A recap of the weekend’s action in world football, brought to you by Ghanafans.com
The Memphis Show in Stade Geoffroy-Guichard
Ex-Man United player Memphis Depay showed on Sunday why he was highly rated before he moved to Manchester. Just 3 days after his amazing performance versus Everton, the 23-year old continued his fine form against St-Etienne. His tricks and flicks wowed the crowd and he scored this beauty to cap off a stunning performance:
Memphis also did this filthy piece of skill on Sunday:
Memphis Depay with a filthy touch, turn and spin 🔥 pic.twitter.com/w4IwxrN7WU
— France Football 🇫🇷 (@FrenchFutbol) November 5, 2017
I bet Manchester United wished they had somebody who could do this against Chelsea.
The Superclásico delivers
Argentina’s biggest derby took place on Saturday. Boca Juniors beat River Plate 2-1 to claim all the bragging rights as top dogs in Buenos Aires. The match had a whopping NINE yellow cards and two red cards, six cards in the first half alone. The football was end-to-end stuff in a thrilling game.
Cédric Bakambu scored a hat-trick (but all the goals were disallowed)
Cedric Bakambu scored three goals against Malaga on Sunday but all the goals were ruled to be offside. The Villarreal striker was denied not once, not twice, but THREE times. Unlucky day for the lad, he would have been one goal behind Messi in the Pichichi race if his goals had stood.
⚠️ 49' Goal disallowed
⚠️ 65' Goal disallowed
⚠️ 85' Goal disallowed
Cédric Bakambu scored an offside hat-trick for Villarreal vs Málaga. pic.twitter.com/J0A4ndFviK
— bet365 (@bet365) November 5, 2017
Everton finally win a game
Winless in eight games and under a caretaker manager, anyone would have backed Marco Silva’s Watford side to beat Everton on Sunday. But a resilient Toffees side turned up on Sunday as they came from two goals down to win 3-2 at home in arguably the most dramatic match this weekend (no offence Conte). Leighton Baines scored a 91st minute penalty to seal Everton’s first win since August.
Manchester United had only 2 shots on target vs Chelsea
With Antonio Conte’s job seemingly on the line this Sunday, the Italian pulled a masterclass performance against Manchester United. Alvaro Morata scored the only goal in the game as Chelsea dominated for most parts in the game. The shocking stat that showed Chelsea’s dominance was that United had only two shots on target; one in each half.