Two first half goals against Fulham at the lunch time kick off of Saturday was enough to send Manchester City to the summit but their reign at the top was short like leprechauns as Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur 2:1 at Anfield in Sunday evening’s tie of the English Premier League. Liverpool are now back on top with 79 points compared to Manchester City’s 77 points though City have a game in hand.
Manchester United did their chances of making top 4 a whole lot of good with an unconvincing 2:1 win over Watford at Old Trafford. The blue team of Merseyside, Everton also picked all 3 points on offer against West Ham in a 2:0 win in London to make up a Manchester and Merseyside double meaning both Manchester teams (Manchester City and Manchester United) and the two Merseyside based clubs (Liverpool and Everton) picked up maximum points.
The renowned bottling company of England, Totthenham could lose their place in the top 4 if they continue to fluff their chances in front of goal. They still have to play Manchester City in a marathon of games (2 Champions League games and one league match) and hopefully their squad will not burn out as the chase for top 4 with Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea heats up. Chelsea controversially came out 2:1 tops in their tie with Cardiff City and Arsenal play Newcastle on Monday night.
Bayern Munich were held to a 1 all draw by Freiburg to hand Dortmund the advantage in the German Bundesliga. Dortmund beat Wolfsburg 2 nil and are now 2 points ahead of Bayern. Both Bayern and Dortmund meet each other next week Saturday with Dortmund owning the bragging rights with a 3:2 win in the reverse fixture.
Barcelona emerged victorious in their local derby with Espanyol. The Catalan side won the tie 2:0 with Lionel Messi bagging both goals for them. Atletico Madrid were 4:0 victors over Alaves and if you didn’t catch that game I implore you to find it so you can witness the beauty of Diego Costa’s goal. Real Madrid narrowly beat Huesca 3:2 but remain third on the Spanish La Liga log.
In France, it was expected that Toulouse would lose to Paris Saint-Germain(P.S.G) and yeah that was what happened. Though it was by a lone goal, it means PSG are a game away from winning the French Ligue 1. Monaco lost 1 nil at home to Caen and 2nd and 3rd placed Lille and Lyon both bagged 3 points beating Nantes and Rennes 3:2 and 1:0 respectively.
Juventus beat Empoli 1:0 and remain 15 points ahead of Napoli who triumphed over Roma with a 4:1 score line at the Stadio Olimpico. Both A.C Milan and Inter Milan lost to Sampdoria and Lazio respectively but still remain in contention for the 2 Champions League spot left in the Italian Serie A.
The European league is drawing to a close as we enter the month of April. An interesting 6 weeks await us.
Thanks for your time guys. Enjoy the rest of your week.
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