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Sports Features Fri, 15 Mar 2019

Last weekend’s football games in perspective

Last weekend was one of mixed feelings for football loving fans.

There were heartbreaks for Liverpool fans, more injury worries for Manchester united, Atletico’s Alvaro Morata proving why it may be too early to write him off, Barcelona won yet another classico and most importantly Kumasi Asante Kotoko made amends for last week’s disappointing display in Zambia.

In England, Pep Guadiola’s Manchester City beat Bournemouth by a lone goal to regain top spot as Liverpool settled for a stalemate against Everton in the derby, dropping to the second position in the EPL after a frustrating week of draws.

In Spain, Barcelona maintained their impressive form by defeating fierce rivals Real Madrid yet again at the Bernabau further increasing their hopes of retaining the La-Liga while Atletico Madrid kept the pace by beating Real Sociedad via a brace by Alvaro Morata.

Bayern Munich kept the pressure on league leaders Borussia Dortmund with an impressive 5-1 demolishing of Borrussia Monchenglachbach away.

The Italia-Seria A proved to be a one-sided league, however, as Juventus beat Napoli to widen the gap further by 16 points through the game ended with both teams having a man sent off, more notably Miralem Pjanic in the 47th minute as he handles the ball.

In France Kylian Mbappe’s injury-time winner won the game for Paris Saint-Germain after a below average showing from the league leaders against 18th placed Caen.

Finally in the group stages of the CAF-Confederations Cup Kumasi Asante Kotoko beat their Zambian opponents, Nkana FC by an impressive 3-0 scoreline to move a place up to the second position on the table to keep their hopes of qualifying to the next round alive.

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Source: Edward Brenya