Lille OSC is still the leader of the French Ligue 1. For a long time in the top against Lyon it did not look like they would keep that position, but the cunning Burak Yilmaz led his team to a 2-3 victory.
Olympique Lyon – Lille OSC 2-3After 40 minutes of playing, Lyon, where Memphis Depay played the whole game, had a comfortable lead. Islam Slimani had created 1-0 and José Fonte‘s own goal it became 2-0, but then it was time for Burak Yilmaz to stand up. The Turk, who also scored three times in the World Cup qualification series against Orange, made it 2-1 for rest by means of a beautiful free kick.
The goal hunger of the attacker of Les Dogues, where Sven Botman played for 90 minutes, was not yet satisfied. After Jonathan David had made 2-2 in the sixtieth minute, Yilmaz took his moment again five minutes before and won Lille with his second goal in the match. This victory keeps the team at the top position in France, while the Lyon of Memphis remains fourth.
Cagliari-axis Roma 3-2Cagliari stood at the start of the game against the number seven below the demotion line, but took three precious points. Carles Pérez undid Charalampos Lykogiannis’s 1-0, but the Sardines hit twice as hard in the second half: Marin scored from the second line and delivered the corner, from which João Pedro entered the 3-1. Federico Fazio helped Roma get a connection hit, but the guests did not come further. Cagliari matches Torino and Benevento in points and pushes Benevento on target balance in the degradation zone.
Sevilla-Granada 2-1Sevilla needed one more victory to secure Champions League football and did what it had to do to regional buddy Granada. After a quarter of an hour of play, Ivan Rakitic took a penalty, Lucas Ocampos shot into the 2-0 after a change from De Jong. In the extra time it became unexpectedly hectic. Roberto Soldado made the connection hit out of a penalty kick and arbitrator Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea whistled one minute early, after which the players had to return to the field. Seville, however, held up and can even dream of the national title: Spain‘s number four is three points behind the leader Atlético Madrid, who plays against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday evening.
Leeds United — Manchester United 0-0Manchester United, the number two of the Premier League, remained undefeated on Elland Road for the 25th time in an away match, but for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, that’s no more than a flag on a mudboat. Substitute Donny van de Beek was not able to do anything in the final phase: 0-0. The gap between Manchester United and Manchester City is now ten points.
RB Leipzig – VfB Stuttgart 2-0In Germany, RB Leipzig was too strong on its own field for VfB Stuttgart. Amadou Haidara and Emil Forsberg made the goals in the second half. Seventeen year old Dutchman Mohamed Sankoh made his debut at Stuttgart. The difference between RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich is seven points with three rounds to go. Bayern left the first chance against FSV Mainz to prolong the title on Saturday.