European football: 7-1 scorelines, fluke goals and more

Stevan Jovetic
Stevan Jovetic has scored three goals in two games since leaving Manchester City

It was a busy weekend across Europe, with Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich winning, Roma shocking Juventus and transfers galore.

But what are the stories you might have missed? Several former Premier League strikers on the scoresheet, freak goals and stadium problems and more - BBC Sport takes a look.

Club Brugge addicted to 7-1 scorelines

Club Brugge
Club Brugge players spoke to their fans with a megaphone in the post-match celebrations

Club Brugge bounced back from their 7-1 Champions League aggregate defeat by Manchester United... by thrashing Standard Liege by the same scoreline over 90 minutes.

Abdoulay Diaby had only scored once in his nine appearances, including blanks in both legs against United, following his summer move from Lille but he scored four goals against Standard, including an injury-time strike.

If there's to be any consolation for Standard fans, they can chant 'it's just like watching Brazil' while maintaining total accuracy.

Soldado amongst the goals back in Spain

Roberto Soldado
Roberto Soldado admits he lost his confidence in England

Roberto Soldado scored seven goals in 52 Premier League appearances during a disappointing spell at Tottenham after a prolific career in La Liga, notably with Valencia.

They agreed to sell him to Villarreal this summer, taking almost a £20m hit, so you can probably guess what happened next.

The 30-year-old has scored in both his opening games and even assisted their other two in Friday's 3-1 win over Espanyol - the first time he has assisted two goals in a league game in his career.

Stick around for the next entry, Spurs fans - it also sort of concerns you.

Lyon not missing new Spurs striker

Nabil Fekir
Nabil Fekir was a reported target for Arsenal, but then again who hasn't been?

You might have thought Lyon would be missing striker Clinton N'Jie after Tottenham signed him to replace Soldado.

But Nabil Fekir - whose name would not be allowed before the watershed in Ireland - has scored four goals in two games since N'Jie's departure.

The 22-year-old, who plays up front with France team-mate Alexandre Lacazette, scored a hat-trick in a 4-0 win at Caen on Saturday - netting with each of his three efforts in an efficient performance.

Ajax continue electric start to season

Ajax
Ajax are averaging three goals a game in the league this season

Ajax manager Frank de Boer had won the Dutch league title in each of his four years as a manager. But last season they fell 17 points short of champions PSV. And this year they are determined to win their title back.

Their fantastic start in the league is only the fourth time a team has started an Eredivisie season with four wins and four clean sheets.

Sunday's 4-0 win over ADO Den Haag kept up their perfect start, with a record of 12 goals and none conceded.

Twenty-year-old Anwar El Ghazi, who scored twice, is the first Ajax player to score six goals in the first four games since Klaas-Jan Huntelaar in 2007.

PSV, four points down the table, remain unbeaten after beating Feyenoord 3-1. In fact Phillip Cocu is still unbeaten as an Eredivisie manager in 13 matches in any August.

Greek Gods bless Olympiakos with freak goal

Olympiakos are used to having it their own way in the Greek Super League - having won the last five titles.

But they needed the Greek Gods to look down on them to beat Levadiakos on the second day of the season.

With two minutes left and an unlikely draw on the cards, Olympiakos midfielder Luka Milivojevic blocked a clearance which ricocheted into the back of the net from 30 yards out.

Aptly named considering the manner of their first goal, Kostas Fortounis added a second in injury time to make it two wins from two.

Teething problems for Bordeaux stadium

Bordeaux
Bordeaux fans also let smoke off at the game

Bordeaux's new stadium, imaginatively called the Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux (translation: New Bordeaux Stadium) hasn't gotten off to the best start.

During Sunday's match with Nantes, five people were injured when a safety barrier gave way as fans celebrated the second goal in their 2-0 win.

A similar incident occurred last May at its inaugural game. It is a Euro 2016 venue.

Good week for...

Former Manchester City forwards in Serie A, with Edin Dzeko scoring in Roma's win over Juventus and Stevan Jovetic netting twice in Inter Milan's 2-1 win over minnows Carpi.

Jovetic's second, a late penalty, was his third strike in two games for Roberto Mancini's Inter and denied Carpi their first ever Serie A point.

Bad week for...

Lazio. As if Roma needed any more reason to be joyous, their local rivals have had a disastrous few days.

They were beaten in the Champions League play-off by Bayer Leverkusen, resulting in reports they had pulled out of all transfer negotiations they had been in as a result of the reduced income.

And on Sunday, they were thumped 4-0 by Chievo, who finished below mid-table last season.

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