• Ligue 1: Lille, Lyon, PSG and Monaco in a pocket square

Four clubs that stand by four small points, after more than two-thirds of the championship: Ligue 1 is exciting for its 2020/2021 financial year and the 27th day has further shortened the gaps.

Lille and Lyon have dropped points.

The first, after seven wins and a draw, was surprised by Strasbourg (16th), which is struggling to maintain it.

The second, left his second place to PSG after having conceded the draw against OM during an "Olympico" of a beautiful intensity.

>> To read also: Jorge Sampaoli, a new "Loco" to train OM

Paris Saint-Germain and Kylian Mbappé, author of a double, reacted to their quack last week against Monaco by easily beating the red lantern Dijon 4-0 while the Monegasques signed their ninth success in 10 matches against Brest (0-2) to return to the foot of the podium.

In addition, Julien Stéphan, Stade Rennes coach since December 2018 and who led the Reds and Blacks to third place last year, resigned on Monday after a new defeat against Nice on Friday (2-1) which tumbled the Bretons in 9th place in the championship.


Stade Rennais FC has taken note of the resignation of its coach Julien Stéphan.

The club would like to thank Julien for these 9 years spent with the “Rouge et Noir” and for all the exceptional results he obtained at the head of the professional team.

- Stade Rennais FC (@staderennais) March 1, 2021

  • Liga: Atlético takes the lead, Barça continue their series against Sevilla

FC Barcelona won in Seville 2-0 on Saturday on the 25th day of La Liga, in an important match in the race for the podium, even for the title.

This victory, acquired thanks to Ousmane Dembélé and Lionel Messi, allows the Catalans to extend their unbeaten streak in the league (15 matches), and to move up to second in the standings, five lengths behind Atlético Madrid.

Present and future # ForçaBarça 🔵🔴 pic.twitter.com/BL45YhBcx6

- FC Barcelona (@fcbarcelona_fra) February 27, 2021

Thanks to his nugget Joao Felix, Atlético Madrid dominated Villarreal (7th) 2-0 on Sunday and provisionally regains six points ahead of Real Madrid (3rd, 52 pts), which he meets in a week for the derby from the Spanish capital and a shock at the top.

Before that, Zizou's men will face Real Sociedad (5th) on Monday at the end of the 26th day.

  • Serie A: the two Milans impress, Juventus sees the title move away

AC Milan, which relaunched Sunday night at the Olimpico against Roma (2-1), and Inter Milan, easy leader against Genoa (3-0), escape at the top of the Championship Italy taking advantage of the points lost Saturday by Juventus in Verona (1-1).

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Il racconto per immagini di #InterGenoa 🖼️

Guarda qui la gallery completa 👉 https://t.co/wiAWqhM5qc

⚫️🔵 #FORZAINTER ⚫️🔵 pic.twitter.com/IYsLYUdUzz

- Inter (@Inter) February 28, 2021

Inter can dream harder and harder.

The Nerazzurri keep four points ahead of their dolphin Rossonero but now have ten over the Bianconeri, themselves joined in third place by Atalanta Bergamo after their victory over Sampdoria (2-0) in Genoa.

The other bad deal of the day is for Roma: now 5th, they are temporarily outside the "Champions Zone".

Indeed, only the first four of the Italian championship participate in the Champions League.

  • Premier League: Chelsea and Man U neutralize each other, Liverpool restart the machine

Chelsea and Manchester United faced each other on Sunday for the shock at the top of Matchday 26 of the English League.

The match kept its promises in terms of intensity but was so close that no one was able to tip it (0-0).

Consequence: The Red Devils consolidate their place of runner-up to Manchester City, 12 lengths behind the leader.

Chelsea returns to a point behind 4th, West Ham, the last virtual qualifier for the Champions League.

Eliminated Thursday in the Europa League, at home, by Slavia Prague (2-0), Leicester experienced a new setback against Arsenal.

With 49 points, the Foxes, third, do not make the hole on West Ham (45 points), beaten on Saturday and see Manchester United take a point lead to the place of 2nd.

Tottenham crushed Burnley (4-0) with a very lively Gareth Bale.

The Welshman, associated with Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min in attack, produced his best performance since returning on loan to Tottenham, to dominate a weak Burnley.

The Spurs, with 39 points, are in ambush 6 lengths of the first 4 places that send in the Champions League, with one game less.

🏆 @ GarethBale11 is your @libertex_europe Man of the Match! #THFC ⚪️ #COYS https://t.co/gfQ1CAWr1V pic.twitter.com/4kViM0h3YS

- Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 1, 2021

Anything other than a win would have been disastrous against a team that took just 11 points in 26 matches.

Also, Liverpool took their responsibilities by going to win at the Sheffield United red lantern.

The Reds have revived their chances of snagging the Champions League by coming back to 2 points from the Top 4 and six points from the podium.

  • Bundesliga: Leipzig overthrowing, Bayer Leverkusen gloomy

Led 2-0 at home by Mönchengladbach, Leipzig snatched a 3-2 victory on Saturday in added time for Matchday 23 of the Bundesliga, which allows them to remain second to two points behind Bayern, easy 5-1 winner in the afternoon of poorly classified Cologne.

Bayern is in the lead with 52 points, ahead of Leipzig (50 pts).

Wolfsburg (45 pts) and Frankfurt (42 pts) complete the top-4, qualifying for the Champions League.

For Bayer Leverkusen, it's more complicated.

Eliminated in the Europa League on Thursday, Bayer were beaten 2-1 at home by Freiburg and missed the opportunity to move closer to fourth place.

With AFP

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