Juventus moved a step closer to back-to-back Italian league soccer titles with a 1-0 win against AC Milan. Paris Saint-Germain defeated Nice 3-0 to stay on track for its first French championship in 19 years.
Marseille beat Saint Etienne 1-0 yesterday to move level on points atop France’s Ligue 1 as many of Europe’s top soccer leagues entered mid-season breaks. Ajax slipped three points behind the leaders in the Netherlands.
Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in German soccer’s season-opening Super Cup. Juventus, whose coach was suspended last week for failing to report a match- fixing incident, won Italy’s Super Cup.
Fulham accepted an undisclosed bid from Premier League soccer rival Tottenham Hotspur for midfielder Moussa Dembele, while newly promoted Southampton bolstered its attack by signing Zambia forward Emmanuel Mayuka.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick as Real Madrid won 4-1 at Atletico Madrid to restore its four-point lead atop Spanish soccer’s La Liga. Borussia Dortmund beat Bayern Munich 1-0 as the top two teams met in Germany.