Haven’t looked at the top European Leagues for a while…
Valencia are still on top of the table after their 2-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao, while Villarreal also kept up the pace with a 2-0 win over Racing Santander. Both teams have made unexpected solid starts to the season, especially Valencia, who lost David Silva and Villa in the last transfer window. Their next game is against Barcelona, however, so it should be an interesting match to watch.
Barca could only draw 1-1 at home to Mallorca, as Messi returned yet Villa and Xavi were left in the stands. The International break should see their team back to full strength, barring Pedro who is out for three weeks.
Real Madrid meanwhile, have finally found their scoring boots, beating potential relegation battlers Deportivo la Coruna 6-1. Ronaldo got grabbed a brace which could signal the start of some blistering form from the Portuguese winger.
In other games Sevilla beat Atletico Madrid 3-1 to swap places with them and move into 5th place.
So that’s the La Liga, Valencia, Villarreal, Madrid and Barca make up the top four. The Valencia v. Barcelona game will be the highlight when the fixtures restart after the International break.
Bayern Munich are continuing to struggle in the German top league, losing 2-0 to Borussia Dortmund last weekend. It was the Bavarian outfits third loss of the season.
For Dortmund it was their 5th straight win, as they kept the pace with Mainz at the top of the table, who beat Hoffenheim 4-2 at home, recording a 7th straight victory in their perfect start to the season with all 21 points.
Cologne lost 2-3 to Freiburg and FC Schalke 1-2 against Nurnberg, as both teams found themselves rooted to the bottom of the table, joining Stuttgart in the relegation zone.
Lazio went top of the Serie A table with a 1-0 victory over Brescia, benefitting from Inter’s 0-0 draw at home to Juventus.
Fiorentina’s worries continued as they went down 2-1 against Palermo, missing a penalty along the way. Meanwhile Udinese scored a massive 1-0 victory against Cesena but still remained rooted to the bottom of the table.
Napoli beat Roma 2-0, with the capital side’s southern neighbours jumping into equal second while Roma dropped down to second last.
AC Milan recorded a 1-0 win over Parma to also go to 11 points for equal second as well, keeping the pace with rivals Inter Milan in the early stages of the season.
So yea that is all.