All you need to know from this weekend’s European soccer action, including a draw for 10-man Barca at home against Girona.
This weekend saw the usual suspects Juventus, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid all win, but there was a shock result at the Camp Nou as Barcelona’s winning streak came to an unlikely end.
Elsewhere, Nabil Fekir and Florian Thauvin scored again, while Christian Pulisic was on target for Dortmund as they salvaged a late point.
Barca’s run halted
Barcelona and Real Madrid are now tied at the top of the Liga table as Girona pulled off the shock result of the weekend by drawing 2-2 at the Camp Nou.
Clement Lenglet was sent off for Barca after Lionel Messi had put them in front, before a Christian Stuani double put the visitors in front against 10 men. Gerard Pique then equalized from a corner kick with just over half an hour remaining.
Real Madrid had beaten Espanyol 1-0 on Saturday with Marco Asensio getting the decisive goal in that game, meaning both sides have 13 points.
In the other matches, there were lots of goals: Alaves went third by beating Rayo Vallecano 5-1, Celta Vigo drew 3-3 with Real Valladolid, Sevilla won 6-2 away at Levante and Real Betis drew 2-2 with Athletic Bilbao.
Only one game — Villarreal against Valencia — ended goalless.
Roma’s struggles continue
Sassuolo kicked off the weekend of Serie A action by beating Empoli 3-1 on Friday night, before Saturday’s matches saw one side in every game keep a clean sheet.
Parma beat Cagliari 2-0, Fiorentina beat SPAL 3-0, while Inter won 1-0 away at Sampdoria.
Roma, who were beaten comfortably by Real Madrid midweek, lost 2-0 to Bologna, while AC Milan could only draw 2-2 with Atalanta at San Siro. Emiliano Ariel Rigoni equalised for the visitors in the second minute of added time.
Napoli beat Torino 3-1, Lazio went one better and beat Genoa 4-1, and Juventus made it five wins from five games by beating Frosinone 2-0. It took Cristiano Ronaldo until the 81st minute to open the scoring before Federico Bernadeschi added a second late on.
PSG bounce back
PSG won again this weekend to maintain their record of winning every game in the league, bouncing back from their 3-2 defeat to Liverpool in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Angel Di Maria, Thomas Meunier and Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting scored as they beat Rennes 3-1, meaning the Parisians are already five points ahead of second-placed Lille.
On Friday night, Monaco drew 1-1 with Nimes, while the game of the matchweek in France saw Lyon beat Marseille by four goals to two.
Houssem Aouar and Nabil Fekir were among the scorers for Lyon, while Florian Thauvin scored for Marseille. Thauvin now has six goals in six leagues games since the new season kicked off as he continues where he left off last season.
Bayern pull away
Bayern Munich remain top of the Bundesliga with a 100 percent record from four matches having beaten Schalke 2-0.
James Rodriguez and Robert Lewandowski were on the scoresheet at the Veltins Arena and Renato Sanches appeared from the bench late on.
Hoffenheim drew 1-1 at home with Borussia Dortmund, with Joelinton opening the scoring, before Abdou Diallo was sent off for the visitors. Christian Pulisic then equalised late on, assisted by Marco Reus.
Elsewhere, Hertha Berlin beat Borussia Monchengladbach 4-2 to end the weekend in second place with ten points, Bayer Leverkusen beat Mainz 1-0, Werder Bremen won 3-2 at Augsburg and Eintracht Frankfurt held RB Leipzig to a 1-1 draw.