This Sunday evening the French abroad were absent and showed themselves in good shape all over Europe. In La Liga, Ousmane Dembele scored the winning goal for Barcelona against Atlético Madrid (1-0). Thus, he allows his club to single-handedly lead the championship. Serie A scorer Pierre Kalulu also contributed to Milan’s 2-2 draw against Roma.
After Real Madrid’s 2-1 mistake at Villarreal on Saturday, Barça, with Jules Kunde in the starting line-up, managed to regain control of La Liga. But Atlético defended their skin proudly, scoring some big chances, especially late in the match when Antoine Griezmann saw the equalizer on his own line. Therefore, the Blaugranas relied on Ousmane Dembele, the only scorer of the match, who delivered an accurate shot in the 22nd minute (1:0, 22nd).
In general, very strong, the winger could have made the shot heavier in the second half, but found the post on a well-aimed counterattack (62nd), then simply missed the target with a shot from eighteen meters (69th). He eventually died at the end of the match, but the main thing for him is something else: Barca are now the leaders of the championship, three points ahead of Real Madrid Karim Benzema, who scored on Saturday during his club’s defeat in Villarreal (2-1 ).
Another shock of the evening was that in Serie A, Milan could not beat Roma. Theo Hernandez and Olivier Giroud, although holders, left the scorer role to another Frenchman, Pierre Caloulou. Former Lyonets opened the scoring with a header from a corner (1:0, 30th). With this initial advantage, reinforced by a goal from Tommasso Pobega (2-0, 77th), the Rossoneri were in the lead for a long time, but were finally level at the end of the match with two late goals from Roger Ibáñez (2-1, 87th) , then Tammy Abraham (2-2, 90s + 3).
Thanks to this draw, the Milanese (37 points) remain in 3rd place in Serie A, tied on points with Juventus, and Napoli (44 points) inexorably soars to the top of the standings.