That Was The Week That Was

Welcome to this week’s TWTWTW.

As you may be aware of by now, I rarely speak about foreign clubs facing each other in their domestic and European competitions. I will make an exception this week by having a small say on Real Madrid’s shocking 4-1 defeat by Ajax.

Thibaut Courtois is regarded as one of the world’s best goalkeepers. To me, I regard him as the world’s most overrated goalkeeper. And he was his usual (un)inspiring self on Tuesday night for the second leg at home to Ajax.

Believed to be such a formality that Real Madrid would win, Sergio Ramos intentionally picked up a second yellow in the first leg because the next stage of the competition would have been more difficult.

Oh, how Ajax laugh in the face of adversity. Not only did they completely outplay their hosts and score four goals, but Lasse Schone also managed to lob Real Madrid’s 6 ft 6 keeper Courtois. The bloke couldn’t even save a word document.

He may have begun the match on the bench, but somehow it was Gareth Bale’s fault that his club exited the UCL.

Following their humiliating UCL exit at the hands of Man United, PSG will take out their frustration on some innocent farmers this weekend by winning 14-0. On the bright side for the French giants, they can now fully focus on the battle for Ligue 1.

Missing the likes of Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and Phil Jones, the rejuvenated Romelu Lukaku stepped up to the plate and scored twice before Marcus Rashford hammered home a late winner from the penalty spot.

A lot was made of this supposedly “weak” United team on the night, yet they still cost a combined €327 million. Meanwhile, PSG’s “all-star” starting 11 only cost €321 million and that included the €120 million Kylian Mbappé. It’s only a matter of time before Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is appointed the next permanent manager. The United board just have to offer Ole the job, keys, the Chevrolet sponsored car and a bunch of mod clobber as recommended by local Manchester lad Rashford.

So OGS can guide Man United through to the UCL quarter-finals after winning at PSG to overturn a 2-0 first-leg deficit, but he can’t prevent Cardiff from losing 3-0 at Newcastle to confirm relegation in 2014.

If Borussia Dortmund vs Spurs was a game on FIFA, then Dortmund would have restarted the game to the last save point on their career mode. Anybody who watched the match couldn’t quite believe that Spurs won on the night. Young Jadon Sancho’s side created several chances to no avail, but Tottenham’s Harry Kane only needed one.

He loves a goal against the iconic black and yellow’s BVB.

Rennes stand in Arsenal‘s way if they want to reach the next round of the Europa League. After they were comfortably beaten 3-1, Arsenal face an uphill task to rescue the tie.

Giving Arsenal a place in Europe is like presenting Phil Mitchell with a voucher for 50% off his next haircut. An absolute waste of time.

In contrast to Arsenal, Chelsea are breezing through the Europa League this season. Their latest test came against Dynamo Kiev, a test Chelsea overcame with flying colours by winning 3-0.

Spaniard Pedro set the Blues on their way with his early goal after a filthy backheel nutmeg from Olivier Giroud.

Have a great weekend everyone.