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Euro Roundup

Euro Roundup: Bayern rise further ahead in Germany as Napoli edge top spot in Italy

Manchester City pulled further ahead at the top of the English Premier League as their noisy neighbours slipped up, but how did the other top European teams get on this weekend?

Barcelona remain seven points clear in Spain despite a 0-0 stalemate with Getafe, their second successive league draw, allowing Atletico Madrid to creep closer in second after they beat Malaga 1-0 through Griezmann’s first-minute effort. Valencia sit third having eased past Levante 3-1, a point ahead of Real Madrid in fourth, who showed all their class in a 5-2 thumping of Real Sociedad at the Bernabeu, the home side going four goals ahead after just 37 minutes, with Ronaldo grabbing two before completing his hat-trick in the 80th minute. Villarreal remain fifth despite a disappointing home loss to Alaves, while Sevilla complete the top six having edged out Girona 1-0.

Napoli came from behind to win an exciting encounter with Lazio, the home side running out 4-1 winners to stay one point ahead of Juventus in second. Juventus kept up the pressure on the top side as two second half goals helped them defeat Fiorentina 2-0, where the home side fell victim to a bizarre VAR decision as Veretout waited several minutes to take a spot kick, only for the referee to award a free-kick to the away side moments later. Inter sit third after beating the nine men of Bologna 2-1, a point ahead of Roma in fourth, who trailed to bottom side Benevento early yet clawed back to win the game 5-2.

In France, Neymar netted the only goal of the game as PSG scraped past Toulouse to stay 12 points clear the top, ahead of Monaco in second, who eased past Angers 4-0 with the help of a Jovetic brace. Marseille are a point behind Monaco in third after drawing 2-2 with Saint-Etienne, while Lyon slipped up in their top three chase with a miserable 2-0 loss at home to Rennes. Balotelli made the headlines once again as his Nice side lost 3-2 at Dijon, where the former Liverpool man received a yellow card after complaining to the referee about racist chants in the stadium.

In Germany, Bayern Munich are an incredible 18 points clear the at the top after Lewandowski and Muller netted in a 2-1 win over Schalke, while second place RB Leipzig beat Augsburg 2-0. Borussia Dortmund go third as Batshuayi found the net once again in their 2-0 win over Hamburg, while Frankfurt complete the top four as they beat bottom of the league Cologne 4-2.

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