THE EFL Cup – 3rd round.
0-2 : BRADFORD CITY vs. MIDDLESBROUGH 1-0 : EXETER CITY vs. LUTON TOWN 3-2 : IPSWICH TOWN vs. WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS 2-2 : MANSFIELD TOWN** vs. PETERBOROUGH UNITED 2-1 : PORT VALE vs. SUTTON UNITED 0-4 : SALFORD CITY vs. BURNLEY 3-0 : MANCHESTER UNITED vs. CRYSTAL PALACE
1-2 : ASTON VILLA vs. EVERTON 5-2 : BLACKBURN ROVERS vs. CARDIFF CITY 2-0 : BOURNEMOUTH vs. STOKE CITY 0-1 : BRENTFORD vs. ARSENAL 1-0 : CHELSEA vs. BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 2-1 : FULHAM vs. NORWICH CITY 0-1 : LINCOLN CITY vs. WEST HAM UNITED 3-1 : LIVERPOOL vs. LEICESTER CITY 1-0 : NEWCASTLE UNITED vs. MANCHESTER CITY
From 32 down to 16. Both of last season’s finalists advanced to the fought round.
There were bound to be at least 5 Premier League clubs ending the chase since some teams had to face another Premier League side. In the end, 7 Premier League teams were eliminated: Manchester United, Everton, Arsenal, Chelsea, and Newcastle United eliminated Crystal Palace, Aston Villa, Brentford, Brighton, and Manchester City respectively, while Luton Town and Wolves were knocked out by teams from the third-tier and second-tier respectively.
Mansfield Town (4th-tier) used a late goal force a penalty shootout, and won to advance at the expense of Perterborough United (3rd-tier)
Chelsea in their poor form managed a win against Brighton.
THE FOURTH ROUND: FIXTURES
The fourth round of the EFL Cup will be in October.
MANSFIELD TOWN vs. PORT VALE CHELSEA vs. BLACKBURN ROVERS EXETER CITY vs. MIDDLESBROUGH IPSWICH TOWN vs. FULHAM MANCHESTER UNITED vs. NEWCASTLE UNITED BOURNEMOUTH vs. LIVERPOOL WEST HAM UNITED vs. ARSENAL EVERTON vs. BURNLEY
The first leg fixtures of the 2023 Copa Libertadores semifinal.
Sept 27 || 2-2 : FLUMINENSE vs. INTERNACIONAL Sept 28 || 0-0 : BOCA JUNIORS vs. PALMEIRAS
Both matches ended in a draw. Internacional and Palmeiras will take the battle home, as Fluminense and Boca Juniors couldn’t take make the full use of their home advantage in the first leg.
The Second Leg
October 4. 2023: Internacional vs. Fluminnese
October 5, 2023: Palmeiras vs. Boca Juniors
DFB-POKAL – Outstanding matches
Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig were competing in the DFL-Supercup final while the other 60 of the 64 clubs were playing in the DFB-Pokal’s first round.
Both clubs won their rescheduled DFB-Pokal games.
Sept 27 || 0-4: PREUSSEN MUNSTER vs. BAYERN MUNICH Sept 28 || 2-3: WEHEN WIESBADEN vs. RB LEIPZIG
Spanish La Liga: Round 7
Barcelona dropped points to Mallorca, allowing Girona to take the top spot with a win against Villarreal.
5-1 : SEVILLA vs. ALMERÍA 2-2 : MALLORCA vs. BARCELONA
2-2 : ATHLETIC CLUB vs. GETAFE 2-0 : REAL MADRID vs. LAS PALMAS 1-2 : VILLARREAL vs. GIRONA 0-0 : CÁDIZ vs. RAYO VALLECANO 0-1 : VALENCIA vs. REAL SOCIEDAD
1-1 : CELTA VIGO vs. ALAVÉS 1-1 : GRANADA vs. REAL BETIS 0-2 : OSASUNA vs. ATLÉTICO MADRID
LEAGUE STANDINGS – SPANISH LA LIGA
Girona [1st, 7/34 games, 19 pts]
Real Madrid [2nd, 7/34 games, 18 pts]
Barcelona [3rd, 7/34 games, 17 pts]
Athletic Club [4th, 7/34 games, 14 pts]
Atlético Madrid [5th, 6/34 games, 13 pts]
Real Sociedad [6th, 7/34 games, 12 pts]
Rayo Vallecano [7th, 7/34 games, 11 pts]
Valencia [8th, 7/34 games, 10 pts]
Cádiz [9th, 7/34 games, 9 pts]
Real Betis [10th, 7/34 games, 9 pts]
Getafe [11th, 7/34 games, 8 pts]
Sevilla [12th, 6/34 games, 7 pts]
Villarreal [13th, 7/34 games, 7 pts]
Osasuna [14th, 7/34 games, 7 pts]
Alavés [15th, 7/34 games, 7 pts]
Mallorca [16th, 7/34 games, 6 pts]
Celta Vigo [17th, 7/34 games, 5 pts]
Las Palmas [18th, 7/34 games, 5 pts]
Granada [19th, 7/34 games, 4 pts]
Almería [20th, 7/34 games, 2 pts]
Italian Serie A: Round 6.
