Robert Lewandowski scored twice, together with a second-half penalty, to information the German champions Bayern Munich to a vital 3-2 victory at title rivals Borussia Dortmund on Saturday and a four-point lead on the prime of the Bundesliga.
The Pole opened his account within the ninth minute to degree after Dortmund had taken an early lead by means of Julian Brandt, after which transformed a controversial 77th-minute spot-kick to seal victory together with his sixteenth objective of the marketing campaign.
Kingsley Coman had put Bayern in entrance a minute earlier than the break earlier than Erling Haaland equalised for the hosts with a perfectly curled effort within the forty eighth.
In an action-packed encounter, Dortmund coach Marco Rose was despatched off with a second reserving for dissent following the penalty resolution.
Bayern, chasing a record-extending tenth league crown, transfer as much as 34 factors with this sixth straight league win over their rivals, leaving Dortmund in second place on 30. Bayer Leverkusen are in third place on 27.
“I believe we deserved to win however I additionally perceive the discussions over the 2 penalty conditions,” Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann mentioned.
Dortmund had been fuming in regards to the penalty resolution in favour of Bayern after having been denied a VAR evaluation in a penalty declare of their very own earlier.
“It was a really tight recreation that was worthy of its fame. We might have scored extra within the first half,” Nagelsmann mentioned. “Dortmund did it properly early within the second half however we discovered our rhythm once more and had good management.”
Elsewhere, Patrik Schick scored 4 occasions in 27 minutes as Bayer Leverkusen crushed Greuther Fuerth 7-1 to make it three wins in a row and climb into third place within the Bundesliga.
The 25-year-old Czech striker took his season tally to 12 league targets after scoring all of his 4 targets in a exceptional second-half efficiency, to stretch Leverkusen’s unbeaten run to 4 consecutive league video games and raise them to 27 factors.
Serie A: Inter thrash Roma as Mourinho suffers reunion to overlook
AS Roma collapsed to a 3-0 defeat at dwelling to supervisor Jose Mourinho’s former membership Inter Milan on Saturday because the champions climbed to second in Serie A and inflicted a fourth defeat in six league video games on the capital membership.
Mourinho led Inter to an unprecedented treble in 2010 however his first assembly with them as an opposing coach ended with the second Serie A house defeat of his profession in his forty sixth match — the opposite coming towards AC Milan in October.
The Portuguese pointed to his aspect’s absentees, who included the suspended Tammy Abraham and Rick Karsdorp and injured captain Lorenzo Pellegrini, after a complete defeat.
“Inter are stronger than us in regular circumstances, in these circumstances, they’re much stronger,” Mourinho informed DAZN.
“At present between accidents and suspensions it was a really restricted choice. Our attacking potential was virtually zero, we had three possibilities and did not rating,” Mourinho added.
“If you play with a brand new defensive system you may’t concede targets like the primary and third.”
Elsewhere, Napoli surrendered the result in lose 3-2 at dwelling to Atalanta, dropping from first to 3rd because the hole between the highest 4 sides in Serie A was squeezed to 4 factors.
Luciano Spallettis hosts recovered from a objective down and went in entrance early within the second half, just for the visiting Bergamo membership to mount a comeback of their very own and inflict a second league defeat of the season on the hosts.
The end result noticed Napoli, who had led the title race since week 4, stay on 36 factors, two behind new leaders AC Milan, one behind Inter Milan and two forward of fourth-placed Atalanta.
In the meantime, AC Milan climbed to the highest of the Serie A desk with a snug 2-0 win over backside aspect Salernitana, due to early targets from Franck Kessie and Alexis Saelemaekers.
The Rossoneri dominated at San Siro to achieve a victory that despatched them provisionally into first place on 38 factors, two away from second-placed Napoli, who host Atalanta later within the day.
Milan’s present factors tally of 38 is their highest after 16 league video games since 2003/04, once they received the title.
La Liga: Barcelona, Atletico crushed as Actual win
Barcelona had been surprised by Juanmi’s late objective for Actual Betis that secured a 1-0 win in LaLiga on Saturday and ended dwelling coach Xavi Hernandez’s honeymoon on the membership as he suffered his first defeat since coming again to the Nou Camp three weeks in the past.
It was Betis’ first win at Barca in additional than three years and took them as much as third place with 30 factors, six factors behind leaders Actual Madrid who play afterward Saturday at Actual Sociedad. Barcelona are languishing in seventh on 23 factors.
