More from PST | |
Catch up on all of Saturday’s La Liga action, as the trio of Messi-Suarez-Neymar continues to terrorize defenses.
Barcelona 4-0 Real Sociedad
In case you haven’t heard, Barcelona is scary good. Coming off of brilliant 4-0 and 6-1 wins over Real Madrid and Roma respectively, the Catalans trounced Real Sociedad at Camp Nou. It was the usual suspects once again, as Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, and Neymar (x2) scored the goals in another masterful performance. The M-S-N trio has accounted for 30 of Barcelona’s 33 goals in La Liga this season.
Atletico Madrid 1-0 Espanyol
While the boys from Barcelona may be getting all the headlines, Antoine Griezmann has been having a great season for Atletico Madrid. The French international scored the game-winner in Atletico’s 1-0 win over Espanyol, his tenth in all competitions this season. The good news is that Atleti sit second on the table with a five-point lead over Real Madrid in third, while the bad news is that midfielder Tiago broke his leg in the match.
Malaga 2-2 Granada
In a battle of teams fighting for La Liga survival, Granada came from behind to steal a draw at Malaga. The home-side was leading 2-0 until Granada tallied twice in the final ten minutes to take a huge point for the club. Malaga remains glued to the bottom of the table, while Granada is currently out of the drop zone on goal differential.
Elsewhere in La Liga
Levante 0-1 Real Betis
Las Palmas 0-2 Deportivo
Celta Vigo 2-1 Sporting Gijon
Getafe vs. Villarreal (Sunday, 6 a.m. ET)
Eibar vs. Real Madrid (Sunday, 10 a.m. ET)
Rayo vs. Athletic Bilbao (Sunday, 12:15 p.m. ET)
Sevilla vs. Valencia (Sunday, 2:30 p.m. ET)
Week 14 of the Premier League wraps up on Sunday, as four more matches take place across England.
[ MORE: PL Saturday roundup ]
Saturday’s action saw 25 goals from six games, so we should be in for a good day of football.
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Chelsea — 7 a.m. ET on USA and online via Live Extra
Unbeaten in 12 league matches, Tottenham will look to extend that streak to 13 in a London derby against Chelsea. Last season’s fixture between these two sides at White Hart Lane was arguably the match of the season, as Spurs stunned Chelsea in a wild 5-3 win. Harry Kane bagged a brace in that match, and with his current form, he’s likely to tally again on Sunday. Kane has scored in six straight matches for Tottenham, grabbing nine goals over that span. While Spurs have been one of the hottest teams in the league, Chelsea have won two straight and this match could be a turning point in their season.
West Ham vs. West Brom — 9:05 a.m. ET on USA and online via Live Extra
After a strong start to the season, West Ham have gotten just one point from their last three matches. The Hammers have struggled Dimitri Payet out injured, and now face a West Brom side that is very stout defensively. For West Brom, the Baggies are looking to build on a big win over Arsenal last weekend, as Tony Pulis has his side quietly creeping up the table.
[ RELATED: Should struggling Newcastle sack Steve McClaren? ]
Liverpool vs. Swansea City — 11:15 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via Live Extra
A big match up at Anfield, as a struggling Swansea City side are in desperate need of a result against Liverpool. The Swans have just one win in their last ten matches in all competitions, and have fallen down to 14th on the table. Garry Monk‘s future at the club have come into question, but a result at Anfield would change that tune quickly. For the Reds, a dominant 4-1 win over Manchester City should have given Jurgen Klopp‘s side a huge confidence boost, as the German boss has lost just one of his nine matches in charge.
Norwich City vs. Arsenal — 11:15 a.m. ET online via Live Extra
A win would put Arsenal back in the top-three, as the Gunners travel to Carrow Road for a match against Norwich City. Arsene Wenger‘s men dropped their last Premier League match at West Brom, but rebounded nicely with a midweek win over Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League. For Norwich, the Canaries have been struggling and sit just two points above the drop. They’ll look to squeak out a point against Arsenal, who haven’t won in the league since Halloween.
Catch up on all of Saturday’s action from Germany, as Bayern Munich continue to dominate the Bundesliga.
Bayern Munich 2-0 Hertha Berlin
Another day in the Bundesliga, another win for Bayern Munich. Goals from Thomas Mueller and Kingsley Coman gave Bayern an 11-point gap at the top of the table, as the Bavarians are yet to lose through 14 matches. Even more impressive, Pep Guardiola’s men have a ridiculous goal differential of +37.
Hoffenheim 3-3 Borussia Monchengladbach
United States international Fabian Johnson scored twice for Gladbach to help his side come back for a 3-3 draw against Hoffenheim. Johnson opened the scoring in the 5th minute and added the game’s final goal in the 87th to help extend Gladbach’s unbeaten run to nine matches.
Werder Bremen 1-3 Hamburg
Werder Bremen’s struggles continue, as the club dropped a league-high ninth match this season. In the 103rd Northern derby, Hamburg jumped out to a two-goal lead before the break and added a third in the second half to ease to a 3-1 win.
[ RELATED: Premier League Saturday roundup — Man City go top ]
Elsewhere in the Bundesliga
Darmstadt 0-0 Koln — Scoreless draw at the Bollenfalltor Stadion
Hannover 4-0 Ingolstadt — Clinical Hannover cruise at home
Mainz 2-1 Eintracht Frankfurt — Eintracht drop third straight
Borussia Dortmund vs. Stuttgart — Sunday, 9:30 a.m. ET
Bayer Leverkusen vs. Schalke — Sunday, 11:30 a.m. ET
Augsburg vs. Wolfsburg — Sunday, 11:30 a.m. ET
|Hertha BSC Berlin||14||7||2||5||18||17||1||4-1-1||3-1-4||23|
|FSV Mainz 05||14||6||2||6||20||20||0||4-0-4||2-2-2||20|
|FC Schalke 04||13||6||2||5||17||19||-2||3-2-2||3-0-3||20|
|1. FC Köln||14||5||5||4||15||18||-3||2-4-1||3-1-3||20|
|FC Ingolstadt 04||14||5||4||5||10||14||-4||2-1-3||3-3-2||19|
Despite breaking a record that stood for 12 years, the Leicester City striker didn’t look too fazed in his post-match interview.
[ WATCH: Vardy breaks record ]
Speaking after the draw, Vardy said his record-breaking run hasn’t really sunk in yet. While the supporters at the KP were chanting “Jamie Vardy’s having a party,” the 28-year-old will be going home and “chilling,” rather than going out to celebrate.
Vardy said he’ll be back at work to train on Monday, and is already looking forward to next weekend’s match against Swansea City, where he’ll have a chance to extend his record.