The English League was awash with some great football. Liverpool continue their run to the top of the table after two defenders, Virgil Van Djik and Alexander Arnold combined to give the Kops two halftime goals.
They suffered a blow after Allison got sent off for handling the ball out of the box and will miss key fixtures such as Bournemouth and a Merseyside derby against town rivals Everton.
At the St. James Stadium, Newcastle United came from down twice to hold third placed Manchester City which further frustrated their title hopes.
A London derby at the Stamford Bridge ended in a shock for many as Aaron Cresswell’s shot found the back of the net 3 minutes into the second half to condemn Chelsea to a second successive loss.
On Sunday at the Carrow Road, The Gunners Interim Manager “Coach Freddie” was in charge for the first time but this could not end his team’s misery as they came from down twice, courtesy of Aubameyang’s goals to earn a point against 19th placed Norwich City.
The only positive thing Arsenal walked away with from this game was that they ended a spell of over 200 minutes without an away goal.
The European League has been an entertaining one especially this last weekend.
Ole’s side continued to fumble as Aston Villa took an early lead in the 11th minute only for the Red Devils to equalise before half time through a Heaton own goal. 19 minutes into the second half, a come back from Lindelof did the trick only for Mings to restore parity 2 minutes later.
At the King Power Stadium, substitute Kelechi Iheanacho who came in for Ayoze Perez in the 62nd minute had an immediate impact on the game as he assisted Vardy for an equaliser and later scoring a last minute winner to guarantee The Foxes all the 3 points.
Brendan Rodgers’ side are now second placed, 3 points above Defending Champions Manchester City. The Premier League returns for match day 15 on Tuesday night.
Current English Premier League table standings for the 2019/20
Bundesliga madness continued over the weekend as league giants Bayern Munich, lost at home to Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Fresh from a long term injury, Leon Bailey gave Bayer a lead in the 10th minute. Thomas Muller equalised for the hosts in the 34th minute only for Bailey to restore the lead for the visitors.
Bayer 04 managed to hold onto the lead through the second half even after Jonathan Tah got sent off 9 minutes to the end of the game.
At the Olympiastadion in Berlin, Hertha entertained under fire Favre’s Borussia Dortmund. Dortmund scored two quick goals from Sancho and Hazard respectively in the 15th and 17th minutes respectively.
Hertha got a consolation via Darida and some hope when Matts Hummels was sent off at the stroke of half time but BVB managed to hold onto their lead to full time.
In other games, RB Leipzig overcame Paderborn in a 2-3 win and top of the log Borussia Monchengladbach overcame Freiburg to maintain their one point above second placed RB Leipzig.
In the Italian Serie A, the biggest highlight came from the Allianz Stadium in Turin as Juventus were held by Sassuolo in a 2-2 draw.
As a result, Sassuolo earned their first ever point away to Turin. It was a tight encounter between the two as the Old Ladies did most of attacking as the Sassuolo were trying to find all kinds of ways to keep the ball away from getting into the back of the net.
A draw meant that Juventus were now 2 points above second placed Inter before they played.
Later in the day, Inter made no mistake but to capitalize on the Juve’s slip: Lautaro’s two first half strikes were enough to guide them to the top of the log.
City rivals A.C Milan were away at the Ennio Tardini where versatile Left Back Theo, gave the Red and Black side of Milan a 1-0 win over Parma in injury time.
For the first time this season, Milan collected maximum points against a team above it on the log.
In another shocking fixtures, Bologna beat up on Napoli 1-2 in Naples, a result which further puts Ancelotti’s future in doubt. In Roma league, top scorer Ciro Immobile added two goals on his account.
In today’s fixture, the league’s surprise package Cagliari will host embattled Sampdoria.
As for La Liga, the battle is between the two traditional giants Real Madrid and Barcelona – Real Madrid played away to Alaves where they fought hard to win with 2 second half goals from defenders Sergio Ramos and Dani Carvajal.
Barcelona visited the Wanda Metropolitano last night as the former Atletico Prince Antonio Griezman was back at his former side for the first time.
On many occasions, the Barcelona number 1 Marc Ter Stegen stood between Atletico and a goal. He put up many extra terrestrial saves to deny them a goal.
Barcelona’s number 10 looked struggling for the most time of the game, his forward passes were constantly blocked on top being tightly marked. In the 85th minute he perfectly combined with Suarez to score the only goal of the game.
A win meant that Barcelona go level on points with Real Madrid. Their postponed fixture the El Classico will be played on 18th December.
Author: Katende Basajjabaka
Katende writes about sports and occasionally technology.