A variety of preparatory games for the 2021/22 season were also held tonight (Saturday) across Europe. Barcelona achieved a third victory in the preliminaries, this time 0: 3 in Germany against Stuttgart. Memphis Depay continued to impress, as in the 21st minute he took great control of a long ball from his teammate Frankie de Jong, bounced in front of his keeper and fired from the air inside. A quarter of an hour later, the Dutchman left behind Antoine Griezmann who passed a ball wide from the left and arranged a debut goal for Yusuf Damir. The Frenchman also cooked in the 73rd minute for substitute Ricky Putch who kicked to the crossbar and inside.
Bayern Munich are still without wins in the pre.season, recording a third loss out of four, this time defeated at home 3.0 by Napoli. In addition, the German champions lost Kingsley Koeman, who was injured in the fourth minute and had to leave a few minutes later. After 70 minutes, Victor Osiman increased the visitors’ lead to 0 – 1 with a penalty spot cannonball. A minute later and the Nigerian had already doubled the advantage to the Italians with his second of the game. In the 86th minute Zinedine Mashash scored the beautiful goal of the game when he passed between two Bayern defenders and found the corner of Sven Ulreich on the way to an impressive victory for Napoli.
Manchester City scored another win, this time 0: 4 over Barnsley in the minor leagues. The English champions got a goal and cooked up a rhyme, which he prepared for Samuel Edouzi who also scored in the win over Preston in the first warm.up game. Benjamin Knight and stopper Nathan Aka also found the net.
Spanish champions Atletico Madrid defeated Wolfsburg 1: 2 away. Dutchman Wout and Hurst put the hosts ahead in the 39th minute, but Diego Simeone, who gave his son Giuliano a place in the squad, got a makeover from young substitutes Burja Garres (69) and Richard Sanchez (85).
Ajax and R.B. Leipzig parted ways 1.1. The Dutch took an early lead from a goal by Dusan Tadic in the 4th minute but beyond that they did not often endanger the opponent’s goal. The Germans managed to equalize from a goal by Christian Anconco in the 54th minute.
Juventus defeated Monza 1: 2 away in the Italian sub.league. Filippo Ranokia scored first for the old lady in the 13th minute, when Diane Kolosevsky (53) doubled. Marco D’Alessandro shrank for the Serie B team but not beyond.
AC Milan parted ways 1.1 with French side Nice. Olivier Giroud scored first for the Rossoneri, but Amin Gwiri equalized for Nice.