Another weekend of headlines, golazos and unpredictable endings in Europe’s major leagues. From Dortmund’s collapse to Leeds United’s dominant performance against Chelsea, there was no shortage of drama.
ESPN reporters Rob Dawson, Alex Kirkland, Julian Laurens, Sam Marsden, James Tyler and James Olley break down the weekend you Great things to know.
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Sevilla won just three of their last 12 games last season, going from being Real Madrid’s closest title challenger to finally securing a fourth and final Champions League spot. This form has accompanied them into the new season after a difficult summer in which they were forced to sell two centre-backs, Diego Carlos to Aston Villa and Jules Kund to Barcelona .
After starting the season with a loss to Osasuna, they were fortunate to draw with Valladolid at home this weekend. Anuar Tuhami gave Valladolid a surprise lead on 10 minutes, only for Karim Rekic to equalise in the closing moments after a huge error from goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo. Requique’s goal saved a point, but Sevilla lost winger Jesus “Tecatito” Corona to a leg injury last week, who will need a big deal with coach Julen Lopetegui already under pressure. improve. — Marsden
3 losses, 0 goals and 5 losses in 3 league games: West Ham United are at the bottom of the Premier League, Neither was accidental nor accidental. Worryingly, they are already in a lot of trouble. Against Brighton and Hove Albion at home (0-2) on Sunday, they were beaten again and, like Manchester City and Nottingham Forest, they probably didn’t deserve a victory.
David Moyes can argue he has some injuries and clubs are finding it really difficult to recruit the players they want this summer. However, all of his stars from last season are still there, and the momentum last season was really strong Wu. Things could get worse with a trip to fellow strugglers Aston Villa next, ahead of games against Chelsea and Tottenham. — Lawrence
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When Leeds United named Jesse Marsch on relegation rescue mission, there was a lot Doubtful, but he does a good job of keeping the doubters silent. There were some tense moments at the end of last season, but Leeds United performed well enough to stay in the Premier League and now they are making the most of their lifeline.
Marsch, who has led the team to an unbeaten start to the new season after he had to deal with the transfers of key players Calvin Phillips (Manchester City) and Rafinha (Barcelona). Against Chelsea, the American proved he can match Thomas Tuchel, one of the best coaches in the world.
Leeds dominated Tuchel’s side with a 3-0 win over Aaronson, Rodrigo and Jack Harrison thanks to a Brendon goal. If anything, Chelsea were flattered by the results after Marsh’s tactical plans worked like clockwork. Whether it’s being in the spotlight as an American manager or tough times for Red Bull RB Leipzig have heightened the scrutiny of Marsh, the former MLS midfielder seems to revel in it – Dawson