Here are the full results of the various matches of the day 23/12/2020 in the major European championships
Barcelona takes revenge on Bilbao.
After achieving its fifth consecutive victory in the competition, Barcelona continued its revival in the Liga after defeating its guests Athletic Bilbao on Sunday in the 21 stages of the competition.
Barcelona’s score rose to 40 points in third place, with a difference in confrontations behind its traditional rivals Real Madrid, in second place, equal to him in the same balance, and ten points behind Atlético Madrid (the leaders), who still have a postponed match.
On the other hand, Bilbao, who has achieved only two wins in its last six matches in the tournament, stuck at 24 points in eleventh place.
Argentine magician Lionel Messi opened the scoring for Barcelona in the 20th minute, before Bilbao equalized with Jordi Alba’s goal, Barcelona left-back in the 49th minute.
French star Antoine Griezmann scored Barcelona’s precious winner in the 74th minute.
With this victory, Barcelona avenged its 2-3 loss to Bilbao in the final of the Spanish Super Championship on January 17. It gained more confidence in its campaign to compete for the Spanish League title.
Roma advance to third place in Serie A
Roma scored a 3 in the first half-hour to easily win 3-1 at home to Verona in Serie A on Sunday, with Paolo Fonseca’s side moving over Juventus to third.
Gianluca Mancini opened the home side by scoring with a header from a corner kick in the 20th minute.
Two minutes later, Henrikh Mkhitaryan added the third goal, bringing the Armenian striker his tally to nine league goals this season. Borja Mayoral finished with goals in the 29th minute.
Substitute Brahima Koleh narrowed the difference for the visiting team in the 62nd minute and began to see Roma lose control with Verona intensifying his pressure for the second goal, but in the end, he failed to do so.
Roma raised their tally to 40 points, one point ahead of fourth-placed Juventus, who have a postponed match. Roma is six points behind leaders Milan. Verona remained in ninth place with 30 points.
Brighton bites Tottenham in the Premier League.
Tottenham continued their shaky results in the English Premier League, after receiving a new defeat by losing 0-1 to Brighton on Sunday in the 21 stages of the competition.
Tottenham, who has achieved only two wins in their last nine matches in the tournament, stuck at 33 points in sixth place, while Brighton, who achieved its second victory in its last three matches in the tournament, rose to 21 points in seventeenth place (fourth from the bottom).
Leandro Trussard assumed the match after scoring Brighton’s only goal in the 17th minute, while Tottenham failed to score at least the equalizer.
Salah leads Liverpool to drop West Ham by three.
Egyptian international star Mohamed Salah scored two goals to lead his team, Liverpool, to a 3-1 victory over West Ham United on Sunday in the 21 phases of the competition.
Liverpool’s score rose to 40 points in third place, and West Ham stuck at 35 points in fifth place.
Liverpool scored through Salah in the 57th minute, before the same player came back and scored the second goal in the 68th minute, to consolidate his top scorer for the competition this season, after raising his tally to 15 goals.
The Egyptian king also raised the number of his goals to 9 during the 8 matches he played against the team nicknamed (The Hammers), knowing that this is Salah’s first goal in the English Premier League during the new year, as his last goal in the competition goes back to December 19, when he scored Double during Liverpool’s 7 – 0 victory at Crystal Palace.
Dutchman Jorginho Wijnaldum added the third goal for Liverpool in the 84th minute, while Craig Dawson ensured that he scored the only West Ham goal in the 57th minute.
Atletico continues to fly in the lead.
Atletico Madrid continued to fly at the top of the Spanish Football League standings, after their dramatic 4-2 win over Cadiz on Sunday in the twenty-first phase of the competition, which also saw Getafe tied home to Deportivo Alaves.
Atletico, who continued their uprising in the competition with their eighth successive victory in the tournament, rose to 50 points at the top, ten points ahead of their closest stalkers, arch-neighbor Real Madrid, and still has a postponed match.
On the other hand, Kadesh, who scored a lonely victory in his last nine matches in the tournament, froze at 24 points in thirteenth place.
Luis Suarez scored for Atletico in the 28th minute, while Alvaro Negredo drew for Cadiz in the 35th minute. Still, Saul Niguez restored the lead for Atletico by scoring the second goal for the Spanish capital in the 44th minute.
Suarez scored the goal again, scoring the third goal for Atletico and his second personal goal in the 50th minute from a penalty kick, to be the top scorer for the competition this season with 14 goals, two goals ahead of his closest stalker, Moroccan Yusef Al-Nassiri, the Seville strike.
Tuchel returns Chelsea to victories
Chelsea is back on the winning streak, beating home to Burnley 2-0 on Sunday in the 21st stage of the Premier League football.
Chelsea won its first victory under the leadership of its new German coach, Thomas Tuchel, who started his career with the London team by a goalless draw with Wolverhampton during the last round.
Chelsea achieved its first victory since beating Fulham with a goal on January 16, which was followed by a loss at Leicester City with two unanswered goals, then a draw with Wolverhampton.
Chelsea owes this victory to Spanish duo Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso, who scored the two goals in the 40th and 84th minutes.
The victory raised Chelsea to 33 points, to advance to seventh place, and Burnley’s score stopped at 22 points in sixteenth place.
Napoli defeats Parma and relieves pressure on Gattuso
Napoli beat struggling visitors Parma in Serie A on Sunday thanks to a goal in each half to ease pressure on coach Gennaro Gattuso.
In the first half, Elif Elmas’ goal by individual effort was enough to give Napoli the lead in the 32nd minute as the midfielder passed by three players before conceding the net.
Tense Napoli returned to defend their lead for most of the second half before substitute Matteo Politano clinched victory with a shot that changed direction eight minutes from time. And all the Napoli players went to celebrate with their coach Gattuso.
Napoli announced its support for Leguzzo this week amid speculation about his dismissal, but the team raised its tally to 37 points in fourth place over Roma, who host Verona later.
Parma remained in the penultimate position with 13 points, two points behind the safety zone, and without a victory in their last 11 league matches.
Lazio beat Atalanta by three
Lazio’s team beat Atalanta 3-1 during the match that brought them together on Sunday in the twentieth round of the Italian Football League, which also witnessed Genoa’s 3-0 victory over Crotone and Udinese over Spezia 1-0, and Cagliari tied with Sassuolo 1-1.
The goals of Lazio Adam Marusic, Joaquín Correa, and Vedat Murriki were scored in the third, 51, and 82 minutes, while Atalanta Mario Pasalic scored in the 79th minute.
Lazio raised his score to 37 points in fifth place, and Atalanta’s score stopped at 36 points in sixth place.