Mexico international Hirving Lozano has scored his first competitive goal in Europe in his league debut with Dutch club PSV Eindhoven. The former Pachuca winger needed all of 31 minutes to find the net in PSV's league opener against AZ Alkmaar.
In the summer of 1998, Nigerian wizard Jay-Jay Okocha arrived at Paris Saint-Germain for an exceptionally large fee of $18 million, making him the most expensive African player at the time. World renowned for his creativity, dribbling and playmaking, PSG’s capture of Okocha was not unlike this summer’s signing of Neymar.
In his heyday, everyone detested playing against AC Milan and Filippo Inzaghi. Physically and technically there was nothing about Inzaghi that stood out. He didn’t possess incredible pace or sublime technical skill, but he was an absolute menace nonetheless.
It was a dream start for FC Levadia in the third round of the Estonia Cup on Tuesday. Hosting fellow top division side Paide at the Kadriorg Stadium in Tallinn, the visitors kicked off proceedings and promptly put the ball into the back of their own net after stringing five passes together.
You should admire Paide’s emphasis on trying to build their attack from the back, they just need to iron out a few minor details like communication, awareness and basic positioning before they advance into that middle block.
Kieran Tierney has done everything for Celtic. The 20-year-old signed with his boyhood club as an adolescent and worked his way up through the youth development program. During that time, he served as a ballboy at Celtic Park, in Glasgow’s East End.
Over the past three-plus seasons, Tierney has forced his way into the Hoops’ starting XI at left back. And now, he’s added to his growing legend with a performance for the ages during Celtic’s League Cup knockout fixture against Kilmarnock.
A wonderfully invented goal from Isco and a successful foray forward from Casemiro were enough to overcome Romelu Lukaku’s first competitive Manchester United goal on Tuesday, and Real Madrid captured an early piece of silverware in their 2017-18 campaign by defeating Manchester United in the UEFA Super Cup.
Last June, Real became the first club to successfully defend their European title in the Champions League era, and based off the evidence here, they have to be firm UCL favorites this season as well.