In the mouth-watering match of the day across Europe, Manchester City fought back for a 1-1 draw against visiting Liverpool.
Pep Guardiola’s side received a 69th-minute equalizer from Sergio Aguero to earn a point at the Etihad Stadium against Jurgen Klopp’s Reds. After a fast and exciting opening half, Liverpool opened the scoring as former Manchester City midfielder James Milner scored a 51st-minute penalty kick. Defender Gael Clichy was whistled for the foul on Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino two minutes prior.
Aguero leveled things for the hosts, as he finished Kevin De Bruyne’s cross into the bottom-left corner. De Bruyne was unlucky in the 76th minute as his left-footed effort struck the right post. The teams shared the points, with Manchester City sitting a point ahead of Liverpool in the standings.
Elsewhere, Tottenham held off Southampton for a 2-1 win at White Hart Lane, while Manchester United defeated Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium. Juventus and Napoli got road victories in Serie A play, while Atletico Madrid defeated Sevilla in Spain. Both Bayern Munich and Schalke got road wins in Germany, while Monaco rolled in Ligue 1 action.
Here’s a rundown of all Sunday’s action across Europe:
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE
Manchester United jumped to fifth place in the Premier League standings with a 3-1 win at Middlesbrough. Marouane Fellaini’s 30th-minute header opened the scoring for the visitors before Jesse Lingard doubled the Red Devils advantage in the 62nd minute. Substitute Rudy Gestede pulled the hosts to within one in the 77th minute, but they couldn’t score another before Antonio Valencia tapped home United’s insurance goal in the 93rd minute. The wing back tapped home an empty-net goal after Boro keeper Victor Valdes slipped trying to make a clearance. Jose Mourinho’s side is four points off Liverpool in fourth-place, while Middlesbrough sits five points from safety.
Spurs held on for a 2-1 win against Southampton on Sunday at White Hart Lane. Despite conceding a goal to James Ward-Prowse’s in 52nd minute, Tottenham held on to the 2-0 advantage it took into the halftime break. Dele Alli’s 33rd-minute penalty kick doubled Tottenham’s advantage after Christian Eriksen opened the scoring in the 14th minute. Claude Puel’s side only had three shots on goal, and it remains in 10th place after suffering its first league defeat since Feb. 4th. Tottenham made it six matches unbeaten in all competitions.
Here are all of Sunday’s Premier League results:
Middlesbrough 1 – Manchester United 3
Tottenham Hotspur 2 – Southampton 1
Manchester City 1 – Liverpool 1
SPANISH LA LIGA
In a battle of third versus fourth at the Vicente Calderon, Atletico Madrid defeated Sevilla 3-1. Diego Godin’s 37th-minute header kicked off the scoring for the hosts after the defender finished off Antoine Griezmann’s assist for a 1-0 lead. Griezmann’s 61st-minute free kick doubled the hosts’ lead before Koke added his third goal of the season to make it 3-0. Joaquin Correa’s 85th-minute finish gave Sevilla a late consolation strike, as the visitors fell for the second match this week in all competitions. Atletico made it five matches unbeaten to pull to two points behind Sevilla in the top four.
Barcelona defeated Valencia 4-2 at the Camp Nou on Sunday, thanks to a brace from Lionel Messi. The Argentine’s 52nd-minute finish proved to be the game-winner after the sides were level 2-2 at halftime. Munir El Haddadi’s left-footed finish brought Valencia level in first-half stoppage time a minute after Messi looked to have given Barcelona a 2-1 lead from the penalty spot. Eliaquim Mangala’s 29th-minute header opened the scoring, before Luis Suarez equalized for Barcelona six minutes later. Valencia was reduced to 10 men in the 44th minute as Mangala saw red for a foul on Suarez inside the box. Andre Gomes’ 89th-minute insurance strike gave Luis Enrique’s side an important three points at home. Valencia fell for the second time in its last three matches.
