All the top stories and transfer rumours from Monday’s national newspapers…
Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur | Highlights
In the 2nd round of the EPL, Chelsea hosted Tottenham Hotspur in a marquee match. In the first half, Chelsea dominated at home, Koukoureliya assisted Koulibaly to burst through the deadlock, then Koulibaly made several attempts to shoot, Sterling made a dangerous; in the second half, Hjelber posted an equalizer, Conte and Tuchel also clashed, then Reece James helped Chelsea break through again, Havertz and Sterling missed good chances, Kante retired injured, Kane equalized in the last minute, both sides clashed again, Conte A red card and Chelsea ended up with 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur.
Antonio Conte’s late night message to Tuchel on Instagram
At the end of Chelsea’s 2-2 draw at home to Tottenham Hotspur in the 2nd round of the Premier League, a heated clash erupted between the two managers.
The seeds of the clash were sown when Spurs equalised for the first time, and Tuchel made a point of running wildly in the direction of Conte when Reece James scored the second goal for Chelsea, although Conte, who was looking down in depression at the time, didn’t seem to see it.
Apparently Conte spotted the incident when he watched the footage afterwards, so he posted the clip on social media and wrote: “Lucky I didn’t see you …… otherwise I would have tripped you up …… “In addition he added three laughing and crying emojis.
Nottingham Forest 1-0 West Ham United | Highlights
Nottingham Forest hosted West Ham United in the 2nd round of the Premier League. In the first half, Ben Rahma’s goal was blown and Avonlea took the lead before half time. In the second half, Fornals and Benrahma hit the post one after another, B Johnson’s goal was blown for offside, Henderson played a heroic game to save Rice’s penalty, and Nyaket retired injured. In the end, Nottingham Forest 1-0 to West Ham United.
Almería vs Real Madrid (1-2) | Highlights
The first round of La Liga continued with Real Madrid away to Almeria. In the first half, Ramazzani struck with a single shot, then Benzema and Vinicius missed their chances, while Almeria goalkeeper Fernando Martinez saved the game with a good save, and Vazquez’s goal was disallowed late on. In the second half, Benzema assisted Vazquez to equalise, and Alaba’s first touch from the bench sealed the deal with an unstoppable free-kick. Real Madrid opened the scoring with a 2-1 away win against promotion rivals Almeria.
Bayern 2-0 Wolfsburg | Highlights
The 2nd round of Bundesliga continued with Bayern Munich hosting Wolfsburg. In the first half, Alfonso Davies nearly scored an own goal and Pawar scored with a header; then Mane scored an offside goal and Moushara scored for the third consecutive game; Muller extended the advantage for Bayern at the end. In the second half, Yu Pamekano and Mane scored one after another and were blown. Finally, Bayern defeated Wolfsburg 2-0 at home.
Roma 1-0 Salernitana | Highlights
Dybala made his Serie A debut at Roma. Zaniolo had a chance to break through after the opening goal, but couldn’t take advantage of it. Then, Cristante broke the deadlock with a long-range shot from outside and Dybala hit the post. In the second half, Dybala assisted Wijnaldum to score, but the goal was invalidated because the former was offside. At the end of the match, Roma won 1-0 away to Salernitana to open the new Serie A season.
Paris 5-2 Montpellier | Highlights
Paris Saint-Germain hosted Montpellier in the 2nd round of Ligue 1. In the first half, Mbappe’s penalty was parried by the goalkeeper and made a goal, Messi’s free kick was parried and Neymar scored from the spot. In the second half, Neymar scored twice with a header, Hazri added a point, Mbappe extended the lead, Renato Sanchez scored on his debut as a substitute and Chateau scored late on to make it 5-2 to Montpellier.
