With the Bianconeri faithful monitoring with interest how FC Copenhagen fared yesterday, feelings will no doubt have been mixed for the Danish club’s own fans after witnessing their team play out a 1-1 draw with Esbjerg.
There is positive to be found in that Cesar Santin’s equaliser signified a comeback from being 1-0 down, and that they managed to overturn the deficit despite having Ragnar Sigurdsson sent off.
But Copenhagen are defending league champions, and the supporters will no doubt be concerned that their team are sitting two points away from the relegation zone without a home win this season.
Nor were Galatasaray able to secure a win this weekend, with their home tie against Antalyaspor on Friday evening also finishing locked at 1-1. The visitors, who had only got one point from three games previously, will surely have left the Turk Telecom arena happy to have stolen a point off last season’s champions and limited them to just one goal, scored by Didier Drogba.
Yesterday evening saw Real Madrid’s clash with Villarreal, a side who were also on maximum points. In the end, neither side were able to pull away from one another in the La Liga table as Carlo Ancelotti’s men were held to a 2-2 draw, although the ex-Juve boss will take heart from the fact that world-record signing Gareth Bale got a goal on his debut with a right-footed tap-in away at the Madrigal.