In Spain, nothing seems to succeed at Real Madrid, defeated Saturday in Levante (1-0), and dislodged from first place by Barca, carried by a new quadruple of Lionel Messi. In Italy, Lazio remains on the heels of Juventus, while in France, OM tastes defeat again, after a series of 14 victorious matches. Back on the results of the weekend.
Premier League: Chelsea rule out the competition, United replace themselves
Waiting for the match of Liverpool, the undisputed leader of the championship who hosts West Ham on Monday, Manchester City returned to… 19 points of the Reds, thanks to its success in Leicester (0 -1), Saturday, on the occasion of the 27th day of the Premier League.
The Citizens have, thanks to this crucial victory, seven points ahead of their opponents and direct pursuers. For its part, Chelsea consolidated its 4th place, Saturday, by beating Tottenham (2-1), in particular thanks to a titular Olivier Giroud and scorer. With 44 points on the clock, the Blues are now 4 lengths ahead of the men of Jose Mourinho, who drops to 6th place in the standings.
who will qualify for the C1 if the appeal of Manchester City against his exclusion for two years from European competitions is rejected, returned to Manchester United, who fell at Old Trafford of Watford (3-0).
The Red Devils notably took advantage of a new goal from Frenchman Anthony Martial to win easily against the 19th in the standings. For its part, Arsenal (9th with 37 points) emerged victorious from a balanced duel with Everton, at the end of a meeting with a stunning scenario (3-2).
PSG takes off in the standings, end of series for the WTO In five days after its defeat in Dortmund in the knockout stages of the Champions League, PSG had to work to beat Bordeaux (4-3),
Sunday, at the end of the 26th day of the championship. A victory marked by the 200th goal in the Paris jersey of his best historical scorer, the Uruguayan Edinson Cavani, which allows the club of the capital to increase its lead at the top of the classification (13 points ahead of OM).
However, PSG, who lost Thiago Silva on an injury, still displays some excitement in defense, with three new goals conceded a week after conceding four to Amiens (4-4).
In addition, the fight for the podium has tightened behind the Parisians, even if OM is still 2nd (52 points) despite their defeat at home against Nantes (1-3).
It was the first Marseille loss after a streak of 14 unbeaten matches in the league. Doubled by Lille, Saturday, in 3rd place in the ranking, after a clear northern victory against Toulouse (3-0), Rennes finally regained its place on Sunday, beating Nîmes (2-1).
The Bretons, who won in the last minutes of the game, come back to 8 points from OM. • Liga: Real Madrid’s new misstep, Barca regains control 1-0 defeat on Levante’s lawn, Saturday during the 25th day of Liga, Real Madrid lost its leader’s chair in favor of Barca.
This is the 2nd defeat for Zinedine Zidane’s troops in the league this season, already held in check by Celta Vigo (2-2), last Sunday at the Bernabeu. Underperformances that fall at the worst time for Real, a week from the scheduled March 1 in Madrid.
Large winner of Eibar (5-0) thanks to a quadruple of Leo Messi, Barca, shaken by an extra-sport scandal, found colors to return to its eternal rival, with two points ahead.
Juventus stays the course, Lazio persists and signs Lazio Rome never gives up. By winning on the ground of Genoa (2-3), Sunday, during the 25th day of Serie A, with a new goal from the inevitable Ciro Immobile (27 goals), the club of the Italian capital’s clings to the basques of Juventus. Leader with a point ahead of Lazio, Juve beat Spal (1-2) on Saturday in Ferrara, in the middle of a weekend very disturbed by the advance of the new coronavirus in Italy, where containment zones have been established in the north of the country.
Inter, meanwhile, are six points behind the Turinese and five of the Romans, with one game less. Antonio Conte’s men saw their match, scheduled for Sunday evening against Sampdoria Genoa, be postponed to a later date due to the proliferation of coronavirus cases in Italy. Three other matches were also postponed for the same reason: Atalanta Bergamo-Sassuolo, Hellas Verona-Cagliari, and Torino-Parma.
Bayern plays with fire, Leipzig, and Dortmund in ambush
The defending German champion was frightened, Friday, against Paderborn, the red lantern of the championship, making the difference only two minutes from the end of the match (3-2), thanks to his insatiable Polish striker Robert Lewandowski. The Bavarians remain leaders at the end of the 23rd day of the Bundesliga, with a point ahead of RB Leipzig, which gave Schalke 04 no chance, streaked on their lawn (0-5).
Third, with 4 points behind Bayern, Borussia Dortmund won at Werder Bremen (0-2). The men of Lucien Favre, who aligned the same eleven holders who beat Paris Saint-Germain in the knockout stages of the Champions League four days ago (2-1), benefited from a new realization of the phenomenon Norwegian Erling Haaland, author of his twelfth goal in eight games for the Yellow and Black since his arrival in the winter transfer window.