The showdown between Klopps FC Liverpool and Guardiolas Manchester City electrifies not only football England. For City applies: lose absolutely prohibited! For Liverpool speaks: the form and a horror statistics, especially as Klopp in advance even motivated the hot dog seller. In Spain, meanwhile, there is high tension.
Champions League winner against champion, Jürgen Klopp against Josep Guardiola: In the English Premier League, on matchday 12, the mega-topping match of what is probably the best team in the world today football world. On Sunday ( at 17.30 in the n-tv.de-Liveticker ) Klopps receive unbeaten league leaders Giants from Liverpool at the home Anfield Road Guardiola and Manchester City – and then felt already a master match ball. In fact, after the top match there are still 25 league games in which anything can happen. But thanks to the recent comeback comeback against Aston Villa the Reds are currently six points ahead of City. If they win again, they would score the rival at nine points. Verbal is already in top form, Klopp said: "We have to play our best game, everyone in the stadium has to be in top shape and the guys who sell the hot dogs have to be in top shape."
The omens for the Klopp-Elf seem dazzling: Klopp is Guardiola's personal opponent of fear, his Liverpool team is full of confidence and last-minute Lucky and is undefeated season-wide for 28 league games. The last defeat was on Jan. 3 at 1: 2 in the game at Man City – and even then missing Liverpool only millimeters to a possible draw or more. At Anfield, Liverpool have been unbeaten in the Premier League since 23 April 2017. Liverpool's last home defeat against Man City has been even longer, dating back to May 2003. And not only that: This 93. minute goal victory is City's only victory in Liverpool in the past 38 years.
In addition to the absolute big game as the crowning finale of the game day, on Saturday ( from 18.30 in the n-tv.de-Liveticker ), the pursuit duel between the surprise third Leicester City and the feverish Fifth FC Arsenal. Especially at the London club there was last after the deposition of Captain Granit Xhaka a lot of vortex. And if City loses in Liverpool, Leicester would pass the championship with a win in the table. This also applies to Chelsea, who is already at at 13.30 at home on Crystal Palace.
A head-to-head race at the top of the table between Abo champion Juventus Turin and Inter Milan offers so far the Italian Serie A. Inter can present it in the home match against Hellas Verona this Saturday ( from 18 o'clock in the n-tv.de-Liveticker ) and also fast reparations for the historic Champions League capitulation at Borussia Dortmund operate. Verona recently caused unsportsmanlike headlines after Brescia striker Mario Balotelli had been racially insulted last weekend by Hellas fans. Only on Sunday from 20.45 Juventus is required in the classic against the but in the meantime crashed AC Milan. The appearance of runner-up SSC Napoli against FC Genoa should also be of great interest after the players have boycotted a training camp arranged by SSC President Aurelio De Laurentiis. With 18 points and already three defeats in the season after eleven matchdays, coach Carlo Ancelotti's team are far behind the top duo and their own claims.
Was until recently Even though the Bundesliga is the most exciting top league in Europe, with only two points left between the league leaders and the table mens, this title now belongs to the Primera Division. Sensationally puny five points are in Spain before the 13th Round between the leaders FC Barcelona and Valencia CF, the table-13. The new Spanish high tension is also due to the fact that the top clubs FC Barcelona and Real Madrid have completed by the postponed Clásico a game less than the competition. But, as in the Bundesliga, it is also due to the weakness of the top clubs.
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Barcelona have conceded three goals in seven league goals within seven minutes – and lost.
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League leaders FC Barcelona recently conceded a blitz defeat at UD Levante the third defeat of the season in the eleventh league match, but remained on target due to However, Real Madrid's advantage on Saturday saw Real San Sebastian take advantage of two more games and pass them by – one point behind Real and Barcelona in one more game – Atlético Madrid, which has played for eight league games is undefeated, but only two of those games could win.
The good news for the big three (and bad news for fans of excitement): On the weekend, Barcelona, Real and Atlético expect supposedly simple tasks: Real Madrid makes guest appearance at SD Eibar this Saturday ( at 6pm ), Barça receives Celta Vigo ( 21h ) and Atlético Madrid gets it on Sunday with Espanyol Barcelona ( kick-off 4pm, all games in the n-tv.de live ticker )
After qualifying early for the Champions League knockout round, Paris Saint-Germain awaits with the supposed Bayern wish-trainer Thomas Tuchel in the league the away task at Stade Brest, kick-off is at 17.30 clock. Despite a recent stumbling block against relegation candidate Dijon FCO, PSG still has a comfortable lead over sensational second-placed SCO Angers, starting at 20:00 at Stade Reims. Excitement promises the meeting of the two old rivals Olympique Marseille and Olympique Lyon on Sunday at 21 clock. So far, both clubs have had limited convincing in the league and could start their campaign again this season – and you can be part of the n-tv.de live ticker.