The defeat of Mourinho from Lampard
In the central match of the day's play, Jose Mourinho at the head of Tottenham opposed his former Chelsea team. The Portuguese probably wanted to beat the blue, but his wards did not have the best meeting. Moreover, this time he had to examine the former ward Frank Lampard, who had just begun his coaching career.
Already in the 12th minute “Chelsea” broke forward. After a corner kick, Willian easily beat the defender, went into the penalty area and just shot into the far corner. Tottenham never came up with a sharp answer to the early goal. The hosts owned the ball more, but almost did not disturb Thibaut Courtois.
True, at the end of the first half, the Belgian goalkeeper nearly injured Moussa Sissoko, who fought too aggressively for the ball. After that, a fight almost began on the field, and the judge was forced to cool the ardor of some players with cards. And in the second minute added, the fate of the meeting was actually decided. Paulo Gassaniga in his own penalty shot down Marcos Alonso, and the penalty was realized by the same Willian.
Everything finally became clear at the end of the hour of the match, when the referee, watching the replay, showed a red card to Song Heung Min for the go-ahead with a foot from Antonio Rudiger. Surprisingly, for the generally not rude player, this removal was already the third in the Premier League in a calendar year. Sleep is the first football player in 22 years who has managed to realize this “achievement”.
Fans of the hosts were so annoyed by what had happened that they booed Rudiger, believing that there was an explicit simulation. According to British media, there were some racist insults. Tottenham Hotspur made a statement and promised to sort out what had happened.
And Mourinho during the month at the head of Tottenham twice lost to the former team. In addition, the eminent Portuguese teacher was completely outplayed by a student Lampard. In addition, earlier the “spurs” were weaker than Manchester United - 1: 2.
Sensational defeat of Manchester United
Meanwhile, the Mankunians on the road suffered a sensational defeat from the worst team of the submarine Watford. Wards of Ole Gunnar Solskher bombed the opponent’s goal the entire match, but failed to score.
In addition, David de Gea missed a curious ball. After submitting from the standard and not the strongest blow of Ismail Sarr to the near corner, the Spaniard did not hold the ball in his hands and released it into the net. And a few minutes later Aaron Van Bissack in his own penalty area shot down the same Sarah, and Troy Dini realized a penalty. After this defeat, Manchester United fell to eighth place. “Watford” won the first home victory of the season.
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Misfire of Real Madrid
And in Spain, “Real” after el-clasico at home took another principal rival, “Athletic” and failed to beat the Basque team.
Wards Zinedine Zidane had a serious advantage, owned the ball 70% of the time, delivered two dozen shots and hit the opponent’s goalposts three times, but could not score. In addition, the young goalkeeper of guests Unai Simon, who made eight saves, acted beyond all praise.
In addition, at the beginning of the second half, the Madrid team lost their main central defender Eder Militao due to an injury. The Portuguese had eye problems after Kenan Codro waved his hand away from him. But for this, the Bosnian did not even receive a yellow card.
Thus, “Real” for the fourth time in the last five matches broke up with the “Athletic” world and released “Barcelona” in isolation. Now the team is separated from the leading Catalans by two points.
Thriller match in Pamplona
An even more interesting and eventful match took place in Pamplona, where Osasuna fought for Real Sociedad, who was fighting for a ticket to the Champions League. At first, it seemed that the guests would not have any problems. By the 29th minute they scored three times, and Martin Edegor rented from Real Madrid scored a goal and an assist.
But the hosts did not think to give up and shortly before the break, they reduced the backlog, and at the start of the second half they scored again. As a result, the intrigue in the match lived to the last. In the end, the teams exchanged goals. “Osasuna” went ahead, despite the removal of Facundo Roncali 20 minutes before the end.
Trophy for the Romans
And in Saudi Arabia, a match was held for the Italian Super Cup. The trophy was played by the current champion of the country “Juventus” and the owner of the national cup “Lazio”. The Romans have recently gained an excellent move and scored eight victories in a row in Serie A, and therefore Turinians were eager to lower their opponents to the ground, and at the same time get even with him for the defeat in the Super Bowl match in 2017.
As a result, the champion did not succeed in taking revenge. Wards Simone Inzaghi opened an account already in the 16th minute. Luis Alberto Romero sent the ball into the net after a pass from Sergey Milinkovich-Savich. After that, Juventus took the ball under its control and increased the pressure on the opponent’s goal. However, they managed to score only just before the break. Thomas Strakosha saved the team after firing on Cristiano Ronaldo, but could not cope with the finishing off of Paulo Dybala.
In the second half, the teams as a whole acted on an equal footing, and it seemed that the match would smoothly move into extra time. But in the 73rd minute, “Lazio” managed to score again. Juan Cuadrado at the far post did not keep track of Senad Lulich.
In the end, “Juve” struggled to recoup, but luck did not accompany the team. And already in the time added by the referee, Danilo Cataldi set the spectacular point with a beautiful free-kick. Rodrigo Bentancourt paid the second yellow card for his foul. So “Lazio” for the second time in three years beat the Turin in the match for the Italian Super Cup and became the owner of this trophy for the fifth time. Moreover, the Inzaghi team managed to beat the Turinians for the second time in a month. On December 7, Lazio was stronger than the champion in Serie A with the same score - 3: 1.
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The biggest defeat of Milan in 21 years and the successful debut of Gattuso
The biggest rout of the day was recorded in Italy, where Atalanta sent five unanswered goals to the goal of Milan. The Rossoneri seemed to begin to come to life on the arrival of Stefano Pioli on the coaching bridge and scored eight points in their last four matches.
However, the trip to Bergamo was a failure for them. Already in the tenth minute, the score was opened by Alejandro Gomez, and in the final half hour the hosts scored four more times. They managed to score, including the former Spartak midfielder Mario Pashalich. For Milan, this defeat was the largest in Serie A in 21 years. The last time they lost was five goals in May 1998. Then the red-blacks were unable to oppose Roma.
Meanwhile, the former captain and mentor of Milan Genaro Gattuso began his career at Napoli with a victory. The Neapolitans away with great difficulty outplayed Sassuolo thanks to Pedro Obiang's own goal in the 94th minute. This victory was the first for the vice champion in more than two months in Serie A.