The club football will return on 14th September with a few exciting games over the weekend.
In the midst of the International break, the fans of club football all over the world are waiting eagerly for the resumption of the domestic competitions.
There are a number of fixtures that catch the eye in the gameweek following the break. We at Khel Now take you through the top five fixtures to look forward to after the international break.
5. AS Monaco vs Marseille – 15th September 7pm(GMT)
Monaco have suffered an unfortunate start to the season, languishing at 19th in the Ligue 1 table, with no wins, two draws and two losses after four games played. Leonardo Jardim’s side will be hoping to finally kickstart their campaign against a Marseille side that lies in 8th position in the table.
Despite the apparent gap in the league positions of the two sides, the match promises to be one that is quite evenly contested, meaning that it will be a treat for neutrals.
4. Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen – 14th September 1:30pm(GMT)
Lucien Favre’s Dortmund side suffered a shock 3-1 defeat to FC Union Berlin in the last match week and will be looking to get back on track after the international break. However, they will have to see off a significant Bayer Leverkusen side to do so.
Reus and co will be hoping that the atmosphere at the Signal Iduna Park will be enough to push them over the line against their solid opposition who have only conceded three goals so far this season, to Dortmund’s five. Dortmund will be looking to overtake their opponents in the league table with a win against them on Saturday.
3. Fiorentina vs Juventus – 14th September 1pm(GMT)
Juventus and Fiorentina could not have had more contrasting starts to their respective seasons. Juventus took a single goal against Parma and a highly fortuitous Kalidou Koulibaly own goal, to get the win in their opening two games. Fiorentina, on the other hand, were edged out by Genoa and Napoli by a single goal in their opening two fixtures, despite giving very good account of themselves on the pitch.
Cristiano Ronaldo and his side will be looking to get into their groove this season while Fiorentina will be looking to get their first points of the campaign. A tasty fixture for all involved.
2. Barcelona vs Valencia – 14th September 7pm(GMT)
Barcelona struggles to keep the ball out of the net while Valencia struggles to get it in. The two heavyweights of Spanish football are stuck in mid-table after three games played. Both the clubs would have been grateful for the international break as it offered them a chance to regroup and push on following the break.
Ernesto Valverde has come under heavy criticism in recent weeks due to his side’s poor performance in the early part of the campaign. He will want to keep his critics at bay and he will scarcely get a better chance to do so than with a win.
Valencia, on the other hand, will see this as an opportunity to put some distance between them and the other teams vying for European slots, establishing their position in the league table.
1. RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich – 14th September 4:30pm(GMT)
The gameweek following the international break brings us a table-topping clash in the Bundesliga. RB Leipzig have been rampant in the first few games of the season. Three played, three won, nine scored and just two conceded. It doesn’t get much better than that.
Bayern started off with a disappointing draw against Hertha BSC in the first game of the league campaign but have built steadily from there, the latest win coming in a 6-1 rout of Mainz. It will be the youth and creativity if Leipzig pitted against the machine that is Bayern Munich. Bundesliga and football fans over the world will be licking their lips for this fixture.