Chris Smalling’s second-half header secured Roma’s first win over Inter Milan since 2017 and left in shambles the Nerazzurri’s hopes of forcing their way back into the Serie A title race at the San Siro.
Federico Dimarco had opened the scoring for the home side after half an hour, but Paulo Dybala equalized with a stunning volley nine minutes later and Smalling doubled it up for the winner’s header with 15 minutes remaining.
The result gave Jose Mourinho his first win against his former club, leaving Inter eight points behind leaders Napoli, who cemented their lead with a 3-1 win over the struggling Torino.
Andre Frank Zambo Anguissa scored an early brace and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia added a third with an impressive solo effort before Antonio Sanabria gave his side a glimmer of hope by closing the gap.
AC Milan conjured up a remarkable late goal in a 3-1 win at Empoli that seemed to salvage a point when Nedim Bajrami’s added-time free-kick canceled out an Ante Rebic opener.
But Milan retook the lead right after the restart with a cool finish from Fode Ballo-Toure and Rafael Leao even had time to add a third before the final whistle.
Barcelona extended their LaLiga winning streak to six games with a hard-fought 1-0 win at Mallorca.
Robert Lewandowski nabbed his ninth league goal of the season when he sliced into the box and deflected his shot into the bottom corner.
A goal in each half from Marcos Llorente and Alvaro Morata helped Atletico Madrid shake off the memory of their recent painful loss to city rivals Real as they clinched a 2-0 win in Seville.
Sergio Leon scored twice as Real Valladolid ended a run of two straight defeats with a 3-2 win at in-form Getafe, while the ailing Cadiz sent Villarreal into their third game without a win after beating despite Isaac’s late dismissal Carlen had brought a goalless draw.
Kylian Mbappe came off the bench to send Paris St Germain back to the top of Ligue 1 with a 2-1 win over Nice.
Lionel Messi’s brilliant free-kick was canceled out by a Gaetan Laborde strike early in the second half but Mbappe, who came on for Hugo Ekitike in the 59th minute, fired the winner seven minutes from time.
Goals from Arnaud Kalimuendo, Martin Terrier and Amine Gouiri helped Rennes win 3-1 at Strasbourg, who were playing with 10 men after Gerzine Nyamsi was sent off in the 28th minute.
Surprise Bundesliga leaders Union Berlin ended their unbeaten start to the season with a 2-0 defeat at 10-man Eintracht Frankfurt.
Goals from Mario Götze and Jesper Lindstrom put the hosts ahead before half-time and they stood their ground despite Randal Kolo Muani being sent off in the 68th minute.
The defeat of Berlin allowed Freiburg to catch up on points at the top of the table after goals from Michael Gregoritsch and Daniel Kofi-Kayereh helped them continue their excellent start to the season with a 2-1 win over Mainz.
There was a setback for Borussia Dortmund, who had to give up their half-time advantage with 2:3 in Cologne, for which Florian Kainz, Steffen Tigges and Dejan Ljubicic turned the game around in 18 minutes of the second half.
Werder Bremen scored three goals in the opening 13 minutes and marked a spectacular return to form with a 5-1 win over Borussia Mönchengladbach.
With two goals each from Timo Werner and Christopher Nkunku, RB Leipzig beat bottom team Bochum 4-0, while Stuttgart are without a win after a 3-2 defeat at Wolfsburg, for which Yannick Gerhardt scored the winner in added time.
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/inter-milan-jose-mourinho-real-valladolid-napoli-chris-smalling-b2190762.html Chris Smalling secures Roma’s overdue win over Inter Milan in Serie A