Liverpool and Chelsea neutralize each other, Griezmann scores with Atlético

England: Liverpool unfortunately held by Chelsea

Trailing in the Champions League race, Liverpool and Chelsea couldn’t do better than a dismal (0-0) draw which helped nobody at the start of day 21 of the Premier League on Saturday. If Liverpool temporarily gain ground (8th), overtaking Brentford on goal difference, while Chelsea remain 10th, these three teams have 29 points, nine lengths still separating them from the top 4.

However the match almost started well with a goal from Kai Havertz, in a corner, but it was called off after consulting VAR, for offside. This first fear did not push Liverpool to take risks, making the Blues more active, without managing to open the scoring.

The attraction came from Mykhailo Mudryk’s 55-metre entry in the small net (64), before losing control of it after being found, alone, at the far post by Hakim Ziyech 71).

But 0-0 is a perfectly logical score given that both teams’ performances have been paralyzed by fear of individual errors and neither side seems capable of showing themselves as conquerors again in the short term.

Premier League results day 21

Saturday 21 January
Liverpool-Chelsea 0-0
4 pm.: Leicester-Brighton
Southampton-Aston Villa
Bournemouth-Nottingham Forest
West Ham-Everton
18:30: Crystal Palace-Newcastle

Sunday January 22nd
3 pm: Manchester City-Wolverhampton
5:30 p.m.: Arsenal-Manchester United

Monday January 23
9 p.m.: Fulham-Tottenham

Germany: Kolo Muani and Frankfurt are very popular

Eintracht Frankfurt won 3-0 on Saturday afternoon against Schalke, thanks to goals from Jesper Lindström, Rafael Borré and Aurélio Buta, and finished second in the German championship, five points behind Bayern Munich, still a solid leader. Frankfurt benefited from the fine form of French vice-world champion Randal Kolo Muani, who provided his 10th assist of the season.

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They took advantage of Freiburg’s 6-0 slump at Wolfsburg on Saturday afternoon to move up to second in the standings with 30 points. Teammate Kevin Trapp leads, on goal difference, the three-team group five points clear of Bayern (35 points), held on Friday night in Leipzig (1-1). Freiburg and Union Berlin, who won against Hoffenheim (3-1) on Saturday, complete the trio.

Bundesliga day 16 results

Friday January 20th
RB Leipzig-Bayern Munich 1-1

Saturday 21 January
Wolfsburg – Freiburg 6-0
Eintracht Frankfurt – Schalke 04 3-0
Berlin Union – Hoffenheim 3-1
VfB Stuttgart – Mainz 1-1
bochum – Hertha Berlin 3-1
18:30: FC Cologne – Werder Bremen

Sunday January 22nd
15:30: Borussia Dortmund-Augsburg
5:30 p.m.: Borussa Mönchengladbach – Bayer Leverkusen

Spain: Atletico bounced back with Griezmann goalscorer

Atlético Madrid, after a home defeat against Barça then a draw at Almeria, bounced back with rookie Memphis Depay by dominating the Valladolid side in their worst ever showing (3-0), Saturday on day 18 of the Spanish Championship.

With their ninth win of the season, Diego Simeone’s side consolidate their fourth place (31 points), but are still seven lengths behind Real Sociedad (3rd).

The Basque formation did win 2-0 at down Rayo Vallecano (9) a little earlier in the afternoon, with goals from Norway’s Alexander Sorloth (15) and Ander Barrenetxea (36).

Valladolid, on the other hand, recorded a fourth successive La Liga defeat at Madrid, and temporarily remained in 17th place, but were able to quickly integrate the carts of the three relegated teams.

With Dutch rookie Memphis Depay left on the bench at kick-off, Madrid opened the scoring in the 18th minute through Alvaro Morata.

The Spain international, alerted by Antoine Griezmann’s fine heel, tricked Jordi Masip with a cross after knocking out Morocco centre-back Jawad El-Yamiq.

The Colchoneros then stunned their opponents with two new goals scored in five minutes.

Griezmann took over first by taking over triumphantly at near post and with a right-footed cross from Argentinian Molina (23), then Mario Hermoso scored in two stages, taking over the ball which Masip kept out with a header, on reception. free from Griezmann (28).

La Liga results day 18

Mallorca-Celta Vigo 1 – 0
Vallecano – Real Sociedad 0 – 2
Espanyol – Betis Sevilla 1 – 0
Atlético Madrid – Valladolid 3 – 0
Sevilla FC – Cadiz Saturday 21:00
Villarreal – Girona Sun, 14:00
Elche – Sun Osasuna 16:15.
Barcelona – Getafe Sun. 18:30
Athletic Bilbao – Real Madrid Sunday 21:00
Valencia-Almeralun. 9 p.m.

Italy: Napoli don’t give up

In Italy, Naples shows no signs of weakness at the top of Serie A, Saturday’s Campania derby winners against Salernitana (2-0) at the end of an almost perfect first leg of a championship in which the leaders have not only lost seven times. point.

With fifty points in nineteen days, Naples has a provisional twelve length advantage over AC Milan, traveling to Lazio Roma on Tuesday, and thirteen over Inter Milan, who host Empoli on Monday.

Juventus were tied with Inter in third place but were handed a 15 point penalty on Friday for a transfer deemed fraudulent, a sanction proposed by the Bianconeri.

Guillermo Ochoa lost just before half-time to a shot under Neapolitan captain Govanni Di Lorenzo after a decisive overflow from André-Franck Zambo Anguissa (45 + 3).

Victor Osimhen, active but fruitless in the first half, doubled the lead as soon as he fired home Eljif Elmas which returned on the bar (48). Thirteenth feat for the top goalscorer in Serie A traveling with an average of more than one goal per game over the last ten matches (scored eleven goals).

Far from being destabilized by their unexpected misstep on Tuesday in the Coppa Italia (eighth elimination on penalties ahead of Cremonese), the Partenopei then succeeded, worried only by Krzysztof Piatek’s strike at the post (83).

The N.16 victory over Napoli launched the road to a third scudetto, more than thirty years after the first two in the Maradona era (1987, 1990).

Serie A match results day 19

➤ Italian Championship
Hellas verona – Lecce 2-0
Salernitana- Naples 0-2
Fiorentina – Torino Saturday 20:45
Sampdoria Genoa – Udinese Sunday 12:30
Monza – Sassuolo Sun, 3 p.m.
La Spezia – As Roma Sun.6 pm
Juventus Turin – Bergamo Sun. 20:45
Bologna – Cremonese Monday 18:30
Inter Milan – Empoli Monday 20:45

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