Manchester United stopped Manchester City’s winning streak at 21 by defeating the Citizens’ lawn. In the Madrid derby, Atlético let the victory slip away in the last moments against Real. And in Germany, the “Klassiker” between Bayern and Borussia Dortmund has kept his promises.
Liga: No winner in the Madrid derby, Barça smiles
Atlético has long believed to have left its mark on the derby of the Spanish capital against Real, Sunday March 7, for the 26th day of Liga thanks to Luis Suarez, but Karim Benzema ended up saving his family by snatching the draw 1 -1.
This result does not suit Real or Atlético, but revives the suspense in the title race and will give Barça a smile. The Catalan club, winner of Osasuna 2-0 on Saturday and which elected Jordi Saporta as president on Sunday, is three points behind the leader “rojiblanco” (1st, 59 points), and two ahead of Real Madrid ( 3rd, 54 points).
Earlier in the day, Sevilla FC, fourth in Liga behind the trio of indebted ones with 48 points, lost 2-1 on the lawn of promoted Elche.
Serie A: AC Milan puts pressure on Inter
Solid, AC Milan logically won on Hellas Verona (2-0) on Matchday 26 of Serie A. With this success achieved thanks to goals from Rade Krunic and Diogo Dalot, Milan, second, puts pressure on Inter Milan, leaders with three points before facing Atalanta Bergamo (5th) Monday at the end of the day.
Earlier on Sunday, Roma beat Genoa 1-0 to move up to fourth place, qualifying for the next Champions League.
Naples won its 15th victory of the season, its 5th in a row at home, at the expense of Bologna (3-1), with a brace from Lorenzo Insigne (8th, 76th) and a goal from former Lille Victor Osimhen ( 65th). Bologna had reduced the score to 2-1 by Roberto Soriano (73rd).
Juventus, four points behind Milan, won on Saturday against Lazio Rome (3-1), consolidating their place on the podium (3rd).
Bundesliga: spectacular Bayern against Dortmund
The 104th “Klassiker” in history did not disappoint. As often in recent years, it ended with a river score and a victory for Bayern Munich against Borussia Dortmund (4-2). Erling Haaland had however started the BVB on the hats of wheel by registering a double in the first minutes (2nd, 9th).
But Bayern Munich then took charge of the meeting, stuck to the score at the break with two goals from Robert Lewandowski (26th, 44th on penalty). In the second half, the Bavarian domination was even more intense, but it was not until the 88th minute that Leon Goretzka gave the victory to his team. Just after, Robert Lewandowski sealed the success with a hat-trick (90th).
The victory allows Bayern Munich to keep the lead in the Bundesliga as RB Leipzig, their two-point runners-up, won 3-0 in Freiburg earlier in the day. Third, Wolfsburg were beaten in Hoffenheim (1-2) while Frankfurt, fourth, was hooked by Stuttgart (1-1) and Bayer Leverkusen, fifth, won in Mönchengladbach (1-0).
Coupe de France: OM eliminated by amateurs, PSG ensures
A double from Kylian Mbappé launched Paris SG to a logical success in Brest (3-0) on Saturday, in the round of 16 of the Coupe de France, four days to find FC Barcelona in the Champions League.
On the other hand, the reunification of professional and amateur clubs at this stage of the competition was fatal for two elite residents, Lens and Lorient, surprised by Red Star (3rd div.) And Le Puy Foot (4th div.) , winners respectively (3-2) and (1-0).
The Bretons of the US Montagnarde, in 6th div., Thought they could afford such a joyful finish by snatching an unexpected penalty shootout in the 91st minute (3-3) against Saumur, a 5th div club. Unfortunately for them, their dream flew away with one last unsuccessful attempt.
The SCO and Lille respectively showered the hopes of Martiniquais of the Franciscan Club (5-0) and Gazelec Ajaccio.
Among the other Ligue 1 teams involved, OL outclassed a Ligue 2 team, Sochaux (5-2), with a brace and an assist from Rayan Cherki, its young 17-year-old striker. FC Metz also qualified with authority in front of another second division team, Valenciennes (4-0).
“The feat” on the front page of L’Indépendant after the qualification of Canet-en-Roussillon (N2) against OM (L1) in the round of 16 of the Coupe de France on Sunday evening. #CRFCOM pic.twitter.com/25HlAt4kCb
– Marius (@MariusCassoly) March 8, 2021
On the other hand, the season in hell of OM continues: the Marseille club was eliminated Sunday by fans of Canet-en-Roussillon (2-1). A humiliation as Jorge Sampaoli must take over the reins of the team this week after completing his fortnight.
It was a Manchester derby at the top, first in the table, City, hosted their neighbor United, current 3e. The Reds Devils stopped City’s record-breaking England streak with 21 straight wins, winning the derby 2-0.
With their first victory against a “Big 6” team this season, United, with 54 points, regained second place from Leicester (53 pts).
Double scorer and decisive double passer for Gareth Bale, Harry Kane brought Tottenham to great success on Crystal Palace (4-1). With 45 points, the Spurs, 6th, return to 2 units of Chelsea, 4th and last virtual qualifier for the Champions League.
Apathetic for 45 minutes, then draft, Liverpool suffered a sixth defeat in a row at Anfield in the league, unprecedented, against Fulham (0-1). Eighth with 43 points, the Reds are 3 lengths behind Everton, 5th and last virtual European, but who has two games less.
Steven Gerrard, Scottish champion
Fans of the “Reds” will have a cause for consolation this weekend: the coronation of their former idol, Steven Gerrard. Having become a coach, he put the Glasgow Rangers back on the roof of Scotland, offering them their 55th national title but especially the first since 2011, which had preceded the compulsory liquidation of the club and its demotion to 4th division in 2012.
He completes the reconstruction of Scotland’s most successful club and sets a first milestone as a successful coach while waiting to one day be entrusted with the reins of Liverpool.
The title of Scottish champion is not the most prestigious of the rich career of the former English international midfielder, 41 in May, but one of the most symbolic for a player crowned European champion in 2005 but never champion of England.
🏆 Manager of the Champions, Steven Gerrard, has tonight spoken of the ‘monumental achievement’ of his Rangers team claiming 55.
Read full reaction from the manager 👇
– Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) March 7, 2021