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With its 1-0 victory against Barça, Atlético Madrid, second in Liga, pushes the Catalan club even further down the rankings. In France, PSG and Rennes fell before their Champions League match. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, author of a double, allows AC Milan to remain at the top of Serie A.
• Ligue 1: Monaco back up PSG, Lyon on the podium
Before receiving Leipzig in the Champions League on Tuesday for a decisive match, the Parisians showed significant flaws. Traveling to Monaco, Thomas Tuchel’s men quickly led thanks to a double from Kylian Mbappé, before being caught and then overtaken (3-2). For its part, Lille at home retains its second place after having crushed Lorient. OL, falling outside Angers 1-0 thanks to Kadewere, completed the podium.
Rennes was just as badly prepared as Paris for its Champions League match on Tuesday against Chelsea. Third last year, the Reds and Blacks, currently seventh, are struggling and lose 1-0 against Bordeaux, the fault of former Rennais Hatem Ben Arfa.
At the bottom of the standings, Dijon was talked about by losing 1 to 0 against Lens. The fault of a gag goal: the Swiss goalkeeper, Anthony Racioppi, tenured by the new Dijon coach David Linarès, procrastinated with the ball in front of the striker Arnaud Kalimuendo, who scored by blocking the clearance.
• Serie A: Zlatan again and again at the party
The clash between Napoli and AC Milan saw Zlatan Ibrahimovic once again show that he was to be reckoned with, 39 or not 39 years old. The Swedish giant scored twice allowing AC Milan to win 3-1 and regain the lead of Serie A. Behind, no change in the standings: the astonishing Sassuolo is still second after his victory against Hellas Verona (0-2), and AS Roma remain third with their easy victory against Parma (3-0).
Lower in the ranking, Juventus (4e) beat Cagliari 2-0 thanks to a double from Cristiano Ronaldo, which keeps him two lengths behind Zlatan. Three days away from a crucial Champions League match against Real Madrid, Inter Milan (5e) suffered against Torino. Led 2 to 0, the Milanese waited for the last half hour to shine (4-2).
On Saturday and Sunday, all Serie A players wore a red mark on their faces, as part of an action against violence against women.
As every year, Serie A players wear a red mark on their faces at the end of November in support of the fight against violence against women. ✊ pic.twitter.com/QaKBX9Qzkr
– Football News (@ActuFoot_) November 21, 2020
• Liga: Real Sociedad the only leader ahead of Atlético
Real Sociedad regained the lead in La Liga alone – with three points ahead of Atlético Madrid – after their 1-0 success against Cadiz (6e). Unbeaten in the league since September 29, the San Sebastián club went on to win a sixth straight win thanks to a header from their young Swedish striker Alexander Isak, 21.
Winner of FC Barcelona 1-0, Atlético Madrid is the new runner-up. Villarreal completes the podium thanks to their draw at home against Real Madrid (1-1). Zinédine Zidane’s team are fourth in the standings 6 points behind the Basque leader. The start of the Barcelona season is even more worrying with a third defeat and a poor eleventh place, twelve units from the lead.
• Premiere league: Tottenham and Liverpool leaders, Arsenal powerless
Liverpool have made short work of Leicester, leaders before this day. Jürgen Klopp’s players beat the Foxes 3-0, thanks to goals from Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino, as well as a home header from defender Johnny Evans. A sixth victory in seven matches which allows Liverpool to become coleader in the standings, only overtaken by Tottenham on the best goal difference. The Spurs crunched on their side Manchester City 2-0.
With their 2-0 victory over Newcastle, Chelsea are now third in the table, two points behind the leaders. Tottenham’s reception on Sunday, November 29, which will give a clear idea of their eventual ability to enter the title race.
The international break did not allow the Gunners to regain serenity. After the rout against Aston Villa (3-0) before the truce, the draw in Leeds (0-0), obtained despite a numerical inferiority of more than forty minutes, appears rather lucky. Two posts and the crossbar saved them from a second loss in a row. Manchester United won in front of West Bromwich Albion (1-0), thanks to a penalty converted by Bruno Fernandes (56e).
• Bundesliga: a quadruple for Haaland
The 20-year-old Norwegian Erling Haaland scored a quadruple on Saturday against Hertha Berlin and brought Borussia Dortmund one point behind the leader Munich, who stumbled against Bremen (1-1). The prodigy striker brought his total to ten goals in eight days, and returns to a unit of Robert Lewandowski, author of a start to the season of all records with Bayern, with already eleven goals.
With 18 points, Borussia Dortmund is behind Bayern again (19 pts). He is also tied with Leverkusen, but with a better goal difference. Leipzig, held in check in Frankfurt (1-1) slipped to fourth place, with 17 points.