The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Lewandowski, Barcelona and FIFA

In this week’s football review we marvel at Lewandowski, wonder what happened to Barcelona and worry about FIFA. To help with understanding you can find explanations of key vocabulary in bold below.[print_link] | Subscribe: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

This week’s football review – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly:  Lewandowski, Barcelona and FIFA

Good

There was a busy mid-week of football around Europe but the biggest talking point had to be Robert Lewandowski’s five-goal haul against Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga. He came off the bench to score all five goals in just nine minutes to help his team Bayern Munich overcome an early deficit. Amazing stuff from the Polish striker.

Bad

Not such a good mid-week for Barcelona as they were thrashed 4-1 by Galician side Celta on Wednesday. This was their biggest defeat under manager Luis Enrique and maybe act as a wake-up call for the Catalan side that defending their La Liga title will be no easy feat this season.

Ugly

It has been announced this week that Swiss authorities have opened a criminal investigation against FIFA president Sepp Blatter meaning that yet again FIFA is facing more troubling times.

Vocabulary

mid-week of football: League games were played on Tuesday and Wednesday across Europe

five-goal haul: Total

came off the bench: He started as a substitute and then joined the game in the second half

overcome an early deficit: They were losing but eventually they won

they were thrashed: Heavily defeated

a wake-up call: A warning

will be no easy feat: It will not be easy to do

have opened a criminal investigation: Begun an investigation into possible criminal activity

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