Liga, third round
Barcelona 3 out of three, still at the top. Madrid goes to Atletico, Real -6 from the top.
Third round and big match: in Bernabeu goes on stage the derby of Madrid. Start is at once lively, at 10th minute guests are already in advantage with the head shot by Tiago: defense of Casa Blanca petrified and overwhelming joy to Burgos on the bench in place of the disqualified Simeone.
Real Madrid draws at 27th with CR7, able to conquer and score a penalty: 1-1. In the second half Ancelotti tries to mix the cards, changing Bale and Benzema but the balance is unlocked again at 76th, thanks to a powerful right shot by Turkish Arda Turan, for the final 2-1. Now is crisis for Real, second consecutive Ko and the top is 6 point far.
Behind Barcelona there is a small group of three teams: in addition to Atletico, Valencia and Siviglia, increased to 7 points winning 3-1 against Espanyol and 2-0 with Getafe.
RESULTS: Almeria-Cordoba 1-1; Barcelona-Athl. Bilbao 2-0; Malaga-Levante 0-0; Real Madrid-Atletico Madrid 1-2; Celta Vigo-Real Sociedad 2-2; Rayo-Elche 2-3; Valencia-Espanyol 3-1; Siviglia-Getafe 2-0; Granada-Villareal 0-0; Eibar-Deportivo 0-1.
CLASSIFICATION: 9 Barcelona; 7 Valencia, Siviglia, Atl. Madrid; 5 Celta Vigo, Granada; 4 Real Sociedad, Villareal, Elche, Malaga, Deportivo; 3 Athl. Bilbao, Eibar, Real Madrid, Getafe; 2 Rayo, Almeria, Cordoba; 1Espanyol, Levante.
SCORERS: 3: A. Bueno, Orellana; 2: Alcacer, Bacca, C. Ronaldo, Cartabia, Garcia S., Larrivey, Messi, Neymar, Parejo, Piatti, Vidal, Zurutuza.
NEXT MATCH: Elche-Eibar; Deportivo-Real Madrid; Athl. Bilbao-Granada; Atl.Madrid-Celta Vigo; Espanyol-Malaga; Real Sociedad-Almeria; Villareal-Rayo; Cordoba-Siviglia; Levante-Barcelona; Getafe-Valencia.
Premier League, 4th round
Chelsea beats Swansea with Diego Costa. Poker United.
The player of the month, Diego Costa, against the manager of the month, Monk. Chelsea and Swansea competed for the top and the result has complied with the prediction: too big the gap technical and tactical in favor of the Blues. Diego Costa signs his first hat trick, brings home the ball and 3 points. Honor to Swansea, that has tried till the end, taking the lead with a self goal of Terry.
Arsenal finally doesn’t loose one head to head (with City). Aguero confirms that he is deadly in front of the goal, for the Gunners excellent performance of Wilshere. Finally comes the United, 4-0 against QPR, Di Maria man of the match. Liverpool falls ruinously in Anfield, hit by a goal in the fray.
RESULTS: Arsenal-M. City 2-2; Chelsea-Swansea 4-2; Crystal Palace-Burnley 0-0; Southampton-Newcastle 4-0; Stoke City-Leicester 0-1; Sunderland-Tottenham 2-2; WBA-Everton 0-2; Liverpool-A. Villa 0-1; M. United-QPR 4-0; Hull City-West Ham 2-2.
CLASSIFICATION: 12 Chelsea; 10 Aston Villa; 9 Swansea; 7 Southampton, M. City, Tottenham; 6 Arsenal, Liverpool; 5 M. United, Everton, Leicester, Hull City; 4 West Ham, Stoke City; 3 Sunderland, QPR; 2 C. Palace, Burnley, WBA, Newcastle.
SCORERS: 7: Diego Costa; 3: Naismith, N. Dyer, Pellè, Schneiderlin, Chadli, Agüero.
NEXT MATCH: QPR-Stoke; A. Villa-Arsenal; Burnley-Sunderland; Newcastle-Hull City; Swansea-Southampton; West Ham-Liverpool; Leicester-M. United; Tottenham-WBA; Everton-C. Palace; M. City-Chelsea.
Andrea Vaccari and Francesco Storti