Daily Review start with the news from the English Premier League, where in the derby match of the 22nd round Manchester United beat Liverpool away with 1:0. The scorer for United was Wayne Rooney, who scored his 176th goal in the jersey of the “Red Devils” and set a new record for most goals scored for one club, which was previously held by the legendary Arsenal striker Thierry Henry. In the other match played today, home Stoke played the match without goals with the team of Arsenal.
Five matches were played in the 20th round of the Spanish Primera. In the first match of the day, Valencia has in front of their fans draw against Rayo Vallecano with 2:2, Real Madrid at their stadium outclassed Gijon with 5:1, Getafe at home beat Espanyol with 3:1, Atletico Madrid on away defeated Las Palmas with 3:0, while Barcelona in front of their fans humiliated Athletic Bilbao with 6:0.
Interesting duels were seen in the Italian Serie A, in which Genoa overran visiting Palermo with 4:0, Roma unpleasantly surprised its fans and on its stadium has drawn against last placed Verona with the result 1:1, Bologna at home draw with Lazio with 2:2, Carpi at home has surprised Sampdoria and triumphed with 2:1, home Chievo and Empoli have ended the match without a winner with the result 1:1, Udinese at their stadium experienced a debacle against Juventus and lost with 4:0 and Milan in front of their fans beat Fiorentina with 2:0.
Today were played 3 matches of the 21st round of the French Ligue 1, in which Monaco won away against Lorient with 2:0, Marseille on away defeated Caen with 3:1, while St. Etienne at home beat Lyon with 1:0.
In the night between Saturday and Sunday were played 8 matches in the NBA, and the evening was marked by yet another defeat of the Golden State Warriors, only the fourth in this season. Following results were achieved:
Charlotte Hornets – Milwaukee Bucks 92:105
Atlanta Hawks – Brooklyn Nets 114:86
Detroit Pistons – Golden State Warriors 113:95
Philadelphia 76ers – Portland Trail Blazers 114:89
Washington Wizards – Boston Celtics 117:119
Memphis Grizzlies – New York Knicks 103:95
Utah Jazz – Los Angeles Lakers 109:82
Los Angeles Clippers – Sacramento Kings 103:110
At the European Handball Championship, which takes place in the Polish city of Krakow, today were played the matches of the second round in the groups A and B. In Group A, France defeated Serbia with 36:26, Poland defeated Hungary with 24:23, while in Group B Belarus beat Iceland with 39:38, and Norway has been higher than Croatia and triumphed with 34:31.
At the European Water Polo Championship in Belgrade, today were played matches of the playoffs for placement in the quarterfinals, and the following results were achieved: Italy without any difficulty beat Turkey with 16:2, Hungary has routinely defeated Georgia with 14:3, Greece was better than Romania with 15:9, while in the last match Russia beat Germany with 9:6. Rivals in the quarterfinal duels, which are scheduled for 18 and 19 January are: Spain-Greece, Serbia-Russia, Montenegro-Italy and Croatia-Hungary.
Today was played and the last, 4th round of the European Championship in the women’s competition within the group B, where France has convincingly defeated Croatia with 14:3, Spain outclassed Germany with 26:3, while Serbia was convincingly defeated by Italy with 19:3.
Two matches of the NFL playoffs were played. Arizona Cardinals in overtime beat the Green Bay Packers with 26:20, while the Carolina Panthers defeated the Seattle Seahawks with 31:24.