Some of the best players in Europe lived up to their reputations on Saturday with some superb performances.
Now that October is almost upon us, teams have started to find their groove with twice-weekly matches giving new team-mates and systems alike opportunity to flourish. While the Manchester sides, City and United, are dominating the Premier League in England with a plus-34 goal difference between them, proceedings on the mainland are beginning to take shape.
In the Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund lead the way after their 6-1 annihilation of namesakes Monchengladbach. Running the show was star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who’s hat-trick put him on eight league goals for the season – just one ahead of former team-mate Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich.
Timo Werner of RB Leipzig is certainly one to watch. The German youngster plundered 21 Bundesliga goals last season, firing his team into the Champions League for the first time. His winner today against Eintract Frankfurt is the latest example of his prodigious talent.
Serie A of Italy has been held captive by the incredible Paulo Dybala. The Argentine’s brace today in a 4-0 drubbing of Torino marks his ninth and tenth league goals of the campaign – after just six games.
Similarly, Miralem Pjanic has contributed five assists for Juventus, along with this sterling effort.
Over in Spain, Barcelona maintained their perfect record with a 3-0 victory at Girona. Following two own goals for the opposition, Luis Suarez ensured that the Catalan side would not go unrepresented on the score-sheet with this late finish from a marvellous Sergi Roberto long pass.