Stats: Ronaldo's 0, Real Madrid's 387 and Liverpool's record 9

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Liverpool enjoyed a record-equalling 9-0 win over Bournemouth, while Manchester City produced a comeback for the ages against Crystal Palace in the Premier League this weekend. Manchester United and Chelsea grabbed narrow wins, while Arsenal remained unbeaten and on top of the table with a win over Fulham.

Real Madrid also sit atop LaLiga, thanks to Karim Benzema (who else?), while Barcelona thrashed Valladolid to go third. Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich both lead their respective league tables with 10 points after earning draws this weekend. The top 6 teams in Serie A remain tied on seven points, with Napoli leading the way in goal-difference.

By The Numbers brings you the best stats from a cracking weekend of football:



Liverpool tied Manchester United and Leicester City for the biggest-ever PL win (9-goal difference), while also earning equaling their biggest-ever win in the English top-flight (9-0 vs Crystal Palace on September 1989).

It was also the eighth time Liverpool won a game played at Anfield by 9+ goals in all competitions.


Prior to the 9-0 win, Liverpool had scored 5+ goals on 17 occasions with Mohamed Salah on the pitch since 2017-18 - he only failed to score or assist in one of those matches (5-0 win vs Watford on February 2019).


Bournemouth now have the ignominy of the most goals allowed during a three-game Premier League span in a single season - 16.


Manchester United snapped their seven-game losing streak on the road in the Premier League, the worst in the competition since 1992-93, with a win over Southampton, whom they haven't lost to since 2016 (7W 7D 0L).


Only Mohamed Salah (54), Harry Kane (49) and Son Heung-Min (45) have scored more Premier League goals than Bruno Fernandes (37) since his debut in February 2020. However, this was only the Portuguese playmaker's second goal in his last 17 games across all competitions.


Raheem Sterling is the third player in PL history to score for each of Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea after Nicolas Anelka and Daniel Sturridge.


Erling Haaland has scored six goals in his first four Premier League appearances for Man City, matching Sergio Agüero (6) for most in his first four games for the Citizens in the competition.


Manchester City have won a PL game for the first time when trailing by multiple goals at halftime (entered 0-49-2 W-L-D)


Arsenal have won each of their first four games of a Premier League season for only the third time, after 2003-04, when they went on to win the league, and 2004-05 when they finished runners-up.



Ousmane Dembele tops the assists charts across Europe's Top 5 Leagues in 2022 with his 12th assist of the year. He's joined at the summit by former teammate, Lionel Messi, with Kevin de Bruyne one behind.


Real Madrid earned their 106th LaLiga win and scored their 387th LaLiga goal vs Espanyol - both are the club's most vs any opposition in league history.


Karim Benzema has scored the most number of LaLiga goals since the 2018-19 season (94 in 142 games). Interestingly enough, Lionel Messi still remains second (91 in 102 games).


Real Madrid have the longest active unbeaten streak in LaLiga when scoring first - 35 games, while Barcelona also are on a similar streak themselves, with 25 games.



Neymar has six goals and six assists in four games this Ligue 1 season, leading both the scoring and assists charts in the league.



Since moving to European football for the 2018-19 season, only Lionel Messi (100) has scored more goals across Europe's top 5 leagues than Lautaro Martinez (60) among Argentine players.



Bayern Munich's streak of scoring in consecutive Bundesliga matches increased to 85 - they were last unable to score in a 0-0 draw against RB Leipzig in February 2020.


Yann Sommer produced a goalkeeping masterclass for Borussia Monchengladbach in their 1-1 draw with Bayern Munich, with a record-breaking 19 saves in a single game. It continued Gladbach's hoodoo over Bayern, with no other team in the Bundesliga taking more points of them in the last 11 years - 32 from a possible 69 (W9, D5, L9).



This is the first time Cristiano Ronaldo has started off a league season without scoring a goal in his first four appearances since 2007-08... when he went on to score 42 goals.


Lionel Messi played 87 minutes of PSG's 1-1 draw against Monaco, only managing two shots on goal, with a solitary chance created.

(Stats courtesy: ESPN Stats and Information Group)