LNTUP 10 Hot Topics of The Day By The Day 17th December 2017
Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres came off the bench to fire his side to a 1-0 win at home to Alaves on Saturday which took Diego Simeone’s side up to second in La Liga above Valencia, who stumbled to a 2-1 defeat at Eibar.
— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) December 16, 2017
2. Marek Hamsik touches Maradona’s tally.
Marek Hamsik equalled Diego Maradona’s all-time record of 115 goals for Serie A team Napoli on Saturday. Hamsik reached that tally by scoring after 30 minutes in Napoli’s 3-1 win at Torino. “It’s a good accomplishment, especially as a midfielder, 115 goals is a good number,” Hamsik said.
Marek Hamsik equalled Diego Maradona's Napoli record with a goal that took his side back to the top of Serie A.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) December 17, 2017
3. Again failure strikes for Hughes.
Stoke slumped to a fifth Premier League defeat in six games with West Ham’s Marko Arnautovic scoring against his old club in a 3-0 win on Saturday
FT: The Potters fall to a third straight defeat after the Hammers score three at the bet365 Stadium (0-3) pic.twitter.com/kYH4f89e2z
— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) December 16, 2017
4. Brutal City.
Manchester City emphatically underlined their complete dominance of the Premier League on Saturday as they beat Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 to go 14 points clear at the top of the table.
FT | 🔵 4-1 ⚪️ #cityvspurs
— Manchester City (@ManCity) December 16, 2017
5. Real Madrid grabbed the Club World Cup.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored with a free kick which went through the defensive wall to break Gremio’s brave resistance and give Real Madrid a 1-0 victory over the South American champions in the Club World Cup final on Saturday.
Real Madrid are the first team in history to win back-to-back Club World Cup titles 🙌 pic.twitter.com/vPkF4NlkPT
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) December 16, 2017
6. Cruising Neymar had another win.
Neymar scored two goals and set up two more as Paris St Germain extended their Ligue 1 lead to nine points with a 4-1 away demolition of Stade Rennais on Saturday.
With two goals and two assists, Neymar was the star of the show yet again in PSG's 4-1 win pic.twitter.com/iZJ9mwUZ7Y
— Goal UK (@GoalUK) December 17, 2017
7. Mohun Bagan releases Diogo Ferreira.
Former I-League champions Mohun Bagan announced the parting of ways with Australian defensive midfielder Diogo Ferreira due to his incompatibility with food of Kolkata.
— Mohun Bagan (@Mohun_Bagan) November 23, 2017
8. Arsenal is now at 4th.
A blistering first-half volley by Mesut Ozil gave Arsenal a 1-0 home win over Newcastle United on Saturday and lifted them into the Premier League’s top four while it also piled more misery on the struggling Magpies.
— %100 Jesus (@DEMOLAEXPOZE) December 16, 2017
9. Lead stretch for Bayern.
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Sven Ulreich saved a penalty in injury time as the Bundesliga leader stretched its lead to 11 points with a 1-0 win at Stuttgart on Saturday. Thomas Muller’s late strike lifted Bayern to 41 points at the halfway stage of the season.
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) December 16, 2017
10. Shocking defeat in Serie A.
Inter Milan’s undefeated start to the season was brought to an unlikely end on Saturday with the Serie A leader defeated 3-1 at home by Udinese. Inter captain Mauro Icardi had canceled out Kevin Lasagna’s opener but Udinese put in an impressive second-half performance and took the lead through Rodrigo De Paul’s penalty before Antonin Barak sealed the result.
— Udinese Calcio (@Udinese_1896) December 16, 2017