Liverpool tramples, Chelsea and Dortmund ensure … What to remember from Saturday’s European matches

For their part, the Antonio Conte’s Tottenham got off to a good start on Saturday’s Premier League opener.

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Liverpool start at a trot. Declared candidates for the title, the Reds conceded a draw on the lawn of Fulham (2-2), Saturday August 6, for the first day of the Premier League. Jürgen Klopp’s players are actually doing quite well after being twice scored by the Cottagers (with a double from Mitrovic), promoted to the top flight. Mohamed Salah saved appearances in the last minutes, while rookie Darwin Nunez scored his first in the league a little earlier, with a subtle backheel.

Chelsea did not fail Everton (0-1). In a heated match, the Blues largely dominated their subject. Their salvation came from penal uniqueness transformed by Jorginho at the end of the first period. Tottenham came out much better by signing a card against Southampton (4-1). Leeds (2-1 v Wolverhampton), Newcastle (2-0 v Nottingham) and promoted Bournemouth (2-0 v Aston Villa) also made successful home debuts.

In the Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund won their first clash of the season against Leverkusen (1-0). Put into orbit by an early goal from Marco Reus, BVB then held on against repeated attacks from Bayer. Despite an excellent Moussa Diaby and a but from Exequiel Palacios refused, the visitors left empty-handed.

In other matches, Union Berlin won the capital derby against Hertha (3-1). Mönchengladbach won by the same score against Hoffenheim, with goals from Marcus Thuram and Ramy Bensebaini, former Ligue 1 players. Finally, Werder Bremen, back in the top flight, got a good draw at Wolfsburg (2- 2).

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