A Review Of Top European League Games : Dortmund Climbs To Second Place As Juventus Wins A Derby

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Borussia Dortmund struck the crossbar twice and missed several more opportunities before edging Augsburg 2-1 to go into second place in the Bundesliga. After Dortmund’s Raphael Guerreiro put them ahead with a 10th minute penalty, Julian Brandt scored a second-half winner. Dortmund increased their lead to 15 points, one point ahead of Bayern Munich, who play Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday. Freiburg, who have gone undefeated thus far, are now on 15 points after a 2-1 win over Hertha Berlin.

Wolfsburg fell to fifth place on 13 points after losing 3-1 to visitors Borussia Mönchengladbach, while Stuttgart drew level with Hoffenheim on eight points after beating them 3-1. RB Leipzig defeated promoted Bochum 3-0 thanks to two goals from Christopher Nkunku and another from substitute André Silva in a frantic nine-minute spell.

In Spain, Atlético Madrid defeated Barcelona 2-0, putting Ronald Koeman’s future in jeopardy. Cádiz drew 0-0 with Valencia earlier in the day, while Osasuna and Real Mallorca both won 1-0 at home against Rayo Vallecano and Levante, respectively.

In Italy, Manuel Locatelli scored late in the Turin derby to give Juventus a 1-0 win over Torino, extending their winning streak to four games in all competitions and keeping a Serie A clean sheet for the first time in seven months. With four minutes remaining, the Italy international hit the post with a shot that put Juve in eighth place with 11 points, three ahead of their 11th-placed opponents.

Internazionale’s Edin Dzeko equalized a minute after coming on as a substitute and then won a crucial penalty as the Italian champions overcame Sassuolo 2-1. Inter is now in second place with 17 points, one point behind leaders Napoli, who play Fiorentina tomorrow. With seven points, Sassuolo is in 13th place. Milan Djuric’s header gave Salernitana a 1-0 win over Genoa, lifting them off the bottom of the table for the first time this season. With the win, the newly promoted side moved up to fourth place, one point behind Genoa in 16th and one point ahead of bottom-placed Cagliari.

Source : guardian sport

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