Both teams have found form in recent weeks, in part due to the excellent form of their strikers. Madrid's Karim Benzema has nine goals in his last eight games while Lionel Messi has scored 14 in 12.
Comeback of the year
Another side who were fourth on Christmas Day, it was 2003-04 for Saints, but they have been down since. Formed into a solid Premier League side who developed then sold academy players under Pohcettino, they are flirting with relegation this season.
Tsitsipas struggled to sleep in the days after his momentous victory.
Earlier Lyon fell further behind in the reckoning after losing 1-0 at home to Rennes, but the worst news of the night for Rudi Garcia's side was the cruciate ligament injury that ended star attacker Memphis Depay's season. Lyon said that Depay would be out for "no less than six months," which if correct would also rule him out of Euro 2020, which begins on June 12 in Rome.
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Dong, who still gets stopped in the street by fans, hopes his training club in Xiamen can bring a happy denouement to a turbulent life in the game.
It happened to Liverpool in 1996-97 under Roy Evans, then again under Rafael Benitez in 2008-09 and most recently under Brendan Rodgers in 2013-14 and then again last season. The consensus is that it will not happen again this season.
Whatever happens this weekend Liverpool find themselves top of the table at the festive season, a place where they have been before. The deja vu is fresh as they were top of the table under Juergen Klopp this time last year.
cut short due to opposition from Rayo fans, who are renowned for being politically left-wing.
At the end of 2018, she was ranked 875 but she will head into 2020 at 68.
One of just two players to beat each member of the "Big Three" in 2019, Tsitsipas has set himself lofty goals for next season, as he looks to challenge Nadal, Federer and Djokovic at the majors.
"Confidence plays a big part, Spurs seemed to be stuck in a bit of a rut at the moment in time when Mauricio went," King said. "Mourinho is a winner. He's won everything.
Barcelona will play Napoli for the first time as the Catalan giants, five-time European champions, attempt to move on from last season's painful semifinal loss to Liverpool.
Real also drew 0-0 in midweek at Barcelona but Sunday's result leaves Madrid on 37 points at the half-way stage of the season, two points off Barcelona who top the table on 39.