Premier League again crazy as Norwich win at Utd 2-1. Van Gaal floundering. Wins also for Chelsea ( sans Mourinho, after his sacking) Leicester Palace and Bournemouth and Sunday Watford 3-0 over Liverpool ( perhaps it wasn't Brendan Rodgers fault after all as Klopp magic fading) and last night Arsenal beat City 2-1. Leicester TOP at Xmas ! ! ! They really could win it if no one's injured. Bournemouth's faith in Eddie Howe's attacking philosophy paying off. 3 wins on the bounce.
Italy. My "Local" capital teams both win. 10th place Lazio shock leaders Inter at San Siro 2-1 and Roma beat Genoa. My other more local Italian team Frosinone give good account but lose at home 2-4 to Milan. 2nd Fiorentina and 3rd Napoli both win. Manducic and Pogba edge Juve past Carpi 3-2. Phew.
Spain. If you are playing 3rd place Real at the Bernabeu and go down to nine men you may wonder what the score may be. Well before that happened Rayo Vallecano went 2-1 up. THEN things went to script.
SPANISH BBVA LA LIGA
Show last 5 matches and coverageFixtureKick-offStatusShowReal Madrid10-2Rayo Vallecano
C.dos Santos Aveiro (pen)Penalty Goal30'
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Double PHEW. Wins also for other top 6 teams Atletico Celta deVigo Villareal and Deportivo. APART from Barca who were winning the Club World Cup vs River Plate. Barca still equal top with game in hand.
Germany. WT faves ,Frankfurt, needed a win after a terrible run and got it thanks to a victory over fellow struggler's Bremen who they leapfrog above. Bayern edge Hannover 1-0 as both goalkeepers excel. 2nd place Dortmund lose to Cologne but Herthe Munchengladbach and Leverkusen all win. Man Utd reject Hernandez scores his 10th goal in Leverkusen's victory ! ! !
Holland. Wins for top 6 apart from Feyenoord. Its Ajax Eindhoven Feyenoord Herecles Vitesse and NEC.
France. The Behemoth that is PSG rolls on and lead by 19 points from Monaco Angers and Caen who all lose.
Lots of managerial casualties at Christmas. Bon chance to all have succumbed to Player pressure, Fan Fury, Chairman Chagrin and damned dodgy LUCK.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ONE AND ALL .....