Chelsea on top

Five games, one draw, Chelsea FC sits on top of England's Premier League, where Manchester United's win at Liverpool FC sees The Reds slide down to a dangerous position. Maximum points for Barcelona (Spain), Juventus (Italy), Bayern and Eintracht (Germany), Olympique de Marseille (France), FC Twente (Netherlands), Olympiacos (Greece).

 Premier League

Chelsea FC is top with 13 points from 5 games (after beating Stoke City 1-0); second is United, 12 points after a 2-1 away win at Liverpool FC, followed by Everton (3-0 away win at Swansea City) and West Bromwich Albion (1-0 over Reading).

La Liga

5 games. Barcelona - 5 victories. 2-0 against Granada, 15 points. Mallorca is second on 11 after beating Valencia 2-0: third is Málaga (goalless draw at Athletic Bilbao) and fourth, Atlético de Madrid (2-1 over Valladolid).

Serie A

4 games. Juventus has broken away at the top, after a 2-0 victory over Chievo, maximum points: 12. The former top-runners Napoli and Lazio drew nil apiece with Catania (away) and Genoa (in Rome), respectively and are on ten points, one ahead of Sampdoria, on 9 points after a 1-1 draw with Torino.


FC Bayern Munchen and Eintracht Frankfurt share top spot on 12 points after 4 games. Bayern won away at Schalke 2-0, while Eintracht brought all three points home from Nurnberg (2-1).

Ligue 1

Olympique de Marseille  points from 6 games with a 1-0 win at Nancy; Olympique Lyonnais is on 14 points after beating Ajaccio 2-0; PSG is now third with a 4-0 away thrashing of Bastia and FC Lorient shares the 12 points in fourth place with a home draw with Nice, 1-1.

Russian Premier League

Terek Grozny fell back this week. 9 games. First place goes to CSKA Moskva, 21 points, with a 3-2 win at Volga; Lokomotiv follows in second place on 19 points with a remarkable 3-0 win in Grozny over former leader Terek, third also on 19; Zenit is fourth on 17 after a 2-2 draw at Krylya Sovetov and Anzhi Makhachkala is fifth on 17 points also, after going down 3-2 at Dinamo Moskva.

Portuguese Premier League

FC Porto beat Beira Mar 4-0 and leads with 10 points after 4 games. Benfica has 7 points (3 games), the same as Braga, 4 games, 7 points with a 4-1 win over Rio Ave.

In the Netherlands, FC Twente has 18 points from 6 games after a 1-0 victory over Heerenveen. In Ukraine, Shakhtiar Donetsk did not play this week and remains top with 27 points from 9 games. In Greece, Olympiacos has the maximum 12 points from 4 games after drubbing Panthrakikos 4-1.

Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey



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