Discovers Mané Klassiker, shocks Arsenal/Liverpool

Discovers Mané Klassiker, shocks Arsenal/Liverpool

In the Bundesliga, Bayern and Dortmund face off with a “Klassiker” as much anticipated as the clash between Arsenal and Liverpool this weekend, while Udinese and Atalanta face off at the top of the table in Italy.

Germany: First for Xabi Alonso, suspected Klassiker

2010 Spanish world champion Xabi Alonso will start on the bench for Bayer Leverkusen against Schalke 04 in his home BayArena on Saturday (1:30 p.m.) with a mission to get the team out of the Bundesliga red zone. “Werkself” is in the penultimate place with just five points in eight games (as well as Schalke), making its worst start to the season.

On Saturday evening, Bayern Munich will look to continue the momentum for the Bundesliga Klassiker at Borussia Dortmund’s Westfalenstadion. The Munich side ended their four-game winning streak by beating Leverkusen 4-0 a week ago, while they lost 3-2 in Borussia Cologne and Munich dropped to third place with 15 points along with the Yellows and Blacks.

On Sunday, unexpected leader Union Berlin moves to Stuttgart (5:30 pm), Freiburg (again 17 points) moves to Berlin, facing Hertha (5:30 pm) with wealthy investor Lars Windhorst facing an internal crisis . wanted to sell his shares (64.7% of the club).

England: Arsenal v Liverpool

After brilliantly dominating Tottenham (3-1) last weekend, leaders Arsenal are put to the test again on Sunday (3.30) with a visit to the revitalized Liverpool.

A convincing victory over the Rangers (2-0) on Tuesday put the Reds back in the race. But their 9th place, one game away from the Gunners, forces them to continue.

Before that, Arsenal will look out for their direct single-length chasers Manchester City to host Southampton on Saturday (14:00).

At 14.30 it will be a very indecisive match for the European race between Brighton (14 points (4th)) and Tottenham (3rd, 17 points), especially as Chelsea (5th, 13 points) will play against them at 14.00. low grade Wolverhampton.

Manchester United (6th, 12 points) will try to recover from their 6-3 correction in the derby, but Sunday’s trip to Everton (6pm) will not be a picnic.

Spain: Sevilla set out after Lopetegui

The duel for the La Liga president is heating up in Spain: Real Madrid, which was defeated by FC Barcelona by an average difference after their 1-1 draw with Osasuna, will try to take back the leader’s seat in the derby to be held in their neighbor Getafe on Saturday. 7pm

Co-leader for the first time in nearly two years, Barca will try to recover in the Champions League after their 1-0 loss in Milan against Celta Vigo at Camp Nou on Sunday (19:00).

The weekend will also be decisive for Sevilla FC after Julen Lopetegui was ousted after a 4-1 slap against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday. The Andalusians take a staggering third place in La Liga, Athletic Bilbao, on Saturday at 18:30, just after the battle between Atletico Madrid and Girona, at 14:15.

Italy: Udinese-Atalanta, unexpected peak

Wednesday’s slap (3-0) at Chelsea still making noise, AC Milan have another big meeting at home on Saturday (4pm) against Juventus Turin, who got a little better after scoring their first point against Haifa in C1 . 3-1).

Rossoneri (5th) is about a great defense (Maignan, Hernandez, Kjaer, Calabria, Florenzi injured) against the more biting Turin attacker. But Juve, who scored seven to four points from Milan, will not be able to rely on offers from Angel Di Maria, who had three assists on Wednesday as he was suspended.

Beyond this shock, the unexpected climax of the 9th day will take place on Sunday (1:00 pm) between the surprise team at the start of the season, Udinese (3rd, 19 points) and Napoli’s co-leader Atalanta Bergamo (20 points). “Dea” and his iron defense (he conceded three goals) will have a lot to do to maintain their invincibility (six wins, two draws) against a Friuli team that has won six straight wins and has already beaten their home ground Fiorentina, Roma. and Inter.

If Napoli succeeds on the Cremonese field on Sunday (4:00 PM), they will hope Atalanta take the lead on their own, the penultimate success still looking for the first success.

with AFP

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