Euro Roundup

Barcelona move further in front in Spain while all of Italy mourn after the tragic death of Davide Astori

As Manchester City saw off Chelsea to go one step closer to a Premier League title, while Liverpool became the fourth side to win 300 home Premier League games, what went on across the other top European leagues?

With the sudden and tragic death of Fiorentina captain Davide Astori, all Serie A games were rightly postponed, with thousands around the world sending their condolences to his family and friends. Rest in Peace Davide, a top football who will be missed by all.

There were however games played on Friday evening, with a 93rd minute winner from Dybala securing a 1-0 victory for Juventus over Lazio, while Roma stunned top of the table Napoli 4-2, with Dzeko grabbing a brace and in doing so bagging his 50th Serie A goal.

Football did however continue across Europe, and in Spain Barcelona went eight points clear of Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga as they beat their nearest rivals 1-0 thanks to another sensational Messi free-kick. The stunning effort was Messi’s 600th goal for club and country in his 747th appearance; 539 goals in 624 Barcelona appearances, 61 goals in 123 appearances for Argentina. A brace from Ronaldo – meaning he has now reached the 30-goal mark in each of his nine seasons with the club – after Bale’s opener was plenty for third place Real Madrid as they beat Getafe 3-1 at the Bernabeu, with former Premier League man Loic Remy seeing red just after half time.

In Germany, Bayern Munich are 20 points clear the top as Tolisso’s long-range stunner was the pick of the goals in a 4-0 thrashing of Freiburg. Schalke sit second after edging past Hertha Berlin 1-0, with Borussia Dortmund in third after Reus scored in their 1-1 draw at RB Leipzig, meaning he has now scored against every single club currently in the Bundesliga, including Dortmund. Frankfurt remain fourth as they beat Hannover 1-0, with Bayer Leverkusen in fifth after beating Wolfsburg 2-1 away from home.

Finally in France, where PSG are 14 points clear at the top of Ligue 1 as goals from Di Maria and Nkunku helped them to a 2-0 victory at Troyes, with Monaco in second after coming from behind to beat Bordeaux 2-1 through Jovetic and Lopes. Marseille meanwhile sit third after drawing 1-1 with Nantes thanks to a 90th minute equaliser from Thauvin, while Lyon remain fourth after their 1-1 draw at Montpellier. Another former Premier League man in Mario Balotelli was also on the scoresheet as he netted the opener in Nice’s 2-1 victory at home to Lille.

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