Barcelona stay eighth in La Liga after Osasuna draw as Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid - European round-up in La Liga,Serie A,League 1,Bundesliga


Barcelona let 3 points slip from their grasp at Osasuna as a late stunner from Chimy Avila protected a 2-2 draw for the hosts in La Liga on Sunday.Deprived of seven key players through injury, Barca coach Xavi Hernandez was required to turn to his youngsters and 19-year-olds Nico Gonzalez and Abdessamad Ezzalzouli both scored as the visitors two times took the lead.

However Osasuna levelled first through defender David Garcia and then nearly in stoppage time, through a low shot from Avila from outside package that deflected in off Samuel Umtiti's right foot.
Barcelona are eighth in the table, still outside the European certification places and 15 points off leaders Real Madrid.
Xavi had actually told press reporters on Saturday that he was fretted after their 3-0 defeat to Bayern Munich which saw them leave the Champions League at the group phase for the very first time in nearly twenty years.

He stated the club needed a reset, to create a new Barcelona.Yet their performance on Sunday in Pamplona was more of the same, as his team continued to have a hard time to develop chances and to keep their opponents at bay.Barca opened the scoring in the 12th minute when 17-year-old Gavi found Nico with an accurate long through-ball that broke Osasuna's defensive line and left him all alone inside the location to score.Osasuna responded instantly as Garcia gotten in touch with a perfect header that went in near to Marc-Andre ter Stegen's right post.

It then became a nervy encounter with couple of clear opportunities. Barcelona's 2nd goal showed up from a counter-attack, created when Osasuna's players were complaining about a handball from Sergio Busquets.Ousmane Dembele ran between the hosts' interrupted defence and crossed for Ezzalzouli to volley home powerfully.Osasuna never quit, nevertheless, and discovered the equaliser with an Avila effort that left Barca stunned.

Genuine Madrid won 2-0 versus a listless Atletico Madrid, a 10th straight win in all competitors that tightened their grip on top spot in La Liga.Karim Benzema, who had actually been a doubt for the game with a leg injury and only played the first 45 minutes, maximized his time on the pitch, striking a gorgeous volley from Vinicius Junior's perfect cross to open the scoring in the first half.

It was the 17th goal of his career against Atletico and 13th of the season to lead the La Liga scoring chart.Vinicius Junior did not rating but was man of the match after earning another assist early in the 2nd half, this time for Marco Asensio as Real extended to 11 their unbeaten streak against their local rivals in La Liga.
Carlo Ancelotti's team are presently travelling at the top of the table, eight points clear of second-placed Sevilla and 13 above Atletico in 4th, albeit having actually played a game more than both.

Real Betis preserved their outstanding form after routing Real Sociedad 4-0 to stay in 3rd place, just one point behind local rivals Sevilla in 2nd.
Left-back Alex Moreno scored two times and helped Juanmi Jimenez for the striker to net his 10th league goal of the season and his 6th in the last 4 games. Nabil Fekir broke in with another goal.
Likewise Sunday, Villarreal beat Rayo Vallecano 2-0 in the house.

Serie A: Inter Milan top after rout

Inter Milan reached the top of Serie A in style as Lautaro Martinez's double helped them whip Cagliari 4-0 at the San Siro.
The champions controlled from start to finish to make their 5th league win in a row, with Argentine striker Martinez getting the scoring up and running with a bullet header in the 29th minute.
Martinez might have doubled his side's benefit prior to half-time, however saw a tame penalty saved. The hosts did not need to wait wish for their 2nd, however, as Alexis Sanchez - on a rare start - volleyed home 5 minutes after the break.

Cagliari were dead and buried from that moment on, and Hakan Calhanoglu quickly added a third.
Martinez completed the scoring in the 68th minute with a delicate finish after bringing Nicolo Barella's inch-perfect long pass under control, while a host of additional opportunities came and went to make the win even more detailed.
With Air Conditioner Milan and Napoli both dropping points this weekend, Inter took complete advantage to strike the summit, one point ahead of city rivals Milan, while Cagliari dropped to 19th having actually taken 10 points from 17 matches.

