Here are the full results of the various matches of the day 23/12/2020 in the major European championships
Juventus defeats Roma and Ronaldo
Juventus hit several birds with one stone by beating Roma 2-0 in the 21st round of the Italian Football League, where he replaced his opponent in third place, narrowing the gap with leaders Inter and runner-up Milan, and Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo returned after the absence of 3 matches.
With this victory, Juventus raised its score to 42 points, to advance to third place instead of Roma, who fell to fourth place by 40 points.
Juventus are 5 points away from leaders Inter Milan, who have played more matches than Juventus, which means that the defending champions have another chance to narrow the gap further.
It also reduced the difference with second-placed Inter to just 4 points; Which ignites the competition for the Italian league’s top.
Ronaldo scored the first goal for Juventus in the 13th minute, and Brazilian defender Roger Ibanez da Silva added Juventus’ second goal by mistake in his own net in the 70th minute.
The Portuguese striker was unable to score in 3 consecutive Italian Football League matches for the first time since August 2019.
It is difficult to consider Ronaldo in a scoring crisis. Still, the situation is not familiar to the Portuguese star, who has scored two goals in the last 6 games in the league. However, he is still the only top scorer in the tournament with 16 goals, two goals behind Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku.
The American site “Bleacher Report”, which specializes in numbers and sports culture, stated that Ronaldo had reached his goal of 300 since he was 30 years old.
Varane gives Real Madrid a tough win over Huesca
Real Madrid snatched a difficult 2-1 victory at the Huesca stadium on Saturday in the Spanish Football League’s twenty-second round.
Granada scored a valuable point from host Levante’s stadium after a 2-2 draw in another match.
And at Alcoraz, French defender Raphael Varane played the starring role in Real Madrid’s victory over Huesca. Javi Galan scored a goal for Huesca in the 48th minute, but Varane responded with a draw for the Royal Club in the 55th minute. Six minutes before the end of the match, Varane scored the second goal for him and Real Madrid to give him three precious points.
The victory raised the balance of Real to 43 points, to advance to the runner-up position by seven points behind leaders Atlético Madrid and three points ahead of Barcelona, who fell to third place, while Huesca remained in the last place with 16 points. On Monday, Atletico Madrid will meet their guests Celta Figo, while Barcelona will go out on Sunday to meet Real Betis.
At the Ciutat de Valencia stadium, José Luis Morales advanced to Levante in the 30th minute, but Kennedy equalized for Granada in the 43rd minute. Morales added the second goal for him and Levante in the 67th minute, but Roberto Soldado snatched the deadly equalizer for Granada in stoppage time. Granada raised its score to 30 points in eighth place, three points behind Levante, who is ninth.
Aston Villa repeat their victory over Arsenal with Watkins’ goal
Aston Villa snatched a difficult victory over Arsenal 1-0 during the match that brought them together today, Saturday, in the English Premier League’s twenty-third round.
Aston Villa owed Ole Watkins’s credit, who scored the game’s only goal in the second minute. Aston Villa raised its score to 35 points in eighth place, and Arsenal’s score stopped at 31 points in tenth place.
The first half was a medium level and was limited to playing in the midfield for most of its periods, and there were no real opportunities to score goals except for two chances for Aston Villa, and one chance for the Arsenal team. Aston Villa scored the lead goal from his first opportunity in the second minute, when Bertrand Traore penetrated the ball from the right and passed a cross-ground ball that reached Olly Watkins to hit a powerful ball that hit Rob Houlding and hugged the net. Arsenal’s most dangerous chances in this half came in the 29th minute, when Granit Xhaka hit a powerful ball from a free-kick around Emiliano Martinho with the tips of his fingers for a corner kick.
The second chance for Aston Villa came in the 30th minute when Bertrand Traore received a through pass inside the penalty area, facing Matthew Ryan, Arsenal’s goalkeeper, and he hit the ball the moment the goalkeeper left his goal but shone and blocked the ball. Except for those attacks, there was no real danger to the goals, as the first half ended with Arsenal advancing with a clean goal.
In the second half, the play became a debate between the two teams and their attacking attempts continued in search of scoring goals, and the two teams relied on long shots, as Aston Villa squandered two chances through Ross Barkley and John McGinn, while Arsenal wasted two chances through two shots by Nicolas Pepe and Hector Bellerin. The most prominent chances of this half were in the 83rd minute when Oli Watkins received a through ball inside the Arsenal penalty area from the right side and hit a powerful ball, but it passed next to the left post with a few centimeters. Except for those opportunities, the second half did not witness any important events, so the referee blew the whistle at the end of the match with Aston Villa 1 – zero victory.
Dortmund falls again and moves away from the Golden Square and Leipzig continues to chase Bayern Munich
Borussia Dortmund scored twice in 3 minutes, losing 1-2 to Freiburg, 16 points behind Bayern Munich, leaders of the German Football League, on Saturday, and the risk of not qualifying for the Champions League next season increases.
Dortmund surrendered in the title fight a while ago, but a third defeat in their last 4 league matches kept them in sixth place.
Freiburg stunned their hosts with two goals in 3 minutes after the break, via Jeong Woo-young and Jonathan Schmid in the 52nd minute.
Dortmund’s Emery Chan had shot in the frame in the first half but the visitors collapsed after the break.
The participation of youngster Yusef Mukoko inspired Dortmund, and he hit the post.
The 16-year-old striker narrowed the lead in the 77th minute with a narrow-angle shot after a run from Erling Halland, but his team fell for the fourth time in their last five away matches.
Dortmund has 32 points, 3 points behind Bayer Leverkusen, who beat Stuttgart 5-2, fourth in the standings and last in the Champions League.
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In contrast to Dortmund, Leipzig won 3-0 at Schalke 04, to keep the second-placed club, 7 points behind leaders Bayern Munich.
Nordy opened the scoring in stoppage time for the first half, to give the visiting team a well-deserved lead after Schalke provided a good defensive performance but without offensive risk.
He should have consolidated his lead after the break, but Alexander Schorlot missed in the 47th minute.
Marcel Zapitzer added the second goal in the 73rd minute, dashing Schalke’s hopes of returning, and then Willy Urban concluded the hat-trick 3 minutes before the end.
Leipzig has 41 points, compared to 48 for Bayern, who won 1-0 at Hertha Berlin on Friday.
Wolfsburg has 38 points in third place, after winning 2-0 at Augsburg.