This weekend saw the greatest ever footballer break more records, Celtic claim their first silverware of the season and Munich defeated again.
But first, the Manchester derby…
United stun City in the derby – influence rating 5/5
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men travelled to the Etihad stadium to take on City in the final Manchester derby of the decade.
With United’s poor away form, only 1 win away from Old Trafford this season, not many people gave United a chance. However, fresh off the back of a midweek victory over Spurs, United played with skill, pace and confidence, somewhat reminiscent of the Sir Alex Ferguson era and completely outplayed Man City.
Man Utd now appear to be making strides in the right direction and now sit just 5 points off a Champions League spot. City are going in the other direction and already a third consecutive title seems out of their reach as they sit 14 points behind Liverpool at the top.
The Red Devil’s face Everton in their next fixture at home. Will Ole’s men be able to continue on their recent high and make it 3 Premier League victories in a row?
Celtic win the first silverware of the season in Scotland – influence rating 3/5
A lot of people may have gotten used to Celtic dominating Scottish football in recent years. However, for the first time in a while Celtic were up against a fancied Rangers, who have been transformed under Steven Gerrard.
Domestically Celtic sit at the top of the table, but only 2 points ahead of Rangers.
In a game which is always ‘spicy’ this one was no different which especially being a cup final.
Celtic eventually ran out 1-0 winners, despite being down to 10 men and continue their dominance in Scottish football.
Celtic are now on a winning run of 12 games and only conceded 7 in that period. With Hibernian up next, can Celtic make it 13 in a row with another clean sheet?
Magnificent Messi scores a hat trick – influence rating 4/5
Fresh off the back of winning a record sixth Ballon d’or during the week and if ever he needed to prove he was a worthy winner then he did so. Messi crowned off a historic week by scoring an incredible 35th La Liga hat trick, to overtake Ronaldo’s hat trick record, as Barcelona defeated Mallorca 5-2.
Messi now also tops the scoring charts this season despite missing the first part of the season through injury.
Barcelona sit top of the table (on goal difference over their rivals Real Madrid) and face a tough trip to fourth place Real Sociedad.
Will Sociedad be able to stop Messi?
Juventus finally defeated – influence rating 4/5
Following 14 undefeated games under Mauricio Sarri, Juventus faced a tough fixture as they travelled to 3rd place Lazio.
All appeared to be going well when Cristiano Ronaldo found the net for his second game in a row to take a first half lead. However a goal on the stroke of half time turned the fixture and Lazio when in at the break in high spirits.
Juventus then down to 10 men in the second half following Cuadrado being sent off. Lazio then made the extra man advantage count and scored twice more to end up 3-1 winners.
Juventus now sit second in the table, face Udinese in their next fixture and will be hoping to get back to winning ways.
Here at 22bet you can back Ronaldo to score for his third game in a row and Juventus to win.
Monchengladbach score injury time winner against Bayern – influence rating 3/5
Monchengladbach are perhaps the surprise team at the top of the Bundesliga following a win over reigning champions Bayern Munich.
Munich did take the lead in the second half, however Monchengladbach responded quite quickly, before Munich went down to 10 men. ‘Gladbach then completed the turnaround with a 92nd minute winner to pile more misery on Bayern, who now sit 7th in the table.
At 22bet we offer the highest odds guaranteed, can Monchengladbach continue on their way at the top by defeating Wolfsburg who have only won 5 games all season?