Stats: Neymar 400, Benzema 10+ in 11, Zouma 90%

Neymar, left, celebrates with PSG teammate Kylian Mbappe after scoring a goal against Bordeaux in Ligue 1. Getty Images

What a cracking weekend of league football before we move into another international break. In England, West Ham United beat Liverpool to go third in the standings, Manchester City swatted aside Manchester United to go second and Burnley held Chelsea at the Bridge to keep things interesting at the top. Oh, and Arsenal are fifth now. In Spain, Real Madrid kept pace with Real Sociedad as they both won (Madrid are a point behind, but have a game in hand), while Barcelona blew a 3-0 lead at Celta Vigo. In Germany, Bayern Munich stretched their lead to four points after second and third placed Dortmund and Freiburg both lost. Napoli and AC Milan continue to be neck-and-neck atop Serie A after 1-1 draws vs Verona and Inter Milan respectively. Juventus moved up to eighth with a stoppage time winner against 10-man Fiorentina. In France, Neymar brought up a major milestone as PSG surged 10 points clear at the top.

By The Numbers brings you the best stats from the weekend's action in Europe's big leagues --

Premier League


Newcastle United - the only PL side without a victory - are on their longest ever winless run from the beginning of a league campaign. Each of the last four PL sides to endure a similar start to a top-flight season have gone on to be relegated.


There was no new-manager-bounce for Tottenham Hotspur against Everton. They have now failed to register a shot on target in consecutive PL games for the first time since 2003-04 (from when this data is available).


They may have lost, but Liverpool are just the second English club to score multiple goals in 13 straight away matches in all competitions after Preston North End, who went on such a run between November 3, 1888 and October 12, 1889.


Manchester City have won eight away PL matches at Old Trafford against Manchester United, more than any other side in PL history.


Manchester United are now without a clean sheet in their last 14 home games in all competitions. The only time in their entire history that they've had a worse run? 21 games between April 1958 and March 1959.


West Ham have accumulated 23 points from their 11 league games this season. Only in 1975-76 and 1980-81 (both 24 when adjusted to three points for a win) have they ever had more at this stage of a Football League campaign.


This was Liverpool's first defeat in 26 games across all competitions (W18 D7), ending what was their joint-longest unbeaten run since they joined the Football League in 1893. It also ended the last remaining unbeaten record in this season's Premier League.


In his 100th match in charge of Arsenal in all competitions, Mikel Arteta earned his 54th win. Only one manager in the club's history has won more in their first 100 -- George Graham (56). The score had to be 1-0 to the Arsenal, eh?


Nine of Kurt Zouma's 10 PL goals have been headed (90%), the highest ratio of any player with 10+ goals in the competition's history.


Manchester City completed 753 passes in their win over Manchester United - the most any team has completed in a PL match against United since the 2003-04 season



Karim Benzema has now scored at least 10 goals in 11 different LaLiga seasons. He's the eighth player to do so and the third with Real Madrid (Raul, Alfredo Di Stefano). Only one player has scored at least 10 in more than 11 LaLiga seasons, though. Lionel Andres Messi. 15 seasons.

2 in 1602

Entering this season, LaLiga teams down by multiple goals entering stoppage time since 2010-11 were 0-1567-0 (W-L-D). With both of Valencia's comeback draws this season, that record now stands at 0-1602-2.


Luis Suárez has 31 goals with his left foot since joining LaLiga, 6 more than any other right-footed player in that span -- Cristiano Ronaldo, 25. (Of course, Ronaldo left the league in 2018)


Antoine Griezmann's wonder goal vs Valencia was the 157th of his LaLiga career, breaking a tie with Ferenc Puskas for the 20th most all-time. Griezmann is now 1 goal shy from tying Aritz Aduriz for the 19th most in league history.


Before this weekend, Barcelona had won 276 consecutive LaLiga games when leading by 3 goals, since losing to Valencia 4-3 on Jan. 19, 1998. But they have struggled at Celta Vigo for a while now. Barca have now failed to win 7 games at Balaídos over the last 10 LaLiga seasons (most games without winning at any away stadium in that span).

Ligue 1


Neymar scored his 400th goal this weekend with a brace in PSG's 3-2 win over Bordeaux. This is how the stats break-up: 136 goals for Santos, 105 for Barcelona, 89 for PSG, 70 for Brazil.

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Absolutely nothing to report here this weekend, we're afraid.

(Stats courtesy ESPN's Stats & Information Group)