Sucker double goalscorer
Borussia Dortmund largely won 5-1 against Freiburg on Friday evening in the opening match of the 19th day of the Bundesliga. Thomas Meunier, holder, shone during this meeting by scoring the first two goals for BVB, his first two of the season. Thanks to this victory, with 40 points, Dortmund temporarily returns to three lengths from Bayern. Like the incredible match in Frankfurt (2-3) on January 8, Thomas Meunier was the only Red Devil at kick-off. And just like during this meeting, the former Club Brugge stood out. Not once, but twice. And twice with a header from a corner. Each time served by Julian Brandt. The first on the left side of Dortmund (14th, 1-0) and the second, on the other side, a quarter of an hour later (29th, 2-0). Two heads for his first two achievements of the season.
In stoppage time in the first half, the inevitable Erling Haaland also went there with his small goal to put his people on velvet (45 + 1, 3-0).
After the break, Friborg managed to save the honor through Ermedin Demirovic, who entered the game at halftime (61st, 3-1). Meunier was not going to be the only one to finish this meeting with a double, since Haaland planted his second rose fifteen minutes from time (75th, 4-1), four minutes after the appearance on the field of Thorgan Hazard (71st). The score acquired, Marco Rose, the coach of the ‘Borussen’, took the opportunity to rest Meunier by taking him out in stride. Axel Witsel went the opposite way in the 84th, before his teammate Mahmoud Dahoud gave the score its final look (86th, 5-1).
Michy Batshuayi gives victory to Besiktas against Gaziantep
Besiktas won 1-0 on Friday against Gazantiep on the 21st day of the Turkish championship. The meeting was marked by Michy Batshuayi, author of the only goal of the meeting.
No team found the opening until the Red Devil unblocked the situation in favor of its colors shortly after the hour mark (67th).
An achievement synonymous with three points, since the score was no longer changing. It is the eighth achievement for ‘Batsman’ since arriving on loan from Chelsea in August. For now, Besiktas is having a season below expectations. However, thanks to this victory, the club goes back to sixth place (32 points), one length from the top 4 and its qualifying places for Europe.
Leandro Trossard and Christian Benteke leave each other back to back
Brighton, with Lendro Trossard incumbent, could not do better than a 1-1 split on Friday against Christian Benteke’s Crystal Palace, on the bench at the start of the match, during the 22nd day of the Premier League. At the end of this division, with 28 points, Brighton takes 8th place, while Crystal Palace occupies 11th place with 24 units. Long deprived of a goal, this meeting settled 20 minutes from time, when Conor Gallagher gave the advantage to Christian Benteke’s teammates (70th, 0-1). Not yet on the pitch, the Red Devil entered ten minutes from time. Like all his team, he thought he was heading for victory before defender Joachim Andersen sent the ball into his own net three minutes from time and brought the ‘Seagulls’ back into the game (87th, 1-1).