It was an action packed weekend across Europe with the biggest club football rivalries taking on each other and here we bring to you all as it went.
Biggest of all was the Barcelona-Real Madrid clas, El Clasico at Camp Nou which ended in the visitors’ favor. Playing in his first El Clasico, former Bayern Munich Left back David Alaba started and finished a counter attack to score his first for the La Casa Blanca.
Vasquez doubled Real Madrid’s lead in the 93rd minute but Sergio Aguero halved the lead at the stroke of full time to ensure it ends 2:1. It was the first El Clasico without Ramos for Madrid and Messi for Barcelona since 2004.
Still in Spain, Real Sociedad maintained their status quo at the table summit with a 2 all draw with La Liga defending champions Atletico Madrid. However, they will have themselves to blame after squandering a 2:0 lead after only 48 minutes but fell to a brace from Luis Suarez.
Sociedad who last won La Liga in 1982 remain at the top of the table with 21 points from 10 matches, one point above Madrid.
At San Siro in Italy, defending champions Inter Milan shared points with visitors Juventus. Edin Dzeko and Paul Dybala scored for the respective sides in the 17th and 89th minute for the match to end 1:1. Inter Milan stand 3rd with 18 points whereas Juve climbed the 6th on 14 points.
Napoli, who drew goalless away to Roma remain top of Serie A table with 25 points, level with AC Milan but only separated by goal difference.
AC Milan visited and stunned Bologna 4:2. Raphael da Conceição Leão (16’minutes), Calabria (35’minutes), Ismail Bennacer (84’minutes),Zlatan Ibrahimovic (90’minutes) scored for Milan.
On making his first start of the season, Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored in his own net for only the second time in his career after another one in a 3:1 win over Chievo in 2010.
Ibrahimovic – on his first start of the season – is the fourth player to score a Serie A goal after his 40th birthday, along with Milan legend Alessandro Costacurta, 41, and 40-year-olds Silvio Piola and Pietro Vierchowod. (Stats of BBC)
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In Germany Bundesliga, Emri Can (pen), Mat Hummel’s and Jude Bellingham scored to give Borussia Dortmund a well deserved 3:1 away win to Arminia Bielfield. The home side’s consolation came from Fabian Klos in the 87′.
Bayern Munich maintained their unbeaten run to 9 matches when they won 4:0 against Hoffenheim. Lewandowski scored his 10th of the season in 9 league matches, Serge Gnabry, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Kingsley Coman scored the others.
Bayern Munich looked not to miss their head coach Julian Nangelsmann who was quarantining at home after testing positive for COVID-19.
In French Ligi 1, PSG played a fruitless draw at Orange Velodrome. PSG’s Achraf Hakimi was given matching orders following a professional foul on Marseille’s Cengiz Under who is there on loan from AS Roma.