AC Milan are fighting back to beat city rivals Inter

AC Milan came from behind to beat city rivals Inter 3-2 at the San Siro with a brace from Rafael Leao to move level on points with Napoli at the top of Serie A.

Marcelo Brozovic put the Nerazzurri ahead after 21 minutes, but that was soon canceled out by a cool finish from Portugal striker Leao.

The Rossoneri then took the lead early in the second half when Leao selected Giroud, who came home for the first time.

Leao made it 3-1 with another well-made goal after an hour after holding on to Giroud’s flick. Despite substitute Edin Dzeko closing the gap, AC Milan held out as the champions extended their unbeaten Serie A run to 21 games while Inter slipped to sixth place.

Napoli won 2-1 at Lazio in Saturday night’s kick-off to give them 11 points and sit ahead of AC Milan on goal difference.

Mattia Zaccagni had given the hosts an early lead but Min-Jae Kim equalized from a corner before half-time and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia struck on the hour to complete the turnaround.

Earlier, Juventus had managed a 1-1 draw at Fiorentina after Cristian Kouame leveled Arkadiusz Milik’s early goal.

Real Madrid defeated Real Betis 2-1 at the Bernabeu to maintain their perfect start to the new LaLiga season.

Vinicius Junior gave Los Blancos an early lead but Sergio Canales equalized Betis.

Real were back in front just after the hour when Rodrygo’s shot went past Betis keeper Rui Silva while Carlo Ancelotti’s men secured four wins from four.

Robert Lewandowski scored in Seville for Barcelona (Jose Breton/AP)

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On Saturday night, Barcelona upped the pressure on Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui with a comfortable 3-0 win at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

After Erik Lamela saw a goal ruled out for offside, Barca’s summer signing broke Raphinha with a header in the 21st minute before Robert Lewandowski doubled the lead before half-time.

Eric Garcia struck just after the restart as winless Sevilla slipped to a third loss in four league games.

Earlier, Atletico Madrid drew 1-1 at Real Sociedad. Alvaro Morata gave the visitors an early lead and then saw another try ruled out by VAR before Sadiq Umar leveled in the second half.

An injury-time penalty from Samu Saiz gave Girona a 1-1 draw at Mallorca, where defender Raillo broke the lead just three minutes from time.

Freiburg have risen to the top of the Bundesliga after beating Bayer Leverkusen 3-2 away as Bayern Munich drew 1-1 at Union Berlin.

Kerem Demirbay put Leverkusen ahead in the first half at the BayArena, but Freiburg regained control after the break when Matthias Ginter equalized with a header before Michael Gregoritsch quickly added.

Czech attacker Patrik Schick equalized again 2-2 by nodding in a cross from loaned Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi to make his Bundesliga debut.

However, Ritsu Doan secured all three points for the visitors with 20 minutes remaining.

Bayern missed the chance to return to the top of the table after falling behind in Berlin.

Sheraldo Becker gave the hosts the lead, but Joshua Kimmich soon had Bayern level.

Jamie Leweling forced a nice save from Manuel Neuer late on as Bayern dropped points for a second straight league game.

Cologne won 4-2 in Wolfsburg to keep their start unbeaten, while Stuttgart and Schalke finished 1-1 after the hosts sent off defender Joshua Vagnoman in the second half.

Bottom Bochum were beaten 2-0 at home by Werder Bremen to record their fifth straight league defeat, while Eintracht Frankfurt beat RB Leipzig 4-0 in Saturday’s late kick-off.

Kylian Mbappe scored twice as Paris St Germain extended their unbeaten start in Ligue 1 with a 3-0 win at 10-men Nantes, who had to send off defender Fabio Da Silva midway through the first half.

Marseille also have 16 points from five games after a 2-0 win at Auxerre.

Karl Toko Ekambi scored twice and former Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette was on target as Lyon swept 5-0 past newly promoted Angers.

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