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European football: Leverkusen go eight clear, Juve stumble and Barça get lucky | Bundesliga

bayer leverkusen Scored once in either half against the hosts in the past heidenheim Their 2-1 win on Saturday increased their lead at the top of the table to eight points and equaled Germany’s record of 32 games unbeaten in all competitions. The visitors took the lead just before half-time when Jeremy Frimpong scored with a narrowly deflected shot.

Florian Wirtz hit the crossbar in the 77th minute, but three minutes later Amine Adli made a wonderful assist to make it 2-0. Heidenheim narrowed the gap in the 87th minute thanks to Tim Kleindienst. Xabi Alonso’s side are yet to lose a game this season in both domestic and European competitions, equaling Bayern Munich’s 32-game unbeaten record from 2020. Leverkusen are at the top of the table with 58 points, eight ahead of them. Bayern face VfL Bochum on Sunday.

Robert Lewandowski’s penalty, 7 minutes of stoppage time Barcelona Luckily we won 2-1 Celta Vigo In La Liga.

The Polish forward gave Barca the lead just before half-time with a shot from the edge of the box, but Iago Aspas equalized in the 47th minute with a deflected shot past keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen. .

Celta took control and looked to win, but in the 93rd minute defender Fran Beltran fouled Lamine Yamal, allowing Lewandowski to fire home his second shot. Vicente Guaita saved the first shot, but a VAR check showed the keeper was in front of the goal line before the ball left the spot, allowing Lewandowski to convert the second shot.

As Celta Vigo mourn their misfortune, Barcelona players rush to celebrate with Robert Lewandowski. Photo: High Quality Sports Images/Getty Images

Marcos Llorente and Ángel Correa both scored twice to help a weakened team. atlético madrid beat up the visitor las palmas La Liga was won 5-0 on Saturday as manager Diego Simeone rested his key players ahead of Inter Milan’s Champions League last-16 clash in midweek.

Atlético now have 51 points. They are five points behind second-place Girona and 10 points behind leaders Real Madrid, both with games remaining.

Atlético dominated the game and arrived in the capital with the second-best defensive record in La Liga, despite French forward Antoine Griezmann being on Simeone’s list of rested players. They made the most of their chances against a usually solid Las Palmas side. They have conceded 20 goals in 24 games, second only to Real Madrid, who have conceded 15 goals.

“What we rehearsed over the last few days went very well. We knew the play that Las Palmas always try to make, and that’s how we got the first goal – we I was able to take some balls away from them and score them,” Correa told DAZN. “This makes the game easier.”

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In Serie A, juventusTheir dwindling title hopes were dealt a further blow when they suffered two come-from-behind defeats to salvage a 2-2 draw from the brink of relegation. verona. Juve have suffered back-to-back 1-0 losses to Udinese and Inter, and have only picked up two points from their last four games.

“We need to improve our selection of last passes and put aside the post-Empoli quagmire,” Allegri told DAZN. “That draw affected us on a psychological level. It’s no coincidence that we lost twice and drew another after that. “Until the mathematics convinced us, we were already in the next Champions League. It would be a mistake to think that we have earned the right to participate in the tournament.”

naples Despite suffering a 1-1 draw with the home midfield, substitute Cyril Ngonge’s goal in the 90th minute saved them a point. genoa. Napoli lost 1-0 to Milan last weekend, and recently they have barely shown the form they had when they won last season’s title, but they are without a win in four of their six league games since the start of the year.

Walter Mazzarri’s side moved up to ninth place with 36 points after this game, six points behind fourth-placed Atalanta, who host Sassuolo later on Saturday.

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