Fulham holds Liverpool in a thrilling opener

The English Premier League, German Bundesliga and French Ligue 1 kicked off their 2022-23 season on Friday with smoke and superclub firepower. On Saturday, the EPL delivered their first major thriller: Fulham held Liverpool to a 2-2 draw at Craven Cottage.

In fact, the Reds had to come from behind twice. Darwin Nuñez, absent from the bench on his Premier League debut, canceled out Aleksandar Mitrovic’s opener in the first half. After Mitrovic again put Fulham ahead, Mo Salah equalized. But Liverpool couldn’t find a third goal and could already find themselves catching up in the title race.

Then, in the second EPL window, Brenden Aaronson and Tyler Adams – the two leaders of a USMNT migration to the Premier League – will make their debuts for Leeds. Later, Chelsea could reveal Raheem Sterling to Everton. In Germany, after some Americans take the field in the first games, Bayern’s two main challengers clash; and in France, Lionel Messi is hoping to set up what could be his last European season at PSG.

With full slates of MLS, NWSL and Liga MX in the evening, sunrise-to-sunset football is back in America. Follow below for the latest highlights and biggest stories from around the world. (And, below, a schedule of the best games to watch this weekend.)

Games to watch

(every hour ET)

Saturday August 6

Fulham 2-2 Liverpool
10 a.m. – Leeds v. Wolves–Peacock
12:30 p.m. – Everton vs. Chelsea – USA Network/Telemundo/NBC Sports app
12:30 p.m. – Borussia Dortmund against Bayer Leverkusen – ABC / ESPN Deportes / ESPN +
3 p.m. — Clermont Foot v. PSG — beIN Sports/beIN Sports Connect
8 p.m. – Monterrey vs. Leon – Fox Sports App 1/Fox Deportes/Fox Sports
10 p.m. – Real Salt Lake vs. LAFC – TUDN/UniMás

Sunday August 7

9 a.m. – Manchester United v Brighton – Peacock
11:30 a.m. – West Ham v Manchester City – Peacock
5 p.m. — San Diego Wave vs. Kansas City Current — Paramount+
6 p.m. – OL Reign vs. Houston Dash – Paramount +

Arsenal players celebrate their second goal in a 2-0 win against Crystal Palace. (AP Photo/Ian Walton)

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