Juventus continue their run at the top in Italy while yet more Messi magic in Spain

Euro Roundup

Derby weekend took over the English Premier League as Manchester City were forced to wait on the title due to their noisy neighbours, but what went on across the other top European leagues?

Messi once again stole the show in La Liga with a hat-trick in Barcelona’s 3-1 win over Leganes at the Nou Camp, thus maintaining their 11 point advantage at the top. Atletico Madrid sit second as Griezmann scored in the derby draw with Real Madrid, with Ronaldo netting for the home side, who sit fourth in the table. Sandwiched in between the two are Valencia, who defeated Espanyol 1-0 thanks to an early effort from Rodrigo.

In Italy, Juventus sit four points clear at the top as Dybala scored a hat-trick in the 4-2 victory over Benevento, with Napoli in second as they scored two last minute goals to come from behind and win 2-1 at home to Chievo Verona. Lazio sit third as an Immobile goal and assist helped them come from behind to beat Udinese 2-1, with Roma remaining fourth despite losing 2-0 at home to Fiorentina. Inter lost 1-0 at Torino yet remain fifth, with their Milan rivals AC behind them in sixth after a 1-1 draw at home to Sassuolo.

In Germany, Bayern Munich were crowned champions as four different goal scorers netted in the 4-1 victory at Augsburg. Schalke sit a massive 20 points behind in second after they lost out in a five goal thriller with Hamburg, with the away side going 1-0 up early on, but went on to lose the game 3-2. Borussia Dortmund sit third after beating Stuttgart 3-0, with Frankfurt in fourth after a 1-1 draw at home to Hoffenheim.

Finally in France, PSG remain 14 points clear at the summit yet could only draw 1-1 at Saint-Etienne courtesy of a 90th minute Debuchy own goal after the host went ahead early on through another former Newcastle man in Cabella. Monaco sit second as a Falcao goal and assist helped them come from behind to defeat Nantes 2-1, with Lyon seven points off the pace in third after thrashing Metz 5-0, with Depay incredibly grabbing four assists and a goal in the rout. Marseille complete the top four as they played out a goalless draw at home to sixth placed Montpellier, with Rennes in between the two sides after picking up a point in a 1-1 draw at Nice.