Mesut Ozil celebrates the second of his three goals against Ludogorets. For Arsene Wenger and Arsenal, something feels a bit different this season. A 6-0 destruction of Ludogorets in the Champions League on Wednesday has Arsenal level on points with Paris Saint-Germain at the top of Group A, but the remaining head-to-head fixture against the French champions will take place at the Emirates Stadium in London.
Pep Guardiola has seen Lionel Messi score a lot of goals, but this time was seated in the opposing dugout. Standout Manchester City midfielder slipped in the middle of the 18, stunning his listless teammates and allowing Messi to reap the benefits early in Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League group stage match at the Camp Nou. Another former Messi teammate, Claudio Bravo, was left clawing at air as the diminutive megastar darted around him to make it 1-0 to Barcelona.
Lynn Williams didn’t take long to make an impact in her USWNT debut. Because Lynn Williams took just 50 seconds to score her first national team goal. In a highly experimental game for head coach Jill Ellis, who fielded a three-woman back line and gave five players their debuts, the U.S. dominated but didn’t convert all of its possession and shots until Williams stepped into the fray.