ends meet

After the middle of the season, as well as the first round of spectacular matches in European competitions, the struggle between different realities continues in the five most important leagues in Europe.

While some are fighting for the title, others are doing their best to find a place in the continental competition next season, and the third group, much more unfortunate, is doing everything possible to avoid the cold grip of relegation.

In the English Premier League, Arsenal (57) and Manchester City (55) have beaten Leicester and Bournemouth respectively to keep up a tight pace and secure the lead despite Londoners having yet to play in the league.

Immediately behind this duo are Manchester United (49), and a little further, Tottenham (45) and Newcastle (41), closing the European positions. Then, in the bottom zone, they pick up Everton (21), Bournemouth (21) and Southampton (18).

Italian “Napoli” (65) took another step towards scudettobecause in addition to beating thirteenth Empoli 2-0, they saw Inter (47) lose 0-1 against seventh Bologna and go even further.

On the other hand, Milan also beat Atalanta 2-0 and scored the same number of points as its interist neighbors (47), while Lazio “hit” Sampdoria (1-0) and with 45 closes the places of champions. Roma (44) and Atalanta (41) hold their respective positions in Europe and the Conference League.

The Spanish League had interesting results, because, firstly, the leader Barcelona suffered a second defeat on the track, losing with a minimal score to Almeria, and remained at the level of 59 units. However, the Blue Garnet lead over Real Madrid (52) was not greatly affected by the fact that the Meringues drew 1-1 with Atlético (43) in the capital derby.

In other results, Valencia (23) beat fourth-placed Real Sociedad (42) 1-0, although they still manage to get out of the relegation places, where Getafe (22) and Elche (9) also meet, the latter is practically doomed from now on to play on second place next season. The exact opposite is happening with Real Betis (40) and Rayo Vallecano (34), who are fifth and sixth in that order.

In the Bundesliga, the long-awaited clash between the two co-leaders, Union Berlin and Bayern Munich, ended with a convincing victory for the defending champions (3:0). This result, combined with Dortmund’s 1-0 win over Hoffenheim, sees Bavaria and Aurinegro top with 46 points, while Berliners 43 and Leipzig, who beat Frankfurt 2-1, rounds out the bottom of the rankings. 42.

The men from Freiburg (41) and Eintracht (38) round out the top squad of the German tournament, while at the other end of the table Hoffenheim (19) are in the play-off positions and Bochum (19) and Schalke (16) are in the play-off positions. off. the moment they have a half foot in Bundesliga 2.

Finally, in France, Paris Saint-Germain (60) “danced” with Marseille (52) 3-0 and settled comfortably at the top of the championship. Monaco (50) and Lens (50) failed to capitalize on the Marseille disaster as the former lost 3-0 to Nice (7th from 41) and the rest drew 1-1 against Montpellier (14th from 27).

In the basement, Ajaccio (20), Stade Brestoit (20), Troyes (19) and Angers (10) are fighting to stay in the elite for the 2023-2024 season.

cup week

In addition to leagues, cup competitions in different countries will be held this week.

In Spain, the Copa del Rey semi-finals will start on Wednesday with the first leg between Osasuna and Athletic. A day later, another arm will be played which will be nothing less than the Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona, ​​a clash in which the blue garnets cannot count on Pedri or Lewandowski.

The FA Cup will determine its FA Cup Round of 16, with highlights from Bristol-Manchester City, Manchester United-West Ham, Sheffield United-Tottenham and Leicester-Blackburn Rovers.

We are also waiting for the quarter-finals of the French Cup, where Lyon-Grenoble, Marseille-Annecy, Toulouse-Rodez and Nantes-Lance will meet.

Cup matches in Italy (semi-finals) and Germany (quarter-finals) will return in early April.

Source: Juventud Rebelde


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