Football is always fun and this was evidenced by the excitement that was in the air when the football seasons across Europe’s major leagues kicked off. The 2017/18 season has seen some interesting, unpredicted, and top moments so far as the first round comes to a close, with the curtain waiting to be drawn on 2017 football. Footiehound’s talking points from the first round of the 2017/18 season are as follows:
PEP GUARDIOLA AND MAN CITY OWN THE PREMIER LEAGUE
When will they lose? When will they drop points? These have been the questions on the lips of every rival fan in the Premier League as Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City seem to have wrapped up the Premier League even before the end of the year, with 18 more games to go.
The Etihad outfit have surpassed some significant records in their quest for the 2017/18 PL title. They are yet to taste defeat this season in the Premier League and have also taken maximum points from their major rivals. Pep Guardiola’s City have scored 61 goals and conceded just 12 in 20 games. While the L stat for their rivals on the PL table is increasing, theirs is at a constant 0, as they thrash opponents whilst playing the best and most effective brand of football. We wait to see events that pan out in the remaining 18 games of the season.
JUVENTUS ALWAYS FIND THEIR WAY BACK IN THE SERIE A
Some pundits may have written Juventus off too early as the pretenders in the Serie A were garnering maximum points while the Old Ladies were faltering. Fast forward to now, and Juventus are second on the log and just 1 point behind current league leaders Napoli.
Your guess is as good as ours on where the Serie A title might end up as the going gets tougher. Juventus now lead the likes of Inter Milan and Roma with 4 points and 6 points respectively, although Roma have a game in hand.
SAME OLD, SAME OLD IN THE GERMAN BUNDESLIGA
Bayern Munich still maintain their dominance just as the old gods seemed to do a number on the new gods in the final episode of the first season of American gods. Meanwhile, Dortmund seem to be getting their acts right since the arrival of Peter Stoger. What’s the use of entertaining neutrals with breathtaking football matches and gazillion goals when you end up losing points? A 10 point gap has already been established in this league.
GOOD OLD JUPP HEYNCKES
The veteran manager left in glory and returned to restore glory to the faltering Bavarians. We’ll see how far he can go!
THEY SAID BARCELONA WAS A SINKING SHIP
Well! It’s obvious Ernesto Valverde has a thing or two to say about that, as his Barcelona side have also owned the La Liga Santander, whilst establishing a 14 gap between them and perennial rivals Real Madrid, having played a game more.
However, a side who had been written off going by proceedings in their games this season seems to have been revitalized and ready to take the fight to the Catalans. Wait! Espanyol interrupted. Barcelona leads second-placed Atletico Madrid with 9 points.
ALVARO MORATA’S HEAD?
Nothing to say, but maybe, the game can be renamed as headball to suit this fellow’s goal scoring prowess with his head this season
There are many more talking points from the first round of the 2017/18 season but these will suffice for now. However, our pretenders’ pack will be led by the likes of Valencia, Inter Milan and AS Roma who flattered to deceive, making folks think the status quo was going to be quashed. More talking points from the first round of the 2017/18 season to be continued!