Dortmund, Bayern serve up thriller, mixed Madrid fortunes, Liverpool late show: Weekend review


Is it possible that the people at Borussia Dortmund let their guard down?

After the win against them by the Germans, the man asked why they struggle to beat them. There is 1:11.

Barcelona did not disappoint this weekend. Man City were thankful for a player who almost left the club, while the Simeone family had an up-and-down time.

Mark Ogden, Andrew Cesare Richardson, and James Tyler are all from Europe.

Talking points, top goals, and troubled teams are included.

There are four talking points.

The drama was delivered by the der Klassiker.

The biggest game of the season had the same result for the seventh straight time, but this time it was a 3-2 win for the visitors. This was a match that featured lead changes, star strikers in top form, controversy over refereeing decisions and acrimony.

The crowd was capped at 15,000 due to COVID-19 restrictions, but in the fifth minute, the hosts opened the scoring through Julian Brandt, but Robert Lewandowski equalized four minutes later. Erling Haaland scored three minutes into the second half to give the visitors a 2-0 lead after they had taken the lead just before half-time.

Haaland and Lewandowski finished 1-2 among strikers.

If a Haaland goal was almost inevitable, it would be a dead cert that Lewandowski would settle the matter. His 77th-minute penalty was the Poland international's 26th goal in 25 matches against his former side and gave the Germans a win that takes them four points clear at the top of the table.

INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images was the one that had too much for the other team.

The awarding of the penalty for handball against Hummels, as well as an earlier failure to point to the spot following a coming together between Lucas and Marco Reus, led to outcry among home players.

While they remain within touching distance of their great rivals, their ongoing inconsistency is doing little to give neutrals hope of a proper title race.

BVB did not do enough to show they can challenge over an entire campaign. Following this box-office clash, the hot favourites to win a 10th-straight title are still the same ones.

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December 4, 2021.

Barcelona face oblivion.

The focus with Barcelona is on the game against the Germans on Wednesday. If they fail to win in the Allianz Arena, they will be dependent on the outcome of the game between Dynamo Kiev and Benfica.

Saturday's defeat against Real Betis at Camp Nou underscored the challenge that Barcelona will face in securing a place in the group stage of the competition next season. They're six points behind fourth-place.

Barcelona have a fight on their hands to qualify for the club game's biggest competition as they approach the halfway stage of LaLiga. Failing to reach the knockout stage is one thing, but missing out completely is another. It would be a completely different matter and leave a club with financial problems.

If they don't make it this season, it will be a big blow to the prestige and finances of Barcelona. One of the world's biggest clubs is an outsider to qualify.

The first win at the Camp Nou for RealBetis in three years was earned byjuanmi9395's goal.
December 4, 2021.

The big boys have been shocked by West Ham.

It's time to start talking about whether West Ham can upset the Big Six by making the top four and getting into the playoffs. Their win against the Blues was no different than the one they had against the Reds at the London Stadium last month.

The win, sealed by Arthur Masuaku's spectacular late winner, served as the latest sign of the Hammers' rise; in league and cup, David Moyes' team have beaten several teams. They have made it to the knockout stage of the competition.

Five years have passed since the club moved to the London Stadium with the idea of playing in the European Championship and becoming the capital city's top club. West Ham have a huge and loyal support. When things are going wrong, it can be a chaotic club, but when they are on the up, their passionate fan base can make a big difference.

The second strand is called Moyes. He will always be associated with a disastrous 10-month spell as Man United manager, but he is also showing the team-building qualities that earned him the right to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson. If you give him time and support, he will build a team that can punch above its weight.

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Real Madrid are doing well.

Real Madrid are inching ahead at the top of the table despite the focus on Barcelona. The win at Real Sociedad was the latest in-form challenge dispatched, having earlier beaten Barcelona, Sevilla and Athletic Bilbao, and it is hard to see anyone else competing in the title race.

There are plenty of things that can go wrong, but the trio of Casemiro, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos are still in good shape. The team has taken on that same quality, quietly persuading opponents to surrender, as Carlo Ancelotti does.

Seven of Madrid's 12 league wins have been by a single goal, so their latest win saw a rare scorer. After Vinicius Junior blasted in his 10th league goal, Luka Jovic popped up for a close-range headed ball. After replacing Benzema, the Serbian forward showed that he can still play a part.

Benzema is questionable for Sunday's Madrid derby against Atleti. Vinicius' form can certainly cushion any absence, but others like Jovic might need to step up, but Madrid will handle this tidily and without fuss.

vinijr and Luka Jovic helped Realmadriden to their sixth consecutive win in LaLigaSantander!
December 4, 2021.

