Real Madrid closes the gap on LaLiga leaders Barcelona with a comeback victory
It was Carlo Ancelotti’s 100th triumph in charge of Real Madrid.
Real Madrid defeated Espanyol 3-1 at home in a comeback victory to narrow the distance on LaLiga leaders Barcelona.
After eight minutes, Joselu gave Espanyol the lead, but Real, looking to snap a three-game losing streak, rallied as Carlo Ancelotti won his 100th league game in charge of the team.
Midway through the first half, Vinicius Jr. restored parity; six minutes later, Eder Militao scored.
Real moved within six points of Barcelona, who still has a game remaining, thanks to a composed finish by Marco Asensio in the last seconds.
Celta Vigo defeated Rayo Vallecano 3-0 thanks to two goals from Iago Aspas and an own goal from Pathe Ciss.
Elche and Real Valladolid tied 1-1, and the game had a thrilling finish after Cyle Larin gave the visitors the lead in the fourth minute.
Tete Morente, a substitute, tied the score in the sixth minute of stoppage time before Valladolid’s Roque Mesa and Martin Hongla received consecutive red cards.
Valencia defeated Osasuna 1-0 at home to move out of the bottom three. Hugo Duro missed a late opportunity to increase the advantage from the penalty spot, and Justin Kluivert scored the game-winning goal in the 74th minute.
Bayern Munich defeated Augsburg 5-3 in a dramatic comeback to take a two-point lead atop the Bundesliga standings.
Mergim Berisha gave Augsburg the early advantage after two minutes, but Joao Cancelo equalized for Bayern with his first goal.
Leroy Sane’s goal and a brace by Benjamin Pavard gave Bayern the lead before Berisha added another goal from the penalty spot.
With Irvin Cardona scoring a late consolation, Alphonso Davies made it 5-2 for Bayern with his first league goal in more than two years.
Dortmund, who are in second position, led twice before drawing 2-2 with Schalke.
Raphael Guerreiro and defender Nico Schlotterbeck both scored goals for Dortmund before halftime, but Schalke’s goals came from Marius Bulter and Kenan Karaman.
After scoring three second-half goals to defeat Borussia Monchengladbach 3-0 at home, RB Leipzig is still in third place. The goals came from Timo Werner, Emil Forsberg, and Josko Gvardiol.
Eintracht Frankfurt and Stuttgart and Hertha Berlin and Mainz both drew 1-1.
Napoli defeated sixth-place Atalanta 2-0 to increase their Serie A lead to 18 points.
Khvicha Kvaratskhelia of Georgia, a winger, scored a magnificent solo goal to break the tie on the hour, and Amir Rrahmani put an end to the game 13 minutes from time.
Bologna held third-placed Lazio to a scoreless draw, preventing them from building on their victory against Napoli last weekend.
With a goal from Rodrigo Becao in the 54th minute, Udinese defeated Empoli 1-0.
Paris St. Germain, who are currently atop Ligue 1, defeated Brest 2-1 thanks to a goal from Kylian Mbappe in the waning seconds.
After 37 minutes, PSG—who were eliminated from the Champions League in midweek—took the lead through Carlos Soler, but Franck Honorat swiftly equalized just before halftime.
Auxerre and Rennes, who are still in fifth place, played to a scoreless draw in the other game.