Sorry for the late CF, I was having technical issues on my end. Without further ado, here’s the recap from around Europe this weekend!
Chelsea 2 - Tottenham 1
Olivier Giroud and Marcos Alonso scored for the Blues, who picked up just their second win in their last 7 Premier League matches. VAR officials admitted Spurs’ Giovanni Lo Celso should have been sent off for a challenge THAT WAS REVIEWED. So that’s great. We need VAR for VAR.
Leicester City 0 - Manchester City 1
Gabriel Jesus fired City to the away win. Must be nice to have a guy as good as him as your reserve striker.
Levante 1 - Real Madrid 0
The Madridistas squandered several chances and saw Eden Hazard go off injured in a disappointing loss.
Barcelona 5 - Eibar 0
Lionel Messi broke out of his goal drought in a big way, scoring 4 over the weekend. With Madrid losing, Barca move top of the table in La Liga.
Getafe 0 - Sevilla 3
While Madrid and Barca battle for the top place in La Liga, Atletico Madrid, Getafe, Sevilla, and Real Sociedad are fighting for the other two Champions League places. This was a big one for Sevilla: it moved them into fourth place.
Bayern Munich 3 - Paderborn 2
An 88th minute goal from Robert Lewandowski saved the home side from a terrible result against the Bundesliga cellar-dwellers. It was Lewy’s second of the match; he’d put Munich in front in the 70th minute only to see his side pegged back in the 75th.
Schalke 0 - RB Leipzig 5
The top of the Bundesliga remained unchanged with Leipzig’s thumping of Schalke. RBL remain a point behind Munich.
PSG 4 - Bordeaux 3
The biggest news coming out of this thriller is that Neymar, who hasn’t missed a Rio Carnaval in five years but announced he would be skipping the festivities this year, got himself sent-off in the 92nd minute. Convenient time to be taking some forced time off, don’t you think?
Marseille 1 - Nantes 3
Marseille’s 14-match Ligue 1 unbeaten streak came to a surprising end at the hands of visiting Nantes. They aren’t catching PSG, who are 13 points clear at the top, and they’ve got an eight-point lead over Rennes in third. The Ligue 1 table is boring.
Four Serie A matches, including 3rd place Inter Milan’s tilt against Sampdoria, were postponed over concerns about the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in Italy.
Genoa 2 - Lazio 3
Ciro Immobile scored his 27th goal in 25 league matches, becoming the first player to reach that mark in 61 years. Gonzalo Higuain holds the record for most in a season with 36 in 35 matches.
SPAL 1 - Juventus 2
Cristiano Ronaldo scored in his record-tying 11th consecutive Serie A match, and Aaron Ramsey scored the winner for i Bianconeri. Juve finishes the weekend as it started — a point off Lazio at the top.