Domestic Leagues

Liverpool suffered a ‘hangover’ defeat, Real Madrid gains a 4-point lead, and Lazio keeps up pace the with Juventus

English Premier League after Round 32

 

Blame it on the hangover from their title celebration but Liverpool suffered their second defeat in the 2019/20 English Premier League season after a 4-0 hammering at the Etihad Stadium from Manchester City. It might not mean much, but for a team breaking and setting new records, Liverpool would have loved to break the highest accumulated points in the history of the Premier League. With 24 points left, Liverpool can only tie the record for the most points if they don’t drop any more points in their final 8 games.

Manchester United closes in on Champions League qualification after both Leicester City and Chelsea suffered defeat in their respective matches.

Tottenham falls to 9th and below Arsenal in the ranking.

Aston Villa moved above Bournemouth on goal-difference, but three occupants of the relegation zone remain the same.

Leading Goalscorers
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) – 19 goals
Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) 19 goals
Danny Ings (Southampton) 18 goals
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) 17 goals
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) 16 goals

Leander Dendoncker’s goal saw Wolves kick off the round with a 1-0 away victory against Aston Villa.

Danny Ings scored his 18th goal of the season as Southampton won at Watford.

Bruno Fernandes scored two goals as Manchester United won 3-0 in Brighton.

It was a comfortable match in Bournemouth for Newcastle. Newcastle left with 3 points after a 4-1 victory against Bournemouth.

Pierre-Ermierch Auabameyang scored two goals to join Jamie Vardy at the top of the scoring list. Aubameyang’s goals contributed to Arsenal’s 4-0 victory over bottom-tabled Norwich City.

A defeat at Goodison Park kept Leicester City winless since the restart of the season. Everton found early goals to win 2-1 against Leicester. Back to back victories for Everton.

A late counter-attacking allowed Andriy Yarmolenko to score their winning goal for West Ham in the 89th-minute. West Ham beat Chelsea 3-2.

Sheffield United picked up their first three points since the restart of the season after a ‘3-1’ victory against Tottenham.

Three in the first half plus a second-half own goal carried Manchester City to a 4-0 win against the newly crowned league champions


Aston Villa 0-1 Wolves
Goal Scorers Wolves -Leander Dendoncker 62′

Watford 1-3 Southampton
Goal Scorers Watford – Jan Bednarek 79′(og)
Goal Scorers Southampton Danny ings 70′ James Ward-Prowse 82′

Crystal Palace 0-1 Burnley
Goal Scorers Burnley – Ben Mee 62′

Brighton 0-3 Manchester United
Goal Scorers Manchester United – Mason Greenwood 16′ Bruno Fernandes 29′ 50′

Bournemouth 1-4 Newcastle
Goal Scorers Bournemouth – Dan Gosling 90+4′
Goal Scorers Newcastle United – Dwight Gayle 5′ Sean Longstaff 30′ Miguel Almiron 57′ Valentino Lazaro 77′

Arsenal 4-0 Norwich
Goal Scorers Arsenal -Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 33′ 67′ Granit Xhaka 37′ Cedric Soares 81′

Everton 2-1 Leicester City
Goal Scorers Everton – Richarlison 10′ Gylfi Sigurdsson 16′(pen)
Goal Scorers Leicester City – Kelechi Iheanacho 51′

West Ham 3-2 Chelsea
Goal Scorers West Ham – Tomas Soucek 45+3′ Michail Antonio 51′ Andriy Yarmolenko 89′
Goal Scorers Chelsea – Willian 42′(pen) 72′

Sheffield United 3-1 Tottenham
Goal Scorers Sheffield United – Sander Berge 31′ Lys Mousset 69′ Oliver McBurnie 84′
Goal Scorers Tottenham – Harry Kane 90′

Manchester City 4-0 Liverpool
Goal Scorers Manchester City – Kevin De Bruyne 25′(pen) Raheem Sterling 35′ Phil Foden 45′ Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 66′(og)

Spanish La Liga after Round 33

Real Madrid and Sevilla gained three points but the top fur stay as it was from the start of the round. Madrid picks a 4 point lead in the title race.
Villarreal moved aboved Getafe in the standings.
Athletic Club moved up a rank to 8th, while Valencia dropped to the middle of the league table
Mallorca is the only team in the relegation zone to pick up a win. The bottom three stay In their position.

Leading Goalscorers
Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 22 goals
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) 17 goals
Gerard Moreno (Villarreal) 15 goals
Iago Aspas (Celta Vigo) 13 goals
Raúl García (Athletic Bilbao) 13 goals
Luis Suárez (Barcelona) 13 goals

Iago Aspas scored for Celta Vigo but it didn’t mean much as his side were heavily beaten by Mallorca. It ended ‘5-1’.

Sevilla took the three points wit a 3-0 win at Leganes.

More points dropped by Barcelona in the title race after a 2-2 draw against Atletico Madrid.

Granada wins their second match since the restart after a 2-0 victory against Alaves.

Raul Garcia scored both goals for Athletic Club to pick up a win at Valencia.

Gerard Morno scored both goals for Villarreal to pick up a win against Real Betis.

Rben Garcia scored both goals for Osasuna to pick up a win against Eibar.

Real Sociedad ended a run of 4 defeats after coming from an early goal down to grab a 2-1 victory against Espanyol.