With Barca’s decisive Champions League match away to Bayern Munich developing on Wednesday, Xavi rested three of his most essential gamers – Gerard Pique, Frenkie de Jong and Ousmane Dembele – however the resolution backfired.
Betis had been harmful on the counter-attack and Juanmi, who earlier had a objective disallowed by VAR for an in depth offside name, struck a clear end previous keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen after high-quality build-up play by Sergio Canales and this one did depend.
Elsewhere, Atletico Madrid conceded a objective by Mallorca’s Takefusa Kubo in added time in a shock 2-1 La Liga dwelling defeat that shall be remembered on the Mediterranean island for years.
In an electrifying match within the Spanish capital, Atletico went in entrance by means of a Matheus Cunha strike within the 68th minute.
Nonetheless, with 10 minutes left and Atletico wanting answerable for the match, Mallorca equalised with a header from Argentine defender Franco Russo, who outjumped Mario Hermoso from a free-kick and completed with precision previous Jan Oblak.
Eight of the 15 targets conceded by Atletico this season have come once they have been defending set-pieces.
Because the clock ticked down in stoppage time substitute Kubo, on mortgage at Mallorca from Actual Madrid, obtained an ideal by means of cross from Angel Rodriguez behind the line of defense and the 20-year-old Japan striker calmly slotted the ball underneath Oblak.
In the meantime, Actual Madrid travelled north to San Sebastian and left with a press release 2-0 win towards Actual Sociedad on Saturday to maneuver eight factors clear on the prime of La Liga.
With Karim Benzema compelled off after 17 minutes with a hamstring harm, it was as soon as once more Vinicius Jr who stood out by scoring his tenth objective of the season and driving the house aspect’s defence loopy together with his boldness and audacity.
Actual’s man of the hour, 21-year-old ‘Vini’ has been one of many standout gamers in Europe throughout this marketing campaign and is 2 targets behind Benzema on the prime of LaLigas scoring charts.
Luka Jovic, who changed the injured Benzema, loved his greatest recreation as a Actual Madrid participant, helping Vinicius for the primary objective and scoring the second with a diving header.
Ligue 1: Wijnaldum salvages draw for PSG
Georginio Wijnaldum got here to the rescue with a last-gasp objective as Ligue 1 leaders Paris St Germain salvaged a lucky 1-1 draw at RC Lens on Saturday.
The Dutch midfielder headed dwelling two minutes into stoppage time to cancel out Seko Fofana’s second-half opener and put PSG on 42 factors from 17 video games.
Mauricio Pochettino’s aspect, who as soon as once more appeared severely in need of concepts, lead second-placed Olympique de Marseille by 13 factors after OM slumped to a 1-0 defeat at dwelling towards Stade Brestois earlier on Saturday.
Lens, who missed a number of possibilities to wrap it up earlier than Wijnaldum’s equaliser, stayed fifth on 27 factors.
With Kylian Mbappe on the bench as Pochettino sought to relaxation the France ahead, PSG had the primary clear likelihood when Lionel Messi’s curled shot struck the submit within the nineteenth minute.
But it surely was Lens who dominated, with alternatives by means of Jonathan Clauss and Arnaud Kalimiuendo earlier than the interval.
The hosts had been rewarded within the 62nd minute when Keylor Navas’s blunder allowed Fofana to attain with a floating strike from simply outdoors the field.
Seven minutes later, Pereira Da Costa’s shot hit Navas’s submit earlier than touchdown within the PSG keeper’s arms as Lens continued to push.
Przemyslaw Frankowski examined Navas once more on the finish of a pointy counter-attack however PSG held out.
Florian Sotoca’s try went simply large 9 minutes from time and it proved to be Lens’s final clear likelihood earlier than Mbappe, who got here on as a Seventieth-minute substitute, discovered Wijnaldum with a high-quality cross.
The Dutchman timed his leap to perfection to beat Jean-Louis Leca with a header that went into the highest nook to provide PSG their solely satisfaction of the evening.
On Sunday, Stade Rennais might transfer into second place, 11 factors off the tempo, in the event that they beat backside aspect St Etienne at Geoffroy Cuichard.
Fourth-placed Good host Racing Strasbourg and will themselves go into second place in the event that they win and Rennes don’t.