French Ligue 1 standings

Paris, Jan 23 (IANS) The following are the standings of French Ligue 1 after a match played on Friday, tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, against and points, according to Xinhua news agency.

1. Paris Saint-Germain 21 18 3 0 51 9 57

2. Monaco 21 9 9 3 29 25 36

3. Rennes 22 8 10 4 32 25 34

4. Angers 21 9 7 5 20 13 34

5. Nice 21 9 6 6 35 25 33

6. Saint-Etienne 21 10 2 9 24 24 32

7. Caen 21 9 3 9 22 27 30

8. Marseille 21 7 8 6 31 22 29

9. Lyon 21 8 5 8 27 25 29

10. Bordeaux 21 7 8 6 25 28 29

11. Nantes 21 7 7 7 18 20 28

12. Lorient 21 6 9 6 29 30 27

13. GFC Ajaccio 22 6 8 8 24 27 26

14. Lille 21 5 10 6 16 15 25

15. Bastia 21 7 4 10 21 26 25

16. Montpellier 21 6 4 11 22 27 22

17. Reims 21 5 7 9 22 29 22

18. Guingamp 21 5 6 10 19 29 21

19. Toulouse 21 4 8 9 24 35 20

20. Troyes 21 0 8 13 13 40 8

Portuguese soccer league standings

The following are the Portuguese soccer league standings after Friday’s match, tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points, according to Xinhua news agency.

Sporting CP 18 14 3 1 37 11 45

SL Benfica 18 14 1 3 47 12 43

FC Porto 18 12 4 2 36 11 40

SC Braga 18 9 5 4 28 13 32

FC P. Ferreira 18 8 5 5 26 19 29

Vitoria SC 18 7 5 6 23 26 26

Rio Ave FC 18 7 4 7 27 26 25

Vitoria FC 19 6 7 6 30 35 25

FC Arouca 18 5 9 4 23 21 24

Maritimo M. 18 6 3 9 26 36 21

Os Belenenses 18 5 6 7 22 37 21

Estoril Praia 18 5 5 8 15 21 20

Moreirense FC 18 5 5 8 21 28 20

U. Madeira 18 5 5 8 11 22 20

CD Nacional 18 4 5 9 19 26 17

A. Academica 19 4 5 10 18 34 17

Boavista FC 18 3 4 11 13 27 13

CD Tondela 18 2 3 13 12 29 9

German Bundesliga: Bayern Munich beat Hamburg 2-1

Robert Lewandowski’s brace helped Bayern Munich to edge resilient Hamburg 2-1 at the opener of the second half of the Bundesliga season.

The Bundesliga continues after the winterbreak and front-runners Bayern on Friday reaped their 16th win of the season, Xinhua news agency reported.

Hamburg staged a courageous performance from the kick-off giving the German giants a hard time in the first half. Josep Guardiola’s men let the ball to the work but they failed to find a gap in Hamburg’s well-positioned defence.

However, a moment of madness by Hamburg goalkeeper Rene Adler allowed the “Bavarians” to break the deadlock in the 37th minute.

Adler underestimated a long ball into the box and brought down Thomas Mueller to cause a foul play penalty. Bayern’s top striker Robert Lewandowski stepped up and slotted home into the bottom right to make it 1-0 on the scoreboards.

Bayern controlled the proceedings on the pitch after the restart but nonetheless Hamburg restored parity against the run of the game as Aaron Hunt’s free kick into the box crossed the goal line untouched with eight minutes into the second half.

The Bundesliga front-runners remained unimpressed and responded in the 61st minute through Lewandowski, who redirected Mueller’s shot on target to wrap up his brace and his 17th goal of the season.

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