Euro Roundup

Fiorentina pay tribute to Astori with victory while Bayern run riot in Germany

Manchester United overcame Liverpool in England’s biggest game of the weekend, but what went on across the other top European leagues?

Barcelona remain eight points clear at the top of La Liga after goals from Suarez and Coutinho helped them beat ten-man Malaga 2-0, with Atletico Madrid staying in second having beating Celta Vigo 3-0, with Griezmann once again among the goals. Real Madrid are seven points off their city rivals and sit third having beaten Eibar 2-1 thanks to a brace from Ronaldo. Just a point off Real Madrid however, sit Valencia, who beat Sevilla 2-0 as Rodrigo also bagged a brace, with Kondogbia helping out with both assists. Sevilla remain fifth after that loss, with Villarreal completing the top six as two second half goals helped them see of Las Palmas.

Fiorentina paid tribute to their captain with an emotional 1-0 victory over Benevento, while at the top of the table, it’s Juventus who hold the bragging rights as a double from Dybala helped them to a 2-0 victory at home to Udinese. Napoli therefore dropped to second with a goalless draw at fifth place Inter Milan, whose city rivals AC moved into sixth with a 90th minute winner in a 1-0 win at Genoa. Roma and Lazio sit third and fourth respectively, just three points apart, with the former beating Torino 3-0 and the latter drawing 2-2 at Cagliari, rescued by a last-gasp Immobile equaliser.

PSG remain 14 points clear at the top of Ligue 1 after smashing Metz 5-0, with Monaco in second after Jovetic netted again to help his side to a comfortable 3-1 victory at Strasbourg. Marseille sit third as they defeated Toulouse 2-1 in the league’s last encounter of the weekend, while Lyon sit five points off them in fourth having edged past Caen 1-0 just hours before, while even earlier before that it was Alassane Plea of Nice who was grabbing all the headlines having netted four in Nice’s 5-2 win at Guingamp.

Finally in the Bundesliga where Bayern Munich remain 20 points clear at the top after smashing six past Hamburg, with Lewandowski grabbing a hat-trick despite missing a late penalty, with Schalke in second having beaten Mainz 1-0 on Friday evening. Borussia Dortmund are a point off in third as Batshuayi netted two more – including a last second winner – to see them past Frankfurt in a five goal thriller, with Bayer Leverkusen in fourth thanks to a 2-0 victory at home to Borussia Monchengladbach.

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