New-look Marseille’s bright beginnings in Ligue 1 continued, with Alexis Sanchez’s double lifting the team on goal difference over leaders Paris Saint-Germain, which was held in Monaco.
Igor Todor’s Marseille looks in good shape as Sanchez helped his team to a 3-0 win over rivals on the south coast of Nice.
Nice have been heavily recruited, bringing in iconic Premier League players such as goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, midfielder Aaron Ramsey and Arsenal’s Nicolas Pepe, but they are still chasing a win and sit in 18th place.
Marseille made a solid start under Tudor, known as the Discipline and whose appointment the public questioned – especially as playmaker Dimitri Payet left out of the first three matches.
But the high-octane brand of football pressure is winning the fans, with 10 points from its first four games, and Sanchez is already firing in every sense of the word.
The Chile striker scored his first goal in the 10th minute, and after Nuno Tavares scored three goals in four matches this season, the Arsenal-loaned full-back joined forces with Payet to help score Sanchez’s second goal before the break.
Neymar won and scored a penalty in the name of Paris Saint-Germain They tied for a 1-1 draw at home to Monaco.
After Kevin Volland gave the visitors an early opening goal in Paris, Neymar grabbed Lionel Messi’s pass down the left and cut inside central defender Guillermo Maripan, who appeared to grab him with an outstretched leg.
The referee overturned PSG’s penalty claims but awarded a penalty after a video review.
Neymar used his usual choppy kicks to confuse goalkeeper Alexander Noble before slashing the ball into the net. This was Neymar’s sixth goal in the league and eighth in five games overall.
La Liga: Lewandowski scored twice as Barcelona beat Valladolid
Robert Lewandowski continues to make scoring seem easy after joining Barcelona From Bayern Munich. He scored twice to lead the Catalan club to a 4-0 win Valladolid in the Spanish League.
Real Madrid He relied on Karim Benzema to maintain a perfect start with a third win in a row. Benzema scored in the 88th minute and added injury time to give the defending champions a 3-1 home win Espanol.
This was Benzema’s third goal in the league, while Lewandowski raised his tally to four. The Polish striker also scored twice in the 4-1 win over hosts Real Sociedad last weekend, and was blocked twice by woodwork at the Nou Camp on Sunday.
“He is exceptional,” Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez said of Lewandowski. “He’s a natural leader who helps us a lot.”
Pedri Gonzalez and Sergi Roberto also scored for Barcelona, who opened their campaign with a disappointing 0-0 draw against Rayo Vallecano at the Nou Camp.