Barcelona went three factors clear on the high of La Liga on Sunday with a 1-0 away win at Atletico Madrid, due to a first-half objective from Ousmane Dembele.
Rivals and second-placed Actual Madrid suffered a 2-1 defeat at Villarreal on Saturday, giving Barca the possibility to grab the benefit within the league after 16 rounds.
The guests obtained the one objective of the sport after 22 minutes when Dembele was performed clear contained in the field and despatched the ball into the underside proper nook.
The hosts began to get up on the finish of the half, taking on possession and sending Barcelona into defensive mode.
Two minutes into stoppage time Barca’s Ferran Torres and Atletico’s Stefan Savic had been despatched off for violent conduct because the guests held on for the slender win.
Late Abraham objective offers blow to Milan’s title hope
A objective in stoppage time by Tammy Abraham helped AS Roma snatch a 2-2 draw at AC Milan on Sunday, as Stefano Pioli’s males’s hopes of catching as much as Serie A leaders Napoli suffered a blow.
It was a soggy evening on the San Siro, creating slippery circumstances that affected the play.
Milan’s Pierre Kalulu scored first when he headed in from a nook on the half-hour mark.
Tommaso Pobega doubled the lead within the 77th minute when he was performed into house within the field and smashed the ball into the decrease proper nook with one contact.
Roger Ibanez pulled one again for Roma three minutes earlier than stoppage time when he headed in a nook, and Abraham accomplished the late comeback six minutes later when he managed to ship in a rebound from contained in the field.
Milan at the moment are third within the Serie A desk with 37 factors after 17 video games, equal with second-placed Juventus on factors and 7 behind Napoli.
Napoli bounce again to increase lead at high of desk
Regardless of lacking an early penalty, Napoli bounced again from their first league defeat of the season to beat 10-man Sampdoria 2-0.
In an emotional match at Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Victor Osimhen opened the scoring within the nineteenth minute after Matteo Politano had seen his penalty saved.
Any likelihood Sampdoria had of getting again into the match diminished when Toms Rincon was despatched off shortly earlier than half-time and Napoli sealed the outcome with one other penalty.
There have been video tributes earlier than the match to former Sampdoria gamers Gianluca Vialli and Sinisa Mihajlovic, each of whom died not too long ago. There have been additionally loads of banners within the stands devoted to them and chants all through the match.
The Sampdoria gamers warmed up carrying particular jerseys bearing Vialli’s identify and the No 9 which he wore when he performed for the staff. Flowers had been additionally laid by the facet of the sphere by members of the Sampdoria workers and the Italy gamers from Napoli.
Vialli, who died on Friday, helped Sampdoria to their solely Serie A title, three Italian Cups and the European Cup ultimate throughout an eight-year stint.
Mihajlovic performed and coached Sampdoria, and his three kids stood on the facet of the sphere holding up a staff jersey along with his identify on the again throughout a minute’s silence.