An exciting weekend just went by, and while a set of fans in one league were joyous over the loss of the league leader, another set of fans were made to wait for another day as Barcelona went on to break the supposed curse of the Anoeta in grand style.
The Premier League has been dominated by Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City this season as they’ve racked up win after win while their supposed rivals have been blowing hot and cold. However, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool who were bashed 5 nil at the Etihad had a thing or two to say about Manchester City’s quest to go unbeaten all season.
The Merseyside reds did it in style albeit the absence of Coutinho who left for Barcelona as well as the absence of the most expensive defender in world football at the moment, Virgil Van Dijk
The game could pass as one of the most exciting games this season in the Premier League, although it produced the unlikeliest of goal scorers in Oxlade Chamberlain who rattled the back of the net from outside the box with a well placed shot to send the fans at Anfield, and I daresay, as well as every other fan of the Premier League across other continents into a frenzy.
If research is made on Liverpool’s permanent and temporary fan base on the day, it wouldn’t be a surprise that all the cities in England wildly celebrated the opener. Who wasn’t fed up with Manchester City’s winning streak? Fast forward to the 85th minute and Man City were being drubbed before they attempted a comeback which made many rival hearts to skip, but thanks to referee’s final whistle.
Meanwhile, in the Laliga, Ernesto Valverde’s men put all ‘jinx mentality’ aside as they unexpectedly (in my opinion) came from 2 goals down to run riot at the Anoeta to maintain their lead at the top and stretch the gap between them and their now distant eternal rivals Real Madrid who were beaten by a lone goal by the yellow submarines at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The Laliga is as good as done unless Barcelona suffers a major blip. The Premier League is also as good as done by Manchester City, but, who wouldn’t like if a stretch of bad runs could hit this City side who have taken the big sides in the Premier league to the cleaners? I know I would. It’s now a 12 point lead, but realistically no one expects City to go on a losing spree, and I can categorically state that the hot and cold pursuers will surely stumble in future games.
Meanwhile, Arsenal was Arsenal, and Chelsea could be likened to OKRA (You may do your research :D)