Venezuela – The South American strikers cameback to their clubs in Europe after ending internationals friendly matches this past week.
CONMEBOL strikers return to action after FIFA friendly games break
Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani, and Mauro Icardi netted twice as their teams, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, and Inter Milan, establish in the top of their league’s tables.
Suarez scores the first two goals and Barcelona win 3-0 against Leganes. The Uruguayan ends a drought of 478 minutes in La Liga of Spain, his longest scoreless streak since he’s been part of the “blaugranas.”
After 12 match days, Barcelona leads La Liga with 34 points, following by Valencia with 27 points. Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are ten points behind after their 0-0 draw at the Wanda Metropolitano.
The last time Suarez had scored a goal was in October 14 in a road game against Atletico, which finished in a 1-1 tied.
“We always try to play the best way we can,” Suarez said. “Win is the only important thing and we did it. We have to keep this style of play.”
— GOL (@Gol) November 18, 2017
Cavani is unstoppable:
Cavani scored in the 38th and 79th minute in a effortless victory by PSG 4-1 facing off against Nantes at the Parc des Princes.
The Uruguayan has seven goals in the last four games for PSG. He tied a match against Olympique Marseille at 90’+3 on October 22nd, and netted twice in the previous two games of PSG, on October 27th against Nice and in the 5-0 win versus Angers on November 4th.
Cavani is the leading scorer of French League One with 15 goals, just ahead of Colombian striker of Monaco Radamel Falcao with 13.
Falcao didn’t score in the last Monaco game, a 1-1 draw versus Amiens.
Midfielders also score:
The Argentinians Angel Di Maria and Javier Pastore helped PSG take three points at home.
Di Maria contributed with a goal at 42′, his first of the season, while Pastore scored the final goal at 65′ and Paris seemed too conformable as they thrashed Nantes.
Icardi the King of Milan:
Mauro Icardi gave Inter Milan three important points, 2-0 victory over Atalanta on Sunday in Italy’s Serie A.
Icardi scored two header goals as Inter moved up to second place after the 13th match day in Italian first division.
It was at 51′ and 60′ minutes when Icardi’s netted to improve Inter’s record with 33 points, two away from the leader Napoli (35) and dropping Juventus to third place.
Icardi is second in scoring in league play with 13, two less than Lazio’s striker Ciro Inmobile (15).
Higuain and Dybala score:
The Argentinean duo Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala scored in the Juventus 3-2 loss against Sampdoria on Sunday.
Higuain reached the net at 90’+1 and Dybala at 90’+4 but Juve was one goal shy, as they went down to third place in Italy.
Gabriel Jesus guides the Citizens:
Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus helped Manchester City stay at the top of the table in the English Premier League with a goal at 45′, as they earned a 2-0 win at Leicester City.
Jesus is tied with his teammate Sergio Agüero in goals, both with eight goals, and just one away from the Liverpool’s winger Mohamed Salah.
Agüero didn’t play in this game due technical decision by Pep Guardiola, and Man City remains in first place in England with 34 points after 12 match days, whilst Manchester United, its closest rival, has 26 points.