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regular-article-logo Sunday, 19 May 2024

League round-up: Barcelona on track

AS Roma continues the push for a top four finish with a 1-0 home win over Hellas Verona in Serie A

Reuters Barcelona Published 21.02.23, 05:37 AM
Robert Lewandowski after scoring Barcelona’s second goal during the La Liga match against Cadiz on Sunday.

Robert Lewandowski after scoring Barcelona’s second goal during the La Liga match against Cadiz on Sunday. AP/PTI

Barcelona’s Sergi Roberto and Robert Lewandowski struck just before halftime to give the league leaders a 2-0 home win over lowly Cadiz on Sunday in their pursuit of a 27th Spanish title.

Unbeaten in their last 18 matches in all competitions, Barcelona extended their La Liga winning streak to seven games, piling pressure on rivals Real Madrid, who won 2-0 at Osasuna on Saturday.

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Barca top La Liga on 59 points, eight clear of second-placed Real and 16 above Real Sociedad in third. Barcelona have never lost a title race when leading by eight points or more.

Marseille hopes alive

Chancel Mbemba, Cengiz Under and Nuno Tavares scored second-half goals as second-placed Olympique Marseille rallied for a 3-2 victory over Toulouse in Ligue 1.

AS Roma continued the push for a top-four finish with a 1-0 home win over Hellas Verona in the Serie A. Roma took the lead just before halftime through winger Ola Solbakken.

In Bundesliga, Union Berlin stumbled to a 0-0 draw against Schalke 04 to slip to third place on goal difference.

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