Midweek Matches Review

Reuters / Tony O’Brien

The football fans were in for a treat around Europe, as there was midweek action in the major leagues that offered great results, beautiful football, and high entertainment for those watching.

Here are some of the midweek results from the biggest matches played:

1. Chelsea 2-1 Manchester City

Reuters / John Sibley

Chelsea proved to anybody still doubting them that they’re in it this year to win it, and they intend to go all the way, after they triumphed over visiting side Manchester City at Stamford Bridge to extend their lead at the top of the table.

The home side had Eden Hazard in top form, as his brace secured the win with a goal for Aguero in between to keep the away side interested in the outcome. In doing so, Antonio Conte became the first manager to do the double over a team led by Pep Guardiola in a league.

2. Barcelona 3-0 Sevilla

The home side were at their ruthless best with Lionel Messi putting up a show to remember, as his brace, along with a goal for super striker Luis Suarez, all in the first half, were enough to move over Sevilla and keep the title race well up and alive.

3. Napoli 3-2 Juventus

Reuters / Ciro De Luca

Probably the match of the week, the Coppa Italia was witness to a brilliant encounter between the top Serie A sides which saw Napoli emerge victorious on the night through goals from Insigne, Mertens, and Hamsik, while Higuain got a brace against his former team.

However, the score line was enough to see Juve progress to the final on aggregate with a score of 5-4.

4. Hoffenheim 1-0 Bayern Munich

The most shocking result of the week was produced by Julian Nagelsmann’s led Hoffenheim, as they emerged victorious over visiting champions Bayern Munich by a solitary goal through Kramaric.

The result saw Hoffenheim trail Munich by 14 points in 3rd place, and however optimistic it might sound, possibly give the Bundesliga leaders a scare for their spot on the top.


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