Cristiano Ronaldo hit00, Lionel Messi Hit at 600 – but more on both later. In a goalless draw, Manchester clubs set the tone by failing to register a traditional Premier League ‘Big Six’ win. Real Madrid presented the performance of the statement to beat Atletico Madrid. Juventus and Barcelona both won. Bayern Munich did not. Borussia Dortmund lost 5-1 at home to Stuttgart and saw the end of the Lucian favor era. Oh, and PSG lost to Lyon. There are currently league leaders in Europe’s top 5 leagues – Real Sociedad, Tottenham Hotspur, Bayer Leverkusen, AC Milan and Lille.
If a very fun weekend. And here are the best numbers from all the action –
Of Pierre-American ub Bameyang The goal that gave Burnley their win was conceded for the first time by an Arsenal set-piece. They are now the 20th and final team to do so.
Sheffield United are only fourth in the history of the English Football League, having no more than one point in 12 league games at the start of the season – after Manchester United in 1930-31, New Brighton in 1931-32 and Newport County in 1970. 71.
Manchester United’s home struggles continue. They have failed to score in three home league games this season, one more than their entire 2019-20 campaign at Old Trafford.
This is the first week since January 12-13, 2016 that none of the PL’s “Big 6” clubs have won their respective games.
Granite hackani Arsenal received their sixth red card in the PL since Michael Arteta took over in December 2019. This time it’s double from the other side. They have all been reddened directly.
Arsenal’s 10 goals after 12 league games are the lowest since 1981-82 (8 goals) at this stage of the top flight season.
Harry Kane And Son Hang-min The long PL record now has a short space. They have combined for 12 goals in the PL this season – only Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton have more in the same season in 1994-95 (13).
Harry Kane is the third player within the top five European leagues this season to score 15 goals in all competitions after just one contest (17) and Robert Lewandowski (16).
Atletico Madrid have lost a La Liga game for the first time since February 2020 [which also happened to be against Real Madrid (1-0)], Ending 26 league games without a loss, their longest unbeaten run in competition history (GP26 W17 D9).
Another of Real Madrid, a Dani Karvajal Rocket that breaks off the ball Jan Oblak Atletico Madrid’s 4th own goal since the start of last season is the highest in La Liga. Sampdoria () and Sassuolo () are the only teams in the top five leagues in Europe to pull it off.
This means that Atletico have scored more than 10% of the goals allowed in La Liga in the last two seasons (4 out of 31).
Zinedine Zidane is unbeaten in his seven La Liga games at Atletico Madrid (winning Draw in), the best run of any Real Madrid in a derby against him from Luis Moloni, 7 matches between March 1974 and February 1986 (5 draws won 2).
Karim Benzema Now in all competitions (8૨ all) the non-Spanish player is performing the most for Real Madrid, leaving behind Roberto Carlos (7૨7).
Strange situation of the day – No current Vero player was born on the day they last beat Lazio in Serie A in December 1984. They beat Lazio 1-2 on Sunday.
In Inter’s three-point-for-a-win era, players with more than three distant games in Serie A Romelu Lukaku Average per game is the highest score. He has a 0.79 GPG in 24 games on the road. There are 19 goals in.
Thanks for that Theo Hernandez After a resumption after the first continental-wide lockdown in March-April, AC Milan are the only side unbeaten in Europe’s top 5 leagues) They are now in the 23-game unbeaten series A league (18-0-5 WLD).
AS Roma were in the mood on Sunday. They beat Bologna 5-1 with all their goals coming in the first half. This is the third time in their history that they have scored 5 or more runs in the first half of a league game – after Livorno in May 1931 and Padua in July 1930.
Paris had just one shot on goal against Lyon, making them the lowest match in a Ligue 1 home game since the start of Qatar’s sports investment era (2011/12).
Lyon has 3 different players with 5+ league goals this season (Camp Store, Memphis Depp, Tino Cadaver), More than any side in the top 5 European leagues in 2020/21. On Sunday, the difference between PSG and Leon was Kadevir.
PSG have now lost 4 of their 14 league games this season – their highest number of defeats at this stage since the 2009-10 season (also 4). That season PSG is ranked 13th.
This was PSG’s first Ligue 1 defeat in 13 years against Lyon. That was the year (2007-08) when Leo won the last of their 7 straight League 1 titles.
Lionel Messi scored. Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice. Just like you were
Messi has attempted more direct free-kicks than any other player in the top five European leagues this season, failing to score with his 16 attempts.
In 2020, Ronaldo has now scored 30 league goals. It is the highest by any player in the top 5 leagues in Europe. Of course it is.
Now this is quite the record. Ronaldo became the first player to win 400 in the top-5 European League in the 2000s. Messi finished second with 366 wins, Gianluigi Buffon Third with 350.
On Sunday, Messi’s goal was 600th for Barcelona, wearing his number ’10’. He has scored 9 goals in all competitions as Jersey No. 30 and 33 goals as Jersey No. 19.
(Statistics courtesy ESPN Statistics and Information Group)
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