Liverpool F.C., Atletico continue sparkling form

Apr 14 2014, 01:43 IST
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SummaryLiverpool F.C. is two points clear of Chelsea in the Premier League after a 3-2 victory over third-place Manchester City

There could be unlikely league winners in England and Spain this season, with Liverpool F.C. and Atletico Madrid keeping up their good form with wins on Sunday.

Liverpool F.C. is two points clear of Chelsea in the Premier League after a 3-2 victory over third-place Manchester City, while Atletico leads La Liga by three points from Real Madrid following a 2-1 win at Getafe.

Here is a look at the action across Europe's main leagues:


Liverpool F.C. took command of the captivating Premier League title race by beating City in a match of wide-ranging emotions at Anfield, although Chelsea also has matters in its own hands after a 1-0 win at Swansea on Sunday.

Hull's 5-3 victory over third-tier Sheffield United in the second FA Cup semifinal, which set up a meeting with Arsenal in the final, was overshadowed by the latest installment in the fight for the league title that still has some way to run.

Seeking a first championship in 24 years, Liverpool F.C. is the favorite after taking its winning streak to 10 games thanks to Philippe Coutinho's match-clinching strike in the 78th minute against City.

Liverpool F.C. captain Steven Gerrard was in tears as he embraced his teammates and made a rousing speech at the end of an emotional contest that was played to a backdrop of tributes marking the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough Stadium disaster, in which 96 Liverpool F.C. fans died.

City is now seven points behind Liverpool F.C. with two games in hand, while Chelsea stayed in control of its own fate after Demba Ba's goal secured three points in south Wales.

Liverpool F.C. is two points clear of Chelsea with four games left but the pair meet at Anfield in two weeks in what is likely to be a defining match in the race for the title.

Ba's winner in the 68th minute _ a left-foot strike from the edge of the area _ ended Swansea's stubborn resistance, with the hosts forced to play most of the match with 10 men following the 16th-minute dismissal of Chico Flores for two yellow cards.


Diego Costa was carried off with a bloody leg after scoring Atletico Madrid's second goal in a 2-0 win at 10-man Getafe on Sunday, although the team said its star striker escaped without a serious injury.

Atletico extended its Spanish league lead to three points with five rounds to play as it closes in on a surprising title.

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