Despite everything, Union Berlin continues to fight in the Bundesliga along with Bayern and Borussia. Author: Getty Images
The February slump began to wreak havoc in Europe’s top leagues. On the one hand, there are three that seem more or less certain at the moment, while the other couple still promises to give us a few twists of the script worthy of the Palme d’Or at Cannes.
After last weekend, the German Bundesliga became the hottest tournament in the so-called top five on the Old Continent. Taking into account the defeat of Bayern by Mönchengladbach (2:3), the victory of Borussia over Hertha (4:1) and a goalless draw between Union Berlin and Schalke, the Bavarians, Aurinegros and Berliners now have 43 points .
As if that weren’t enough, Freiburg (40) is on the hunt for the slightest gap, while Leipzig (39) and Frankfurt (38) are also chasing European competition from the bottom.
Crossing the English Channel, the Premier League continues to see a close battle between Arsenal (54 and one game short) and Manchester City (52). The North Londoners recently scored a massive 4-2 win over Aston Villa to keep them in the lead for another week as they drew 1-1 at Nottingham Forest and missed out on reaching Mikel Arteta’s men. . .
While the Gunners and Nationals continue to be at the top, Manchester United’s Red Devils (49) aren’t straying too far. His last smile against Leicester City (3-0) confirmed his excellent form and alerted his two bosses to the threat posed by third place in the table.
In La Liga in Spain and Serie A in Italy, Barcelona (59) and Napoli (62) beat Cadiz and Sassuolo 2-0 respectively and continue to lead ahead of Real Madrid (51) and Milan. Inter. 47), in that order, to what already seems to be a sung title.
Another tournament that seems to be on the wane is Ligue 1 in France as PSG (57) snapped the post-World Cup losing streak it brought to beat Lille 4-3 in stoppage time . Behind Marseille (52), AS Monaco (50) and Lens (49) there is still a chance to return, although the truth is that they seem quite distant.
In addition to the big five, you must speak in the Netherlands and Portugal. Tulipland is ruled by Feyenoord (49), but without much advantage over Ajax (46), AZ Alkmaar (44) and PSV (44).
On the other hand, on Portuguese pitches, two of the usual greats, Benfica (53 and one game short) and Porto (51) set the pace, while Braga (49) and Sporting CP look to follow. them as best they can.
Among the most notable events of the last date of the league, it is necessary to note Barça, which again left their net at zero and already has 17 games with this indicator. As if that wasn’t enough, they only conceded seven goals in the competition, making them the first team to achieve something like this in their first 22 games.
In the English Premier League, James Ward-Prowse was in the news, scoring the only free-kick in Southampton’s win over Chelsea and scoring 17 free-kick goals in that competition, a statistic in which he only surpasses David Beckham (18) .
Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) also performed well, whose brace in the Red Devils’ victory saw him score 24 goals in all competitions on the circuit, 16 of which since the World Cup.
Source: Juventud Rebelde