Weekend Review Roundup Of Key Matches Across Europe

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With football action widespread all over Europe coming to the fans at full speed, it might be impossible to follow every single one of the matches played and result in the missing out on some of the biggest and most important ones across the globe.

However, we at BlameFootball try to bring them to you in our weekly roundup of matches across the leagues and these are the ones we came up from this gone weekend:

A.S.Roma 1-2 Napoli

The away side put in a masterclass performance in the Derby del Sole as they moved to within 2 points closer to their opponents in second place after coming out 2-1 winners in this fixture.

The game was decided by two goals from attacker Martens in each half before Strootman pulled one back for the home side in the dying minutes. Reina gave his contribution as he kept his team in the win with a last minute stunning save.

Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal

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The big boys met in the Premier League’s most crucial clash of the weekend in terms of European spots and it was Klopp’s team that came out victorious after pushing aside a toothless Arsenal squad in a dominant manner.

Wenger probably handed the match to Liverpool by keeping star player Alexis Sanchez on the bench and his introduction in the second half was too late to grab any possible points from their visit to Merseyside.

The scorers for the home side were Firmino, Sadio Mane and Wijnaldum while Welbeck managed to bag nothing but a consolation for the travelling team. The win takes Liverpool into the top 4 spot and leaves Wenger and his men trailing behind in 5th.

Eibar 1-4 Real Madrid

What seemed as a tough outing for Zidane’s men without injured Ronaldo and suspended duo Bale and Morata eventually resulted in an easy away win for the team with French striker Benzema hitting top form at just the right moment.

The forward bagged in two goals and one assist to send Real Madrid towards a cruising comfortbale win. James Rodriguez and Asensio were the other two goal getters for the home team while Eibar could only manage to put the ball into the net once through Ruben Pena. The win allows Real to close the gap to leaders Barcelona by one point with the chance to go top because of having an extra game yet in hand.

Barcelona 5-0 Celta Vigo

Barcelona's Lionel Messi gestures after scoring a goal.

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Lionel Messi was at his utmost dangerous as his side hosted the fixture against Celta Vigo and activated beast mode as they managed to put 5 past their opponents without conceding. The Argentine wizard scored an individual peach of a solo goal capped by another and also provided two assists.

The other three goals were scored by team mates Neymar, Rakitic and Umtiti. This dominant display meant that Barcelona maintain top spot with a point’s lead as second place Madrid have a match to play.

Borussia Dortmund 6-2 Bayer Leverkusen

The German team led by Tuchel ran rampant in their latest home fixture against Leverkusen as they hammered 6 goals past a clueless defence put up by the opposition and with that win moved to 43 points in third place in the Bundesliga.

Aubameyang was an obvious scorer in the win with 2 goals while Dembele and Schurrle also contributed to the flurry.

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