Hello guys, a wonderful morning to you all as we check out the results of the football matches played yesterday. There were series of results with some of them stunning. Ride with us as we review them..
Starting with the La Liga…
Real Madrid were stunned by Levante to a 1-0 defeat away from home with a goal from Jose Luis Morales, moving the Santiago Bernabeu side to second position on the La Liga table with 53 points, two points off leaders Barcelona who thrashed Eibar 5-0 as Lionel Messi ran riot with four goals and Arthur also got on the scoresheet with their new signing Martin Braithwaite from Leganes getting two assists.
El Clasico hold next week which may not really have the total needed effect on the title race due to the level of inconsistencies from both teams.
In the Bundesliga…
RB Leipzig maintained their title charge on Bayern Munich after thrashing Schalke 5-0 yesterday. Marcel Sabitzer, Timo Werner, Marcel Halstenberg, Angelino and Emil Forsberg all got on the scoresheet as they moved to 48 points, one point behind Bayern Munich.
Borussia Dortmund also followed from behind with 45 points thanks to a 2-0 win over Werder Bremen as youngster Erling Haaland scored his ninth Bundesliga goal in just six matches. Defender Dan-Axel Zagadou also got on the scoresheet thanks to a lay down from Jadon Sancho.
In the Serie A…
Juventus extended their lead at the top of Ligue 1 table thanks to a 2-1 victory over SPAL as Cristiano Ronaldo hit 1000th career appearances for club and country, scoring in 11th consecutive Serie A matches, matching Fabio Quagliarella and Gabriel Batistuta records and also equaling a league record he once set with Real Madrid in La Liga. Former Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey also got on the scoresheet as his goal proved decisive before Andrea Petagna halved the deficit.
Juventus moved to 60 points, four points ahead of closest rival Lazio and six points ahead of Inter Milan who are both yet to play their matches. SPAL however are still last on the table following their fifth straight league defeat, eight points from safety with 15 points from 25 matches.
In the Premier League…
Manchester City secured a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Leicester City at the King Power stadium thanks to a lone strike from substitute Gabriel Jesus who converted late from a Riyad Mahrez’s pass.
It was really harsh on Leicester City who put all the required fight including goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel saving Sergio Aguero’s spot kick together with series of fine saves on the night. That however didn’t stop City from going seven points clear Brendan Rodgers side by sitting comfortably in second with 57 points while Leicester sit third with 50 points.
Frank Lampard completed the league double over Jose Mourinho thanks to a 2-1 victory over Tottenham at the Stamford Bridge in the absence of injured Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son.
The Blues scored all the goals in the match as Olivier Giroud scored his first Premier League goal of the season before Marcos Alonso doubled the lead. The scoreline was halved when Antonio Rudiger diverted Erik Lamela’s cross into his own net very late in the match.
It was the first time Jose Mourinho will lose to the same side twice in the league in a single campaign. The match also saw some VAR controversies with midfielder Giovani Lo Celso who was supposed to be awarded his marching order after stamping on Chelsea skipper Cesar Azpilicueta’s shin. The red card was not given but the officials later apologized for that decision, claiming it was human error.
Results in full…
Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham
Burnley 3-0 AFC Bournemouth
Crystal Palace 1-0 Newcastle United
Sheffield United 1-1 Brighton
Southampton 2-0 Aston Villa
Leicester City 0-1 Manchester City
Celta Vigo 1-0 Leganes
Barcelona 5-0 Eibar
Real Sociedad 3-0 Valencia
Levante 1-0 Real Madrid
Bologna 1-1 Udinese
SPAL 1-2 Juventus
Fiorentina 1-1 Milan
Borussia Mönchengladbach 1-1 Hoffenheim
Hertha BSC 0-5 1. FC Köln
Freiburg 0-2 Fortuna Düsseldorf
Werder Bremen 0-2 Borussia Dortmund
Schalke 04 0-5 RB Leipzig
Marseille 1-3 Nantes
Angers 1-0 Montpellier
Dijon 1-1 Monaco
Lille 3-0 Toulouse
Strasbourg 0-0 Amiens
Matches continue today with the following fixtures..
Some Serie A fixtures have been postponed due to the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus in the region’s of Veneto and Lombardy in Italy. The matches between Atalanta and Sassuolo, Inter Milan and Sampdoria as well as Verona and Cagliari among other sporting activities have all been postponed until further notice.
Fixtures in full…
Manchester United Vs Watford 3:00pm
Wolverhampton Vs Norwich City 3:00pm
Arsenal Vs Everton 5:30pm
Osasuna Vs Granada 12:00pm
Deportivo Alaves Vs Athletic Bilbao 2:00pm
Real Valladolid Vs RCD Espanyol 4:00pm
Getafe Vs Sevilla 6:30pm
Atletico Madrid Vs Villarreal 9:00pm
Genoa Vs Lazio 12:30pm
Torino Vs Parma 3:00pm
Roma Vs Lecce 6:00pm
Bayer Leverkusen Vs Augsburg 3:30pm
Wolfsburg Vs Mainz 05 6:00pm
Saint-Etienne Vs Reims 3:00pm
Rennes Vs Nimes 5:00pm
Paris Saint-Germain Vs Bordeaux 9:00pm