It was a fun filled action across the three major European football league this weekend as the battle for silverware, promotion places, champions league spots and glory heats up. Here is how things went down on the European football scene over the weekend.
In the English league , soon to be relegated side Aston Villa who were bsashed by their own fans were thrashed 4-0 by a rampant Chelsea side whose season seem almost to be over with only a Europa League qualification slot the most possible achievement this season.
Arsenal and Man City also played 4-0 wins over Watford and Bournemouth respectively. Title chasers Leicesters squeezed out a 1-0 win over Southampton while Man U continued their champions league chasing ambition with a 1-0 win over Everton. Anthony Martial was the goal-scoring hero on the day that Old Trafford honoured Sir Bobby Charlton.
Aston Villa 0 – 4 Chelsea
AFC Bournemouth 0 – 4 Manchester City
Arsenal 4 – 0 Watford
Norwich City 3 – 2 Newcastle United
Stoke City 2 – 2 Swansea City
Sunderland 0 – 0 West Bromwich Albion
West Ham United 2 – 2 Crystal Palace
Liverpool 1 – 1 Tottenham Hotspur
Leicester City 1 – 0 Southampton
Manchester United 1 – 0 Everton
Spanish league came alive on Saturday as the two biggest Spanish clubs Barcelona and Real Madrid battled in ‘El Classico’ but Real Madrid laughed last after Ronaldo’s efforts cancelled out Gerard Pique’s goal leaving Real Madrid seven points behind Barcelona..
Atletico Madrid via goals from Fernando Torres, Antoine Griezmann and JuanFran ensured they kept on Barcelona’s toes as they aim to win the Spanish league for the second time in three seasons.
Atletico Madrid 5 – 1 Real Betis
Las Palmas 2 – 1 Valencia
Barcelona 1 – 2 Real Madrid
Celta Vigo 1 – 1 Deportivo La Coruna
Bayern tightened their grip on the top of the table with a hard fought 1-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt who didn’t want to make Pep Guardiola’s last games in charge a memorable one.
Dortmund, having one of their best seasons in three years beat Werder Bremen at the Signal Iduna Park via goals from African footballer of the year Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Shinji Kagawa and Adrian Ramos. The German league bereft of much competition is sure going to be Bayern’s to lose as the Germans look sure to add another title to their shelves.
Bayern Munich 1 – 0 Eintracht Frankfurt
Darmstadt 2 – 2 VfB Stuttgart
Hannover 96 0 – 3 Hamburger SV
Ingolstadt 3 – 0 Schalke 04
Mainz 05 4 – 2 Augsburg
Borussia Dortmund 3 – 2 Werder Bremen