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Title Chases Intensify Across Europe | ICC Tracker: December 2

Benfica

The ICC 2019 champions absolutely smashed opponents, C.S. Marítimo on Saturday in Lisbon - notching all four goals before Gabriel was sent off just after the hour mark. Pizzi grabbed his ninth goal in 12 Primeira Liga games while Carlos Vinícius’ brace came either side of a visitor’s own goal. Benfica have clear daylight at the top of the table with Porto still to play Monday evening.

FC Bayern

A shock for the Rekordmeister on Saturday during the Bundesliga’s Topspiel. Robert Lewandowski failed to score after his quadruple in the Champions League midweek and Bayer 04 Leverkusen ran out 2-1 winners at the Allianz. Hansi Flick’s first defeat as Bayern temporary head coach, how will FC Hollywood respond next week? The defeat sees the Bavarians drop down to fourth.

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Real Madrid

Dani Carvajal grabbed the all-important goal in a whirlwind 17 minutes as Los Blancos edged out opponents Deportivo Alavés by 2-1 at the Mendizorrotza Stadium. The hosts cancelled out a Sergio Ramos opener when Lucas Pérez equalized from the penalty spot on 65 minutes, but fast forward 240 seconds and Carvajal was on hand to poke home the winner from close range.

Atlético de Madrid

It was the Lionel Messi show in Madrid - the Barca superstar taking matters into his own hands to decide La Liga’s big matchup on gameday 14. The fixture looked to be headed for a draw until the Argentine fired home a tremendous shot from distance. Diego Simeone was pragmatic in his post-match interview. “With a great goal like that, all you can do is applaud. The move, when the counter-attack started, had the smell of great danger. He [Messi] scored a Golazo" - the Atléti boss commented.

Atlético de Madrid Femenino

The Femenino dropped points (and ground in the table to leaders Barcelona) with a 2-2 draw away to Real Betis on Saturday. The Madrid side had to come from behind twice to snatch a share of the points, the final goal coming from Ludmila da Silva with seven minutes remaining. It was a match that the Rojiblancas dominated but they found themselves unable to carve out the opportunities needed to pick up a victory. 

Juventus

I Bianconeri gave up their top slot in Serie A thanks to a 2-2 draw with 14th placed Sassuolo over the weekend. Cristiano Ronaldo equalized from the penalty spot on 68 minutes - the winger come forward’s first Juventus goal since October, but CR7 then got in the way of Paulo Dybala's shot with 20 minutes remaining, it could have decided the game in Juventus’ favour. 

AC Milan

It was a much-needed 1-0 victory for Stefano Pioli’s side against AC Pama away from home, a result that sees the Red and Blacks move up into 11th place. It was their fifth win of the season, the third since Pioli replaced Marco Giampaolo at the end of Matchweek seven.

ACF Fiorentina

Fiorentina picked up their third defeat in a row with a 1-0 loss at home to Lecce. Andrea La Mantia’s header four minutes after the break enough to give the visitors victory. With 29 shots in total, 19 of which were on target, there was a collective scratching of heads inside the Artemio Franchi Stadium on how La Viola didn’t get at least a draw.

Inter

Antonio Conte saw his side move to the top of Serie A with a 2-1 home win over strugglers SPAL on Sunday. Lautaro Martínez grabbed a first-half brace, taking the forward to 13 goals across all competitions this season. Conte was overjoyed with the result and the toppling of Juventus post-match. “Being back on top of the table makes us proud because we know the journey we’ve been through to get here,” the coach said to the gathered press.

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Manchester City Women

Gemma Bonner’s header on 20 minutes was enough to see City past a much improved Liverpool at the Academy Stadium. The narrow victory enabled the Sky Blues to leapfrog Chelsea while staying level with Arsenal at the top of the FA Women’s Super League.

Tottenham Hotspur

José Mourinho continued his magic as Tottenham picked up a third straight win under their new Portuguese boss against AFC Bournemouth. Dele Alli’s turnaround in form has coincided with Mourinho’s arrival - the England international last scored in consecutive fixtures for Tottenham way back in December 2018. Spurs move into fifth, six points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.

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Manchester United

The Red Devils could only draw with visitors Aston Villa on Sunday, 2-2 the scoreline as the Villans avoided defeat at Old Trafford for the first time in 10 years. Tyrone Mings’ equalizer followed on two minutes after Victor Lindelöf had given Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s men a 2-1 lead. The result keeps the record champions ninth on 18 points, a massive 22 behind leaders Liverpool.

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Arsenal

With Unai Emery sacked midweek after defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt, Freddie Ljungberg took up his position as interim Gunners boss. But the ex-winger couldn’t steer Arsenal to a win, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sparing the blushes as the North Londoners could only draw 2-2 with relegation-threatened Norwich City. Arsenal are now winless in six Premier League games - their worst run since August 2011.

 
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