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.
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.
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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