In a weekend rich in classics and shocks between European leaders, we will remember the beating inflicted by Liverpool on Manchester United (0-5), Sunday, the logical victory of Real Madrid on the lawn of Barça (1-2) and the draw between OM and PSG (0-0) during the classic played in Marseille.
- League 1 : OM and PSG neutralize each other, Lens and Nice put on a show
The offensive armada of PSG did not shine against Olympique de Marseille, Sunday, October 24, in the highly anticipated classic played in the city of Marseille, at the end of the 11th day of the French championship. For their part, despite the volcanic atmosphere of the Vélodrome, the Marseillais failed to take advantage of their numerical superiority, after the exclusion of Hakimi (57th), to win the three points against their rivals – and leader – Parisians. The runner-up to PSG, Racing Club de Lens, retained their second place after their clear home victory against FC Metz (4-1). In the clash between OGC Nice and Olympique Lyonnais, the Aiglons showed character to beat their opponent of the day after being led by two goals until the 80th minute (3-2). At the bottom of the ranking, in the midst of a crisis of results, AS Saint-Étienne, who snatched a draw with the taste of victory against Angers (2-2), risk big after incidents that occurred Friday at the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium.
Naples, the indisputable leader with 8 wins in a row, let slip their first points since the start of the Italian championship against AS Roma (0-0) on Sunday in the shock of the 9th day of Serie A A draw that benefited AC Milan, who fell from Bologna the day before in Emilia-Romagna (2-4), who joined the Neapolitans in the lead. With 25 points, the co-leader widened the gap with his rival, Inter Milan, who are seven points behind.
Opposed to Juventus, the Nerazzurri saw the three points escape them, Sunday at home, because of a penalty converted by Paulo Dybala at the very end of the match. A controversial penalty, awarded by the VAR, after several minutes of hesitation by the central referee when making his final decision. This draw which sanctioned a rather closed match does not help either of the two teams. In particular the Bianconeri who, despite a return to the fore in sport, vegetate in 6th place and remain 10 points behind the two leaders.
Real Madrid got the better of FC Barcelona (1-2) on Sunday at Camp Nou during the clasico counting for the 10th day of La Liga. Very diligent, the Madrilenians won thanks to goals signed by David Alaba and Lucas Vazquez. The only encouraging point for the Catalans, who have won only one of the last seven clasicos played at Camp Nou (three successes for Real, three draws), is the first goal scored, in stoppage time, by “Kun” Agüero under the blaugrana jersey. In the other shock of the evening, Atletico Madrid, led by two goals in the 48th by Real Sociedad, managed to return to the game thanks to the inevitable Luis Suarez (2-2). The Uruguayan striker signed a saving double which did not prevent Real Sociedad from regaining 1st place in the standings, with one point ahead of Real Madrid (who are one game late).
- Premier League: Liverpool mercilessly for Manchester United
The long-awaited shock of the 9th day of the English championship was a show of force from Liverpool, who ridiculed Manchester United (0-5), Sunday at Old Trafford. With a hat-trick from Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah and a 4-goal advantage even before half-time, the Reds inflicted a memorable defeat on their historic rival, reduced to 10 after the expulsion of Paul Pogba, 15 minutes after his entry at the start of the second period. This victory allows Liverpool to stay one point behind the leader Chelsea (22 points), who crushed Norwich (7-0). Manchester City, easy winner of Brighton away (1-4), is still in ambush in third place with 20 points on the clock.
- Bundesliga: Bayern is a hit, Friborg always at the party
Saturday, on the occasion of the 9th day of the German championship, the three leading teams pocketed the three points. Starting with the Bavarian leader, Bayern Munich, who has only one bite of Hoffenheim (4-0). The insatiable Robert Lewandowski is obviously one of the scorers of the match. Bayern are one point ahead of Borussia Dortmund who won on Bielefeld (1-3), despite the absence of their home scorer Erling Haaland, who will miss several games due to injury to the thigh. The only undefeated team in the Bundesliga, Freiburg climbs on the podium thanks to its victory on Wolfsburg (2-0). The secret of the surprise at the start of the season lies in its defensive impermeability, with only 6 goals conceded in 9 games, which is the best defense in the championship.