European Football Round-Up

Fiasco Sports rounds up all the action from the five major European football leagues.

 

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Ian Walton/Getty Images Europe

Klopp clinches first EPL win

 

Jürgen Klopp‘s Liverpool mounted more pressure on José Mourinho, whose Chelsea side sits in 15th position after suffering their sixth loss in 11 Barclays Premier League matches.

 

Ramires put Chelsea ahead after just four minutes, but Philippe Coutinho scored on the stroke of half time, before adding his second with 15 minutes remaining to put the visitors ahead.

 

Christian Benteke came off the bench to score a third goal for Liverpool in the dying stages, putting the result beyond doubt and elevating his side into eighth place.

 

Yaya Touré scored an 89th minute penalty to give front-runners Manchester City all three points in a tough 2-1 win over Norwich.

 

Arsenal continued their red-hot league form, cruising to a 3-0 away win over Swansea to stay on level points with Manchester City and extend their winning streak to six games.

 

Fourth-placed Manchester United had to settle for a point in a goalless away draw with Crystal Palace, while high-flyers Leicester City scored a 3-2 win on the road against West Bromwich Albion to climb into third spot.

 

 

Inter score narrow win in top-of-the-table clash

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Marco Luzzani/Getty Images Europe

A long-range drive from Gary Medel in the first half was enough to give Inter all three points against Roma, moving Roberto Mancini‘s side into equal first position.

 

Roma probed for an equaliser in the second half, but after a red card to Miralem Pjanić, the visitors lost both the match and first place.

 

A rampant four-goal first half helped Fiorentina ease to a 4-1 win over Frosinone, elevating Paulo Sousa‘s side back into first along with Inter.

 

Napoli missed the chance to join Inter and Fiorentina at the top of the table, following a 0-0 away draw against Genoa, with the hosts’ goalkeeper Mattia Perin putting in a stellar performance.

 

Juventus bounced back from their midweek loss to Sassuolo with a late 2-1 derby victory against Torino, thanks to an injury time winner from Juan Cuadrado.

 

A.C. Milan have enjoyed a fruitful week, beating Lazio 3-1 in Rome to clinch their third straight win and jump into sixth place.

 

 

Real Madrid and Barcelona stay level

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Denis Doyle/Getty Images Europe

First half goals from Isco, Cristiano Ronaldo and Jesé Rodríguez helped Real Madrid claim all three points in a 3-1 triumph over Las Palmas.

 

Barcelona joined Real Madrid on 24 points following their 2-0 away win at Getafe, with Neymar and Luis Suárez continuing their goalscoring form in Lionel Messi‘s absence.

 

Atlético Madrid sacrificed two points after drawing 1-1 with Deportivo La Coruña, conceding with 13 minutes remaining to drop four points off the pace.

 

Ex-Liverpool flop Iago Aspas scored a brace to help third-placed Celta Vigo return to winning ways, coming from behind twice against Real Sociedad to win 3-2.

 

Villarreal fought off a late comeback from Sevilla to clinch an important 2-1 victory, moving them onto level points with Atlético Madrid.

 

 

Bayern Munich’s perfect start comes to an end

Michael Probst/Associated Press

Michael Probst/Associated Press

Bayern Munich’s record start to the Bundesliga season ends at 10 straight wins, following their goalless stalemate with Eintracht Frankfurt.

 

The league leaders remain five points ahead of Borussia Dortmund, who scored a 3-1 away victory over Werder Bremen, with Marco Reus contributing with a double.

 

Nicklas Bendtner and Julian Draxler scored in Wolfsburg’s 2-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen to help their side regain third position.

 

Schalke surrendered third place after dropping a one-goal lead at home against Ingolstadt to draw 1-1, while Borussia Mönchengladbach smashed Hertha Berlin 4-1 on the road.

 

 

PSG move 10 points clear

Thibault Camus/Associated Press

Thibault Camus/Associated Press

Angel Di Maria scored the only goal of the game in Paris Saint-Germain’s 1-0 win away to Rennes, moving the reigning champions 10 points clear after just 12 games.

 

With a fourth-straight Ligue 1 title already on the horizon for PSG, the race for second position has begun to heat up.

 

Three teams sit level on 22 points – Lyon, Angers and Saint-Etienne – while Caen and Monaco remain close on 21 and 20 points respectively.

 

Monaco clinched a 1-0 win over Angers, allowing Lyon and Saint-Ettiene to draw level with the newly-promoted side, following their respective wins over Troyes and Reims.

 

Meanwhile, fifth-placed Caen missed the opportunity to leapfrog into second position, suffering a 1-0 loss away against Bastia.

 

 

Written by Marco Balsamo

 

 

 

 

 

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