In France, PSG retained their invincibility by winning in extremis against OL. In England, Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool share the top spot.
- Ligue 1: OM on its way, PSG snatch winner
It is not enough to have a plethora of stars to win. The misadventure of PSG in Bruges in the Champions League proved it and OL almost recalled it in turn at the Parc des Princes. Despite the first tenure of the “Fantastic Four” version 2021-2022 – Messi, Neymar, Mbappé and Di Maria – Paris almost knew its first defeat of the season in Ligue 1. Lucas Paqueta thought he was doing the hard part by opening the score (53e), but Neymar obtained and transformed a penalty (65e sp). Then Kylian Mbappé tore himself away to serve the replacement Icardi (90e+3), fantastic downgraded but evening savior.
The evening was also animated by extra-sporting eddies. Coach Mauricio Pochettino decided at the 76e minute to bring out his compatriot Lionel Messi. A decision that has obviously tasted little the living legend of Argentina, refusing to type in the hand of the technician. He kept his face closed on the bench during the meeting, not celebrating Icardi’s winning goal. At a press conference, Pochettino explained: “We have to make decisions for the good of the team. […] It may or may not please. “
On the other lawns of Ligue 1, the beautiful summer continued for OM, who maintained their good momentum in front of their home crowd. The young Senegalese scorer Bamba Dieng, one of the revelations at the start of the season, scored his third goal in two league matches (47e), to launch the Phocaeans. Rookie Amine Harit (71e) then folded the case.
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This success allows Jorge Sampaoli’s players (13 pts, one match less) to overtake Angers (11 pts), their next opponent, to take second place behind PSG (18 pts). Sco lost for the first time this season against Nantes.
Unbeaten since the start of the season (with one game less), the Niçois missed the opportunity to fly higher: the draw conceded against AS Monaco (2-2) deprived them of the podium. Monegasques (14, 5 pts), they are reassured, after a difficult start to the season, in particular their striker Wissam Ben Yedder who has finally unlocked his league goal counter.
- Bundesliga: Bayern already take the lead
After five days of the Bundesliga, Bayern, winner of the last nine editions, takes the lead: Wolfsburg, leader until this week, was held in check at home on Sunday by Frankfurt (1-1) and abandoned first place at the goal difference.
The two teams are at 13 points, but Bayern, which atomized the promoted Bochum 7-0 on Saturday, has a difference of +16 against +5 for the “Wolves”.
The good deal on Sunday, however, came from Dortmund, who secured third place one length behind the two leaders by beating Union Berlin 4-2 at home, with another brace from Erling Haaland, still in the lead. elbow to elbow with Lewandowski in the scorers standings.
Premier League: three-way match between Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United
Expected at the turn after their disappointment in Bern (2-1 defeat against the Young Boys), Wednesday in the Champions League, the Red Devils narrowly overturned West Ham (2 to 1) thanks to a save by David De Gea on penalty to the very last second.
Ronaldo gesturing to De Gea to dive left on the West Ham peno in the 93rd minute …
Results ? Parade of De Gea. I can’t take any more of him 😭 pic.twitter.com/rVyqRO3pei
– Gaetan Tout Simple. (@delmotte_gaetan) September 19, 2021
With 13 points, they have the same total as Liverpool and Chelsea, winner at Tottenham (3-0), but are third on goal difference (+9), behind the Reds and Blues (both +11).
After their spectacular victory against AC Milan (3-2) on Wednesday, for their entry into the Champions League, the Liverpool Reds continued in the league by beating the London club Crystal Palace.
Manchester City for its part was neutralized at home by Southampton (0-0).
- Serie A: AS Roma fall, Inter takes control
Juventus and AC Milan neutralized each other (1-1) on Sunday in the shock of the 4e Serie A day, a result that is more the case for the Rossoneri (2e) than Bianconeri, still unsuccessful and stuck in the depths of the ranking (18e).
AC Milan weren’t the only team to drop points for the first time this season. AS Roma were also beaten by Verona (2-3). Two poor performances that make the business of Inter Milan, provisional leader on goal difference, and Naples (3e, 9 pts), who can take the lead on his own in the event of success at Udine on Monday.
Juventus, it remains far, still in slow motion with only two points. Here it is 18e and relegation, tied on points with Cagliari (19e).
- Liga : Benzema continue de porter le Real
Real Madrid retained their leadership position in La Liga on Sunday after overthrowing Valencia (1-2) at the Mestalla stadium, thanks to a goal from Karim Benzema at the end of the match. With 13 points, Carlo Ancelotti’s men are ahead of Atlético Madrid (2e with 11 points) and Valence (3e with 10 points), and retain their invincibility in the league with four wins and 1 draw.
Still led to the 86e minute (1-0), Carlo Ancelotti’s men made the difference in three minutes, thanks to Vinicius (86e) on a pass from Benzema, who then gave the advantage to his club with a header (88e). The French international leads the top scorers rankings with six goals in five matches.
The fifth day of La Liga closes Monday evening, with the match between Granada (17e) and Barcelona (10e), which must absolutely bounce back from the rout against Bayern in the Champions League.