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Euro Round-Up: Inter Beat Juventus While Real Madrid Equal A La Liga Record

MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 18: Mauro Icardi of FC Internazionale celebrates the victory at the end of the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and Juventus FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on September 18, 2016 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Pier Marco Tacca - Inter/Inter via Getty Images)

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.

NAPLES, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 17: Arkadiusz Milik of Napoli celebrates after scoring goal 3-1 during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and Bologna FC at Stadio San Paolo on September 17, 2016 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

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.

GENOA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 16: Karol Linetty (L) of UC Sampdoria competes with Giacomo Bonaventura of AC Milan during the Serie A match between UC Sampdoria and AC Milan at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on September 16, 2016 in Genoa, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

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.

LEGANES, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 17: Rafael Alcantara alias Rafinha (R) of FC Barcelona celebrates scoring their fifth goal with teammate Lionel Messi (L) during the La Liga match between Deportivo Leganes and FC Barcelona at Estadio Municipal de Butarque on September 17, 2016 in Leganes, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

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.

BARCELONA, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 18: James Rodriguez of Real Madrid CF celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the La Liga match between RCD Espanyol and Real Madrid CF at the RCDE stadium on September 18, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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.

MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 17: Rafinha (front) and Xabi Alonso (rear) of Bayern Munich celebrate after scoring a goal during the Bundesliga soccer match between Bayern Munich and FC Ingolstadt 04 at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany on September 17, 2016. (Photo by Lukas Barth/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

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.

DORTMUND, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 17: Gonzalo Castro (2nd L) of Borussia Dortmund celebrates scoring a goal during Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and SV Darmstadt 98 at the Signal-Iduna stadium in Dortmund, Germany on September 17, 2016. (Photo by Leon Kuegeler/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

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