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Cheat Sheet: A Roundup Of This Weekend’s European Action

Pundit Arena’s Cheat Sheet summarises the weekend action from Spain, Italy, Germany and France, including Cristiano Ronaldo’s first goal for Juventus. 

Barcelona fought back from a goal down to win 1-2 away to Real Sociedad to maintain their 100% start. Two quick-fire goals from Luis Suárez and Ousmane Dembélé in three second-half minutes ensured Barca picked up all three points. French forward Dembélé has now scored in three consecutive games for the Catalan club.

Meanwhile, title rivals Athelticó and Real Madrid both lost ground on Barca as they drew 1-1 against Eibar and Athletic Bilbao respectively.

Cristiano Ronaldo was able to break his duck for Juventus as he scored twice to inspire ‘the Old Lady’ to a 2-1 victory over Sassuolo. Winger Douglas Costa was sent off for spitting on an opposition player.

Gonzalo Higuain was also able to score his first goal for new club AC Milan in a 1-1 draw against Cagliari. Tottenham’s champions league opponents Inter Milan were stunned by a loanee in their 0-1 defeat to Parma.

Federico Dimarco scored a screamer against his parent club, which secured a shock win for Parma, while Roma drew 2-2 against Chievo and Napoli beat Fiorentina 1-0.

Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund both won 3-1  in the Bundesliga, against Bayern Leverkusen and Eintracht Frankfurt respectively.

Arsenal loanee Reiss Nelson scored on his debut for Hannover but could not prevent a 2-1 defeat against Fortuna Dusseldorf for his new club.

PSG warmed up for their clash with Liverpool in the Champions League on Tuesday with a 4-0 against Saint-Étienne. They were without the rested Neymar and the suspended Kylian Mbappé, but still ran out comfortable winners with goals from Edison Cavani, Julian Draxler, Ángel Di Mária and Moussa Diaby.

PSG are already six points clear at the top of the table, with their closest expected rivals for Ligue 1, AS Monaco, getting off to a poor start to the season with four consecutive draws.

Meanwhile, Manchester City’s Champions League opponents Lyon drew 2-2 against Caen.

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