There were lots of football action in Europe this weekend as title chasers fight to earn their rights to silverware and relegation battlers work hard to attract fortune. We bring you a summary of all the actions across Europe’s top 5 leagues.
English Premier League
Adama Traore’s late goal was enough to hand Wolves victory against 18th placed Fulham, their first in 6 games. Earlier in the game, VAR controversially disallowed a fine Wolves’ goal after Dominic Podence was adjudged to be marginally offside in the build-up. Fulham are now 6 points behind 17th placed Newcastle who have a game in hand, after the Toons came from behind to beat Burnley 2-1 at Turf Moor. In the shocking result of the weekend, champions elect, Manchester City, were floored by 10-man Leeds United on Saturday.
Kai Havertz was in sensational form for Chelsea against Crystal Palace as he scored and teed up teammate, Christian Pulisic to score in the space of 2 minutes. Manchester United thumped Spurs 3-1 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and Alexandre Lacazette’s brace at Bramall Lane took Sheffield United closer to the EPL exit door. West Brom will host Southampton on Monday night, while Brighton will take on Everton at the Amex stadium in what will be the final to games of the weekend. See all results below.
Fulham 0 – 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Manchester City 1 – 2 Leeds United
Liverpool 2 – 1 Aston Villa
Crystal Palace 1 – 4 Chelsea
Burnley 1 – 2 Newcastle United
West Ham United 3 – 2 Leicester City
Tottenham Hotspur 1 – 3 Manchester United
Sheffield United 0 – 3 Arsenal
Spanish La Liga
Real Madrid beat rivals Barcelona 2-1 at home in an entertaining, rain-soaked ‘Clasico’ on Saturday. The win temporarily took the champions to the summit, level on points with Atletico who leaped aa point above their city rivals with a draw at Betis on Sunday. Looks like the title chase will go down to the wire, with Atletico on 67 points, Real Madrid 66, and Barcelona 65 points with just 8 games to go.
Also over the weekend, Cadiz overcame Getafe 1-0, Eibar lost by the same scoreline to Levante and Athletic Bilbao were held to a goalless draw by Alaves.
SD Huesca 3 – 1 Elche
Getafe 0 – 1 Cadiz
Athletic Bilbao 0 – 0 Deportivo Alaves
Eibar 0 – 1 Levante
Real Madrid 2 – 1 Barcelona
Villarreal1 – 2 Osasuna
Valencia 2 – 2 Real Sociedad
Real Valladolid 1 – 2 Granada
Real Betis1 – 1 Atletico Madrid
Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich stumbled to a 1-1 draw at home against stubborn Union Berlin following an 86th-minute equaliser through Marcus Ingvartsen to see their lead at the top cut to five points with six games left.
Borussia Dortmund teenager Ansgar Knauff fired in an 80th-minute winner for his first professional goal to give his team a 3-2 victory at Stuttgart and maintain their slim hopes of a top-four finish.
Augsburg lost 1-0 to bottom placed Schalke and Hertha Berlin could only draw 2-2 with Borussia Monchengladbach, despite playing most of the game with a player advantage after goalkeeper Yann Sommers’ early sending off for the visitors.
Bayern are now on 65 points, five ahead of second-placed RB Leipzig, who beat Werder Bremen 4-1 away. Eintracht Frankfurt tightened their hold on fourth place with a 4-3 home win over third-placed Wolfsburg.
Bayern Munich 1 – 1 Union Berlin
Eintracht Frankfurt 4 – 3 Wolfsburg
Hertha Berlin 2 – 2 Borussia Moenchengladbach
Werder Bremen 1 – 4 RB Leipzig
VfB Stuttgart 2 – 3 Borussia Dortmund
Schalke 04 1 – 0 Augsburg
1. FC Köln 2 – 3 Mainz 05
Italian Serie A
Milan ran out eventual 3-1 winners over Parma after Zlatan Ibarahimovic’s red card had marred what was an impressive start from the Rossoneri. Former Manchester United player, Matteo Darmian tapped in Archaf Hakimi’s cutback to hand Inter a 1-0 victory over relegation battling Cagliari in what was a hugely entertaining game at the San Siro.
Andrea Belotti’s penalty was the difference as Torino won 1-0 at Udinese while Spezia scored two goals in the dying minutes to complete a comeback and beat bottom side Crotone 3-2.
Spezia 3 – 2 Crotone
Parma Calcio 1913 1 – 3 AC Milan
Udinese 0 – 1 Torino
Inter 1 – 0 Cagliari
Juventus 3 – 1 Genoa
Sampdoria 0 – 2 SSC Napoli
Hellas Verona 0 – 1 Lazio
Roma 1 – 0 Bologna
Fiorentina 2 – 3 Atalanta
French Ligue 1
Kylian Mbappe stole the headlines again as he completed a remarkable week, scoring one and setting up another to inspire Paris Saint-Germain to a 4-1 win at Racing Strasbourg and close the gap on leaders, Lille to 3 points. Gaetan Laborde scored a 92nd-minute equaliser as
Montpellier drew 3-3 with Marseille. There were also good wins for Lyon, Saint-Etienne, and Monaco who sit 3rd in the table.
Strasbourg 1 – 4 Paris Saint-Germain
Montpellier 3 – 3 Marseille
Rennes 1 – 0 Nantes
Brest 1 – 1 Nimes
Lens 4 – 1 Lorient
Nice 0 – 0 Reims
Saint-Etienne 4 – 1 Bordeaux
Monaco 3 – 0 Dijon
Lyon 3 – 0 Angers