Barca thrash Villarreal 3-0 Robert Lewandowski struck twice as a hurting Barcelona flexed their muscles to thrash Villarreal 3-0 and stay three points behind La Liga leaders Real Madrid on Thursday. Premier league Gerrard sacked by struggling Villa Steven Gerrard was sacked as Aston Villa manager less than two hours after his struggling side crashed to a dismal 3-0 defeat at Fulham on Thursday. Report: Athletic 0-1 Atletico Antoine Griezmann's strike earned Atletico Madrid a 1-0 win at Athletic Bilbao to help Diego Simeone's side leapfrog their Basque opponents and move third in La Liga on Saturday. Barca injury crisis deepens Barcelona defender Andreas Christensen and midfielder Franck Kessie are injured, the club confirmed on Wednesday, leaving the Catalans with seven players sidelined ahead of crucial games.
Sevilla 4 Granada 2 - Report Rafa Mir and Papu Gomez struck late as Sevilla bounced back from last week's defeat to Barcelona with a 4-2 win over Granada on Friday to go second in La Liga. Sevilla held by Alaves Sevilla gave Real Madrid the chance to move eight points clear at the top of La Liga after they were held to a goalless draw by relegation-battling Alaves on Friday. Lewandowski leads Barca to win at Sevilla Robert Lewandowski scored again as Barcelona defeated Sevilla 3-0 in La Liga on Saturday. Highlights: Man City 6-0 Nottingham Forest Haaland is only the seventh player to score a hat-trick in successive Premier League appearances.
Liverpool 1 Manchester City 0 - Highlights Salah gives Liverpool lift-off to end Man City's unbeaten start Barca edge Mallorca to top league Robert Lewandowski's lethal finish sent Barcelona provisionally top of La Liga with a tight 1-0 win at Real Mallorca on Saturday. Sevilla 0 Atletico Madrid 2 - Report Dominant Atletico beat Lopetegui's struggling Sevilla Toney double earns Brentford win over Brighton Ivan Toney did his case for a call-up to England's World Cup squad no harm by scoring twice as Brentford beat Brighton 2-0 on Friday. Ronaldo to reject improper conduct charge Erik ten Hag said that Cristiano Ronaldo will reject an improper conduct charge from the Football Association after the Man United star was involved in an altercation with an Everton fan last season.
Where to watch Atletico Madrid - Live Sports TV Atletico Madrid face Espanyol in La Liga at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday, Dec. 22. Here's all the info you need to
The last four times the two teams have met produced 1-0 scoreless, so another tight defensive affair is likely on the books. Espanyol sit in a mid-table log jam, one of four teams with nine points in La Liga. An upset win over Atléti could launch them up within two points of Los Colchoneros in the table Key Player: Kiko Casilla (Espanyol) Atléti's attack will test the Espanyol defense and thus they will test goalkeeper Kiko Casilla.