Well, it took some time but it finally happened. Cristiano Ronaldo scored for Juventus. In true Ronaldo fashion, he didn’t just score once, but twice, and lead Juventus to the victory. It’s not like Ronaldo had been struggling or playing badly, the goals just had not arrived for him yet. His first goal came off a mistake from a Sassuolo defender that Ronaldo pounced on to tap in. The second came off a nice move in which Ronaldo finished it off in the bottom corner. Even without Ronaldo scoring Juventus were still winning all their games. With him on target now, expect them to keep getting better.
Long-running Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger left Arsenal last year, and was replaced this season by Unai Emery. Now, the other high ranking exec who has been at Arsenal for a while, Ivan Gazidis, looks set to also leave, to join AC Milan. Ironically the tension between Wenger and Gazidis at times seemed like one of the reasons that Wenger finally decided to leave. Now with Emery the new coach, and Stan Kroenke taking complete control of Arsenal, a big power shift has happened at Arsenal, and it will be interesting to see where things go from here.
In non-LAFC MLS results this weekend, there were some fascinating games. The ones that really stand out are in D.C., where the New York Red Bulls and D.C. United played out a thrilling 3-3 draw. D.C. United was up 3-2 late, but Bradley Wright-Phillips grabbed a stunning volley to cap a hat trick for him, and steal a point for the Red Bulls on the road. In Toronto, Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 500th goal in true Zlatan fashion, with a spectacularly improvised volley after spinning around in the box. Honestly it’s a hard goal to describe, so just watch it yourself
Matt Doyle from MLSsoccer.com goes over these games and all the other interesting results from MLS this weekend.
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