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France wins Nations League
Karim the Great had a wonder-strike, bending his ball around the fingertips of Unai Simón and just inside the far post. He was the best player for France hands down and won Man of the Match.
MAGNIFICENT FROM BENZEMA pic.twitter.com/XbErasZ80J— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) October 10, 2021
Lucho had a comment about this hit:
| Luis Enrique: “When you score against any team, it affects the players mentally and psychologically, but then what Karim Benzema did was unbelievable.” #rmalive— Madrid Zone (@theMadridZone) October 10, 2021
Was the second goal offside?
Ice cold finish from Mbappe pic.twitter.com/KVndKblXGk— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) October 10, 2021
Marca posted an article with the explanation from the referee:
“Mbappe was offside, but the referee said that Eric went for the ball and that this started a new phase,” Busquets told RTVE.
Why wasn't Mbappe's goal ruled out for offside?— MARCA in English (@MARCAinENGLISH) October 10, 2021
THIS is what the referee told the Spain players https://t.co/xEXyWHgXcx
Real Madrid lead the league in injuries — again
The team with by far the most injury problems
It’s just taken a month and a half for Real Madrid to top the injury leader board in Spain.
Last season they suffered the most injuries of any side in Spain’s top division with 60, which was 31 than eventual champions Atletico Madrid and 22 more than Barcelona.
This campaign there have already been 19 injuries between 14 players, suggesting not much has changed from last season.
The staff has been changed this year with Antonio Pintus being appointed to oversee the squad’s physical fitness with one of his main focuses being to attempt to reduce the volume of injuries, but the club can’t seem to find a solution to this issue.
The Real Madrid coach has 17 players either injured or on international duty.https://t.co/QjDcVdp5ZC— MARCA in English (@MARCAinENGLISH) October 10, 2021
Eder Militao was subbed off from Sunday’s game with back pain. Let’s hope he comes back to Real Madrid City, receives some hi-tech treatments and recovers well. Otherwise for the right center back position it’s looking like we might see Vallejo facing La Liga forwards without much game-time recently.
Get well soon Eder... pic.twitter.com/hK0uHrYy3s— Madrid Xtra. (@MadridXtra) October 10, 2021
Camavinga also left the France U-21 camp with effects from the knock he sustained in the Espanyol match.
Real Madrid Femenino gets first league win of the season
Read MM’s immediate reaction here and the player ratings here.
➕3️⃣ ¡Remontada y victoria en el Di Stéfano!— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadridfem) October 10, 2021
¡Toda la crónica del partido! #PrimeraIberdrola | #HalaMadrid
Some reactions to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s acquisition of Newcastle United FC
OFFICIAL: The Premier League confirm that the Saudi-led takeover of Newcastle United has been completed. pic.twitter.com/U7Fv2ApdWi— B/R Football (@brfootball) October 7, 2021
Britain’s Distasteful Soccer Sellout
Newcastle bid suits Saudi more than UK soccer