What the hell is happening in European football? If you take a look at some scores in France, Germany or England, you may think you are watching tennis as most leagues took back their rights after the summertime season dedicated to moves and transfers. Great spectacle about to end up as cold times come up?
In Germany, Sadio Mané’s integration in Bayern Munich could not have been better: winning most of their games, the teammates of the former Liverpool goal scorer destroyed Bochum 7-0 a few days ago and seem determined to reign over Germany this year, a custom they have been used to over the last few years. Cameroonian striker Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting and Senegalese defender Bouna Sarr hardly ever play in this successful team where the absence of Polish striker Robert Lewandowski, who signed with Barcelona this summer, is everything but a problem.
In England as well, some scores will give you headaches. Lately, Liverpool beat up Bournemouth not less than 9-0! If Bayern can do very well without Lewandowski, Liverpool can feel the same without Mané. With Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah, the Reds will, as usual, fight for the leadership in Premier League.
It can be surprising, but in France too (once famous for low scoring results), huge scores are becoming something usual. Lille was blown up by Paris 1-7 at home a couple of days ago. Last week, Montpellier defeated Brest 7-0 in Brittany after having been torn by PSG 5-2 a few days before. For the average French football fan used to witnessing defensive strategies prevailing in most Ligue 1 squads, it can look like a revolution. Foreign coaches are knocking at the door of French football with fresh ideas and offensive principles, and this is a nothing but good news.