With the weekend’s Premier League games postponed due to the tragic death of Queen Elizabeth, we’ll look at the top three games to watch in the coming days.
Bundesliga – RB Leipzig vs. Borussia Dortmund
The Red Bull Arena provides the backdrop for a mouthwatering Bundesliga clash between RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund.
Domenico Tedesco paid the ultimate price for Leipzig’s embarrassing 4-1 Champions League loss to Shakhtar Donetsk in midweek as former BVB manager Marco Rose prepares to make his sideline debut against former employers.
Unlike Die Roten Bullen, last season’s Bundesliga finalists have won four of their first five league outings, three of them via identical 1-0 scores.
On top of that, Marco Reus and his teammates beat Copenhagen 3-0 in their Champions League curtain raiser on Tuesday.
Ligue 1 – Paris Saint-Germain vs Brest
Fresh off a 2-1 home win over Juventus in the Champions League in midweek, defending Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain welcome an unusual Brest to the Parc des Princes.
With the exception of a disappointing 1-1 draw against Monaco two weeks ago, Christophe Galtier’s men have won their last five league matches by a combined score of 23-3.
Set for what would be a record 11th Ligue 1 title, Les Parisiens head into the dates as overwhelming favorites to extend their league winning streak against Brest to ten games.
Michel Der Zakarian’s men have had a shaky start to the new high-flying campaign, going winless in five of their first six league matches (D2, L3).
La Liga – Cadiz vs Barcelona
Cadiz’s 3-0 loss to Celta Vigo last time out marked their worst start to a La Liga season, derailing their spirits ahead of Barcelona’s next visit to Andalusia.
Sergio Gonzalez’s men have lost all five league games this season by a combined score of 10-0 and are heading for dates as the only team in Europe’s top five leagues yet to score in 2022/23.
In contrast, inspired by Robert Lewandowski’s hat-trick, the Camp Nou side dismantled Viktoria Plzen 5-1 in their Champions League group stage opener on Wednesday.
Xavi Hernandez’s high-flyers have strung together three consecutive league triumphs on a combined score of 11-1 since being held to a goalless draw at home against Rayo Vallecano on the opening day.