PSG fall, Zlatan, Ronaldo and Haaland carry their team

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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.

• 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.

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Premier League: Mourinho defeated ManCity with Spurs – Sport

Pep Guardiola left the defeat, and his handshake with José Mourinho said it all. It was probably the most fleeting final whistle encounter since the invention of the handshake, this brief meeting of the coaching giants of Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur. Guardiola’s notorious sourness penetrated clearly in these seconds after the 0: 2 (0: 1) against his old nemesis Mourinho. He hates losing to no one as much as he does against the devilish tactician “Mou”. And yet he has to live with the fact that the Portuguese surprised him once again. It was a feat as always, a classic of strategic refusal to play football, with which Mourinho has now made it to the top in the Premier League, while City’s misery in the lower midfield of the table is getting worse.

Two shots on goal, two goals by Heung-Min Son (5th) and Giovani Lo Celso (65th) – this cold-bloodedness is typical of Mourinho football. No one is winning with such means as much as the 57-year-old: “Today my players should talk, they implemented our strategy perfectly,” whispered Mourinho, not without a hint of who gave the players the tactics of locking in and countering . And indeed: When it comes to wiping Guardiola’s possession mantra away with a stroke of the hand, Mourinho is still an authority in this discipline even after all these years.

He doesn’t care how often the opponent neatly slides the ball as long as his team can intervene once or twice to set the one or two decisive counterattacks. For the most ambitious cynic in world football, success still justifies any renunciation of aesthetics. Mourinho dupes Guardiola – but this punchline also aptly sums up what’s going on in the Premier League this season: City’s crash could free up a place in the championship fight that Spurs or teams like Leicester and Chelsea could claim.

In addition to the champions FC Liverpool, who have recovered from their teething problems, the all-around competition between these clubs offers plenty of tension. And the big question is whether Guardiola will get the curve again with City. He basically has to because after his contract extension this week (he stays in Manchester for two more years) his project is still unfinished after missing the title last season. League or Champions League – it should be one of the two trophies for the Catalan who, as so often in this round, struggled with the game against Tottenham: “It was the ideal scenario for them: We conceded a goal after five minutes and then defend it so deeply that the spaces were minimal, “sighed Guardiola.

In fact, Kevin De Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus and all the offensive luminaries from City created a few opportunities, defender Aymeric Laporte even scored the supposed goal to make it 1-1, but the video referee intervened over handball. Guardiola complained that chances are being played out, “but the reality is that we have problems in the end.” He has been repeating this realization for some time, and perhaps City’s lack of goals (ten in eleven games) is also the reason why the media on the island recently speculated again about a not entirely unknown problem solver in this matter: Lionel Messi.

The Daily Express During the week after the Guardiola deal, it almost shouted: “Now let’s get Messi!” At the Daily Mirror it sounded a bit more sober, but similar: “Get Messi!”

But Guardiola put these rumors into perspective: “His contract ends next year, and I don’t know what’s going to happen in his head. At the moment he’s a Barcelona player,” said the City team boss. In the 2-0 draw against Spurs it became clear that he was actually missing a completely different type of player: a classic “target man”, one who lashes balls in the front, distributes them and radiates danger himself – someone like Tottenham’s nine-man Harry Kane.

Even more than a Mourinho team, the Spurs are a “Harry Kane team,” he said Guardian in an eulogy to the driver and leader in the Tottenham attack, the City’s central defender “traumatized” with his sheer presence and his diagonal passes (he prepared the 2-0). Kane himself spoke of a “fantastic performance” by the team, defending as a unit and waiting for opportunities. It’s that easy against a Guardiola team at the moment.

In order for the victory to be given appropriate weight, his opponent Mourinho referred to the continued greatness of the opponent – and the table picture characterized by game cancellations. But of course, the fact is now what can be read in this table: Tottenham is eight points ahead of City. And next week, Spurs could also distance Chelsea in the London derby. Mourinho will already have a plan for that too.

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Guion deplores “a flagrant lack of success” in Reims – Fil info – Ligue 1

David Guion (Reims coach, beaten at home by Nîmes 1-0): “Before the match, we had identified the match scenario and Nîmes’ game plan. My players weren’t surprised. It was the typical pattern of an attack-defense, on which we couldn’t find the opening. In the first half, we lacked speed, creativity and technical finesse. After the goal, the behavior of my players was much more aggressive and in the last minutes, there was a miraculous save by the Nîmes goalkeeper and the two bars. It is a blatant lack of success, but success provokes itself. We have to provoke things much earlier and we cannot do it only at the end of the match. In my opinion, the penalty is questionable. The player (Zinedine Ferhat) completely lures the referee and it is very surprising that the referee does not move (to see the video). Losing is difficult, on this action it is even more painful. “

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Eden Hazard, again target of the Spanish press – Spain – Abroad

The Real Madrid playmaker, again in charge, was an “intermittent” Saturday that has not escaped criticism. A bad habit for the Belgian strategist.

