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A weekend of multiple derbies. Manchester City defeated the Red Devils, like Sevilla FC who tamed Betis. In Italy, Inter and AC Milan shared the points. In the Premier League, West Ham struck a blow by inflicting Liverpool their first loss of the season. PSG, for its part, widened the gap at the top of the French championship, now with a 10-point lead over Lens, its new runner-up.
On Saturday, PSG suffered before clinching the victory in Bordeaux (2-3), on the occasion of the 13th day of the French Championship. In terms of accounting, the Parisians, who prance at the top of the standings, widened the gap with their pursuers with 34 points, ten more than Lens, 2nd and impressive winner of Troyes on Friday (4-0). In Brittany, Stade Rennais, already winner of PSG this season, made short work of OL (4-1), while Marseille (4th) and Nice (3rd) lost precious points at home , respectively against Metz (0-0) and against Montpellier (0-1). At the bottom of the standings, Saint-Étienne showed exceptional resources to overthrow Clermont (3-2), who still led 2-0 after 77 minutes in a Geoffroy-Guichard stadium behind closed doors for disciplinary reasons. Thanks to this miraculous success, the Greens gain a place in the standings, 19th (9 pts), at the expense of the Messins.
- Serie A: Naples misses at home, and AC Milan neutralized by Inter
Held in check at home by Hellas Verona (1-1), Sunday, during the 12th day of Serie A, Napoli missed a great opportunity to distance himself from the top of the standings. Because, later in the evening, AC Milan, which also had the opportunity to take the lead in the championship by beating its intimate enemy, Inter Milan, finally had to share the points (1-1) , after a derby without downtime. This result just allowed the Rossoneri to remain co-leaders with Napoli, with 32 points each, and to be 7 ahead of third-placed Inter. In the other matches of the day, AS Rome continues to disappoint, after a surprising defeat, the 5th of the season, in Venice (3-2), while Lazio Rome very logically won against Salernitana by Franck Ribéry (3-0). Finally, Juventus waited for the stoppage of play to overcome a courageous Fiorentina and outnumbered (1-0).
- Liga: Real Sociedad continues, Sevilla FC offers the derby
Real Sociedad persists and signs! The Basque leader took over the lead of the Spanish Championship by winning the field of Osasuna Pamplona (0-2) on Sunday, on the 13th day of La Liga. This success recorded just before the international break allows him to keep one point ahead of Real Madrid (2nd), winner of his neighbor Rayo Vallecano (2-1) at home on Saturday, thanks in particular to a new goal from Karim Benzema . In other matches, Sevilla FC has consolidated its place on the podium thanks to its victory in the Andalusian derby on the pitch of Betis Sevilla (0-2). Finally, Atlético Madrid, who led 3 goals to 1, was caught by Valencia (3-3) on Sunday at Mestalla, and stagnated in 4th place, five points behind the leader who played one game more than his first three pursuers.
- Premier League: City wins Derby, West Ham leads Liverpool
Amazing since the start of the season, West Ham inflicted on Sunday his first defeat of the season to Liverpool (3-2), which he dislodged from the Premier League podium, after a thrilling match for the 11th day. The French international, Kurt Zouma, registered his name among the London scorers against the Reds. In addition, Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains more than ever in an ejection seat, after his team was outclassed in the Mancunian derby against City (2-0) on Saturday. The Red Devils are 6th at 6 points behind their lifelong rival. Note that the leader Chelsea was hooked at home by Burnley (1-1) and is only three points ahead of City, that Arsenal, in full resurrection, is now 5th after their victory against Watford (1- 0) and that Tottenham went 0-0 at Everton for the premiere of new Italian manager Antonio Conte.
- Bundesliga: Freiburg falls to Munich, Leipzig traps Dortmund
Unbeaten since the start of the season, Freiburg had to wait to face Bayern Munich to see his unbeaten streak come to an end after 11 days (2-1), Saturday, in Bavaria. The Munichers took advantage of a new goal from the inevitable Robert Lewandowski, author of his 13th achievement of the season, to win against the surprise of the Bundesliga and to escape at the top of the standings. Bayern is now four points ahead of Borussia Dortmund who lost on the lawn of Leipzig (2-1), after a 90-minute fight without any downtime. In the other matches, Wolfsburg won on the smallest of the margins ahead of Augsburg (1-0) and climbed to 4th position. Without a win for four days, Bayer Leverkusen who snatched a point from Herta Berlin at the very end of the match (1-1), tumbled to 6th place.