Sunday Ticker: Barcelona, Arsenal win; Mata linked to China and more

Sunday Ticker: Barcelona, Arsenal win; Mata linked to China and more

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Sunday Ticker: Barcelona, Arsenal win; Mata linked to China and more

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While a tussle at the top of the English Premier League created a stir in this year’s title race, Barcelona’s impressive five-goal second half eased the side past Celta Vigo on Sunday.

La Liga leader Barcelona notched a 6-1 win over Celta Vigo behind a Luis Suarez hat trick. Lionel Messi scored off of a free kick, while also assisting off of a penalty kick. (REPORT)

Danny Welbeck’s late-match finish was enough to guide Arsenal past Premier League leader Leicester City, 2-1, on Sunday. The Foxes remain at the top of England’s top flight despite the loss, holding a two-point advantage over both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. (REPORT)

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has reportedly received interest from the Chinese Super League, with at least three teams expressing their intrigue. (REPORT)

Paris Saint-Germain’s Serge Aurier has been suspended indefinitely by his French club after making insulting remarks directed towards head coach Laurent Blanc and several teammates on Periscope. (REPORT)

Former UEFA president Michel Platini’s appeal will be heard on Monday. Platini was banned eight years by FIFA after allegedly receiving a “disloyal payment” in 2011. (REPORT)

Aston Villa head coach Remi Garde knocked his side’s fight after a 6-0 home loss against Liverpool on Sunday. (REPORT)

Here are the results from this Sunday’s top leagues:

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

  • Arsenal 2-1 Leicester City
  • Aston Villa 0-6 Liverpool
  • Manchester City 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur

SPANISH LA LIGA

  • Real Sociedad 3-0 Granada
  • Sevilla 2-0 Las Palmas
  • Eibar 2-0 Levante
  • Getafe 0-1 Atletico Madrid
  • Barcelona 6-1 Celta Vigo

GERMAN BUNDESLIGA

  • Hamburg SV 3-2 Borussia Monchengladbach
  • FC Augsburg 1-3 Bayern Munich

ITALIAN SERIE A

  • AC Milan 2-1 Genoa
  • Palermo 1-3 Torino
  • Sampdoria 0-0 Atalanta
  • Udinese 0-1 Bologna
  • Fiorentina 2-1 Inter Milan

FRENCH LIGUE 1

  • Lyon 4-1 Caen
  • St Etienne 1-1 AS Monaco
  • Nice 1-1 Marseille

MEXICAN LIGA MX

  • Guadalajara 0-1 León

What did you think of Barcelona’s performance? Can Leicester hold onto the Premier League lead? Should Mata move to China?

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