DFC Liverpool have been in great form three days before the important recent Champions League group match against SSC Napoli. At the AFC Bournemouth, the Reds won on Saturday clearly with 4: 0 (1: 0). Arsenal struggled 1-0 (0-0) against relegated Huddersfield Town. Football record champions Manchester United defeated FC Fulham 4: 1 (3: 0).
Man of the match for Liverpool was striker Mohamed Salah, who managed a triple pack (25th / 48th / 77th minute). Bournemouth professional Steve Cook (68) also underwent an own goal. "We played nice football," said coach Jürgen Klopp satisfied. His Reds, who initially took the league lead, remain unbeaten in the Premier League. "The whole game was great – not just the goals," Klopp told the BBC. Salah is now equal to ten league goals with the former Dortmunder Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at number one on the scoresheet. In the Champions League Liverpool has to win at home on Tuesday, so as not to retire prematurely.
European League participants Arsenal were surprisingly hard at home to Huddersfield. Lucas Torreira saved the Gunners only in the 82nd minute. "Not the best game, but we have done well," said coach Unai Emery. The former German international Mesut Özil was missing again in the Arsenal squad – according to club information due to back problems. However, British media speculated recently about a tight relationship with coach Emery.
At United, striker Romelu Lukaku (42.) finished his scoring after more than two months. In addition, Ashley Young (13), Juan Mata (28) and Marcus Rashford (82) met for the Red Devils. The goal for Fulham scored Aboubakar Kamara (67) by penalty kick. The Londoners finished the game after a yellow-red card for André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (68) outnumbered. The former RB-Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhüttl experienced at Cardiff City a misleading premiere as the new coach of Southampton FC. His Saints lost 1-0 (0-0). The goal for promoted Cardiff scored Callum Paterson (74.).
Meanwhile, Sevilla missed out on top of the Spanish Primera Division. Coach Pablo Machin's team did not beat Valencia 1-0 (1-0) and are tied for second place with defending champions FC Barcelona (28). Mouctar Diakhaby (90 '+ 3') compensated for the hosts 'lead by Pablo Sabaria (55') late. Borussia Dortmund's Champions League group opponent Atletico Madrid drew first on points with Barcelona. The team of Diego Simeone defeated Deportivo Alaves 3: 0 (1: 0) Nikola Kalinic (25), the French World Champion Antoine Griezmann (82) and Rodrigo (87) met for Atletico.
Former Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti has meanwhile cemented second place with SSC Napoli in Italian Serie A. His team won 4-0 (2-0) against the table penultimate Frosinone Calcio. Former Bundesliga professional Arkadiusz Milik (68/84, Piotr Zielinski (7) and Adam Ounas (40)) scored for the hosts, while Confeder Cup winner Amin Younes came on as a substitute on 72 minutes to celebrate his competitive debut for Napoli However, the SSC's gap to record champions Juventus Turin (43 points) is already eight points, with the Turin side having won the Derby d'Italia 1-0 against Inter Milan on Friday night, with former Wolfsburg-based Munich resident Mario Mandzukic (66) on target the score of the day: Inter remains third with 29 points.