The Premier League, German Bundesliga, and Italian Serie A provided plenty of discussion points this weekend. Ten-man Liverpool won big at Newcastle,
Man United saw Nottingham Forest lead 2-0 after four minutes and won 3-2, and Arsenal self-inflicted a loss to Fulham. Oh, and Barcelona lead 2-0 and trailed 3-2 at Villarreal before winning 4-3.
Christian Pulisic continued to impress for Milan, Lamine Yamal dazzled for Barca, Erling Haaland missed a penalty (albeit Manchester City won), and Paris Saint-Germain fans welcomed Kylian Mbappé back after another summer transfer crisis.
Jurgen Klopp was overjoyed at the final whistle, even comparing the comeback to the one against Barcelona in the Champions League.
Perhaps, but Liverpool's 2-1 victory over Newcastle United was as much about the home team throwing the game away as it was about the Reds clawing it back.
When you're up 1-0, play for more than an hour against 10 men at home, and lose, it can't be because your opponent was good. It needs to be a mix of terrible luck and poor performance.
They were involved in each of Darwin Nez's late goals. Newcastle were unlucky that the ball stood up perfectly for Nunez to grab and score after hitting Dan Burn's backside. On the second, you just cannot throw the ball away like Bruno Guimares or fail to stop Mohamed Salah in that position.
Liverpool did make some of their luck by not giving up on pushing (although intermittently) when down a man, particularly after Harvey Elliott and Diogo Jota came on. However, Alisson had to make several spectacular stops, and Miguel Almirón could have had a hat trick.
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