International football - Toni Kroos circles Real to victory - Sport
- Liverpool beat Southampton 2-1.
- Real Madrid start the turbulent preparation with a clear victory in the season.
- Neymar is still missing in the squad of Paris Saint-Germain.
England: Liverpool FC with team manager Jürgen Klopp has conquered the league lead in the English Premier League, at least in the short term. The Reds made it 2-1 (1-0) at Southampton with former Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhüttl on Matchday 2 and celebrated the next round after beating Chelsea 5: 4 in the European Supercup on Wednesday achievement. Sadio Mane (45. + 1) and Roberto Firmino (71.) scored for Liverpool, but Danny Ings's (83rd) goal followed a mistake by substitute goalkeeper Adrian. At the season opener, the Champions League winner had confidently won 4-1 against Norwich City. The climber with the German team manager Daniel Farke rehabilitated himself on Saturday thanks to a three-pack of former Schalke professionals Teemu Pukki (32./63./75.) With a 3-1 (1-0) against Newcastle United.
FC Arsenal celebrated its second win of the season on Matchday 2 without the sick 2014 World Champion Mesut Özil. Against Burnley FC succeeded a 2: 1 (1: 1). National goalkeeper Bernd Leno was in the Gunners' goal, and ex-Dortmund boss Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (65) scored the winning goal after a fine single effort with a shot from the edge of the penalty area. Alexandre Lacazette (13) had brought the hosts into the lead, Ashley Barnes (44) equalized for Burnley. Former Schalke player Sead Kolasinac, who recently lost to Newcastle United (1-0) as well as Özil due to security concerns, returned to the squad, but initially sat on the bench. He was substituted in for Lacazette in minute 72.
Özil and Kolasinac had been victims of an armed robbery in London just over three weeks ago. Last Thursday, the London police arrested two men near Özil's residence and filed a complaint. According to media reports, they had argued with security people at the house of Özil. The two 27-year-olds have to face trial on 6 September.
Spain: The Spanish football champions Real Madrid has celebrated after a turbulent preparation thanks to national player Toni Kroos a successful start to the season in the Primera Division. Without the injured Eden Hazard, the Royal played for the opening match at Celta Vigo 3-1 (1-0), Kroos (61.) scored with a worthwhile distance shot in outnumbered the score to 2: 0. Shortly before, world footballer Luka Modric (57th) had been sent off after a foul. Karim Benzema (12) brought the team of coach Zinedine Zidane in the lead, the Assist gave the last change-willing Gareth Bale. Lucas Vazquez (80 ') increased, before Iker Losada (90. + 1) scored to the end. The former Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic, who had moved to Madrid for 60 million euros in the summer, celebrated from the 81st minute his competitive debut for Real.
FC Barcelona have lost the season opener with a 0-0 defeat at Athletic Bilbao. Aritz Aduriz scored the deserved winner in the 89th minute with a worthwhile runner-up shortly before the end. German international goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen saved the defending champions in the first half with several good saves before a backlog in Bilbao. After the change, the guests also had some opportunities with new signing Antoine Griezmann. Storm partner Luis Suárez from Uruguay had already left injured in the first half. Argentine superstar Lionel Messi was not in the squad after his calf recovery. No longer was Philippe Coutinho, whom FC Barcelona will loan to Bayern Munich for a year. Sporting director Guillermo Amor did not comment on a possible return of Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain to the Catalans before the match in Bilbao.
France: The French football champion Paris Saint-Germain is also on Sunday (21 clock / DAZN) in the second season game of the Ligue 1 at Stade Rennes without superstar Neymar, who apparently wants to switch back to the Spanish La Liga, under any circumstances. That said coach Thomas Tuchel on Saturday at the matchday press conference. "Ney did not finish training on Saturday," said the ex-Mainz and Dortmund coach, "it's too early for a match, we'll wait another week." The 27-year-old Brazilian Neymar will act as a newcomer to Spain's record champions Real Madrid and defending champions FC Barcelona. Barca had borrowed on Friday the Brazilian Philippe Coutinho to the German record champions Bayern Munich, only the medical check is still pending. Neymar had PSG allegedly injury-related not available in the 3: 0 before the week-end prelude against Olympique Nimes.