If Juventus conceded the draw against Fiorentina, their opponent in the Champions League, PSG continued their French stroll by beating Nantes (3-0). In La Liga, Real Madrid has taken control alone, but is closely followed by FC Barcelona.
PSG and OM ready for the Champions League
Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique de Marseille won with authority at Nantes (3-0) and Auxerre (2-0), respectively, to escape top of Ligue 1 after Matchday 6. With 16 points, the two French representatives in the Champions League have prepared their return well: the reception of Juventus Turin for PSG on Tuesday and the trip to Tottenham for OM on Wednesday. Paris (+20) is ahead of OM (+10) on goal difference.
Lens completes the podium but could not keep up with the hellish pace of the two leaders. Outnumbered, the Sang et Or still managed to snatch a draw against Reims (1-1). Lyon, which has one game less, is hot on the heels of the Northerners after their very large victory against Angers (5-0), which allows them to heal their goal difference (13 pts, +10).
Real Madrid and Barça already in control
Thanks to their two Brazilians Vinicius and Rodrygo, Real Madrid dominated Betis Sevilla 2-1 on Saturday for their first match at the Bernabéu on Matchday 4, and regained control of La Liga alone ahead of FC Barcelona, winners. 3-0 in Sevilla.
Vinicius opened the scoring for Madrid in the 9th minute by slipping between defender Edgar Gonzalez and goalkeeper Rui Silva. Then after the equalizer from Sergio Canales on a touch situation (17th), it was Rodrygo who gave victory to Real by pushing the ball into the cages, which was set back by Fede Valverde (65th), who came into game a few seconds earlier in place of Eduardo Camavinga. Betis Sevilla lost their playing master Nabil Fekir, hit in the hamstring. A bad omen for the Frenchman two months before the World Cup.
Earlier in the day, Atlético received similar bad news: hanging 1-1 at Anoeta by Real Sociedad, the Colchoneros may have lost their totem goalkeeper Jan Oblak, injured in the left adductor on a contact with Reinildo and replaced by the Croatian goalkeeper Ivo Grbic in the 85th.
Further south, in the warm Andalusian evening, Jules Koundé shone for his big return to the cauldron of Sanchez-Pizjuan. Moved from Sevilla to Barcelona this summer, the French international defender finished the match with two assists and a 3-0 victory. Barca move into second place in the standings with this win.
Bayern skates, Freiburg surprising leader
Four days before entering the Champions League, Bayern Munich conceded a second draw in a row in the German championship at Union Berlin (1-1) on a fifth day marked by the success of the new leader Freiburg, winner on the lawn of Bayer Leverkusen (3-2).
Already hooked last week by Borussia Monchengladbach (1-1), the Bavarians, defending champions, slipped to third place behind Borussia Dortmund (12 points), narrow winner of Hoffenheim on Friday (1-0) and Freiburg ( 12 points), who won at Bayer Leverkusen (3-2).
Above all, the erratic performance of Bayern Munich is not likely to reassure coach Julian Nagelsmann four days before the first shock of the season at Inter Milan in the Champions League, whose trophy is coveted by the Bavarians, winners in 2020.
Tottenham dominating and undefeated, Arsenal still leading
A new goal, the 10th in 6 days, from Erling Haaland was not enough for Manchester City to temporarily take the lead. With 14 points, the Citizens are no longer ahead of Tottenham, winner of Fulham (2-1) and whom they will face next Saturday, only on goal difference and they are one length behind Arsenal who will challenge Manchester United on Sunday.
Four days before the reception of Marseille in contention in the Champions League, Tottenham has confirmed its status as a solid candidate for the final top 4 of the English championship. Spurs largely dominated against promoted Fulham.
After signing the biggest spending transfer window in the history of the Premier League, Chelsea had to work hard to dominate West Ham (2-1) and not drop in the standings. Ten points in six days will not satisfy Thomas Tuchel, but the provisional 5th place saves appearances while waiting for the recruits, like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, to integrate.
Despite a large number of chances, Everton and Liverpool could not decide (0-0). Sixth with 9 points, Liverpool took only half of the possible points over 6 days, a record unworthy of a title candidate. The Reds lacked success and fell on a Jordan Pickford man of the match.
After 5 wins in 5 days, Arsenal, dominating, lowered their flag in front of the very realistic Red Devils on the counter and who scored a fourth win in a row. The positions are therefore tightening in the lead because if the Londoners keep first place with 15 points, they are only one step ahead of Manchester City and Tottenham
AC Milan winner of the derby
Rafael Leao, with a magnificent double, and Olivier Giroud, the man of the big meetings, tipped in favor of AC Milan, still hungry champions, a spectacular derby on Saturday against Inter (3- 2), already beaten twice in five days.
Celebrated at the end of the meeting in front of the 75,000 spectators of a boiling San Siro, with a communion reminiscent of that of the 19th scudetto pocketed in May, this success allows the unbeaten Rossoneri to climb to the top (11 pts). A first place that Milan shares with Naples, beautiful winner in the evening of Lazio in Rome (2-1).
AS Roma, for their part, missed the opportunity to regain the lead in the Italian championship by suffering a heavy and unexpected defeat, their first of the season, on the ground of Udinese (4-0), which confirms its excellent start to the 2022-2023 financial year. José Mourinho’s players fall to 5th place tied on points (10) with their evening scorer, Udinese, and Atalanta, who can settle alone in the lead in the event of victory in Monza, Monday (6:30 p.m. ), at the end of the 5th day.