Sergio Ramos scored from the penalty spot to give Real Madrid a win against Getafe.

Mallorca 5-1 Celta Vigo
Goal Scorers Mallorca – Ante Budimir 13′(pen) 52′ Juan Hernández 27′ Alejandro Pozo 40′ Salva Sevilla 60′
Goal Scorers Celta Vigo – Iago Aspas 50′(pen)

Leganes 0-3 Sevilla
Goal Scorers Sevilla – Oliver Torres 23′ 35′ Munir El Haddadi 82′

Barcelona 2-2 Atletico Madrid
Goal Scorers Barcelona – Diego Costa 11′(og) Lionel Messi 50′(pen)
Goal Scorers Atletico Madrid – Saul Niguez 19′(pen) 62′(pen)

Alaves 0-2 Granada
Goal Scorers Granada – Antonio Cortes 25′ Roberto Soldado 49′

Valencia 0-2 Athletic Club
Goal Scorers Athletic Club -Raul Garcia 13′ 47′

Real Betis 0-2 Villarreal
Goal Scorers Villarreal – Gerard Moreno 7′(pen) 30′

Real Valladolid 0-0 Levante

Eibar 0-2 Osasuna
Goal Scorers Osasuna – Ruben Garcia 6′ 74′

Real Sociedad 2-1 Espanyol
Goal Scorers Real Sociedad – Willian Jose 56′ Alexander 84′
Goal Scorers Espanyol – David Lopez 10′

Real Madrid 1-0 Getafe
Goal Scorers Real Madrid -Sergio Ramos 79′

Italian Serie A after Round 29

Four points stayed between 1st and second, and second and third, and third and fourth.
There is a 4-point interval between each position in the top 4.
Roma’s defeat to Udinese widened the gap between the rest of the league and the ‘top 4’ to 12 points.
Despite not getting a victory, AC Milan moved closer to Napoli and Roma (since both teams were beaten over the round).
Parma dropped to midtable.

Leading Goalscorers
Ciro Immobile (Lazio) 29 goals
Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) 24 goals
Romelu Lukaku (Internazionale) 19 goals
João Pedro (Cagliari) 17 goals
Josip Iličić (Atalanta) 15 goals
Luis Muriel (Atalanta) 15 goals

Lazio came from an early goal down against Torino to get the three points needed to keep up the pace with Juventus in the title race.

Juventus scored 3 of the 4 goals in the second half to leave Genoa with a win.

Inter Milan picked up three points with a massive win against relegation zone Brescia. Six different players scored for Inter Milan to beat Brescia by 6 goals to nil.

Gregoire Defrel scored two in Sassuolo’s 3-1 victory over Fiorentina.

Hellas Veona opened a three point gap in the league standings between themselves and Parma after Metto Pessina’s 81st-minute goal gave Verona a 3-2 win against Parma.

Three goals from the penalty spot between Lecce and Sampdoria. – Sampdoria won 2-1.

AC Milan avoided defeat against SPAL. Milan came back from 2 goals down to get a point against a 10-man SPAL side.

Atalanta are on a 9-match winning streak in all competitions after a 2-0 win against Napoli.

Not many would have predicted Roma losing in Rome to Udinese, but that is exactly what happened. Roma were beaten 2-0 by Udinese.


Torino 1-2 Lazio
Goal Scorers Torino – Andrea Belotti 5′
Goal Scorers Lazio Ciro Immobile 48′ Marco Parolo 72′

Genoa 1-3 Juventus
Goal Scorers Genoa -Andrea Pinamonti 76′
Goal Scorers Juventus -Paulo Dybala 50′ Cristiano Ronaldo 56′ Douglas Costa 73′

Bologna 1-1 Cagliari
Goal Scorers Bologna -Musa Barrow 45+3′
Goal Scorers Cagliari – Giovanni Simeone 46′

Inter Milan 6-0 Brescia
Goal Scorers Inter Milan – Ashley Youn 5′ Alexis Sanchez 20′(pen) Danilo D’Ambrosio 45′ Roberto Gagliardini 52′ Christian Eriksen 83′ Antonio Candreva 88′

Fiorentina 1-3 Sassuolo
Goal Scorers Fiorentina – Patrick Curone 90′
Goal Scorers Sassuolo – Gregoire Defrel 24′(pen 35′ Mert Muldur 61′

Hellas Verona 3-2 Parma
Goal Scorers Hellas Verona -Samuel Di Carmine 45+3′ Mattia Zaccagni 53′ Matteo Pessina 81′
Goal Scorers Parma – Dejan Kulisevsky 14′ Riccardo Gagliolo 64′

Lecce 1-2 Sampdoria
Goal Scorers Lecce – Marco Mancosu 50′(pen)
Goal Scorers Sampdoria Gaston Ramirez 40′(pen) 75′(pen)

SPAL 2-2 AC Milan
Goal Scorers SPAL – Mattia Valoti 13′ Sergio Floccari 30′
Goal Scorers AC Milan – Rafael Leao 79′ Francesco Vicari 90+4′

Atalanta 2-0 Napoli
Goal Scorers Napoli – Mario Pasalic 47′ Robin Gosens 55′

Roma 0-2 Udinese
Goal Scorers Udinese – Kevin Lasagna 12′ Ilija Nestrovske 78′

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