During the last matchday on the 21st of October, Saturday some top European clubs once again disappointed the fans. This time the English Manchester United, the German Borussia Dortmund and the Spanish Sevilla became those “lucky” teams.
ENGLAND. During last away match against Huddersfield Jose Mourinho's team has spent all 90 gaming minutes near the gates of hosts. However in a first half terribly playing defense of the Mancunians headed by David de Gea had managed to miss two balls in a row (2:0). And after a break the continuous attacks of the guests had led only for one productive goal scored by Marcus Rashford on the 78th minute (2:1). And though after this fiasco the three-time champion of Europe remained at the second position, but now the Mancunians are behind the leader of a champion race with five points:
Manchester City - 25, the MU - 20, Tottenham - 17, Chelsea - 16, Watford - 15...
GERMANY. Such unexpected failure of Borussia Dortmund during the guest match against Eintracht (2:2) allowed Bayern Munich to catch the leader by the scored points. And now the champion concedes to Peter Bosch's team only by the worst difference of scored and missed goals:
Borussia D - 20 (25:7), Bayern - 20 (22:7), Leipzig - 19, Schalke - 16, Hoffenheim - 15...
After the home victory over Stuttgart (1:0), the defending vice-champion of Germany Leipzig was brought up to the tandem of leaders. And in the next ninth round all wait with great interest for the fight of Bayern and Leipzig which will be held on the 28th of October at "Allianz Arena".
SPAIN. However a game of the main club of Andalusia became the greatest disappointment of Saturday. According to the calendar schedule, the Eduardo Berizzo's team in frames of the ninth round of Spanish La Liga was playing away match against Valencia.
Alas! Instead of intense and fascinating struggle we got one-sided game. The score in this match at the 43rd minute was opened by the Portuguese winger of hosts of Mestalla Gonçalo Guedes. And after a break goals were scored to the guests: Simone Zaza (2:0), Santiago Lorenzo (3:0), Gonçalo Guedes (4:0).
Barcelona - 25, Valencia - 21, Real - 17, Atlético - 16, Betis - 16...
After this victory Valencia has taken the second position and Sevilla gave way in top-5 to the main opponent - to the Andalusian Betis.