Maybe blame Cristián Maidana on the giveaway. Or maybe point at Zac MacMath for not stopping this bomb. But don’t take too much credit away from Bernardo Anor. The Venezuela midfielder had to put a move on this one to send Columbus into halftime up two. With a rocket into the left side of MacMath’s goal, Anor gave the Crew a 2-0 lead at halftime against undefeated Philadelphia.
Anor had already made his mark in the 25th minute when he headed Columbus in front, blowing past Sebastien Le Toux on a corner kick to given the Union their first deficit of the season. Outplayed for most of the half, the visitors were within minutes of reaching halftime down one before Nogeuira’s giveaway sparked the Crew into transition.
That transition was a quick one, with Wil Trapp finding Anor well outside the penalty area. Dribbling to within 36 yards out, the midfielder’s left footer caught the defense and goalkeeper off guard, giving Columbus its fifth goal of the season.
After week one, there were still questions about the Crew, whose three-goal win in D.C. looked as much United’s failures as the Crew’s success. Today, against a Union team that had impressed over the season’s first 180 minutes, Columbus have continued to find goals, with a team that’s still yet to get a minute out of Dominic Oduro a +5 through their first game and a half under Gregg Berhalter.
Here’s the day’s first goal:
Zlatan Ibrahimovic joined Paris Saint-Germain in 2012, and he is already the club’s all-time leading scorer.
After scoring both of PSG’s goals in a 2-1 win over Marseille today, Zlatan’s tally is up to 110 goals for the club, eclipsing Pauleta’s mark of 109. However, Pauleta needed 79 more matches to reach that number.
Zlatan has scored at a blistering pace since moving to Paris, having seasons of 35, 41, and 30 goals in his first three years at the club. Early into his fourth season with PSG, he has four goals through seven matches.
Not only has Zlatan achieved great success individually during his time at Parc des Princes, the club has dominated French football during his tenure.
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Since Zlatan moved to Paris in 2012, the club has won three consecutive Ligue 1 titles, two League Cups, and one French Cup. During that time, Zlatan was twice named Ligue 1 Player of the Year and won two Golden Boots as the league’s top scorer.
Zlatan’s contract with PSG is up at the end of this season, and it has been long suspected that he will move on and join a new club next summer. Despite turning 34 earlier this month, Zlatan has proven his is still one of the world’s elite goalscorers, and will have his choice of clubs should he leave PSG.
Luciano Vietto scored with less than ten minutes to play to earn a draw for Atletico Madrid against their crosstown rivals Real.
Karim Benzema had given Real Madrid an early lead, heading home a cross from Dani Carvajal in the ninth minute. While Cristiano Ronaldo may get all the headlines, Benzema has been superb for Real, scoring six goals in seven La Liga matches this season.
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Atletico had a golden opportunity to draw level in the 22nd minute when the hosts were awarded a penalty, but Keylor Navas made a brilliant save to deny Antoine Griezmann, keeping Real ahead.
Still trailing 1-0, Diego Simeone made a substitution for Atletico in the 58th minute, bringing in Luciano Vietto for some added strength on the attack. It was the 21-year-old’s first taste of a Madrid derby, and he proved to be ready for the pressure.
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With the clock winding down, Jackson Martinez played a cross in from the left wing, and after a slight scramble in the box, the young Vietto cleaned up the scraps to level the score in the 83rd minute.
The result leaves Real Madrid second in La Liga, one point behind leaders Villarreal, while Atletico sits fifth, three points off the leaders.