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Juventus and PSG win again: European Football round-up

Barcelona pushed all the way, Dortmund suffer their first loss of the season, Juventus continue their winning ways, and the curse of the San Siro strikes again.

Germany: Two goals in three second half minutes was enough for Bayern Munich to win away at Schalke and send last year’s runners up back to the top of the Bundesliga on goal difference. Eintracht Frankfurt, continuing their impressive start by winning 2-1 away at Nurnberg, had gone top briefly as they played on Friday night. Borussia Dortmund succumbed to an unexpected defeat away at Hamburg, who picked up their first points of the season in a 3-2 win over the defending champions.

Spain: Barcelona looked like they going to be frustrated at home to Grenada but goals in the 87th and 92nd minute gave them a 2-0 win. Mallorca’s good start continued by beating Valencia 2-0 at home. Valencia have begun their season poorly, picking up only 5 points in their first five games. Falcao’s fourth league goal of season helped Athletico to a 2-1 win over Real Valladolid and moved them into 4th. Real Madrid will have to wait to attempt to cut their deficit to Barcelona back down to eight points, as their match away at Rayo Vallecano was postponed to Monday night, after a flood light failure.

Italy: Juventus’ extended their 100% record by beating Chievo 2-0 on Saturday night. Juve have now taken an outright lead in Serie A as Napoli drew 0-0 away at Catania, and Lazio lost 1-0 at home to Genoa. The pressure on manager Massiomiliano Allegri built further as AC Milan lost 2-1 away at Udinese. Having pulled level through the exciting El Shaaraway the sending off of Zapata and subsequent penalty was enough for Udinese to claim the three points, especially when Kevin Prince Boateng also saw red late in the game. The remarkable run of results at the San Siro was also continued, as Inter lost 2-0 at home to Siena. That means both Milan teams have lost all of their home games in Serie A this season.

Elsewhere Paris St. Germain carried their form from the Champion’s League into their away trip to Bastia. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored two and created one in their 4-0 win as the Parisian club went third. Lille drew 1-1 at home to Lyon, and Marseille stay top after a 1-0 win over Evian. In the Netherlands, Steve Mclaren’s FC Twente made it six wins from six as they maintained their lead in the Eredivisie.

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