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Soccer Season Kicks off in Europe

Jacek Stanislawek
Haaland scored 35 goals in the 2022/23 season, but so far this season he is on pace to break his own record by three goals.

The European football season has started, and the early weeks have already been full of surprises.   

In the English Premier League, Erling Haaland is on pace to break the single-season goal scoring record again after doing so last season, with nine goals in his first nine games. Newly promoted team Luton Town was predicted by many to be the worst ever Premier League team, but currently Luton is seeming much better than Sheffield United and Burnley. Despite Chelsea’s owner, Todd Boehly, spending over one billion dollars in less than two years, Chelsea currently placed 11th. “I think Todd Boehly is too caught up in listening to everyone’s ideas not taking the ones that matter into account,” says Paideia’s DEI Coordinator and Chelsea supporter Oman Frame “For me, we went out trying to purchase a team versus trying to create a team.”

Young English star Jude Bellingham was signed by Real Madrid this summer for $109 million, and he is off to a hot start, leading Madrid to the top spot in the La Liga by scoring eight goals and setting up three assists in his first nine games.

In the German Bundesliga, former Liverpool, Bayern Munich, and Real Madrid legend Xabi Alonso has so far coached Bayer Leverkusen to sit first above the two German giants, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. In the 2022/23 season, VfB Stuttgart finished 16th, but eight games into this season they are currently third. Stuttgart player, Serhou Guirassy has scored an incredible 14 goals in eight games to help Stuttgart rise to the top.

Last year’s champions of the Serie A, Napoli, surprisingly sit fourth in their league, possibly due to internal turmoil after the social media team called the star striker, Victor Osimhen, a “coconut” because he missed a penalty. Paris Saint-Germain, by far the best team in France, is currently in second. If PSG do not win the Ligue 1, then star player, Kylian Mbappé, will most likely leave to a big team like Real Madrid in the summer. PSG fans felt even more disappointment as PSG was grouped into the UEFA Champions League “Group of Death” with Italian team AC Milan, Borussia Dortmund of Germany, and English Newcastle United.

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