Paul Pogba has his first UEFA Champions League goal for Manchester United, and it is a beauty.
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Pogba was held scoreless in five UCL appearances for the Red Devils last season, and starred in the previous season’s Europa League campaign
He last bagged a UCL goal for Juventus against Bayern Munich on March 6, 2016.
Pogba used quick feet to create a yard of space on Wednesday against Young Boys in Switzerland, then quickly unleashed a left-footed shot to make it 1-0.
He’d convert a Luke Shaw-won penalty kick minutes later to complete his first-half brace.
That’s two for CR7 in a Juventus shirt.
The Portuguese megastar’s arrival on the goals chart in Turin has taken some time, but the slow burn exploded Sunday against Sassuolo.
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The first marker was an easy tap-in for Ronaldo, but the second was a lot nicer. Ronaldo ran onto a pass and slotted a low drive inside the far post, beyond a cement-footed Andrea Consigli.
Juve moves to 4-0 with the win, three points ahead of Napoli, and turns its attention to a trip to Valencia in the Champions League at midweek.
The first goal is up top, the second below.
Cardiff City’s joy at an early lead over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge was dashed by a pair of in-form attackers.
Olivier Giroud assisted a pair of Eden Hazard goals, the first a sensational 1-2, as the Blues came from behind to take a 2-1 halftime lead.
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That goal is above, the Belgian’s equalizer well worked with his French forward.
The second was in-tight, with Giroud sticking out a leg to deftly set-up Hazard for a finish behind Neil Etheridge.
Eden Hazard and Ryan Fraser both have first half braces, sealing places on the Premier League Team of the Week before the clock reads 11 a.m. ET on Saturday.
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Chelsea 2-1 Cardiff City
Sol Bamba gave the visitors a shock lead in the sixth minute, but Eden Hazard finished a 1-2 with Olivier Giroud by tearing into a low shot that met the inside netting of the far post in the 37th minute. Then pair then teamed up again before halftime, with Hazard completing his brace.
Manchester City 2-0 Fulham
David Silva and Leroy Sane have City cruising at the Etihad Stadium, with Slavisa Jokanovic needing to summon a miracle for the visitors.
Newcastle United 0-0 Arsenal
The Gunners have been second-best at St. James’ Park, but Newcastle may rue not finishing a chance in the first 45.
Bournemouth 3-0 Leicester City
Ryan Fraser’s excellent first part of the season continues against the Foxes, with a pair of goals. The Cherries then got a penalty, but no hat trick: it was Joshua King who attempted and converted the effort.
Huddersfield Town 0-1 Crystal Palace
Wilfried Zaha returns to the Starting XI.
Wilfried Zaha scores.
Mohamed Salah had a night.
Returning to Egypt for the first time since the World Cup, Salah scored twice and added two assists in a 6-0 win over Niger in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying. He also missed two penalties, converted the rebound of one.
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The video doesn’t lie: The Egyptian superstar probably could’ve scored as many as six goals (and Niger’s defense was terrible). That estimate may even be conservative.
It started with Salah missing a first minute penalty, but this video shows just how dominant of a performance was put forth by the Liverpool star. Regardless of opponent, it should be eye-opening for those who think his incredible season with the Reds was simply a product of Jurgen Klopp‘s system.