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Monday Morning Wakeup: Door opens for Bayern Munich

Germany

W L D GF GA PTS
Wolfsburg 11 0 2 55 5 35
Bayern Munich 10 1 2 50 13 32
SGS Essen 7 2 4 31 14 25
Turbine Potsdam 7 2 3 34 9 24
Hoffenheim 6 4 2 29 16 20
Freiburg 5 5 3 23 19 18
FFC Frankfurt 5 5 2 24 24 17
SC Sand 4 5 3 14 20 15
Duisburg 3 8 2 14 37 11
Bayer Leverkusen 3 9 1 11 50 10
Werder Bremen 2 10 1 11 28 7
Borussia Monchengladbach 0 12 1 6 67 1

The latest: Wolfsburg were held at home (0-0) by SGS Essen which, combined with Bayern Munich’s 4-0 win over Duisburg, has narrowed the gap atop the table to three points. After opening the season with 10 straight wins, Wolfsburg have taken only five of the last nine. The news is not all good for Bayern Munich though. They still trail the goal difference battle by 13 (Wolfsburg are +50; Bayern +37) and will need to bridge that gap to win if the sides end on level terms. The sides will meet in Munich on February 17 which is the next match day following an extended winter break. At the bottom of the table, Bayer Leverkusen edged Werder Bremen, 1-0 in a battle to see which of the two would be left in the relegation zone. SC Sand vs Turbine Potsdam and Hoffenheim vs Frankfurt were postponed.

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France

W L D GF GA PTS
Lyon 13 0 1 60 3 40
Paris Saint-Germain 12 0 2 39 7 38
Montpellier 6 5 3 32 18 21
Bordeaux 6 5 3 15 17 21
Fleury 91 5 4 5 18 19 20
Paris 5 6 3 24 21 18
Guingamp 4 6 4 14 23 16
Soyaux 4 6 4 13 30 16
Dijon 4 7 3 21 27 15
Lille 2 7 5 10 29 11
Metz 3 10 1 12 44 10
Rodez 2 10 2 10 30 8

The latest: Ada Hegerberg recorded her second straight brace in Lyon’s 5-0 won over Montpellier to jump to the head of the Golden Boot race with 14 goals. Marie-Antoinette did not suit up for Paris Saint-Germain’s 7-1 crushing of Metz and dropped to second with 12. Lyon continue to lead PSG by two points with the league now on hiatus until January 12.

Spain

W L D GF GA PTS
Atletico Madrid 13 1 0 49 10 39
Barcelona 12 0 2 46 6 38
Levante 10 1 3 32 8 33
Athletic Club 7 3 4 25 13 25
Real Betis 7 6 1 22 16 22
Rayo Vallecano 6 5 3 19 23 21
Granadilla Tenerife 6 6 2 20 25 20
Valencia 3 3 8 15 18 17
Albacete 4 6 4 26 34 16
Real Sociedad 4 7 3 19 24 15
Esspanyol 4 8 2 10 23 14
Malaga 4 8 2 11 30 14
Logrono 3 7 4 14 27 13
Sporting de Huelva 3 8 3 11 19 12
Sevilla 3 11 0 13 33 9
Madrid 2 11 1 14 37 7

The latest: Leaders Atletico Madrid and Barcelona posted narrow victories to maintain their places entrenched in the Champions League positions. Barca defeated Logrono 2-0 at home but it was a one-goal match until the 88th. Atletico’s win was 2-1 away to Real Betis but the hosts goal came in stoppage time making the final score somewhat misleading. Alba Redondo’s goal helped Albacete draw Malaga 1-1 and was her 12th of the season to lead the league. She has scored in five straight. Charlyn Corral also scored in Levante’s 2-0 victory over Athletic Club and sits one back with 11. Corral assisted on the other goal, both of which came in first half stoppage time.

Australia

W L D GF GA PTS
Melbourne Victory 4 1 1 12 8 13
Perth Glory 2 0 4 17 11 10
Brisbane Roar 3 2 1 8 10 10
Sydney FC 3 3 0 16 11 9
Adelaide United 2 1 3 8 8 9
Canberra United 2 2 2 10 9 8
Newcastle Jets 2 3 1 6 8 7
Melbourne City FC 2 3 1 9 12 7
Western Sydney Wanderers 0 5 1 3 12 1

The latest: There was no shortage of goals as three matches combined to produce 18 of them and all six teams in action had at least two. Stay tuned for Tim Grainey’s full Week 7 review coming soon.

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