Latest Football News (Week 1 February 2018)

Liverpool Tottenham play out a scintillating draw

Goals were expected from two of the most exciting sides in the Premier League, but the late drama that unfolded post 80th minute was something unimaginable. Salah notched his 20th league goal when Eric Dier’s clearance fell kindly for him and he made no mistake finding the net. Liverpool clicked in the attacking half, but could not score a second goal. Just as it looked like Spurs were tiring out, Wanyama produced the goal of the season. Karius’s punch fell for Wanyama, but from 30-yards out the midfielder blasted the top right corner with ferocious pace and power. Salah then produced another moment of magic after weaving past three defenders to score his 21st goal. Just when it looked like Liverpool snatched 3 points, a contentious penalty decision awaited. Virgil Van Dijk went all out to clear the ball, but slowed down seeing Kane use his body. The slightest of touch was all Kane needed to convince the referee and the English man placed a brilliant penalty to steal a point under the nose of Klopp.

 

Griezmann looks unhappy at Atletico

The 26-year old French forward hasn’t been popular among the Atletico fans these days, and the match against Valencia can be seen as water over the bridge moment. The jeers started to get louder each time Griezmann had the ball, and the French forward couldn’t hold his emotion and reacted angrily. His talks of leaving Atletico for Barcelona has gained sufficient rumours, and the club stalwarts may have triggered him in the wrong way. Griezmann was expected to join Manchester United in the 2017 summer window, but stayed with Atletico. The winter window that followed saw Barcelona express their desire to acquire his services, but nothing materialized. The behaviour of the fans may end up being a senseless showing of anger and hurt, and the talented Frenchman may look for different suitors in the summer window.

 

Barcelona steal one point as Real falter again

It is not happening for Zidane and his Real. The team that was known for scoring goals at the death are now plagued by it. It was expected to be a fair battle away from home to Levante, and Real dominated from the front, and scored via Sergio Ramos. However, late goal in the first half, and another one in the second meant Isco’s strike was nullified and Real was left frustrated for the umpteenth time this season.

Barcelona drew to Real Sociedad, but it was a rainy affair as the ground was dripping with water, and the players found it difficult to even play their passes. Sociedad took the lead, but a Messi freekick meant that Pique guided home to bring home a point and keeping their winning streak intact in La Liga.