Good results for the UEFA Champions League teams, bad day for the Europa League squads
Sevilla FC, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Atletico de Madrid won their matches, Celta and Villarreal tied, and Athletic lost his game. The week started very well for the spanish teams with the matches in the Champions League, but it could have finished better after the Europa League games.
In the top european competition, Real Madrid received at the Santiago Bernabeu the polish team of Legia Warsaw, one of the weakest teams in the competition and they easily solved the game with a comfortable 5-1 win. The centre europeans highlighted more in Madrid by the altercations of their radical supporters than their game.
Sevilla FC had a tough game against Dinamo Zagreb. However, Sampaoli team took advantage of their opportunities to beat the croatians 0-1 with a goal of the french player Samir Nasri. The andalusians are already very close to the next round of the tournament.
On the other side, FC Barcelona hosted at Camp Nou the most complicated rival of his group, Manchester City. It turned out to be easier than everyone expected and they solved the match with an incredible 4-0 with Messi as a leading player after his hattrick. With this victory, the catalans are the prominent leaders of the group C.
Atletico de Madrid had a complicated output in the cold Russia against Rostov and managed to win the match by the minimum with a solitary goal from Ferreira Carrasco in the 62th minute. The Belgian player, who is in a great form, was fundamental in Cholo Simeone team victory. With this results, los Colchoneros continue to lead Group D with three points ahead of Bayern Munich.
In the Europa League, Genk just needed some order to beat Athletic de Bilbao. The basque goalkeeper Herrerin and Yeray, who finished the match injured, avoided a worse defeat. Brabec and Ndidi goals were enough to the belgians, that showed their superiority along whole the match. Former Real Betis player Pozuelo had a great performance.
An intense match was played in Balaidos between Celta de Vigo and Ajax. The dutch team took advantage in the score twice, but the galicians found the way to bring the game back with two amazing goals of Fontas and Orellana. At the end, the draw was a good score for both teams that are on the two top spots of their group with 7 and 5 points.
Finally, Villarreal obtained one point from Turkey, in a difficult away match for Fran Escriba team. Osmanlispor scored twice before the end of the first half and put the castellonenses in a very difficult position. Only after the red card to the turkish player Guven, the spanish club reacted and they tied the game with two goals of N´diaye and Pato.