Kaizer Chiefs extended their lead at the top of the Absa Premiership table to six points after their win against Highlands Park last night.
Chippa United continue their surge up the table with a win against Black Leopards | Absa Premiership 2019/2020
Bidvest Wits and Mamelodi Sundowns are hot on the heels of Kaizer Chiefs who blew a 12 point lead at the end of last year. Last night the pair played to a stalemate that didn’t help either of them.
Gabadinho Mhango continued his form in front of goal after bagging a hat-trick to inspire Orlando Pirates to a 4-1 beat down over Polokwane City on Tuesday evening.
Lionel Messi wins his sixth Ballon d’Or
The 2019 Ballon d’Or, an award given out each year by France Football magazine to the best player of the calendar year, was awarded on Monday and it went to Barcelona’s Lionel Messi. This was the sixth time he has won the prestigious award and he followed up this honour by scoring a hat-trick in front of the fans at the Camp Nou during Barcelona’s 5-2 win over Real Mallorca on Saturday night. The Argentine also won LaLiga’s Player of the Month award, for his performances in the month of November.
A new leader in the Pichichi charts
To cap off what has been a very impressive week for Lionel Messi, he has also now gone top of the Pichichi charts as the top scorer so far of the 2019/20 LaLiga Santander season. Even though injury prevented him from starting the season brightly, forcing him to wait until the eighth matchday to score his first goal, he now has 12 goals to his name and has moved ahead of Karim Benzema, who has 11 after scoring in Real Madrid’s 2-0 victory over Espanyol.
Joaquín shows he’s still got it
Real Betis captain Joaquín may now be 38 years of age, but he can still perform miracles on the pitch. On Sunday, he scored a 20-minute hat-trick at the Estadio Benito Villamarín to help his side defeat Athletic Club 3-2.