Last weekend seems to be a bleak one for the league leaders in three European top flight as they share the same negative results. Yet, lady luck still smiles at them as their position on the top is fairly safe.
The reigning champions Manchester City suffered a disappointing loss at home for the first time since October 2021 last weekend while hosting Tottenham. They were beaten 3-2 by Harry Kane and Co. Spurs already took the lead first through their new signing, Dejan Kulusevski from a counter attack scenario. It did not take long for them to find an equaliser as Ilkay Gundogan found the back of the net. At the second half, Harry Kane stole the spotlight as he netted a brace, one of them was a late header after The Citizens pegged back as Riyad Mahrez successfully executed his penalty. Such result has not put them in danger yet since they still have six points difference from The Reds on the second. However, Jurgen Klopp's side has one extra game in hand which could put pressure on Kevin de Bruyne and Co. Meanwhile, for Antonio Conte's men are still stuck on the eighth in the standings.
Manchester City vs Tottenham 2-3
Goals: Ilkay Gundogan (33), Riyad Mahrez (91); Dejan Kulusevski (4), Harry Kane (59,94)
Manchester City: Ederson – Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte, Kyle Walker, Joao Cancelo – Gundogan, Rodri, Kevin de Bruyne – Raheem Sterling (Riyad Mahrez 68), Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden
Tottenham: Hugo Lloris – Eric Dier, Ben Davies, Cristian Romero - Emerson Royal (Matt Doherty 83), Ryan Sessegnon (Davison Sanchez 93), Rodrigo Bentacur, Pierre Hojberg – Harry Kane, Son Heung-min (Lucas Moura 80), Dejan Kulusevski
In French Ligue 1, PSG stumbled for the second time this season while visiting Nantes. The home side dismantled Mauricio Pocchettino's men 3-1. Moses Simon and Co even had three-goal lead at the first half through Randal Kolo Mouani, Quentin Merlin and Ludovic Blas's penalty. Le Parisien could only reply once as Neymar slotted it home. Unfortunately, he missed out the penalty which could have led to a better result in the game. It was a perfect revenge for Antoine Kambouare's side who was crushed with the same score in the reverse fixture last year. Nevertheless, their position on the table remains the same, and so does PSG's.
Last but not least, AC Milan which just took over the top of the table two weeks ago, had to wait for the late equaliser to avoid losing three points against the relegation struggler, Salernitana. Stefano Pioli's side could only muster a 2-2 draw on the road. Junior Messias bagged an opener but the home side put themselves back on a level term as Mike Maignan failed to deny Federico Bonazzolli's overhead kick. Milan Djuric even gave Davide Nicola's side a lead before Ante Rebic equalised from the long range shot. Rossonerri was under the threat of losing their position but Inter Milan could not take such advantage. La Beniamata stunned by Sassoulo 2-0 at their home turf. Rossoneri hopes Napoli would follow Inter footstep while taking on another team battling for Serie A survival, Cagliari.