The Saturday League Academy is now in full swing with the weekend’s fixtures serving up an absolute treat for all those who came to take part, spectate and coach. The only blemish on a perfect weekend was when coaches Mike and Diego had to play in the final round of fixtures leading to an inevitable dip in quality compared to our talented youngsters. Here are the results and standings after the third week of competitive fixtures.
EPL 2 – 3 pm
Man City 3 – 1 Liverpool
Man City remain unbeaten in this seasons competition and got revenge on Liverpool after they knocked them out of the champions league recently. Liverpool showed plenty of their attacking flair and combination play in this fixture but were unable to overcome a determined and skilful Man City.
Tottenham 5 – 4 Chelsea
Tottenham overcame their London rivals in an action-packed goal fest with both teams possessing players with an eye to goal. While Chelsea may have left disappointed they can be proud they took part in such an epic game.
Bundesliga 3 – 4 pm
Bayern Munich 2 – 3 RB Liepzig
RB Leipzig are relative newbies to the power house of German Soccer but you wouldn’t have been able to tell in this thrilling encounter. They came out victorious playing a brand of high tempo soccer. Bayern Munich excelled in possession scoring two excellent goals, but unfortunately could not breech Leipzig’s defence to gain a share of the spoils.
Wolfsberg 6 – 3 Dortmund
Wolfsberg put on a classy display and were rewarded with 6 clinical team goals. Dortmund were to play a massive part in this scintillating fixture scoring three goals of their own but perhaps gave themselves too much to do to snatch a result.
La Liga 4 – 5 pm
Real Madrid 3 – 1 Sevilla
Sevilla enjoyed a tremendous victory last time out and looked to continue that form into this weekend’s game by taking a deserved lead. Real Madrid rallied and took control with three mightily impressive team goals. Sevilla looked to find a route back into the game but both teams cancelled each other out with impressive defensive performances.
Barcelona 4 – 1 Valenica
Barcelona now have 12 goals from two games and took command of this fixture early on with a high-pressure game plan bringing its just rewards. Valencia eventually found a way back in to the game and scored a breakaway goal. A match played at a fantastic pace on a hot day, all players should feel proud.
Serie A 5 – 6 pm
AC Milan 3 – 3 Roma
AC Milan were to take an early 2-0 lead thanks to breath taking attacking play and in part to goal keeping errors by no other than Coach Mike. Roma however were to save their goalkeepers blushes and battled back. After switching formation, they produced some beautiful soccer and looked to have opened up a commanding 3-2 lead. No one however saw Coach Diego making a lung busting run from goal keeper to attack to setup a last second goal and earn a deserved tie.
Juventus 4 – 5 Napoli
Perhaps a game that will go down in the history books as two of the giants of Italian soccer took part in a 9-goal thriller. Both teams are understandably title contenders with the result hanging in the balance right up until the final whistle.
Updated Standings are below!!!