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Last Week in Europe: Week of January 30th

Updated: Jul 28, 2023

This was a wild week with some major games as well as stories behind the scenes.

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In England the top of the table took some major blows. Arsenal first fell 1-0 to a struggling Everton thanks to a 60th minute Tarkowski goal. This opened the door for Manchester City to close the gap at the top of the table to only two points. But, Tottenham came to Arsenal's rescue with a 1-0 win that saw Haaland put up atrocious stats including only 27 touches and 1 pass in the opponents half. This game also saw Kane score his 200th premier league goal for Tottenham to become their all-time leading scorer. Since then Manchester City has also come into even more hot water as the Premier League has accused them of over 100 Financial Fair Play violations over the past decade. This could result in them having titles stripped, points reduced, and even being relegated. Another team in hot water is Liverpool in a disappointing 10th place after losing 3-0 to the Wolves who are battling to avoid relegation.

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In Spain Barcelona extended their lead at the top of the table and Gavi scored his first goal in his new number 6 shirt. Real Madrid also continued to struggle in the new year as they lost 1-0 to Mallorca.

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Looking east to the Bundesliga Bayern Munich won 4-2, a welcome win after drawing all of their previous games this year. Dortmund kept up their title chase, though, as they registered a resounding 5-1 win over sixth placed SC Freiburg. In which they had 5 different goal scorers and Adeyemi set a new speed record in the Bundesliga.

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In the Serie A AC Milan continued their slide with a 1-0 loss to their rivals Inter. Roma bounced back from their loss to Napoli with a comfortable 2-0 win over Empoli. Elsewhere Atalanta were upset 1-0 by 15th placed Sassuolo.

In the Ligue 1 there were many upsets Nice beat Marseille 3-1. At the top of the league PSG won their game, but Lens drew 1-1 with Brest and Rennes lost 3-1 to Lille. This means that PSG is 8 points clear, but the difference between 2nd and 6th is only eight points.

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