Barcelona beat Real Zaragoza 3-0 to stay on course for a 22nd La Liga soccer title as the top three teams won in Spain. Napoli missed the chance to close within six points of Italian leader Juventus by tying AC Milan.
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.
Napoli failed to take full advantage of Italian Serie A soccer leader Juventus’s loss to Roma by drawing 0-0 with Sampdoria. Paris-Saint Germain’s lead in France was cut to three points after it lost at Sochaux.
AC Milan rebounded from last week’s defeat to local rival Inter to beat Novara 3-0 and maintain the pressure on Juventus in Italian soccer’s Serie A. Three teams are tied atop German’s Bundesliga after Borussia Dortmund won 5- 1 at Hamburg.
Juventus beat Catania 1-0 to extend its unbeaten start in Italian soccer’s Serie A as Bayern Munich lost for the first time this season in Germany’s Bundesliga. Real Madrid routed Mallorca 5-0 in Spain’s Primera Liga.
Juventus beat Inter Milan 2-0 to stay unbeaten in Italian soccer’s Serie A and keep within four points of leader AC Milan. Malaga won 2-1 at Espanyol to pull even on points with third-place Valencia in Spain.
Edinson Cavani scored with five minutes remaining to give Napoli a 2-1 win at Parma to cut Juventus’s lead in Italian soccer’s Serie A to three points. Barcelona beat Osasuna 5-1 in La Liga as Lionel Messi had four goals.