Tested positive for Covid-19 at the beginning of November, Eden Hazard had to ignore the three matches of the Belgian selection before resuming the maneuver at Real Madrid. A comeback which only illustrated the difficulties of the Belgian strategist who has, only by flashes, given his full measure to Real since his signing (for five years) in June 2019. Since weight problems, poor performance and injuries, accompanied the daily life of a player who yearns for the brilliance of a new start. Each performance is dissected. After Real’s 1-1 game at Villarreal on Saturday, Eden Hazard was again the target of criticism in the Spanish press. Brand stressed: “The return of Eden Hazard always raises expectations and a lot of hope, as he is always Real Madrid’s last big signing, no matter how many stones he finds in his path. But it is rare that reality then corresponds to dreams (…) It is clear that he lacked rhythm. When he has no speed and spark he always looks for the easiest solution, giving the ball to the teammate closest to him. He too generally abuses side play. “

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Sports world adding: “Eden Hazard has not yet” exploded “at Real Madrid. The Belgian is far from being the player the white team signed from Chelsea and who has been one of the stars of football at the world level. Since his ankle injury, the danger is no longer the same and although it seems that these ailments have already been forgotten, the Belgian is not taking the step forward that all supporters are waiting for. He made a very discreet comeback (against Villareal). He barely played a role in Real offensives and never tried to dribble past his opponents or attempt a strike from outside the box, yet one of his strengths. He lost eight balls and never took risks in his passes. A poor performance which led Zidane to take him out of the field for Vinicius in the 65 ‘). ” Sport concluding: “The Belgian is definitely not at his best level. He had times where he left a mark of his great quality, but also long phases in which we absolutely do not see him interested in the game. “

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Orlando qualifies after insane series of penalties / MLS / Orlando-New-York (1-1) / SOFOOT.com

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This Saturday, Orlando City advanced to the quarterfinals of the MLS playoffs at the expense of New York City FC after a chaotic game. Despite an additional time of ten minutes following the expulsion of the player from Orlando Ruan at the end of the match, the two teams do not decide between themselves and head for the penalty shoot-out.

And this is where the game goes completely crazy. The Florida goalkeeper Gallese, already warned during the meeting, takes a second yellow for having advanced too far on his line. After his expulsion, it was defender Schlegel who improvised as a goalkeeper. And the Argentine will become the hero of the evening by stopping the last test of the New York players. Nani’s team, which missed its shot on goal, continues on its way.

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Doubled by Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus ensures – Fil info – Italy – Abroad

Thanks to two superb goals signed Cristiano Ronado, the first of a strike after a nice number in the area (38e) and the second of an impressive reflex volley at the far post (42nd), Juventus Turin disposed of Cagliari 2-0 in the league. A success that allows the “Old Lady” to settle in second place in Serie A behind AC Milan which has one game less before moving to Naples on Sunday.

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Before the shock of C1 against PSG, a draw for Leipzig – Fil info – Germany – Abroad

Three days before his trip to Paris on Tuesday in the Champions League, RB Leipzig brought back a happy draw from his trip to Frankfurt (1-1), missing the opportunity to return to equality with Bayern at the top of the Bundesliga . With 17 points, the RB finds itself provisionally in third position, two lengths from Munich, and one from Leverkusen. But Julian Nagelsmann’s men will fall from the podium if Dortmund wins on the lawn of Hertha Berlin (8:30 p.m.). Yussuf Poulsen scored Leipzig’s goal in the 57th minute, responding to Aymen Barkok, who had opened the scoring just before the break.

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Dembélé, Mbappé and Isco … The rumors of the transfer window of the day – Fil Info – Transfers

Ousmane Dembélé who could leave Barça free in 2022, Vadim Vasilyev who speaks about the future of Kylian Mbappé or Carlo Ancelotti who denies the rumor of an Isco arrival at Everton: find the transfer information for this Friday 20 November 2020.

Barça: towards a free departure from Ousmane Dembélé in 2022?

Ousmane Dembélé’s future shakes FC Barcelona. Purchased for nearly 130 million euros in the summer of 2017, the French winger could leave Catalonia for free in the summer of 2022, at the end of his contract. This is what implies Sport which explains that the former player of Borussia Dortmund and Stade Rennais refused to renew his contract last summer, probably to be freer of his movements within a year and a half. But there is still time before 2022, and by then the situation may well change. The French international could well change his mind and decide to continue his adventure with the Blaugrana; all the more if he manages to establish himself definitively as an indisputable holder within the workforce of Ronald Koeman.

Ousmane Dembélé’s superb goal against Tottenham with Barça

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