La Liga & Serie A roundup: Barcelona cruise in El Clasico; Juve top Milan
Catch up on all of Saturday’s action from Spain and Italy’s top flights.
Real Madrid 0-4 Barcelona
The first edition of El Clasico this season was a one-sided affair as Barcelona romped Real Madrid 4-0 at the Bernabeu. It was a clinic from Barca as Luis Suarez led the way with two goals, with Neymar and Andres Iniesta getting on the scoresheet as well. Lionel Messi made his return from injury coming off the bench in the second half, as Barcelona now sits six points clear at the top of the table.
Real Sociedad 2-0 Sevilla
Real Sociedad picked up their first home win of the season in Eusebio Sacristan’s first match in charge of the side. Sacristan took over from former Manchester United boss David Moyes, who was sacked earlier this month as the club struggled. After 70 minutes of scoreless play, Sociedad struck twice in five minutes to take the win, moving up to 14th on the table.
Deportivo 2-0 Celta Vigo
After a hot start to the season that saw Celta Vigo at the top of the table in La Liga, the club has dropped two straight matches, today falling 2-0 to Deportivo. Celta Vigo controlled possession and had more shots on target, but were unable to find a goal as they now sit nine points off leaders Barcelona.
Elsewhere in La Liga
Valencia 1-1 Las Palmas
Espanyol 2-0 Malaga
Sporting Gijon vs. Levante (Sunday, 6 a.m. ET)
Villarreal vs. Eibar (Sunday, 10 a.m. ET)
Granada vs. Athletic Bilbao (Sunday, 12:15 p.m. ET)
Real Betis vs. Atletico Madrid (Sunday, 2:30 p.m. ET)
Getafe vs. Rayo (Monday, 2:30 p.m. ET)
Juventus 1-0 AC Milan
In a matchup between two of Italy’s most decorated clubs, Juventus came out on top with a narrow 1-0 victory. Paulo Dybala scored the game’s only goal, a well-struck half volley that beat Milan’s 16-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma. The win propels Juve one point ahead of AC Milan on the table, sitting in sixth place with 21 points.
Bologna 2-2 Roma
Roma had a chance to jump Fiorentina for the top spot in La Liga, but a late penalty kick for Bologna stole a win from Roma. Three of the match’s four goals came from the penalty spot, with Miralem Pjanic and Edin Dzeko both converting in the second half to put Roma ahead 2-1. But Emanuele Giaccherini drew a penalty for Bologna in the 87th minute, and Matteo Destro stepped up to level the score at two. Destro spent the previous three seasons at Roma before moving to Bologna this summer.
Sunday’s Serie A schedule
Verona vs. Napoli (6:30 a.m. ET)
Fiorentina vs. Empoli (9 a.m. ET)
Carpi vs. Chievo (9 a.m. ET)
Genoa vs. Sassuolo (9 a.m. ET)
Lazio vs. Palermo (9 a.m. ET)
Udinese vs. Sampdoria (9 a.m. ET)
Atalanta vs. Torino (9 a.m. ET)
Inter Milan vs. Frosinone (2:45 p.m. ET)