European weekend: a bouquet of surprises

Over the past weekend, hundreds of matches took place in various European championships.

Championship of the Netherlands, 7th round.

AZ Alkmaar 2:1 Ajax

By the seventh round of the Eredivisie, three league teams came up unbeaten, but only one remained after it. And contrary to expectations, it was not Ajax or Feyenoord, but AZ.

The current champion had every chance to have zero in the “defeat” column, but despite the first goal scored, the players from Alkmaar won a strong-willed victory, scoring two return goals in the first half. Intrigue in the Netherlands is heating up.

Scottish Championship, 8th round.

St Mirren 2-0 Celtic

Few people follow the Scottish Championship, but the reason is worthy to pay attention to. One of the two giants of local football came to visit St. Mirren, which does not show outstanding football, but it was this opponent who managed to interrupt a fantastic 38-match streak. Moreover, Celtic did not even allow a draw before this round – and then a sudden defeat.

Only one day was not enough for the Celts to be undefeated for one year, they stopped at the mark of 364 days.

Italian Championship, 7th round.

Monza 1:0 Juventus

Juventus did not beat Fiorentina (1:1), expectedly lost to PSG (1:2), stumbled against Salernitana (2:2), and finally lost again in the Champions League to Benfica (1:2) ), so the match with Monza was perceived as a great chance to “break away” on a weak opponent, at least slightly restoring the mood of the team.

However, Massimiliano Allegri’s team managed to lose to a newcomer club in Serie A, which is in last place until the 7th round. And the victory is not at all accidental: Monzala created 2.53 scoring chances, Juventus – 1.21. The Bianconeri are in crisis.

German Championship, 7th round.

Augsburg 1:0 Bayern

If you don’t surprise anyone with the devastating defeat of RB Leipzig and another loss of Bayer points, then the loss of Bayern in the Bundesliga is always a sensation and a topic for discussion. The middle peasants of German football simply took and slammed the star guests, and the statistics of the expected goals show that Augsburg should have scored even more than one goal.

This defeat was the first for Munich in the Bundesliga of the current season, which gave rise to another problem: now the gap from the leading Union is five points. Bayern is inferior not only to him, but also to Borussia Dortmund, Hoffenheim and Freiburg.

Czech Championship, 9th round.

Sparta 1:1 Banik Ostrava

Back in 2015, the Armavir “Torpedo” under the leadership of Valery Karpin set, probably, a record in Russian football, having played four matches in a row with a score of 0:0. Sparta Prague is far from this result, but they produced a unique result in their own way. The club from the capital of the Czech Republic in the last match against “Banik” increased the draw series, bringing it to five meetings. Even the assist of Jan Kukhta, the rights to which belong to the Moscow Lokomotiv, did not help. Waiting for the sixth draw?

Source: Sovsport

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