Author`s name Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi?

England Premier League

Stoke City 1 Manchester City 1 Manchester United 1 Fulham FC 0. These results place United three points ahead at the top of the Premiership. Arsenal clinch third place (3-0 against Aston Villa) after a string of victories ahead of Tottenham and Chelsea (0-0 at Stamford Bridge) while Newcastle United seem to have guaranteed European soccer next season (3-1 winners at West Brom). Liverpool remains in seventh position (1-2 against Wigan at home) but now eight points adrift.

 

English Premier League after 30 games 

1. Manchester United 73
2. Manchester City 70
3. Arsenal 58 
4. Tottenham  55
5. Chelsea FC 50
6. Newcastle United 50 
7. Liverpool FC 42

Spain - Primera Liga 

Wins for Real (5-1 against Real Sociedad) and Barça (2-0 winners in Mallorca) maintain the six-point gap. Valencia lost 3-1 at Getafe's stadium in Madrid; Levante lost 2-0 at home to Osasuna; Málaga went to Barcelona to beat Espanyol 2-1

 

Spanish Primera Liga after 29 games  
1. Real Madrid 75
2. FC Barcelona 69
3. Valencia CF 47   
4. Málaga CF 47
5. Levante UD 44
6. CA Osasuna 43 
7. RCD Espanyol 40

Italy - Serie A 

A four-point gap at the top of Serie A; Wins for AC Milan (2-1 against Roma), Juventus (2-0 against Inter), Lazio (1-0 over Cagliari). Napoli drew at home with Catania 2-2, Udinese also drew (1-1 at Palermo).

Italian Serie A after 29 games  
1. AC Milan 63
2. Juventus 59
3. SS Lazio 51

4. SSC Napoli 48

5. Udinese Calcio 48
6. AS Roma 47
7. Calcio Catania 42 

 

Germany - Bundesliga 

Wins for the top two. Dortmund thrashed Koln away 6-1 and Bayern beat Hannover 2-1. Moenchengladbach slipped up (1-2 at home to Hoffenheim) and Schalke jumps back into third place (2-0 over Leverkusen), Bremen dropped a point (1-1 at home with Augsburg) and Stuttgart beat Nurnberg 1-0.

German Bundesliga after 27 games  
1. Borussia Dortmund 62
2. FC Bayern Munchen 57

3. FC Schalke 04 53 
4. VfL Borussia Moenchengladbach 51 
5. Bayer 04 Leverkusen 40 
6. Werder Bremen 40    
7. VfB Stuttgart 39 

 

 

France - Ligue 1 

Montpellier leapfrog PSG back into the lead with a 1-0 win over Saint-Étienne, while PSG, equal on points, was held 1-1 at home by Bordeaux. In the rest of the pack, Lille (3-0 at Évian), Toulouse (1-0 against Auxerre) and Lyon (2-1 against Sochaux) won. Rennes lost (1-0 at Valenciennes).

French Ligue 1 after 29 games  
1. Montpellier Hérault 60
2. Paris Saint-Germain FC 60
3. LOSC Lille Métropole 53
4. Toulouse FC 50
5. Olympique Lyonnais 49
6. AS Saint-Étienne 46
7. Stade Rennais 44

Portugal - Primeira Liga 

While Benfica and Porto lost points with draws (respectively, 0-0 at Olhanense and 1-1 at Paços de Ferreira), SC Braga takes top spot with a 2-1 win over Académica and now depends on itself for the Portuguese title. Marítimo retains fourth place with a 3-2 win over Gil Vecente and Sporting Clube de Portugal is one point behind after beating Feirense 1-0. Vitória SC (Guimarães) got a useful three points with a 1-0 win at Rio Ave.

Primeira Liga after 24 games 
1. SC Braga 58
2. FC Porto 57  
3. SL Benfica 56
4. CS Marítimo 45 
5. SC Portugal 44
6. Vitória SC (Guimarães) 36 
7. SC Olhanense 29 

Russian Premier

FC Tom Tomsk 0 Krylya Sovetov 0; CSKA Moskva 0 Lokomotiv Moskva 2; FC Krasnodar 0 - FC Amkar Perm 1; FC Rostov 2 Spartak Nalchik 1; Dinamo Moskva 1 Spartak Moskva 3; Zenit St. Petersburg 1 Rubin Kazan 1; FC Anzhi Makhachkala 2 FC Kuban Krasnodar 0; Terek Grozny 1 FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod 3

 

Russian Premier League - Accumulated after 36 games 2011-2012 and 5 games 2012-2013

1. FC Zenit St. Petersburg 36 games 71 points
2. PFC CSKA Moskva  36 games 64 points
3. FC Lokomotiv Moskva 36 games 63 points 
4. FC Spartak Moskva 36 games 62 points
5. FC Dinamo Moskva 36 games 59 points

6. FC Anzhi Makhachkala 36 games 59 points

7. FC Rubin Kazan 36 games 58 points

Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey 
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