A bizarre goal avoided Napoli from moving top of Serie A as they lost 1-0 in your home to Empoli.Empoli scored the only goal of the match in the 70th minute. A corner was floated in from the left, Napoli midfielder Andre Anguissa headed it onto the back of Patrick Cutrone's head at the near post and the ricochet took the ball into the back of the net.Napoli likewise hit the woodwork two times - as soon as in the very first half when Eljif Elmas' 20-yard effort cannoned off the crossbar. When a strong strike from Andrea Petagna came off the base of the best post, the seocnd came after Empoli had taken the lead.

Juan Jesus did have the ball in the back of the net after a goalline scramble, but it was eliminated for offside.Atalanta put their Champions League frustration behind them as they resisted to win in Verona and set a brand-new club record of 6 succeeding away victories.

Aleksej Miranchuk canceled out Giovanni Simeone's opener in the first half and Teun Koopmeiners scored what was to show the winner in the 62nd minute - thanks in part to a huge deflection off Verona defender Adrien Tameze.

2 Sassuolo objectives in six second-half minutes from Domenico Berardi and Giacomo Raspadori saw the home side fight back to beat Lazio 2-1. Mattia Zaccagni had got Lazio off to a great start by scoring in the 6th minute.Torino beat Bologna 2-1 to inch even more far from the transfer zone.

Ligue 1: Mbappe double sees Monaco beaten

When a Kylian Mbappe double earned them a scientific 2-0 home victory versus Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain continued their march towards the Ligue 1 title.
Mbappe discovered the back of the net with a penalty and an exact strike in the opening half to put the league leaders on 45 points from 18 games, 13 ahead of second-placed Marseille, who have a game in hand.

Senegal striker Bamba Dieng scored with a sensational acrobatic volley as Marseille won 2-0 at Strasbourg to move up to second location.Gorge Sampaoli's team put on a solid defensive display to withstand Strasbourg's press and then broke the deadlock near the hour mark when Dieng connected with a cross from Luis Henrique and unleashed his right-footed bicycle kick to send the ball into the back of the net.

Duje Caleta-Car sealed Marseille's win in the 81st minute, heading home a corner kick from Dimitri Payet at the near post.
Goalkeeper Anthony Lopes kept his team afloat with a set of definitive saves as Lyon protected a 0-0 draw at defending Ligue 1 champions Lille.Good continued its great form on the roadway to end a three-match winless run with a 2-1 victory at Rennes, with objectives from Kasper Dolberg and Youcef Atal.

The hosts got one back through Benjamin Bourigeaud's effort in the 59th minute and pushed hard for an equaliser, but Nice safeguarded well till the end.Metz protected an emphatic 4-1 win over fellow strugglers Lorient to leapfrog their challengers in the relegation zone.

The hosts led and got a fantastic start 3-0 after 18 minutes. Lorient defender Moritz Jenz injected some thriller into the game with a left-footed shot from close quarters reduced the lead, however Ibrahima Niane put the game to bed with a great header from Farid Boulaya's assist.

Angers were upset 1-0 at home by Clermont. Bordeaux also won 2-1 at Troyes.

Bundesliga: Frankfurt beat Leverkusen in thriller

Bayer Leverkusen got rid of a two-goal lead in to lose 5-2 at Eintracht Frankfurt and miss the possibility to put pressure on Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich.

Two early goals from Patrick Schick briefly seemed to have put Leverkusen in control, however Brazilian defender Tuta soon reacted with a volleyed goal for Frankfurt prior to Jesper Lindstrom equalised on the counter-attack.

Evan Ndicka provided Frankfurt the lead for the very first time in the 50th minute on the rebound, prior to Kristijan Jakic and Djibril Sow extended Frankfurt's lead.

Promoted Greuther Furth lastly achieved a historical win in the Bundesliga, but no fans existed to see it.Norwegian striker Havard Nielsen's goal was enough for Furth to beat Union Berlin 1-0 for their first win of the season, though Furth remain bottom. It was also the club's first-ever home win in the top league after failing to win any of their home games in their only previous Bundesliga season in 2012-13.

Cheers from club staff echoed around the arena after Nielsen's deflected shot during a scramble in package in the 56th minute. Furth's home state of Bavaria ruled recently to bar fans from sports events after a rise in coronavirus cases. Union stays sixth.

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