Serie A champions Juventus’ 100% start to the season came to a crashing halt on Sunday as they lost 2-1 to Inter at the San Siro.
Inter have not made the best start to this campaign under new manager Frank de Boer, but goals from Mauro Icardi and Ivan Perisic overturned an earlier Stephan Lichtsteiner strike to move the Nerazzurri into the top six.
Juve’s place at the top of the table has been taken by Napoli. Maurizio Sarri’s side beat Bologna 3-1 on Saturday – thanks to a third double in five games from new striker Arkadiusz Milik – and they are now the last remaining unbeaten team in the league after just four games.
Elsewhere, Fiorentina beat top three rivals Roma 1-0 thanks to a late goal from Milan Badelj, while in the Friday night game AC Milan picked up an away win at Sampdoria by the same scoreline courtesy of a late goal of their own from Carlos Bacca.
In the other weekend results in Serie A, bottom side Crotone got their first point of the season against equally-winless Palermo in a 1-1 draw, Joe Hart kept a clean sheet as Torino drew 0-0 with Empoli, Lazio beat Pescara 3-0, Sassuolo picked up a 2-0 win against Genoa, Udinese went down 2-1 at home to Chievo, and Cagliari beat Atalanta, also 3-0.
In La Liga, Real Madrid equalled a record set by Barcelona in 2011, as they made it 16 wins in a row with a 2-0 victory at Espanyol. Despite the absence of Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane’s side were too much for their hosts with Karim Benzema and James Rodríguez on hand to score and give Real all three points.
Barcelona, meanwhile, were looking to bonce back from a shock 2-1 home defeat to Alavés last week (or were looking to maintain the form shown in the 7-0 drubbing of Celtic a few days later, depending on the narrative) against another newly-promoted side, Leganés.
Spurred on by a rampant MSN (all three of whom scored, with Messi getting a second from the penalty spot), Barca won 5-1, though the best goal was arguably the free kick from Leganés midfielder Gabriel.
At the Calderón, Atléico Madrid look to have put their sluggish start to the season behind them, running out 5-0 winners at home to Sporting Gijón. The home side were two-nil up inside the first five minutes thanks to the French duo of Antoine Griezmann and Kevin Gameiro, with the former adding a second before substitute Fernando Torres got in on the act with a further two goals.
Elsewhere, Valencia remain rooted to the bottom of the table having lost yet again, this time going down 2-1 at Athletic Bilbao, Real Betis and Granada played out a 2-2 draw, Eibar held Sevilla to a 1-1 tie, Osasuna and Celta Vigo remained scoreless, Las Palmas defeated Malaga 1-0, and Villarreal beat Real Sociedad 2-1.
In the Bundesliga, new Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti made it three wins from three as his side defeated Inglostadt at the Allianz Arena. The away team took a shock lead in the eighth minute through Dario Leczano, but Bayern rallied and goals from Robert Lewandowski, Xabi Alonso and Rafinha turned it around.
Borussia Dortmund scored six in the Champions League last week against Legia Warsaw, and they repeated the trick on Saturday, beating Darmstadt 6-0. Liverpool target Christian Pulisic was among the goals, as was Emre Mor, Sebastian Rode, Adrián Ramos and a double from Gonzalo Castro.
Elsewhere, RB Leipzig continued the run of form that saw them beat Dortmund last week, running out 4-0 winners away at Hamburg. Eintracht Frankfurt beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1, Cologne defeated Freiburg 3-0, Borussia Monchengladbach recovered from their poor showing against Man City in midweek to beat Werder Bremen 4-1, Augsburg went down 3-1 at home to Mainz, Schalke’s awful start to the season continued with a 2-0 loss away at Hertha Berlin, while Hoffenheim and Wolfsburg played out a 0-0 draw.