Weekend Football Review

City extend their lead….

Premier League MW 18

Aston Villa Postponed Burnley

This game was postponed due to a Covid outbreak in the Villa camp.

Leeds 1 vs. 4 Arsenal

Martinelli scored two in the first half while Saka got a 3rd as Arsenal gained a comfortable lead over Leeds. Raphinha scored a penalty in the 75th minute but Smith Rowe sealed the win for Arsenal in the 84th minute. Leeds who’s bench was made up entirely of U23 players remain 16th with 3 successive losses and with other teams having games in hand. Arsenal remain 4th in the table with 3 successive wins and 6 points behind Chelsea. The teams below them have games in hand though. 

Newcastle 0 vs. 4 Man City

Dias and Cancelo scored in the 1st half while Mahrez and Sterling scored in the 2nd half to seal a routine win for City away at Newcastle. Newcastle remain 19th with three successive losses and are the only team in the bottom five who have played all 18 games till now. The gaps could increase for the Magpies. City remain top of the table but open a 3 point gap on Liverpool and a 6 point gap on Chelsea as they continue to get the points. 

Tottenham 2 vs. 2 Liverpool

This was a great game to end the weekend as Liverpool visited Conte’s Spurs who were in action after two weeks of Covid absence. It was all Spurs from the get go as they caused havoc on the Liverpool backline on the counter attack. Kane opened the scoring in the 13th minute to score his 2nd Premier League goal of the season and give Spurs the lead. Tottenham should have scored 3-4 more goals but they just couldn’t finish with Kane and Son both misfiring. Jota scored the equaliser in the 35th minute for Liverpool. Robertson then gave Liverpool the lead in the 2nd half in the 69th minute as it looked like Tottenham had missed their chance in this game. Son though equalised for Spurs in the 74th minute. Robertson was then sent off for Liverpool in the 77th minute. Spurs should have won this game by a big margin because they had so many good chances but Liverpool can thank the gods that they managed a point. Spurs remain 7th in the table 6 points behind Arsenal and with 3 games in hand. Liverpool remain 2nd 3 points ahead of Chelsea but now 3 points behind City. 

La Liga MW 18

Villarreal beat Real Sociedad 1-3, Barcelona beat Elche 3-2, Sevilla beat Atletico 2-1, and Real Madrid drew with Cadiz 0-0. Real Madrid maintain a 6 point gap at the top of the table as Sevilla, Real Betis, and Rayo Vallecano make up the top four. Atletico sit 5th followed by Real Sociedad and Barcelona. Atletico at the moment are not having the best of time having lost three successive games under Simeone for the first time in 10 years. The rest are continuing to gain points while Barcelona also managed to win this weekend as well. Real Madrid still have a good advantage. 

Serie MW 18

Lazio beat Genoa 3-1, Inter beat Salernitana 0-5, Atalanta lost to Roma 1-4, Juventus beat Bologna 0-2, and Napoli beat Milan 0-1. Inter increase their lead at the top to four points with Napoli, Milan and Atalanta making up the top four. Roma get to within 6 points of the top four, while Juventus sit 7th and and Lazio sit 8th. Milan slip up but Napoli get back to winning ways while Inter remain consistent. Roma also get a big win as Mourinho looks to gain momentum. The race in Italy is as exciting as ever. 

Bundesliga MW 17

Bayern beat Wolfsburg 4-0, Hoffenheim drew with Monchengladbach 1-1, Arminia beat Leipzig 0-2, Hertha Berlin beat Dortmund 3-2, and Freiburg beat Leverkusen 2-1. Bayern’s lead at the top increases to 9 points with Dortmund, Freiburg, and Leverkusen making up the top four. Leipzig sit 10th in the table. Bayern are running away with it and no one has any reply to them as usual. 

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