Inter Milan couldn’t maintain their perfect start with another win. They fell ‘2-1’ away against Sassuolo, who followed a win against Juventus with another.
Napoli ended a wun of three winless games with by beating Udinese.
Roma was thrashed in Genoa.
1-0 : JUVENTUS vs. LECCE
1-3 : CAGLIARI vs. AC MILAN 1-0 : EMPOLI vs. SALERNITANA 0-1 : HELLAS VERONA vs. ATALANTA 1-2 : INTER MILAN vs. SASSUOLO 2-0 : LAZIO vs. TORINO 4-1 : NAPOLI vs. UDINESE
1-1 : FROSINONE vs. FIORENTINA 0-0 : MONZA vs. BOLOGNA 4-1 : GENOA vs. ROMA
LEAGUE STANDINGS – ITALIAN SERIE A
Inter Milan [1st, 6/34 games, 15 pts]
AC Milan [2nd, 6/34 games, 15 pts]
Juventus [3rd, 6/34 games, 13 pts]
Atalanta [4th, 6/34 games, 12 pts]
Napoli [5th, 6/34 games, 11 pts]
Lecce [6th, 6/34 games, 11 pts]
Fiorentina [7th, 6/34 games, 11 pts]
Frosinone [8th, 6/34 games, 9 pts]
Sassuolo [9th, 6/34 games, 9 pts]
Torino [10th, 6/34 games, 8 pts]
Genoa [11th, 6/34 games, 7 pts]
Lazio [12th, 6/34 games, 7 pts]
Bologna [13th, 6/34 games, 7 pts]
Hellas Verona [14th, 6/34 games, 7 pts]
Monza [15th, 6/34 games, 6 pts]
Roma [16th, 6/34 games, 5 pts]
Salernitana [17th, 6/34 games, 3 pts]
Udinese [18th, 6/34 games, 3 pts]
Empoli [19th, 6/34 games, 3 pts]
Cagliari [20th, 6/34 games, 2 pts]
Eredivisie – Outstanding Fixtures.
Ajax’s match against Volendam has been postponed to allow for the completion of the abandoned weekend fixture with Feyenoord. The game was suspended in the early minutes of the second half, with Feyenoord up 3-0. – The eventual result was a 4-0 win for Feyenoord, with Santiago Gimenez getting a hattrick.
PSV Einhdoven picked up three more points to remain at the top of the table, while AZ Alkmaar dropped points in a 1-1 draw with promoted Heracles.
0-4 : AJAX vs. FEYENOORD 3-0 : PSV EINDHOVEN vs. GO AHEAD EAGLES 1-0 : TWENTE vs. VITESSE
1-1 : AZ ALKMAAR vs. HERACLES ALMELO
LEAGUE STANDINGS – DUTCH EREDIVISIE
PSV Eindhoven [1st, 6/34 games, 18 pts]
AZ Alkmaar [2nd, 6/34 games, 16 pts]
Twente [3rd, 6/34 games, 15 pts]
Feyenoord [4th, 6/34 games, 14 pts]
Sparta Rotterdam [5th, 6/34 games, 11 pts]
Go Ahead Eagles [6th, 6/34 games, 10 pts]
Excelsior [7th, 6/34 games, 9 pts]
Fortuna Sittard [8th, 6/34 games, 9 pts]
Heracles Almelo [9th, 6/34 games, 8 pts]
NEC Nijmegen [10th, 6/34 games, 7 pts]
PEC Zwolle [11th, 6/34 games, 7 pts]
SC Heerenveen [12th, 6/34 games, 6 pts]
RKC Waalwijk [13th, 6/34 games, 6 pts]
Ajax [14th, 5/34 games, 5 pts]
Vitesse [15th, 6/34 games, 3 pts]
Utrecht [16th, 6/34 games, 3 pts]
Volendam [17th, 5/34 games, 1 pt]
Almere City [18th, 6/34 games, 1 pt]