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Arsenal, Napoli, both maintain their leads in respective leagues, after vital victories

English Premier League leaders Arsenal won the London derby against Tottenham 2-0, while Italian Serie A leaders Napoli hammered Juventus 5-1. Barcelona in Spanish La Liga and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in French Ligue 1 are at the top of their respective tables in the top 4 European leagues.

The German Bundesliga, where Bayern Munich is the leader with 34 points, will begin after the World Cup on January 20.

– English Premier League

In the English Premier League, Arsenal maintained their leadership by beating Tottenham 2-0 in the week 20 London derby of the league.

Manchester United beat Manchester City 2-1 in the Manchester derby.

Manchester United, who won their 5th game in a row, reached 38 points and moved up to the fourth place with a goal difference, while second-placed Manchester City has 39 points.

Arsenal, having 47 points, increased the point gap between its closest follower, Manchester City, to 8 points.

– Spanish La Liga

Due to the Spanish Super Cup final, in which Barcelona won the Spanish Super Cup after beating Real Madrid 3-1 on Sunday, both sides will play their matches on weekdays.

In week 17 of the Spanish La Liga, Getafe lost 1-2 to Espanyol. Getafe’s only goal came from Turkish national Enes Unal in the 7th minute.

The Spanish press claim that Atletico Madrid looking to make an attempt to transfer Unal after they loaned Joao Felix out to Chelsea. Getting their 8th defeat in the league, Getafe regressed to 15th place with 17 points.

Barcelona have the La Liga lead with 41 points, while Real Madrid is in second place with 38 points.

– Italian Serie A

In week 18 of the Italian Serie A, Napoli hammered Juventus 5-1 at home.

Reaching 47 points with this result, Napoli continued to lead the Serie A standings, while Juventus, which lost after eight games, have 37 points.

AC Milan drew 2-2 with Lecce. With this result, Milan increased its points to 38 and continued their pursuit, 9 points behind the leader Napoli.

Inter defeated Hellas Verona 1-0, while Roma beat Fiorentina 2-0. With this result, 3rd-placed Inter accumulated 37 points.

In the match where Atalanta hosted Salernitana at the Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo, 10 goals were scored, and the home team won the match 8-2.

Roma and Napoli fans, who faced each other in a brawl on a highway in Italy last week, have been banned from travel for two months.

– French Ligue 1

In the French Ligue 1, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) lost 1-0 to Rennes away. In the week 18 game, Hamari Traore scored the goal that brought the home team victory in the 65th minute.

While star players Lionel Messi and Neymar remained on the field for 90 minutes in PSG, Kylian Mbappe replaced Hugo Ekitike in the 55th minute.

Olympique Marseille beat Lorient 3-1 at home, while Lens, which are behind PSG in the league peak race, defeated AJ Auxerre 1-0.

The point gap between PSG with 47 points and Lens decreased to 3 points. Olympique Marseille, with their 6th consecutive win, took the 3rd spot with 42 points.

Source: Anadolu Agency