A few European giants fell this weekend and that provides tantalising clues as to what might come next when the club scene resumes in 11 days time.
PSG's perfect eight-match winning start to the Ligue 1 season came to an abrupt end as they fell to a shock 2-0 defeat at Rennes.
Dutch giants Ajax are now just a point ahead of PSV at the summit of the Eredivisie after their home defeat to Utrecht, who are now also very much in the title mix, just a point adrift of PSV. Erik ten Hag's side usually has things their own way at Johan Cruijff Arena, but not this weekend.
In the seven games prior to this defeat in all competitions, Ajax had won all seven, scoring 31 times and conceding just once.
Over in Spain, LaLiga leaders and pace-setters Real Madrid were brought back down to earth at 13th-placed Espanyol, who were 17th at kickoff. Karim Benzema did grab a consolation in the 71st minute, though, meaning that no player across Europe's top five leagues has more goals than the Frenchman's nine.
In perhaps the biggest shock of the entire weekend, Bayern Munich took an early lead through Leon Goretzka and looked set for another routine home win in the Bundesliga. Eintracht Frankfurt's Serbian playmaker Filip Kostić had other plans though; the left-footer bagged a goal and an assist in a stunning come-from-behind win.
Kostić has bagged 10+ assists in each of his last three Bundesliga campaigns, and few would bet against him making it four.
😯 Weekend shocks
- 🇫🇷 Rennes 2-0 PSG
- 🇳🇱 Ajax 0-1 Utrecht
- 🇪🇸 Espanyol 2-1 Real Madrid
- 🇩🇪 Bayern 1-2 Eintracht Frankfurt
A richly-entertaining weekend was capped off by arguably the best game of the lot, with four second-half goals at Anfield as Liverpool and City shared the spoils in a Sunday Premier League cracker. Here's a recap of ten things we learned in the Premier League this weekend.