European football leagues news action in brief. The weekend saw action across Europe’s top football leagues, with some interesting results and talking points. In Germany, Bayern Munich secured a crucial 3-1 win over Borussia Mönchengladbach, while league leaders Bayer Leverkusen comfortably defeated Darmstadt 2-0.
In Spain, Barcelona defeated Alaves 3-1, but the game was marred by another controversy surrounding the referee’s decision to send off Alaves’ Vitor Roque. Meanwhile, Girona was held goalless by Real Sociedad, which could prove costly for their hopes of winning LaLiga.
Chelsea’s woes continue
Chelsea’s woes continued as they were soundly beaten 4-2 by Wolverhampton Wanderers, leading to loud booing from the Stamford Bridge faithful. Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has said he is fearing the worst after Lisandro Martínez suffered a knee injury during the 3-0 win over West Ham. “I can’t say how bad it is but it doesn’t look good so there’s a big concern,” Ten Hag said. Arsenal beat number one Liverpool 3-1 gaining 2 points on the log table.
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In Italy, Inter Milan came out on top in the derby d’Italia, defeating Juventus 1-0 to extend their lead at the top of Serie A to four points.
Several Americans impressed abroad over the weekend, with Luca de la Torre scoring his first LaLiga goal for Celta Vigo, while Christian Pulisic and Yunus Musah played their part in AC Milan’s 3-2 victory over Frosinone.
Off the field, it was reported that Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappé has decided to join Real Madrid once his contract with the French club expires this summer. Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti also addressed recent accusations from Barcelona coach Xavi Hernández and president Joan Laporta of “influencing the competition” through criticism of LaLiga referees, stating that he “won’t sink to that level.”
Overall, the weekend of European football provided plenty of drama and intrigue, with many teams jostling for positions in their respective leagues.