It was business as usual for La Liga heavy weights Barcelona and Real Madrid as they romped to 3-0 and 4-1 wins over Racing Santander and Real Betis this weekend to continue on their amazing winning streaks.
However, the 2 teams are separated by a single point and a club which many people are not used to seeing on this end of the table – Levante. Barcelona are joint leaders of the league with Levante after amassing 17 points in 7 fixtures so far. However, the Catalans lead the table because of their superior goal difference.
Argentine striker Lionel Messi was once again the hero as he scored a brace to take his tally for the season to an amazing 10 goals. Madrid on the other hand demolished a hapless Real Betis 4-1 to keep the pressure on their rivals.
In Italy, league leaders Juventus were held to a barren draw by Chievo but managed to stay on top of the Serie A table after their nearest challengers Udinese scooped 1 point after drawing with 0-0 Atalanta.
However, the Bianconeri remain top of the table due to their goal advantage. The match of the day however, took place in the capital between fierce city rivals Roma and Lazio.
It was Lazio who emerged winners thanks to their new striking sensation Miroslav Klose who scored the winning goal to edge out Roma 2-1 at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Meanwhile, early league leaders Napoli suffered a shock 2-1 home defeat to Parma.
In Germany, Bayern Munich maintained their 100 per cent record in the league after hammering Hertha Berlin 4-0 at the Allianz Arena. This latest win coupled with second place Borussia Mochengldabach’s 2-2 draw with Bayer Leverkusen, stretched their lead at the top of the table to 5 points.
In France, PSG beat Ajaccio 3-1 to extend their lead in Ligue 1 by 3 points. This latest round of fixtures leaves Montpelier and Lyon in a joint second place position with 20 points.
With Champions League action to resume this week, it will be amazing to see whether the league leaders continue with their winning in Europe.
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