The 2020/21 season is simply a few weeks old, but it has already introduced us a ridiculous quantity of goals and the sort of pleasure which we’ve not seen in years.
All the bonkers games have given a lot of players round Europe the prospect to shine, and it is up to us at to rank the top 15. You know the drill by now.
This week, we’re throwing it back to the cinematic brilliance of 1967.
“I didn’t have dough handed to me because of my good cheekbones, I had to earn it.” (Valley of the Dolls)
Fabio Quagliarella has had to work laborious to change into one of the world’s deadliest strikers. It’s simply a disgrace he waited till his late 30s to accomplish that.
A goal in Sampdoria’s spectacular 3-1 win over Atalanta means Quagliarella has now scored in 4 consecutive games. He’s wants one other Capocannoniere.
“I don’t think that you could let an opportunity like that pass by.” (In the Heat of the Night)
On simply his second Eredivisie start, 19-year-old Ajax striker Lassina Traoré scored 5 goals and managed an extra three assists. How’s that for taking your possibilities?
He adopted that up with one other goal and an extra assist in a 2-2 draw with Atalanta. It seems to be like Ajax have found one other gem.
“Well, I would say that I’m just drifting.” (The Graduate)
At 33 years old, Francesco Caputo is not doing much quick lately. He spends a lot of time drifting across the pitch, but has discovered how to get a boat load of goals from doing so.
The Sassuolo man grabbed one other goal this week and now sits on 5 goals and three assists in his last 4 games.
“That’s it, baby, when you’ve got it, flaunt it, flaunt it!” (The Producers)
Now on the grand stage at Benfica, Darwin Núñez is basically strutting his stuff.
This week was the first by which the 21-year-old did not seize an assist, but he made up for it by firing home a goal to assist keep Benfica on the top of the table.
“She did that on purpose!”
“Obviously.” (The Jungle Book)
Sadio Mané undoubtedly assisted Diogo Jota’s winner towards Sheffield United on goal.
He’s been involved in a decisive goal for Liverpool in three of his last 4 games, proving why many see the Senegal international as Jürgen Klopp’s actual star.
“He’s a natural born world-shaker.” (Cool Hand Luke)
The youngest goalscorer in El Clásico within the twenty first century. Not dangerous.
Ansu Fati has been doing his best to keep Barcelona afloat in La Liga, but Ronald Koeman’s side are actually with out a win of their last three league games. Yikes.
“I ain’t good. I’m the best!”
“And modest!” (Bonnie and Clyde)
After a transient COVID-enforced break, Zlatan Ibrahimović is back and proving that he’s nonetheless one of the world’s most interesting strikers.
He’s played three Serie A games and scored twice in every of them, together with a double in Milan’s recent derby victory over Inter.
“Merlyn, make me a hawk! Let me fly away from here!” (Camelot)
Steven Berghuis is flying. In seven of his eight games to date this season, he has contributed to not less than one goal.
Eight games, seven goals, 4 assists. Not too shabby.
“How could this happen? I was so careful. I picked the wrong play, the wrong director, the wrong cast. Where did I go right?” (The Producers)
Remember last season? When Spurs have been dangerous, José Mourinho have been dangerous and the squad have been doomed to by no means win a trophy? Yeah, that is not precisely the case lately.
Son Heung-min’s eighth goal of the season led Spurs to a 1-0 win over Burnley, making it 4 goals in his last three games.
“I feel like we’ve died and gone to heaven – only we’ve had to climb up.” (Barefoot within the Park)
Atalanta might have had a powerful week, but wow does Papu Gómez play some heavenly football.
He got here away from the 2-2 draw with Ajax with a essential assist that got his side back into the game, but he’ll be eager to see that success carry back over to the league once more.
“Damn it, you act as if you’re in kindergarten! This is the big bad world, full of mean people, where nasty things happen!”
“Now you tell me.” (Wait Until Dark)
After the unbelievable start to the season for Everton and Dominic Calvert-Lewin, issues took a flip for the worst this week.
There have been no goals within the 2-0 loss to Southampton, and the unbeaten start to the marketing campaign is effectively and actually over.
“You’re almost nearly perfect!” (Barefoot within the Park)
The virtually almost excellent striker, Erling Haaland added two more goals to his Borussia Dortmund CV this week.
That’s eight goals from simply 9 games in all competitions this season, with Haaland strutting his stuff in both the Bundesliga and the Champions League.
“Whew! Man, that’s what I call a swingin’ party!” (The Jungle Book)
Just the three goals for Robert Lewandowski this week as Bayern Munich partied throughout Eintracht Frankfurt.
He’s already in double figures for the season, and he’s solely played 5 games… and he did not even score in a single of them!
“It seems that you know so little, and are so easily amused, that I can look forward to a very happy time.” (To Sir, With Love)
Kylian Mbappe had a very completely happy time with this week.
The PSG man netted two goals towards Dijon before creating two for Moise Kean towards İstanbul Başakşehir. He’s solely failed to get among the many goals once this season, and by the seems to be of his form this week, it could be a while before a second group stops him.
“This fellow obviously knows what he’s talking about.”
“Who wrote the book, Doctor?”
“Er… oh, I did.” (Doctor Dolittle)
Nobody is aware of what he’s speaking about in football lately fairly like Harry Kane.
He may not have scored this week, but as Son was keen to find out, he did the truth is get the assist in his side’s win over Burnley, taking his tally to 9 in all competitions.
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