Atlético Madrid take the lead, Tottenham and AC Milan ensure

Published on : 07/12/2020 – 09:33

By recording their seventh consecutive league victory on Saturday, Atlético Madrid took the lead in La Liga. In France, PSG have found their way back to victory, while AC Milan continue to collect points at the top of Serie A. In the Premier League, Tottenham and Liverpool still dominate the debates at the top of the table.

• League 1 : Mbappé power 100, OM in ambush

After two games without a win, PSG returned to success by winning on the lawn of Montpellier, Saturday on the occasion of the 13e day of the French championship. Parisians, who were able to count on the 100e goal of Kylian Mbappé in the club jersey, remain leaders with two points ahead of Lille (26 points), striker of AS Monaco (2-1). Third with the same number of points as the Northerners, Lyon brought back the 3 points from Metz, by winning without trembling (1-3), thanks in particular to two goals from Cameroonian striker Karl Toko Ekambi. The shock at the top of the 14e day, which will be played next Sunday between PSG and Lyon could change the situation in mind.

Just at the foot of the podium, the Olympique de Marseille (4e, 24 pts), easy winner Friday in Nîmes (0-2), could play spoilers in a few weeks with two late matches to play on his lawn.

• A league : AC Milan keeps rivals at bay

Even deprived of its star Zlatan Ibrahimovic, AC Milan confirmed this weekend on the occasion of the 10e Serie A day, his place as leader (26 points) by winning Sunday on the lawn of Sampdoria (1-2). A victory that allows the Lombards, still undefeated this season, to maintain a significant lead of five points in front of Inter who beat Bologna at home (3-1). Thanks to its success in the Turin derby, with a victory against Torino which emerged in the last minutes of the match (2-1), Juventus climbed to third place (20 points). Andrea Pirlo’s men rank just ahead of Naples (thanks to a better goal difference), which went to dictate its law on the lawn of Crotone (0-4).

• Liga: Atlético takes the lead, Barça drowns in Cadiz

Held in check on the lawn of Alavés (0-0), Sunday during the 12e day of the Spanish league, Real Sociedad ceded the lead of the Spanish league to Atlético Madrid from Diego Simeone, still undefeated since the start of the season. The Colchoneros, who are two games behind compared to their Basque dolphin, won at home against Valladolid (2-0), thanks in particular to a goal scored by Thomas Lemar. This is Atletico’s seventh consecutive victory.

This day was also marked by the sinking of FC Barcelona (9e), beaten (2-1) at the surprising promoted Cadiz (5e). Despite the tenure of Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann, the Catalans quickly led to the score were never able to reverse the course of the match. For its part, Real Madrid (4e) gave himself a precious victory on Sevilla FC where it is never easy to win.

• Premier League : the Spurs push Arsenal, the Frenchies at the party

Tottenham retained the lead in the Premier League by dominating their eternal rival Arsenal (2-0) on Sunday for the 11e day, thanks in particular to goals scored by his two strikers Harry Kane and Son Heung-min. Second with the same number of points (24), the reigning champion Liverpool followed the infernal pace imposed by the men of José Mourinho. The Reds made an excellent copy this weekend by outclassing Wolverhampton (4-0). Well installed on the podium, two lengths from the top of the standings, Chelsea took advantage of the excellent form of their French – Olivier Giroud, insatiable since the beginning of the month, and Kurt Zouma, both scorers of a goal on Saturday – in the Blues’ victory against Leeds United (3-1).

For its part, Manchester United (5e with 19 points), took advantage of the talent of another tricolor, Paul Pogba, who distinguished himself by scoring a sensational goal that allowed to reverse a badly started situation against West Ham (1-3).

• Bundesliga : Bayer is replacing, Dortmund is treading water

Bayern Munich remain leaders but are losing ground. Opposed to their runner-up RB Leipzig, Saturday on the occasion of the 10e day of the German championship, the Bavarians conceded a draw on their lawn after a spectacular match rich in goals (3-3). The teammates of Benjamin Pavard, holder on the right, now have 23 points ahead of Bayer Leverkusen who climbed to second place to the detriment of Leipzig after their clear 3-0 success against the red lantern Schalke 04, in Gelsenkirchen on Sunday. Held in check on the field of Frankfurt (1-1), Borussia Dortmund, however dominant throughout the game, remains fourth with 19 points. Mönchengladbach, who still leads his Champions League group, remains inconsistent in the league. Despite a goal from his French striker Alassane Pléa, “the other” Borussia (7e) came home with a draw for Freiburg (2-2).


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