Day of grandiose battles ahead of international break!

Day of grandiose battles ahead of international break!

Barcelona got a strong-willed victory over Real and have strengthened their leadership in La Liga, the spectacular derby of Lazio v. Roma and Inter v. Juventus took place in Italy, and in Germany, Bayern lost to Bayer and let Borussia Dortmund overtake them – 19 March, 2023 gave us a number of spectacular confrontations!

In the first half of La Liga, Barcelona lost to Real Madrid with a score of 1:3, but the Catalans approached the second El Clasico as leaders with an incredible handicap of nine points over Los Blancos. Under the leadership of Xavi, they clearly forgot about the bright game, having victories mainly with a score of 1:0. However, such an approach to business bears fruit. This match began with the ridiculous own goal by Araujo, but Barcelona managed to win the strong-willed victory with the efforts of Sergi Roberto and Franck Kessie. 2:1 is a well-eserved success of Blaugranas, which were better than the opponents in all components. As a result, +12 in the standings, and, it seems like this is the end of the champion race.

The meeting of Lazio and Roma is, in fact, a direct battle for the Champions League zone. And given the failures of the Milan giants, there is a chance to get into the top 4 for both the Eagles and the Wolves. This time, Derby Della Capitale turned out to be as combat and intriguing as possible. Its outcome was decided by a precise shot of Mattia Zaccagni, and at the end of the meeting Cristante and Marusic were shown red cards, while in the first half Ibanez left the pitch. Sarri's men are in second place ahead of the international break, while Mourinho’s gang dropped to fifth position.

The twenty-seventh round of the Serie A crowned by the All-Italian derby between Inter and Juventus. Prior to that, both teams advanced to the quarterfinals of European Cups, which indicates their strength and ambitions. However, due to 15 lost points in the series A, it is much more difficult to realize potential for the Bianconeri. However, the Turinese managed to break the resistance of the snakes in a rather boring match. Allegri brought the victory by the men of Serb Kostic. Eleven games before the finish of the campaign, Juventus are behind the top 4 by only seven points - given their excellent pace, as well as frequent point losses performed by Milan, Roma and Atalanta, the Turinese can still catch on the Champions League.

In the first half, Bayer went for some time in the relegation zone, but under the leadership of Xabi Alonso, they’ve brought back their former appearance and reduce the gap from the European Cup zone with a shocking pace. This time, Bayern got under the hot hand of the Pharmacists, which in the league, unlike the Champions League, are far from perfect. While in the first half, the Munich, after the goal of Kimmich, still claimed success, then in the second half of the game the two penalties from Palacios had already inflicted the third fiasco in Bundesliga. As a result, Bayern are inferior to the leadership of Borussia Dortmund, and Bayer are already eighth with good prospects to finish at least in the Europa League spot.

Ahead is a bloc of fixtures as part of the qualification for the 2024 European Championship, so club football pauses for two weeks so as not to interrupt for the rest of the season. For the remaining two months, fascinating title races in England and Germany, as well as a number of spectacular battles in European competitions, await us.