Three goals are must-see.

Origi is the magic man.

Was it the best goal you've ever seen? No. Was it the best goal you'll see this weekend? We have to include the late, late, late strike by Divock Origi because it meant something.

The men couldn't blow Wolves' house down and spent 94 minutes huffing and puffing. The Reds took 17 shots and many of them were not good, but one of them was a shot at Conor Coady that Diogo Jota missed. It seemed like two points dropped, but Origi stepped in.

The Belgian forward was calm under pressure, first controlling a cross, then turning with speed and arrowing a shot past the previously impervious Jose Sa. It was Origi's latest entry in the pantheon of cult heroes, having scored so many late, crucial goals, he should get a key to the city.

It was late. It is a legendary.
It's time for the Reds to enjoy that 94th minute winner from Divock.
December 4, 2021.

The goal against Benfica was scored by Sporting.

The goal from Pablo Sarabia's opener was the highlight of the game, as it was the first goal of the season for Sporting.

Sarabia volleyed in a perfect ball from Pedro Goncalves just seven minutes into the Derby de Lisboa. The Primeira League has two teams in it, Porto and Sporting, and both have scored goals.

After winning their first league title since 2001-02 last season,Sporting made a slow start to the current campaign, but have won 12 straight matches in all competitions since a defeat at the hands of the Germans. The form of Sarabia is one of the reasons why.

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The win by Simeone was not easy.

The amazing comeback win against Venezia, which saw them recover from a three-goal deficit, was capped by a spectacular winning goal by Giovanni Simeone, who unleashed a right-foot strike from 20 yards that left his fellow Argentina international Sergio Romero grasping as the ball flew into the top.

It was the second goal of the game for the son of Diego, who had equalized with a neat chip after Pietro Ceccaroni's red card for Venezia.

Dusan Vlahovic is the top scorer in Italy's top flight, but more days like this will keep him in the running.

An abrupt super strike.
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Two teams should be worried.

What's happening to the team?

Is Diego Simeone missing something? His team is certainly a mess, where once stood a formidable, mentally strong and defensively nasty team, now lies something of a listless mess. The defeat to Mallorca proves that the problem is not in the house, but in the team.

After a string of missed chances in a broadly dominant display, the LaLiga champion finally broke through via Matheus Cunha's opener, only to collapse late on with two un-Atletico goals.

First was an easy headed goal from a deep free kick with 10 minutes remaining, before Take Kubo, on loan from Real Madrid, sped clear from the halfway line in the last minute of injury time and calmly nutmeg Jan Oblak.

Staying in fourth until May would make their season a success in the sense that they could get a spot in the playoffs, but they are very much under-performing. All that's left is the chaos, which used to be the main focus of the club.

The spiral continues for Roma and Mourinho.

The Giallorossi have lost seven of their 16 games this season, the most of any team in the league. The coach watched as Inter Milan scored three goals in the first half and then two more in the second to cruise to a victory.

During his time at Inter, he was able to galvanise an underestimation to achieve success. While his more recent positions have brought mixed fortunes, the move to Roma presented an opportunity to tap into a passionate fan base, who have been starved of success, while pointing to the northern powers of Milan, Inter and Juventus as something to fight against.

The club's new owners showed they were not afraid to splash cash in the transfer market and, given eight of last season's Top 10 changed manager in the summer, a sense of instability at the top suggested that Roma's long wait for silverware was over.

The same issues have arisen, including a confusing system, public criticism of players, and some shocking defeats. The odds are against the manager turning it around for the season, after a positive start.

The weekend's MVP.

Silva is a key player.

The Premier League champion's latest win was made possible by a man named Bernardo Silva.

It was a lesson in how important Bernardo Silva is to the team that he scored two goals and made another in the win atWatford. It served as a reminder of how quickly things can change in football, given the Portugal international looked set to leave the club in the summer.

Silva appeared to be on his way out of the stadium after Jack Grealish joined the club. He would have moved to the likes of Barcelona, Juventus, and even Atletico Madrid, all of whom wanted to sign him, if clubs were not financially impacted by the COVID-19 epidemic.

He responded magnificently to becoming his team's best player. Silva's seven goals in 14 games is equal to his best season in the league.

Silva is being mentioned as a potential Footballer of the Year, but his biggest achievement is the way in which he has become a key figure in the team, and that is what makes him so important to the team.