Monday, 9 December 2019

Barcelona and Manchester United Wins, Juventus Topples at Lazio Headquarters

By db-admin –  The Manchester derby between Manchester City against Manchester United, Barcelona and Juventus, becomes three matches that are highlighted this weekend.

Starting from the match at Etihad Stadium, the headquarters of Man City, in the continuation of Week 16 of the Premier League, Sunday (08/12) AM. Unexpectedly, Man United, who have won only once in the Premier League this season against Norwich City, added to that record at City headquarters.

The Red Devils – nickname of Man United – were 2-0 up in the first half from goals from Marcus Rashford (23 ‘) and Anthony Martial (29’). The hosts were able to respond in the second half through Nicolas Otamendi’s goal (85 ‘).

The defeat has made it more difficult for Man City to defend the Premier League title which has been won twice in a row. As at the moment Man City are 14 points adrift of Liverpool at the top of the Premier League standings.

While Man United slowly surged up in the standings. Currently, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s landing team is in fifth place with 24 points, five points adrift of Chelsea in fourth in the standings.

Continuing to LaLiga. Barcelona topped the LaLiga standings after a landslide 5-2 win against the promotion team, RCD Mallorca, at Camp Nou, Sunday (12/08) AM. Two Mallorca goals were scored by Ante Budimir, while five Barca goals were made by Antoine Griezmann (7 ‘), Luis Suarez (43’), and Lionel Messi’s hat-trick (17 ‘, 41’, 83 ‘).

The five-star’s performance that won his sixth Ballon d’Or brought Barca to the top of the table. Barcelona won 34 points, the same as Real Madrid who won 2-0 over Espanyol. Both are separated by goal difference.

Finally, the surprise that occurred in Week 15 of Serie A which took place at the Stadio Olimpico, Lazio headquarters, when entertaining the eighth consecutive Scudetto champion, Juventus, Sunday (12/08) AM.

Bianconeri for the first time swallowed their defeat in the 2019-20 Serie A. Having excelled from goals from Cristiano Ronaldo (25 ‘), Lazio made a comeback and turned to win 3-1 through goals scored by Luiz Felipe (45 + 1’), Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (74 ‘), and Felipe Caicedo (90 + 5’ ).

Juve have played with 10 players since Juan Cuadrado was given a red card in the 69th minute. The defeat has put Juventus second in the standings with a record 36 points, two points adrift of Inter Milan in first place. While Lazio is in third place with a collection of 33 points.

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