Zlatan Ibrahimovic Beats His Old Team Inter Milan
Weekend Round Up in European Leagues
Premier League leader Chelsea suffered a humiliating 3 – 0 loss at home to Sunderland. Manchester United only drew 2 – 2 at Aston Villa and that cost them the second spot in the standings. That spot was overtaken by Arsenal who beat Everton 2 – 1 at Goodison Park. Liverpool’s disasters season continues after getting beaten 2 – 0 at Britannia Stadium by Stoke City. Another lackluster performance from Manchester City after a goalless draw at home against Birmingham.
Primera Liga saw Real Madrid reclaim the top spot after Gonzalo Higuain struck a late winner in a 1 – 0 win against Sporting Gijon. Two goals by Lionel Messi helped Barcelona’s 3 – 1 win over Villarreal and that leaves them a point behind the leader. Atletico Madrid easily outplayed 10 men Osasuna scoring 3 goals in the process. Hopelessly last Real Zaragoza loss another match, this time to 10 men Sevilla by a score of 2 – 1.
Borussia Dortmund stretched their Bundesliga lead to seven points, after a 2-0 win against Hamburg SV. Schalke 2 – 2 draw earned them a point but the team is still at the bottom of the standings. Meanwhile Borussia Monchengladbach left the relegation zone by trashing 1 FC Koln with four goals to none. Bayern Munich continues climbing to the top with a 3 – 0 win over Nurnberg on two goals from Mario Gomez and one from Philipp Lahm. A goal in the 81st minute from Renato Augusto kept Bayer Leverkusen at third place in the Bundesliga’s standings.
Ligue 1 newcomer Brest managed to hold on their top spot despite only a 1 – 1 draw against Sochaux. Fans at Stade Michel-d’Ornaro witnessed an ice hokey like 5 – 2 result, when visiting Lille destroyed local Caen thanks partially to Moussa Sow’s first-half hat-trick. A controversial last-minute goal gave Bordeaux the 2 – 1 win, but sent Nancy to the relegation zone. Paris St Germain managed to salvag a point in the 1 – 1 match after injury time goal from Nene.
Serie A match of the week between city rivals Inter and AC ended with 1 – 0 victory for AC Milan thanks to an early penalty from striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Juventus tied 1 – 1, losing their early lead after Francesco Totti scored from a penalty kick. Mauro Zarate and Sergio Floccari secured the 2 – 0 win for Lazio in the match against Napoli. Udinese’s Antonio Di Natale scored a hat-trick and Antonio Flores added one goal in demolishing Lecce by four goals to none. Another hat-trick was seen in the Sicilian derby where Palermo beat Catania on goals by Javier Pastore.