0 Guingamp
To mark the start of the Rugby World Cup Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey, Calum Chambers and Francis Coquelin had a go with the elliptical ball.
Check out the vid.
Don’t give up your day jobs lads!
See you next week for more from The Corner.