Top five moments from the Weekend in Europe

Posted on Aug 25 2014 - 8:39am by Staff Writer

Football Express News takes a look at the top five moments from the weekend in European football.

No.1: The return of the Camp Nou Black Cat

Barcelona’s opening La Liga game of the season was a relatively easy one for the Catalan side and the game started with a comical showing from the Camp Nou’s resident Black Cat, who made another appearance.

Two minutes into the game, new keeper Claudio Bravo did his best to usher the cat off the field but failing to understand the Chilean keeper, the cat roamed the Camp Nou pitch, passing the likes of Leo Messi, Andres Iniesta and Rafinha.

Moments passed before two unlucky stewards ran out on the field, chasing the cat, before one to the laughter and cheers of the Barca crowd caught him and ushered him down the tunnel.

No.2: Leverkusen score quickest Bundesliga goal.

Karim Bellarabi scored the quickest goal in Bundesliga history and then set up another for Stefan Kiessling as Bayer Leverkusen stunned hosts Borussia Dortmund on Saturday evening.

Bellarabi struck after only nine seconds, beating the previous quickest goal scored by Giovane Elber.

No.3: Didier Drogba returns to Stamford Bridge

Ivorian striker Didier Drogba made an emotional and rapturous return to Stamford Bridge on Saturday as Chelsea beat Leicester City 2-0.

Drogba had initially been linked with a move to Juventus this summer from Turkish club Galatasaray but Blues boss Jose Mourinho forced a move through for the Chelsea hero, securing a short term deal which is expected to see him fall into a coaching role.

No.4: Diego Simeone sent off for a ‘slap’ on fourth official

Arguably the silliest sending off of late, Diego Simeone was banished from his bench in the Spanish SuperCopa for what was deemed to be a slap on the fourth official but what looked more like a touch of affection.

Needless to say, Atletico still went on to win the game as Mario Mandzukic scored the only goal of the game, securing a 2-1 aggregate win.

No.5: Twitter has a new In the Know

Xabi Alonso is getting quite a name for himself in the world of journalism after once again releasing the news before anyone else that Angel Di Maria had agreed a move to Manchester United.

Alonso made reference to Di Maria’s Champions League heroics against Atletico Madrid in May: ‘Thanks for everything Fideo! I wish you all the best, even at Manchester Utd 🙂 never forget the zigzag in extra-time in Lisbon.’