All European Leagues now break for two weeks to pave way for the first international break after the World Cup. But today, we look at special hot and firing duos who impressed last weekend.

5. Pedro and Eden Hazard

Still a 100 per cent record for Chelsea, and that is to be particularly praised after this hard-fought 2-0 win over Bournemouth, although the match seemed to again set out what is likely to be the long-term theme of their entire season.

The players with such a nose for a goal like Pedro and Hazard were invaluable. They seem to be already enjoying life under Sarri.

4. Neymar and Kylian Mbappe

Neymar and Kylian Mbappe are “made to play together”, said Samuel Umtiti a week ago, with the Barcelona defender expecting Paris Saint-Germain to prosper with two global superstars working in tandem. The was far from being wrong.

And though Mbappe ended receiving a red card, he didn’t seem to regret it. “No, no, no,” said Mbappe in the mixed zone after the win. “If I had the chance to do it over again, I would do the same thing.

“I will apologise to the supporters and everybody, but I cannot tolerate this sort of thing.”

3. Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

It was only two weeks ago that Unai Emery said he could not yet envisage cramming both Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang into his Arsenal starting XI. But it has not taken Emery long to revise that opinion.

Against Cardiff on Sunday he decided to ease off the handbrake, handing Lacazette his first start of the season in a central role, with Aubameyang deployed out on the left wing. And the duo did not disappoint, Scoring two goals and assisting one.

Alexandre Lacazette believes his friendship with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will continue to pay dividends for Arsenal after he fired them to victory at Cardiff City on Sunday.

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