Here are all of Sunday’s La Liga results:
Leganes 0 – Malaga 0
Atletico Madrid 3 – Sevilla 1
Sporting Gijon 3 – Granada 1
Deportivo 0 – Celta Vigo 1
Barcelona 4 – Valencia 2
Schalke earned a 1-0 road victory at Mainz on Sunday thanks to a 50th-minute winner from Sead Kolasinac. The Bosnian defender netted his third league goal of the season, as he slotted home with his left foot. Schalke keeper Ralf Fahrmann made five saves in the clean sheet, which earned the visitors back-to-back league wins. Mainz remains in 12th place, while Schalke moved up to ninth.
League leaders Bayern Munich re-extended its lead at the top of the Bundesliga to 13 points after a 1-0 win at Borussia Monchengladbach. Thomas Muller’s left-footed finish in the 63rd minute was all Carlo Ancelotti’s side needed to defeat Gladbach. The hosts were out-possessed most of the match, and only had one effort on goal. Gladbach keeper Yann Sommer made five saves in the loss. The hosts are now winless in their last four matches in all competitions.
Here are all of Sunday’s Bundesliga results:
FSV Mainz 05 0 – Schalke 04 1
Borussia Monchengladbach 0 – Bayern Munich 1
ITALIAN SERIE A
Juventus moved its unbeaten run to 14 matches with a 1-0 road win at Sampdoria on Sunday. A seventh-minute goal from winger Juan Cuadrado was all the visitors needed to head home with three points. It was the Colombian’s second goal in league play, and third in all competitions. Sampdoria held its own at home, but couldn’t beat Juve keeper Gianluigi Buffon, who made five saves in the clean sheet. Sampdoria dropped its first match since Jan. 22nd, while Juventus holds an eight-point lead over second place Roma.
Roma defeated Sassuolo 3-1 at the Olimpico in Sunday’s late Serie A match. The visitors got the early lead as Gregoire Defrel netted his ninth league goal of the season in the ninth minute. Leandro Paredes leveled it for Roma seven minutes later, finishing off Mohamed Salah’s assist. Salah’s close-range finish just before halftime gave the hosts a 2-1 lead which they wouldn’t relinquish. Edin Dzeko’s 21st goal in Serie A play capped the scoring at 3-1. Roma remains in second place, while Sassuolo dropped to 15th.
Napoli held on for a 3-2 road win at Empoli in Italy’s Sunday opener. Despite a seventh-minute penalty kick saved off the foot of Dries Mertens, Napoli led 3-0 at halftime. Lorenzo Insigne opened the scoring in the 19th minute before Mertens scored from a 24th minute free kick. Insigne made it 3-0 in the 38th minute after slotting home from the penalty spot. Omar El Kaddouri’s 70th-minute free kick gave Empoli a lifeline and Massimo Maccarone’s 82nd -minute penalty got Empoli within one late. However, Maurizio Sarri’s side held on for their its consecutive league win. Empoli dropped its sixth straight to keep it in 17th.
Here are all of Sunday’s Serie A results:
Empoli 2 – Napoli 3
Atalanta 3 – Pescara 0
Bologna 4 – Chievo Verona 1
Cagliari 0 – Lazio 0
Crotone 0 – Fiorentina 1
Sampdoria 0 – Juventus 1
Udinese 4 – Palermo 1
Roma 3 – Sassuolo 1
FRENCH LIGUE 1
Monaco cruised to a 3-0 road win at Caen thanks to a brace from Kylian Mbappe. The 18-year-old opened the scoring in the 13th minute by finishing his attempt with his left foot. Fabinho doubled the lead from the penalty spot in the 49th minute. Mbappe headed home Monaco’s third goal in the 81st minute. The French international now has 12 league goals on the season, which is second best on the team. The loss was Caen’s second consecutive at home.
Paris Saint-Germain battled back for a 2-1 home win against visiting Lyon at the Parc des Princes. Julian Draxler’s 40th-minute goal gave PSG turned out to be the game-winner. Adrien Rabiot brought PSG level from inside the box in the 34th minute, which canceled out Alexandre Lacazette’s sixth-minute header. Lyon only recorded two shots on target and lost its first league match since Feb. 11th. PSG remains three points behind leaders Monaco after winning its fourth consecutive league match.
Here are all of Sunday’s Ligue 1 results:
Caen 0 – Monaco 3
Dijon 0 – Saint-Etienne 1
PSG 2 – Lyon 1