Five stories and anecdotes that leaves us the European Day
About to start the last break of the year and of the season for the national teams, the european leagues experienced an exciting day with great matches, big surprises and remarkable performances from some of the best players in the world. We'll present, as usual, in Hanged by Football:
1- Barcelona confirmed as leader: Barça increased the distances in the lead with their victory 1-4 in the colista field. Great match by Víctor Valdés with one of the stops in the League and muscle injury of a Messi who is in permanent crisis this season. The real Madrid, meanwhile, thrashed 5-1 to Real Sociedad with a hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo, who right now is the best player in the world and already contributes 16 goals against the whites in the league. Atletico tied 1 against Villarreal and is four points behind the Catalans. Bad Valencia that tied 2 with Valladolid at home and he still doesn't know where he's going.
2- The Juve contributes his credentials: Serie A begins to define itself and Juve begins to show all its power. Roma stumbled again with the weak and modest Sassuolo 1 in a game that stopped winning it in stoppage time. Something that took advantage of the Juventus that thrashed 3-0 to Napoli with another great performance by Fernando Llorente, who scored again and especially Pirlo, who scored a home-brand free-kick goal and dominated the game at will. Juve is one point behind Roma. Fourth is the Inter that won 2-0 to Livorno on Zanetti's return and Moratti's last meeting as president. Tenth is AC Milan, that did not pass the tie again, this time to 0 at Chievo's house.
3- The Premier League, Red Hot: in the Premier day full of surprises. Manchester United won 1-0 Arsenal with a goal from Van Persie and tightens the league as there are eight teams in six points and from second to eighth only three points in between. New double for Luis Suarez (the best center forward of the moment) and new disappointments from Manchester City and Chelsea, that they could not beat modest rivals. By the way, Mourinho went back to have his pluses and minuses with the referee. bad too, away Tottenham, which fell 0-1 against Newcastle with a prodigious performance by Kruhl.
4- Bayern is left alone: as expected, Borussia Dortmund could not keep up with Guardiola's men either and lost to Wolfsburg by 2-1 on the twelfth day of the Bundesliga with the bad news of Subotic's injury on top, who misses the whole season due to a torn ligament. El Bavaria, meanwhile, won 3-0 to Augsburg and Leverkusen 5-3 against Hamburg in the match of the day. The image of the weekend came from the fans of Eintracht Braunschweig, team newly promoted to the Bundesliga, who threw pigs' heads in various incidents during the match that pitted their team against Hannover.
5- And we finished with the League 1, where PSG won 3-1 Nice and increases their lead over Monaco who could not go from a draw to 1 at home against Evian. Of course between them, Lille follows four points behind the Parisians, that tied to 0 at Guingamp's house.