European roundup: Aaron Ramsey scores Nice’s first equalizer | League 1
Aaron Ramsey scored a minute after coming off the bench to save a 1-1 draw on his debut for Pleasant in their Ligue 1 clash against Toulouse.
The 31-year-old former Arsenal and Juventus midfielder joined the French club on a free transfer earlier this month. He started Sunday’s game as a substitute before replacing Calvin Stengs just 13 minutes from time at the Stadium Municipal in Toulouse. And on the same pitch he scored for Wales in their 3-0 win over Russia at Euro 2016, Ramsey found the back of the net.
Following a drive from Bilal Brahimi, Ramsey held on to his teammate’s pass before executing a fine finish. Until Ramsey intervened, Toulouse seemed on course for victory after Thijs Dallinga opened the scoring in the 20th minute.
Marseilles started their Ligue 1 campaign victoriously on Sunday by beating the visitors Stadium Reims 4-1 to quell reports of discontent within their ranks.
An early own goal from Wout Faes and early strikes from Nuno Tavares and Colombian rookie Luis Suárez secured the success of new coach Igor Tudor’s opener, whose arrival early in the game was greeted by a chorus mockery from local supporters.
It came amid media reports of tensions in the dressing room and after poor results in friendlies ahead of last season’s French league finalists’ new campaign.
Faes kicked a leg to head the ball into his own net after 13 minutes before Arsenal full-back Tavares, on loan from Arsenal, moved forward halfway down the pitch before cutting inside to score with a shot from the right foot in the first half. Suárez, previously on Watford’s books, added two more in the final 15 minutes with fellow Arsenal loanee Florian Balogun scoring a consolation for the visitors between the two.
RB Leipzig dropped points at the start of their Bundesliga season, drawing 1-1 at stuttgart despite taking the lead and missing a bag full of chances in the second half.
Leipzig, who lost 5-3 to Bayern Munich in the German Super Cup last week, are off to a good start with 2021/22 Bundesliga Player of the Season Christopher Nkunku returning home to give them the advantage in the eighth minute.
They gradually calmed down and Stuttgart found space to attack, with Naouirou Ahamada’s strike from the edge of the box leveling the scores in the 31st minute with the French international’s first career goal. youth.
Leipzig advanced after the break but wondered how they had failed to score in a one-sided second half.
Stuttgart goalkeeper Florian Müller repeatedly denied them, stopping a close-range shot from Nkunku in the 66th minute and sensationally fending off a close-range shot from Willi Orban five minutes later. Dani Olmo also couldn’t beat Müller in the 73rd as Leipzig racked up a total of 27 efforts on goal to Stuttgart’s 11.
Promoted Schalke didn’t have the return to the Bundesliga they envisioned when Dominick Drexler was sent off for a careless foul after 35 minutes in their 3-1 loss at Cologne.