Results of Weekend Football Matches from England, Spain, Italy, Germany and France.
It was a weekend of scintillating football as most topflight teams sought to continue their push for their respective league titles (or survival as the case may be). Looking ahead of the Champions League matches this week too, they had to get back into rhythm after the International Break. Most of the top teams did not falter though.
Check out the results and analysis of the matches that went down in the Top 5 European leagues this weekend.
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE
Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea all made easy work of their opponents as they cruised to convincing victories. Tottenham thus was the only Big 6 Club to lose their game during the weekend as they went lost the North London Derby 2-0 to Arsenal.
West Ham, Swansea City and Crystal Palace remain in the drop zone as Burnley continued their impressive start to the season with a 2-0 win over Swansea at the Turf Moor, a result that sees them in 7th position on the log.
Arsenal 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur
AFC Bournemouth 4-0 Huddersfield Town
Burnley 2-0 Swansea City
Crystal Palace 2-2 Everton
Leicester City 0-2 Manchester City
Liverpool 3-0 Southampton
West Brom 0-4 Chelsea
Manchester United 4-1 Newcastle United
Watford 2-0 West Ham United
SPANISH LA LIGA
Barcelona opened a 10-point lead over eternal rivals Real Madrid and challengers Atletico Madrid as they romped to a three-nil victory away at Leganes.
Meanwhile, at the first ever Instalment of the Madrid Derby at the Wanda Metropolitano, both teams cancelled each other out as they played out a dour goalless draw. Meaning Cristiano Ronaldo continued his bad form in front of goal in the La Liga this season.
Valencia, however, cut Barcelona’s lead at the top of the table to 4 points when they picked up a routine 0-2 victory away at Espanyol on Sunday.
Girona 1-1 Real Sociedad
Getafe 4-1 Alaves
Leganes 0-3 Barcelona
Sevilla 2-1 Celta Vigo
Atletico Madrid 0-0 Real Madrid
Malaga 3-2 Deportivo La Coruna
Espanyol 0-2 Valencia
Las Palmas 0-2 Levante
Athletic Bilbao 1-1 Villarreal
ITALIAN SERIE A
Napoli continued their impressive run at the top of the table by seeing off Vincenzo Montella’s AC Milan two goals to one at the San Paolo. Roma defeated Lazio by the same scoreline at the Stadio Olimpico and thus moved up to 4th on the standings.
In the surprise of the weekend, defending Champions Juventus lost away at Sampdoria three goals to two and slipped to 3rd position, behind Inter Milan whose brace from Captain Mauro Icardi was enough to power them to a victory over Atalanta late on Sunday night.
Roma 2-1 Lazio
SSC Napoli 2-1 AC Milan
Crotone 0-1 Genoa
Benevento 1-2 Sassuolo
SPAL 2013 1-1 Fiorentina
Sampdoria 3-2 Juventus
Torino 1-1 Chievo Verona
Udinese 0-1 Cagliari
Inter Milan 2-0 Atalanta
Borussia Dortmund was made to pay for dropping star striker Aubameyang as they slumped to a 2-1 away defeat to VfB Stuttgart. they now seat 4th on the table with 21 points from 12 games.
Bayer Leverkusen and RB Leipzig played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at the BayArena. Timo Werner and Emil Forsberg both converted penalties for Leipzig to go ahead twice in the game but Kevin Volland secured a point for the home side with a 74th-minute equaliser.
Meanwhile, Bayern Munich continued their resurgence under Coach Jupp Heynckes as they strolled to a 3-0 win over Augsburg at the Allianz Arena. Goals from Arturo Vidal and a brace from Polish talisman, Robert Lewandowski ensured that they now have 6 points over 2nd-placed Schalke 04.
VfB Stuttgart 2-1 Borussia Dortmund
Bayer Leverkusen 2-2 RB Leipzig
Bayern Munich 3-0 Augsburg
Hoffeheim 1-1 Eintracht Frankfurt
Mainz 05 1-0 FC Cologne
wolfsburg 3-1 Freiburg
Hertha Berlin 2-4 Borussia Moenchengladbach
Schalke 04 2-0 Hamburger SV
Werder Bremen 4-0 Hannover 96
FRENCH LIGUE 1
In France, Edinson Cavani outshined most expensive player in the world, Neymar (who failed to score or provide an assist) as the Uruguayan bagged a brace against Nantes on Sunday. 3 points at the Parc Des Princes gave PSG a 6 points advantage at the top of the table.
Monaco drew away at Amiens 1-1 on Friday while Lille blew away Saint-Etienne three goals to one in front of their home crowd at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.
On Sunday, Caen vs Nice, Lyon vs Montpellier and Bordeaux vs Marseille all ended in draws with only Caen vs Nice game seeing two goals hit the back of the net.
Lille 3-1 Saint-Etienne
Amiens 1-1 Monaco
PSG 4-1 Nantes
Dijon 3-1 Troyes
Guingamp 1-1 Angers
Strasbourg 2-1 Rennes
Toulouse 0-0 Metz
Caen 1-1 Nice
Lyon 0-0 Montpellier
Bordeaux 1-1 Marseille