Kane’s record Klassiker, City’s lucky 13, Lukaku’s fast 6: Stats



There were plenty of controversies, upsets and goals as the football club did not disappoint at the weekend. Manchester City moved to the top of the Premier League table with an impressive win, although Tottenham can regain their position with a win against Chelsea on Monday night. Arsenal slipped away after a controversial defeat to Newcastle, while Liverpool salvaged a point against Luton Town, Manchester United scored a late winner against Fulham. Girona opened up a 2-point lead in La Liga with a 4-2 win over Osasuna, while Barcelona restored the gap to second-placed Real Madrid (who drew at home to Rayo) with a win at Real Sociedad, while Atletico. Madrid started the week with a loss to Las Palmas.

In Italy, leaders Inter, second-placed Juve and fourth-placed Napoli picked up wins, while Milan dropped points with a loss to Udinese. Bayer Leverkusen beat Hoffenheim to maintain their two-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga, after Bayern Munich demolished Borussia Dortmund in der Klassik. Ligue 1 maintained its status quo with wins for Nice, PSG and Monaco in the top three.

of ESPN by number Here are the best stats from the weekend:


Manchester United have taken the lead after the 75th minute five times this season – no other club has done so more than twice this season. They extended their winning run at Craven Cottage to seven games – United only have a better away record than West Brom (8 matches).


Luis Diaz’s goal (90’+5) was Liverpool’s last equalizer in the Premier League since Divock Origi vs West Brom (90’+6) in 2015. Diaz’s goal was Liverpool’s 5th most recent equalizer in the Premier League. Just as well, as Liverpool were staring down their first league defeat to Luton Town since February 1991.


Arsenal’s defeat at Newcastle means Tottenham remain the only unbeaten side in the Premier League this season. Arsenal also failed to score for the first time this season (17 games, all competitions) – Newcastle were also the first side to keep Mikel Arteta’s men from scoring last season (0-0 draw in January).


Manchester City’s 100% record against Bournemouth (13-0-0 WDL) is the best in English top-flight history.


At 21, Jeremy Docu became the youngest player to be involved in five goals in a single Premier League game since 2008–09. The last player to contribute five goals in a single game was Erling Haaland (then age 22) in October 2022. Docu also became only the fifth player to record four assists in a single Premier League game, equaling a record.


Real Madrid have seen their scoring streak end in 14 consecutive La Liga matches against Rayo Vallecano. Barcelona now have the longest active scoring streak in the league (11 matches).

11 and 8

With a goalless draw against Madrid, Rayo extended their unbeaten run to eight games – the longest ever in the club’s La Liga history. They also ended their 11-game losing streak to Madrid.


Rayo’s 12 points from 9 matches against Spain’s big three (Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atlético Madrid) is better than 10 points from their previous 41 games.


Las Palmas defeated Atlético Madrid in La Liga for the first time since 1986/87, also ending an eight-game league losing streak against Atleti.


Robert Lewandowski’s five game spell without a goal for Barcelona (247 minutes and eight shots) is his worst spell in club football since October 2016, when he went five games without a goal in all competitions for Bayern.


Anoeta has no more hoodoo over Barcelona, ​​the club are now unbeaten in their last 9 matches against Real Sociedad. It tied Barcelona’s all-time streak with Sociedad between 1953 and 1960.


Ohan Sunset became the first player to assist two brothers in the same match as Inaki and Nico Williams both found the net in Athletic Club’s win over Villarreal.

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Since the 2010/11 season there have been six instances of two goals scored in injury time after going behind in the 90th minute. Nevertheless, the last two matchdays saw Cagliari and Roma achieve the feat, the latter scoring in the 91st and 94th minutes to beat Lecce.


Only Gabriel ‘Batigol’ Batistuta (10) has scored more goals in the first nine games for Roma in the three-point era (since 1994/95) than Romelu Lukaku (6).


AC Milan have suffered two consecutive defeats without scoring in Serie A – the last time they did so was in September 2012.

1, 10 and 15

Harry Kane became the first player to score a hat-trick on his Classics debut, the next best being Roy Mackay who did it in his fourth derby. Kane became only the 10th player in Bundesliga history to score consecutive hat-tricks, leaving only Mackay and Mario Gomez to score hat-tricks for Bayern in club history. Kane now has 15 goals in his first 10 Bundesliga games, breaking the record set 60 years ago by Schalke’s Klaus Matischak, who scored 13 goals in 10 games in the first Bundesliga season in 1963-64.

56, 20 and 17

Borussia Dortmund have seen multiple streaks end against Bayern, ending their 56-game scoring streak at home, as well as their 20-game unbeaten run and even their 17-game unbeaten run in the Bundesliga.

11, 10 and 4

Bayern, on the other hand, extended their unbeaten run against Dortmund to 11 in all competitions – the best streak ever in der Klassik. In the Bundesliga, Bayern are unbeaten in their last 10 matches against Dortmund, the second best of a 13-game streak between 1996 and 2002. 5-1 win in September 2009.


Bayer Leverkusen’s 28 points in the first ten games is the second best in Bundesliga history, bettered only by Bayern’s perfect 30 points in the 2015/16 season.


PSG have scored 3 or more goals in their last 5 matches in all competitions – the club’s longest such streak since doing so in six consecutive games between May and August 2022.

Messi-Ronaldo look

Lionel Messi is on holiday (and also fending off reports of a loan move to Barcelona), while Cristiano Ronaldo continues his goal-scoring form.

(Stats courtesy: ESPN Stats and Data Group)



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