Lionel Messi nets first goal of season in Barcelona win – European round-up


As nine-man Barcelona beat against Sevilla 4-0 on Sunday to climb into second spot in La Liga behind Real Madrid lionel Messi scored his first goal of the year.
The hosts rode their fortune in the games first stages although Julen Lopeteguis Sevilla made an ambitious start but failed to take their chances while Barcelona scored three times in the distance of eight first-half minutes and were efficient.
The champions were given the lead having an bike kick in the 27th minute by luis Suarez and Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal then got a touch to double Barcelonas lead at the 32nd minute.
Made it 3-0 with finish and a superb solo dribble in the 35th minute.
Barcelona captain Messi scored to get off the mark but there was a sour end to the game.
While Dembele was ignored for protesting the choice by substituting the wounded Jean-Clair Todibo uruguayan defender Ronald Araujo had made his debut but had been shipped off 14 minutes later for a struggle on Javier Hernandez.
Atletico Madrid lost ground to La Liga leaders Real Madrid as they have been held to a 0-0 draw away to Real Valladolid in their third goalless draw four games – after the hosts wasted a penalty in the first half.
Valladolid striker Sandro Ramirez delivered the ball flying over the crossbar from the spot to the end of a tight first half and came close to breaking the deadlock in the second if his shot shaved the post.
Whilst substitute Angel Correa struck the post with 10 seconds remaining atletico have been the better side after the interval and striker Alvaro Morata was refused at point-blank scope by the goalkeeper Jordi Matip of Valladolid.
Iago Aspas also gave a win on Athletic Bibao to Celta Vigo and struck his drought to start the season. Aspas headed in from the 74th-minute winner.
After losing 2-0 at encouraged Mallorca together with Ante Budimir and Salva Sevillthe scorers in each half espanyol dropped into second-to-last place. Getafe were 2-1 winners against Real Sociedad.
Borussia Monchengladbach moved of the Bundesliga with their fourth straight win since they routed Augsburg 5-1 on Sunday.
Gladbach surged into a 3 goal lead. Marcus Thuram drifted forwards and cut the ball back to Denis Zakaria (2) until Patrick Herrmann (8) scored in similar fashion – when Alassane Plea pulled down the ball – and both combined again to make it 3-0 five minutes afterwards.
An error by Augsburg goalkeeper Tomas Koubek gifted Plea the fourth goal in the 39th minute because he tripped on his feet as he tried to restrain Felix Uduokhai pass and couldnt stop a thankful Plea from scoring.
Augsburg back one in the 81st minute through Florian Niederlechner, that scored the rally saved Fredrik Jensens effort.
However, Herrmann set up two minutes to Breel Embolo for the fifth of Gladbach. They are now 1 point clear from Bayern Munich.
Wout Weghorsts 69th-minute strike was enough for Wolfsburg to conquer encouraged Union Berlin 1-0 in the home. Wolfsburg remains the only unbeaten team in the league, although Union dropped into the relegation zone.
Eintracht Frankfurt were held to a 2-2 draw by Werder Bremen. Andre Silva believed hed scored the winning goal in the 88th minute of Frankfurt, but the visitors had the time to equalise using Milot Rashicas converted penalty.
Since they were held to a goalless draw at Torino napoli lost ground. In a game of few clear chances, the very best was probably wasted by Napoli substitute Fernando Llorente .
Carlo Ancelottis men are in the table with 13 points from seven matches although Torino are ninth.
Juventus beat Inter Milan 2-1 to leapfrog their opponents to Serie As very top with a point. An 80th minute winner was played with by gonzalo Higuain in the San Siro.
Their first match was marked by atalanta in their newly renovated stadium using an dominant victory .
Duvan Zapata and AlejandroPapu Gomez gave Atalanta a comfortable half-time lead, which was extended by Robin Gosens, shortly after the interval.
It would have been more but for the heroics of Lecce goalkeeper Gabriel. Lecce defender Fabio Lucioni netted a consolation late on for his first Serie A goal.
Bologna and Lazio played an eventful draw that saw two red cards and a penalty. The goals were scored with Italy forwards Ciro Immobile equalising double for Lazio in the first half.
Immobile had been substituted after Rodrigo Palacio triped Francesco Acerbi when Lazio was awarded a late penalty, however, Joaquin Correa fired his place kick onto the crossbar.
Lazio midfielder Lucas Leiva was shipped off in the 59th minute and he was followed 10 minutes by Bologna counterpart Gary Medel.
Roma also drew , 1-1 at home to Cagliari, while Fiorentina beat against Udinese 1-0.
Second-half substitute Robert Beric struck late to give Lyon in Claude Puels very first match in charge to St Etienne that a 1-0 home win against bitter rivals.
Beric discovered the back of the net in the last minute to lift St Etienne up in the standings, two points and a place.
Lyon finished the match with 10 men after defender Leo Dubois limped off the pitch 10 minutes .
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