Matchday Roundup – 23.08.2022 – Premier League, La Liga and Serie A

Back with part two of this week’s Matchday Roundup! This time we will check out what happened in the English Premier League, La Liga and Serie A.

Premier League


20/08/22Tottenham Hotspur1Wolverhampton0
20/08/22Crystal Palace3Aston Villa1
20/08/22Everton1Nottingham Forest1
20/08/22Leicester City1Southampton2
20/08/22AFC Bournemouth0Arsenal3
21/08/22Leeds United3Chelsea0
21/08/22West Ham United0Brighton & Hove Albion2
21/08/22Newcastle United3Manchester City3
22/08/22Manchester United2Liverpool1

A few interesting games this matchday! With a magisterial Gabriel Jesus, Arsenal are in great form, as they beat Bournemouth. Rather surprisingly Leeds dominated Chelsea, while Newcastle drew against ManCity, despite having a 2 goal lead at one point. Allan Saint-Maximin managed 3 assists to get the Man of the Match award in the thriller. The matchday ended with ManUtd facing Liverpool. The Red Devils, with Maguire and Ronaldo on the bench, presented Casemiro, but also managed to get the win against their struggling rivals.


After 3 games, Arsenal are the only 100% team in the Premier League. ManCity, Spurs and surprising duo Leeds and Brighton are all close by, with 7 points each. The bottom of the table also looks weird, with ManUtd finally managing to leave the relegation zone. We do not expect Wolves and West Ham to stay there for long either, but Leicester and Everton might have a very tough season ahead.

La Liga


19/08/22Espanyol0Rayo Vallecano2
19/08/22Sevilla1Real Valladolid1
20/08/22Osasuna2Cádiz CF0
20/08/22RCD Mallorca1Real Betis Balompié2
20/08/22Celta Vigo1Real Madrid4
21/08/22Athletic Club1Valencia0
21/08/22Atlético Madrid0Villarreal2
21/08/22Real Sociedad1Barcelona4
22/08/22Elche CF1UD Almería1
22/08/22Girona FC3Getafe1

This weekend, Sevilla continued to struggle, as they failed to beat Valladolid at home at the Sanchez-Pizjuan, unlike their city rivals, as Betis marginally beat Mallorca. Real Madrid overcame Celta Vigo, in their first game without Casemiro, while Barcelona managed to copy the same score, 4-1 against Sociedad. Fati was the Man of the Match, as he came on as a sub, assisted 2 and scored one. Lewandowski also managed to score his first La Liga goals. After a promising start of the campaign, Atletico lost at home versus Villareal.


Still early days, but we still have 4 clubs with maximum points. Betis and Real Madrid trail Emery’s Villareal, while Osasuna are surprisingly solid so far. It is also a surprise, as people expected more from 0 points Getafe. Sevilla will also be looking at gaining some momentum, they are not having the start they’ve dreamt of.

Serie A


21/08/22Bologna1Hellas Verona1

As we’ve reported that last week, surprisingly, the first Serie A matchday had no draws. This quickly changed however, as this matchday we’ve seen 6 draws, from which 4 were those ugly ones which we all hate.. Top teams, Lazio, Milan, Atalanta and Juventus all lost points. Napoli looks to be most exciting out of the bunch, as Spalletti’s boys demolished Monza, putting their goals scored tally to 9, in just 2 games.


After 2 matchdays, we have 3 teams with maximum points. Napoli, Inter and Roma all got stronger this summer and are looking like real candidates. Also kind of poetic that Mourinho’s Roma has 2 goals scored and 0 conceded from two matches.