Liverpool went back to the top of the Premier League table with an emphatic 3-1 win over Manchester United, while Cristiano Ronaldo helped Juventus to yet another milestone with a goal in their 1-0 derby win against Torino. Meanwhile, Lionel Messi did Lionel Messi things (scored three, assisted two) as Barcelona thrashed Levante 5-0. Here are the best numbers from the weekend’s action: 1 Lionel Messi is the first player to reach double figures for both goals (14) and assists (10) in the top five European leagues this season. He’s also the top-scorer in the top five European leagues this season. Oh, and 50 - Between Barcelona and Argentina, Lionel Messi has scored 50+ goals in eight of the last nine years (it’s exactly 50 in 2018, so far). Also, 25 - Leo Messi and Luis Suarez have 25 goals between them this season. Real Madrid, on the other hand, have only managed 24 in 16 league games — their worst tally at this stage since 1993/94 (also 24 goals). 2 Alisson has made as many errors leading to goals in the Premier League this season as Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius combined in 2017-18 (2). The Brazilian has improved Liverpool’s defensive record, but… Read full this story
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