Serie A took an unexpected turn this weekend and Juventus of Turin were punished with 15 points. “Arsenal” and “Manchester City” continue to go head to head in England. On the other hand, the championship was interrupted due to the cup in France.
Napoli is calm, Juventus is struggling on the ground
Turin Juventus’ weekend began on Friday with a real blow: a deduction of fifteen points decided by the sports justice for registering an artificially high capital gain in the transfer market. With this penalty, “Juve” fell from 3rd place to 10th place in Serie A. It is enough to undermine their European ambitions.
The Old Lady also decided to fight on the ground if she decided to appeal. “Juventus”, now facing its former rival Atalanta Bergamo, drew after a great match (3-3).
AS Roma won their part at La Spezia (0-2) on Sunday, while the Neapolitan leader won the Campania derby against Salernitana (2-0) at the end of the first game of the championship, and the leader dropped just seven points.
“Inter”, “Lazio Roma” and “Milan” meet at the beginning of the week.
The amazing Sebastian Haller makes his Dortmund debut
Borussia Dortmund needed four tries to beat Augsburg 4-3 at home to Augsburg on Sunday after a frantic match on match day 16 of the German Championship, with Sebastien Haller’s first steps.
Thanks to the win, Edin Terzic’s side moved up to 6th place with 28 points and took advantage of Bayern Munich’s 1-1 draw in Leipzig on Thursday to move seven points behind the Bundesliga leaders, winter champions and champions. ten-time national title holder. The match was marked by Sébastien Haller’s Dortmund debut in the 62nd minute, six months after being diagnosed with testicular cancer, in full summer training in mid-July, just days after his transfer from Ajax Amsterdam.
Thanks to the victory (3:0) of the “Eintracht Frankfurt” club of Randal Kolo Moani, the vice-world champion of France, over “Schalke”, he rose to the second place in the German championship. Without dominating and even dominating part of the match, Eintracht proved to be realistic and clinical to secure a key victory over the red lantern Schalke thanks to the achievements of Jesper Lindström (22), Rafael Borre (84) and Aurelio. Buta (90th).
With 30 points, Austria’s Oliver Glasner’s men occupy second place in the standings thanks to a better goal difference over Freiburg and Hoffenheim (3-1) winners Union Berlin, who were completely dominant at home to Wolfsburg (6-0). in the afternoon. The trio is 5 points behind Munich.
Barça and Real continue to play in another category
The two big teams of the Spanish championship, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, both won and continued their duel on the 18th day of La Liga on Sunday.
Barça won at the end of the day at the expense of low-ranked Getafe (1-0) without shining at home, then in the evening they won 2-0 at Athletic Bilbao with a goal from Real captain and Ballon d’Or Karim. Benzema, the author of a very good match.
Thus, the positions at the top of the standings remain unchanged: Barcelona (1st, 44 points) leads Real (2nd) by three points and Real Sociedad (3rd) by six points. With a game in hand from the first two games, the stunning Basque side won 2-0 at Rayo Vallecano (9th) on Saturday.
Behind that trio, Atletico Madrid (4th) and Villarreal (5th) are seven points behind Real Sociedad on 31 points. “Atletico” beat “Valladolid” (3:0) in Madrid on Saturday, and “Villarreal” beat “Girona” 1:0 at home on Sunday.
“Arsenal” continues to keep “Manchester City” wide
The duel of the upper spheres of the Premier League continues. The Citizens, whose football has stuttered somewhat since the resumption of the championship after the World Cup, signaled a second-half restart against Tottenham on Thursday when they went from 0-2 to 4-2 with Haaland’s first goal of 2023. This time, the goal machine scored a hat-trick against “Wolverhampton”, which could not do anything (3:0).
Against a struggling Manchester United, Arsenal got a precious and deserved success at the end of a breathless match, winning at the last moment thanks to Nketiah’s header (3-2). With 50 points, the “gunners” regain a 5-point lead over their closest pursuer with one game in hand, while the “Red Devils” remain in 4th place with 39 points.
At the back, in a recovery match, Liverpool and Chelsea could do no better than a dismal draw (0-0), while Everton lost again at West Ham (2-0).