Five stories and anecdotes of the European Day
A few hours before Christmas arrives, many European leagues closed the year with a vibrant day. Goals, emotion and incredible images were some of the postcards that a weekend left us that crowned Bayern Munich champion of the Mundialito by defeating Raja of Casablanca by 2-0.
1- The first, more open than ever. The English league will be one of the few competitions that does not stop for Christmas. Precisely, will increase your activity. And he will do it with Liverpool, as a leader. A victory with 3-1 over Cardiff, with double included by Luis Suárez (19 goals in 13 parties) gave him first place pending Monday's game between Arsenal and Chelsea. United won and climbed positions. The City prevailed 2-4 West Ham with a goal from Navas and great assistance from Negredo.
2- In Germany, Bayern win without playing. In Germanic lands it could be said that the current champion won without playing by playing Bayern Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund, which leaves them seven and eleven points behind Guardiola's with one more game. However, the most remarkable thing is not that, but the victory of Bayern Munich in the Club World Cup. 2-0 against Raja of Casablanca with goals from Dante and Thiago and 16th title of 22 for Pep Guardiola.
3- The Barcelona, unstoppable. In the League everything remains the same. Barcelona will finish the year as leader after thrashing 2-5 Getafe with a hat-trick from Pedro. Atlético continues in their wake tied on points after winning 3-2 Levante in a very controversial match with some arbitration decisions that raised a stir. Real Madrid won for the fifth season in a row at Mestalla 2-3 to a Valencia that sees how the shadow of descent begins to approach. Descent from where Betis cannot leave, that lost 0-1 against Almeria. Yes indeed, not everything is bad news for Valencians. Peter Lim, a Singaporean billionaire offers debt settlement and 30 o 40 million euros in transfers as an offer to stay at the club.
4- La Juve, clear leader. In Italy, comfortable victory for Juve at Atalanta by 1-4 with a goal from Llorente, which allows you to leave with seven rental points on Roma, that beat 4-1 to Catania. Napoli punctured again giving up a draw with Cagliari with the bad news of Pepe Reina's injury. In the big game of the day, the Madonnina derby ended with a victory for Inter 1-0 against AC Milan with a high heel goal by Rodrigo Palacio
5- And we finished with France, where PSG has secured the winter championship after the defeat of Monaco at home to Valenciannes by 1-2. El PSG, yes indeed, did not go from a tie to 2 with the Lille, something that assures you, nevertheless, finish first with three points of advantage over the Monegasques at the end of the first round.