Manchester United 0-4 Brentford | Highlights
Manchester United were away to Brentford. In the first half, Da Silva’s long-range shot caused De Gea to miss a save for the first goal. Eriksen’s pass at the back post was broken and Jensen helped the home team to extend their lead, then Ivan Toni sent two assists in a row and Benjamin Mee and Mbeumo scored successively; in the second half, both sides exchanged attacks but failed to score, with De Gea blocking Hickey’s powerful shot and Ronaldo scoring several headers. In the end, Manchester United scored 0-4 against Brentford.
Manchester City 4-0 Bournemouth | Highlights
Manchester City took on Bournemouth. In the first half, Haaland assisted Gündogan to open the scoring, Foden and De Bruyne crossed each other, and Cancelo caused Lerma’s oops when the game was replayed. The match ended 4-0 to Bournemouth.
Arsenal 4-2 Leicester City
Arsenal hosted Leicester City. In the first half, Xhaka hit the post from a tight angle, then Jesus hit the net with a four-legged shot and a header from a Vardy assist. In the second half, Saliba scored an own goal, Jesus assisted Xhaka and Martinelli + missed his own goal, and Maddison scored from a low angle; the Gunners were always quick to respond when the visitors closed in. In the end, Arsenal won 4-2 at home to Crested Butte City to open the season with two consecutive wins.
Man United’s total team distance run is 13.8km less than Brentford’s
Manchester United went down 0-4 to Brentford in the second round of the Premier League and the statistics show that United also ran less aggressively than their opponents in this match.
According to Sky Sports’ post-match statistics, Brentford’s team ran a total of 109.4km after the match, compared to 95.6km, 13.8km less than their opponents, and the average distance a player runs in the Premier League is now 10.14km.
Also in this game, Brentford players had a total of 90 sprints, an average of one per minute, while United players had a total of 65. Brentford also pressed 21 times in the attacking third, three times as many as United (7 times).
Bayern official marks 8-2 Barcelona second anniversary: what a great game!
Bayern officially released a dynamic to mark the second anniversary of their 8-2 Champions League defeat to Barcelona.
On 14 August 2020, Bayern beat Barcelona 8-2 in the quarter-finals of the Champions League and eventually won the competition that season. In the match, Philippe Coutinho scored twice and Lewandowski also scored.
Today Bayern posted a picture of the 8-2 win over Barcelona and wrote: “What a great game! Two years ago today, we beat Barcelona 8-2 to advance to the semi-finals of the Champions League. The rest is history.”
Arsenal sporting director Edu has been spotted boarding a flight to Valencia amid suggestions the Gunners are ready to move for Yeremy Pino.
Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang has made it clear that he wants to stay at Barcelona this summer, according to reports.
Aston Villa scouts have been put on alert to find another defender amid fears new boy Diego Carlos could be out for the rest of the year.
Ilkay Gundogan is now Manchester City’s captain, taking over from Fernandinho after the Brazilian’s summer departure, with Kevin De Bruyne elected as his deputy.
Mateo Kovacic barged past Antonio Conte after the Tottenham boss was involved in a confrontation with Thomas Tuchel.
Manchester United are among a number of clubs weighing up a move for Brighton star Moises Caicedo this summer.
The Liverpool captain, Jordan Henderson, has insisted that the chaotic scenes outside the Stade de France before the Champions League final last season must provide a watershed moment.
Manchester City have insisted that sun cream was not banned from the Etihad Stadium on Saturday after being criticised by a skin cancer charity for a tweet that the club put out ahead of kick-off.
Rafael van der Vaart has hit out at Barcelona’s treatment of Frenkie de Jong, and has called for the club to be ‘punished’ for their actions.
Fake £50 notes aimed at Jesse Lingard adorned the City Ground pitch as West Ham fell to a 1-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest on Sunday afternoon.
Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel risked further punishment from the FA after suggesting referee Anthony Taylor should face repercussions for his performance during Sunday’s 2-2 draw against Tottenham Hotspur.
Chelsea have had a £40m bid for the Everton forward Anthony Gordon rejected as the west London club’s new ownership aim to invest in the future.
Bernardo Silva is reportedly planning to view houses in Barcelona this week amid growing speculation that he could leave Manchester City.