The races in Manchester City and Liverpool are heating up in the Premier League, while Real Madrid in LaLiga, Paris Saint-Germain in France League 1 and Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga are in a more comfortable position at the top. In Serie A, Milan remained in the lead, although Intel was the only team to lose points in last week’s race.
Liverpool cuts the lead to 1
In the Premier League, Manchester City maintained their lead with 70 points when they returned from a goalless draw from Crystal Palace. His closest follower, Liverpool, held second place with 69 points, beating London’s Arsenal 2-0 with goals from Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino. While the summit race heats up, Chelsea, one of the representatives of the two capitals, will be third with 59 points and Arsenal will be fourth with 54 points. Next week, leader Manchester City will be a guest at Burnley on the relegation line. Liverpool, meanwhile, wants to stay in the league, hosting Watford, who beat Southampton 2-1 in the last match.
Barcelona defeats El Clásico
The 29th week of LaLiga was the El Clásico scene. Leader Real Madrid hosted Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu. The guest team won the match 4-0 and continued the league match. Atlético Madrid defeated Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League 1-0 in a tough match, while Sevilla scored a goalless draw with Real Sociedad. With these results, Real Madrid took the lead with 66 points, Sevilla in second place with 57 points, Barcelona in third place with 54 points and Atletico Madrid in fourth place.
Top mixed in Series A
Only Inter lost in the Serie A summit race to end the week. The Milan team, who lost to Britain’s Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League, drew one-on-one with the league-hosted Fiorentina and lost two points in the week when their rivals finished with three points. Milan beat Cagliari 1-0, Udinese 2-1 in Naples and Juventus 2-0 to pass Salernitana undefeated for the week. With these results, the leader Milan has 66 points, the second Naples has 63 points, the third Inter who missed one match has 60 points and the fourth Juventus has 59 points.
In Serie A next week, Milan will host Bologna and Naples will host Atalanta. In this week’s match, Juventus will host last year’s champion Intel.
Bayern wins two weeks later
Bundesliga leader Bayern Munich beat Union Berlin 4-0 this week in a two-week draw. His closest follower, Borussia Dortmund, returned with a one-on-one draw from Cologne. Bayern, the league’s champion for the past nine years, has maintained the top spot with 63 points, while Borussia Dortmund is second with 57 points. Leverkusen, who is competing for the UEFA Champions League from the group stage, is third with 48 points, and Leipzig is fourth with 45 points.
PSG has 3 out of 4 losses in the last 5 weeks
In French Ligue 1, Paris Saint-Germain is leading by 12 points over his closest follower, Marseille. After losing to Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League, Paris, who began to feel uneasy within the team, returned from Monaco 3-0. This season, Paris Saint-Germain is the leader with 65 points, 3 out of 4 losses in the last 5 games, and Marseille with 53 points is second. Rennes, who won the last five games, finished third with 52 points.
Meanwhile, in the 2022 FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Playoffs match, the league was suspended for a week.