Sergio Aguero, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Gonzalo Higuain, Luis Suarez and Gareth Bale all on form
Sergio Aguero, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Gonzalo Higuain, Luis Suarez and Gareth Bale all scored in their team’s victories over the weekend.
Aguero followed his midweek hat-trick with a double in their 4-1 away win against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium.
City took the lead when Aguero banished his memory of his two midweek penalty misses by calmly scoring from the spot.
His second was header from Kevin de Bruyne’s free-kick before Bojan pulled one back with a penalty.
Substitute Nolito came on to score two to give Pep Guardiola his second league win.
Ibrahimovic showed his class again with a brace against Southampton on Friday night’s 2-0 win at Old Trafford.
It was the Swede’s first competitive game the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ and he didn’t disappoint!
His first was a headed goal from a Wayne Rooney cross and his second was from the spot after Jordy Clasie had tripped Luke Shaw.
Higuain scored the winning goal on his debut for the reigning Serie A champions when they beat Fiorentina 2-1.
The Argentine striker moved from Napoli in July for a whopping £75.3 million.
Suarez’s incredible run of form continued as he scored a hat-trick in Barcelona’s 6-2 hammering of Real Betis.
The Uruguayan has now scored an impressive 17 goals in his last six games – his final tally for last season when he finished the league’s top scorer was 40 goals.
Welsh forward Bale scored a brace in Real Madrid’s 3-0 victory at Real Sociedad.
He put the European Champions in the lead after just 72 seconds beofre Marco Asensio scored a beautiful chipped goal just before the end of the fist-half.
Bale’s second goal came right at the end when he rounded Geronimo Rulli in the last minute.
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