After the five matches on Saturday, January 25, AS Monaco lead the Regular League table with sixteen points. Arsenal FC sit bottom having secured only four points out of the 18 possible in three matchdays. ASM Usmakabyle and ASM Kilzyou of AS Monaco lead the scoring chart with seven goals each in three matches.
The first match of the day saw Juventus with two world champions against the underdogs of the competition: Boavista FC. The Portuguese team is one of the biggest surprises of the season, and defeated in the first game the Italians who had arrived at the studios off the back of a very successful Matchday 2. They clearly dominated at the beginning, with a 2-0, and the second game ended in a victory for Juventus 2-3, after a fought match.
The Ligue 1 derby in the second match, between AS Monaco and FC Nantes, was another goal exhibition from the Monegasque squad, despite the attempts of Roksa and Kepa scoring once in each game. Monaco rolled over the Canaries, 3-1 and 3-1, and ASM Kilzyou, ASM Lotfi and ASM Usmakabyle continue on top of the goals and assists rankings.
Celtic FC finally saw a victory in their match against Manchester United. The first game ended in a 2-2 draw, and the second one was an exciting exchange of goals, with teams taking turns towards goal. The final 3-2 was scored by INDOJAWA in the 57th minute. This victory allowed the Scottish club to jump from the last to the 9th position of the table, without harming too much United, that continues in the 4th place.
The match between FC Barcelona and Arsenal FC showed that both clubs still have some details to improve, after three matchdays without many goals. Both teams played well, but neither showed the hunger in front goal that will be required if they are to challenge the top teams, with their games finishing 1-1 and 1-0.
Mirroring Saturday’s Bundesliga match, FC Bayern München and FC Schalke 04 were the final match of Matchday 3. Off the back of very different outcomes in Matchday 2, both teams were in need of the 6 points on offer. In the end, the match ended with a double 1-0 and the all-Spanish Bayern won all the points.
The MVP of Matchday 2 and the best goal of the 11th January games were awarded at the beginning of the day. MESTRE from FC Bayern München won the prize for the best goal, and ETTORITO97 was the best player. The awards of Matchday 3 will be given on February, 8th. In order to decide the MVP, KONAMI will choose one player out of the five with the most CO-OP points determined by the video game. Both MVP and Best Goal are individual prizes that award 10,000€ each to the winner.
The following fixtures for Matchday 4 have been officially announced: FC Schalke 04 vs FC Barcelona, FC Nantes vs Arsenal FC, Juventus vs Manchester United FC, Boavista FC vs FC Bayern München, and Celtic FC vs AS Monaco. Matchday 4 is set for Saturday, February 8 at 1.00pm CET (12.00pm GMT).