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23 En 13:34

With a 3-1 win against Crystal Palace (13), Liverpool (2nd) moved closer to Manchester City, Premier League leaders after matchday 23 in which Arsenal (6) stumbled against bottom team Burnley and missed the chance to break into the Top 4.

City, who drew 1-1 at Southampton (12) on Saturday, have 57 points, compared to 48 for Liverpool, who also have a game in hand.

Despite not having their two African stars, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané, who competed in the Africa Cup of Nations, the ‘Reds’ were irresistible for the first half hour, also taking the lead with goals from Virgil van Dijk (8) and Oxlade-Chamberlain (32) .

Then, Jürgen Klopp’s side slowed down and Crystal Palace took advantage of it to come into the game after cutting the difference through France’s Odsonne Edouard (55).

Liverpool had some difficulties in the second half, as they were unable to seal the win until Fabinho converted the final 3-1 from the penalty spot almost at the buzzer (89).

Also this Sunday, Arsenal missed out on a chance to break into the Top 4 by not being able to score against bottom side Burnley (0-0), leaving Mikel Arteta’s side on 36 points, two away from the Champions League closing down Manchester United, who were beaten by direct rivals like West Ham. 1-0 on Saturday (5 with 37 units).

In the duel between teams from the center zone, Leicester (10) and Brighton (9) shared the points (1-1).

London, England. AFP.


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Paraguay abroad

23 En 13:28

Paraguay striker Antonio Sanabria made a new holy cry in the Torino jersey, which ended in a 1-1 draw against Sassuolo, at home, for the 23rd of the Italian Serie A.

The Paraguay national team striker appeared in the 16th minute to break the zero; He sniffed the fate of Wilfried Singo’s header which led to an assist for “Tonny”, who brushed it off with a header.

However, Garnet’s team could not close the game and ended up suffering a painful equalizer from Sassuolo, through Giacomo Raspadori’s goal in the 88th minute.

Sanabria, 25, completed 90 minutes and posted a score of 7.1, according to SofaScore LiveScore. Paraguay had 6 shots on goal, two of which were on target. He won 5 of the 18 duels he starred in; where the costs are greatest in air games.

In this way, “Tonny” recorded his fifth holy cry in 21 games played in Italian Serie A this season; It was his tenth goal in a Torino shirt.

The “Bulls” occupy tenth place in the table with 32 points, three more than their rivals in charge, Sassuolo, who are in eleventh place with 29 units.


Paraguay abroad

23 En 12:57

With two goals in injury time, Celso Ortiz’s Monterrey saved a 2-2 draw against Cruz Azul, Pablo Aguilar and Juan Escobar, on Saturday at the BBVA stadium in the continuation of the third day of Mexico’s 2022 Clausura football tournament.

Despite being sacked from Albirroja for a week, due to “physical-medical” problems, according to the APF, Ortiz started in the “striped” team and played for up to 65 minutes, then was replaced by Matías Kranevitter.

While at Cruz Azul, Juan Escobar and Pablo Aguilar also started. The centre-back finished the game and the right-back was substituted after 76 minutes of play.

Cruz Azul’s ‘La Maquina’ took the lead in the 31st minute when Uriel Antuna picked up a pass in the penalty area and avoided Argentina goalkeeper Esteban Andrada to decide 1-0 with a left-footed touch.

The 2-0 scoreline was signed by Ecuador’s Bryan Angulo with a 54th-minute penalty converted with a shot to the right that surpassed Andrada’s throw.

The ‘Rayados’ reaction took shape at 90+2 with a left footed shot by Argentina’s Rogelio Funes Mori from the front line of the box.

At 90+7, Maximiliano Meza of Argentina sent a cross into the small area which César Montes converted to 2-2 with a header.

With this result, Cruz Azul became the co-leader with seven points and Monterrey grabbed five points before advancing to the Club World Cup.

Mexico, Mexico. AFP.


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