The season is two games old and there are 5 teams that have started with 2 wins. Dynamo Kiev, Anderlecht, Dinamo Zagreb, AZ Alkmaar and Stuttgart have all laid down the gauntlet with a perfect start with Dynamo Kiev sitting top of the table by just 1 goal. Kiev have won 5-2 at FC Twente and then won 3-2 at home to FK Partizan so there is plenty of entertainment for the fans and while Kiev have shown that they can score goals, they also look vulnerable at the back.
Biggest win so far has been River Plate’s opening day 5-0 win over Independiente. They found it tougher in Germany last night though where they were held to a 2-2 draw by FC Augsburg but River Plate could be a team to keep an eye on.
At the bottom, Celtic, Werder Bremen, FC Twente Enschade and Standard Liege are still looking for their first point. Every team in the league has scored at least one goal with only Dinamo Zagreb still to concede.
Dieumerci Mbokani of Dynamo Kiev has scored 4 goals in the first two games and should score plenty more if he can avoid injury. Pablo Piatti (Santos) and Rafael Santos Borre (River Plate) lead the way in the assist table with 3 apiece.
Three red cards have been shown so far with Mohamed Yattara (Standard Liege), Jamel Saihi (Montpellier) and Salif Sane (Dinamo Zagreb) being the bad boys of the Division so far.
This Sunday’s game of the day in Division 5 should be the clash in Zagreb, Croatia, where 3rd placed Dinamo Zagreb entertain 6th placed River Plate. Henry Prudden’s Dinamo Zagreb are defending a 100% start to the season but Patrik Olsson will provide a stern test with his River Plate outfit.
The game to avoid could be the game in Germany between FC Augsburg and Standard Liege. Dale Piero (Augsburg) and Frank Luca(Liege) have failed to get into the groove so far and this could be a drab game with little excitement for an expected 25-26,000 brave soles who will pay to watch this game.
WHAT’S HOT and WHAT’S NOT
In real life
My daughters new Astra
My girlfriend’s tits
Days off work
Our pug breathing in my ear
Piles of washing to be put away
Wasps with teeth
In Top 100
Dynamo Kiev’s strikers
Frank Hirst’s work
Leonardo Pisculichi, first hat trick in Top 100
The Top 100 blog
Balotelli (£20m transfer being the highest so far)
Barcelona no points, no goals
Managers that don’t answer to transfer offers
Managers that quit after 1 game (really, why the hell join and prevent a real manager getting a team)
Looking for an external player with a good rating
Forgetting that you had loaned in a higher rated keeper than the twat you already have (doh!)
That’s me for today. Next article from me will be a week on Sunday and will be a full real life/top 100 news blog.
Gino at Brugge