Weekend Football Review

Standard wins in England but shocks elsewhere.

FA Cup 5th Round

Queens Park Rangers 0 vs. 1 Watford

Capoue scored right before half time to seal progression into the quarter finals for Watford against local rivals QPR. It was an expected win and this year with so many top teams out there are are high chances that some surprising teams can reach the latter stages. 

Brighton 2 vs. 1 Derby County

Derby had a poor performance in the first half as Knoackaert and Locadia scored in the first half to give Brighton the lead. Derby came out rejuvenated for the 2nd half and 38 year old Ashley Cole scored his first goal in the FA Cup ever for Derby. Brighton held on to reach the quarters. 

AFC Wimbledon 0 vs. 1 Millwall

Murray Wallace scored in the 5th minute for Millwall and they held on in their London Derby to reach the quarters. Millwall are tough place in London to go to and it will be interesting who they play against. 

Newport County 1 vs. 4 Man City

Newport held on to City for 45 minutes as City tried to manage the poor away pitch and score a goal. City then upped the ante in the 2nd half as Sane, and Mahrez scored either side of a Phil Foden brace to give City a 4 nil lead. Amond had got one back for Newport while the scoreline was 2-1 but City finished the team off. City now reach the quarters with either Chelsea or United joining them as the other top 6 team. 

Bristol City 0 vs. 1 Wolverhampton

Cavaleiro scored in the 28th minute to seal a win for Wolves as Bristol tried hard but could not equalise. Doherty caused several problems for Bristol in the first half and his cross found Cavaleiro in the box. Wolves reach the quarters as well. 

Doncaster 0 vs. 2 Crystal Palace

Schlupp and Meyer scored in the 1st half to give Palace a comfortable win away Doncaster and progress them to quarters of the FA Cup. It was an expected win and Palace will fancy their chances to reach the semi’s. 

Swansea 4 vs. 1 Brentford

Watkins scored for Brentford in the 1st half but Swansea returned for the 2nd with vengence as an own goal from Luke Daniels started an avalanche of Swansea goals. James, Celina, and Byers added the rest as Swansea joined the rest of the teams in the quarters. 

La Liga MW 24

Atletico won against Rayo Vallecano 0-1, a Messi penalty meant that Barcelona just managed to beat Valladolid 1-0, Real surprisingly lost to Girona 1-2 at home, and Sevilla lost 3-0 to Villarreal. Barcelona restore their lead to 7 points as Atletico move back into 2nd with Real and Sevilla making up the top four. 

Serie MW 24

Juventus beat Frosinone 3-0, Milan beat Atalanta 1-3 in a highly important game, Inter beat Sampdoria 2-1, and Napoli drew with Torino 0-0. Juventus open up a 13 point gap at the top of the table with Napoli, Inter and Milan making up the top four. 

Bundesliga MW 22

Bayern beat Augsburg 2-3, Leipzig beat Stuttgart 1-3, Hoffenheim beat Hannover 3-0, Monchengladbach drew with Frankfurt 1-1, Leverkusen beat Dusseldorf 2-0, and Dortmund play Monday night. Bayern cut the deficit to 2 as they trail Dortmund who are yet to play Monchengladbach, and Leipzig make up the top four. 

Ligue MW 25

Lyon beat Guingamp 2-1, Marseille beat Amiens 2-0, Monaco beat Nantes 1-0, Lille drew 0-0 with Montpellier, and PSG beat St.Etienne 0-1. PSG remain 12 points ahead with two games in hand while Lille, Lyon, and Marseille make up the top four. Monaco move up to the 16th with the win. 

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