By the numbers: Liverpool at Fergie Time – 35, Messi with one foot – 500 – ESPN India
A wild weekend of soccer has thrown up fairly the loot of fascinating numbers. ESPN brings you the very best from the weekend’s motion:
Liverpool and Manchester Metropolis each clawed their manner again from 0-1 right down to win 2-1, Manchester United put in one among their Mr. Hyde performances to lose at Bournemouth, Arsenal clutched a draw from the jaws of victory, whereas Chelsea and Leicester Metropolis proceed rampaging ahead.
Frank Lampard turned the second Chelsea supervisor to win seven consecutive away video games in all competitions after Bobby Campbell in 1989. Fairly the beginning, eh?
Jamie Vardy is the primary participant to succeed in 10 Premier League targets this season. It is the second time he is been the primary participant to succeed in 10 targets in a season. The primary time was in 2015-16, when Leicester went on to win the title.
On a associated observe — Leicester Metropolis after 11 Premier League video games in 2015-16: 22 factors. Leicester Metropolis after 11 Premier League video games in 2019-20: 23 factors
One step ahead, three again. Manchester United’s haul of 13 factors from 11 Premier League video games this season is their lowest at this stage of a top-flight marketing campaign since 1986-87
Who can cease Liverpool this season? The Merseysiders are actually unbeaten of their final 28 Premier League video games, their second longest unbeaten streak in top-flight historical past. They’re now three shy of equalling their club-record of 31 video games.
All these last-minute targets have helped. Sadio Mane’s winner at Aston Villa was Liverpool’s 35th stoppage-time successful objective within the Premier League, 10 greater than every other aspect within the competitors’s historical past. Extra pertinently for the current, 5 of these have come because the begin of final season – greater than every other crew.
Barcelona misplaced, Actual Madrid drew and the 2 are actually tied atop La Liga. Excessive-flying Actual Sociedad, in the meantime, beat excessive(er)-flying Granada to go third.
Levante’s Borja Mayoral is the primary participant to attain in opposition to each Barcelona and Actual Madrid in La Liga this season. He scored the second objective in Levante’s beautiful 3-1 win over Barcelona on Saturday.
Actual Madrid have drawn 0-Zero at Santiago Bernabéu for the primary time underneath Zinedine Zidane.
And this one was because of slightly slice of historical past. Actual Betis have grow to be the primary crew ever in La Liga historical past to maintain a clear sheet in three consecutive away video games in opposition to Madrid.
Diego Simeone made his 300th look as supervisor of Atlético Madrid in La Liga. Solely 4 different coaches have ever reached that milestone on the similar membership in Spain: Miguel Muñoz at Actual Madrid (424), Luis Aragonés at Atlético Madrid (407), John Toshack at Actual Sociedad (322) and Johan Cruyff at Barcelona (300).
This occurred mid-week, however was too vital a quantity to not embody right here — Sergio Ramos is the second participant to attain a minimum of as soon as in every of the final 16 LaLiga seasons, after Lionel Messi.
PSG have discovered a manner of constructing the Ligue 1 title race thrilling. They now lead Angers by simply 7 factors.
PSG have misplaced eight Ligue 1 video games in 2019, their worst tally in a yr since 2010 (13). It’s also the primary time since 2010-11 that they’ve misplaced three of their first 12 league video games.
Bayern Munich obtained dismantled 5-1 at Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday. On Sunday, Bayern introduced they’d parted methods with supervisor Niko Kovac. The Bavarians are presently fourth, 4 factors behind leaders Borussia Monchengladbach.
They face Borussia Dortmund subsequent.
The final time Bayern conceded 16 targets after 10 Bundesliga video games was 11 years in the past, through the 2008-09 season underneath Jürgen Klinsmann. They completed second that season.
Bayern could have misplaced, however Robert Lewandowski did what was requested of him. He has scored his 20th objective of the season for Bayern Munich in all competitions.
Elsewhere, RB Leipzig thrashed Mainz 8-0. Within the course of, Timo Werner turned the primary participant on file to have a hat-trick of targets and assists in a Bundesliga sport.
For the primary time because the 1976-77 season, there was a Berlin derby within the Bundesliga. Newcomers Union Berlin beat Hertha 1-0.
The highest 4 — Juventus, Inter Milan, Roma, Lazio — all gained whereas Napoli’s disappointing run continued. They’re now seventh, an entire eleven factors behind leaders Juventus.
In successful 2-1, Lazio gained away in opposition to Milan in Serie A for the primary time since September 1989; there had been 29 winless video games since then.
Romelu Lukaku is the primary Inter participant to attain a minimum of Eight targets within the first 11 league matches and in his first season for the Nerazzurri since a sure Brazilian named Ronaldo in 1997-98.
In the meantime, on an unrelated observe, Manchester United have scored 13 targets of their first 11 league video games.
Lionel Messi has scored 500 targets for Barca together with his left foot. That is 82.1% of his whole tally of 609.