Karim Benzema gives Real Madrid victory at Espanyol

Karim Benzema scored twice late as Real Madrid clinched a 3-1 away win over Espanyol.

Madrid were in danger of losing their first LaLiga points of the season until Benzema fired in from close range in the 88th minute to put them back in front.

That came after Espanyol’s Joselu finished the rebound two minutes before half-time to neutralize Vinicius Junior’s 12th-minute opener.

But after regaining the lead, Madrid pushed their advantage home in a long stoppage time.

Benjamin Lecomte was sent off after VAR upgraded his yellow card to red for a foul on Dani Ceballos and as the clock reached 10 minutes of added time Benzema’s free-kick made it 3-1.

Robert Lewandowski scored a second brace in Barcelona’s colors to help the Catalans win 4-0 over Real Valladolid.

Lewandowski and Ousmane Dembele both hit the post before Lewandowski converted a Raphinha cross in the 24th minute.

Pedri rolled in a second before Lewandowski clinched his second home in the 65th minute and Sergi Roberto completed the win.

Getafe and Villarreal shared the points after a goalless draw.

Eintracht Frankfurt celebrated their first Bundesliga win of the season with a 4-3 away win at Wolfsburg.

Mario Götze scored just two minutes later, although Eintracht fell behind after Anthony Jung and Leonardo Bittencourt scored twice in four minutes.

Randal Muani equalized and Jesper Lindstrom gave Eintracht the lead six minutes before the break.

Djibril Sow added a fourth three minutes into the second half which proved crucial when Niclas Fullkrug scored a late penalty for the hosts.

Cologne and Stuttgart played a goalless draw that saw Stuttgart’s Luca Pfeiffer see red early in the second half.

Paris St Germain lost their first Ligue 1 points of the season as they drew 1-1 with Monaco.

Kevin Volland gave Monaco the lead with 21 minutes to go but PSG salvaged a point when Neymar struck from the penalty spot with 19 minutes to go.

Marseille moved level on points with a 3-0 win in Nice thanks to twice from Alexis Sanchez in the first half on either side of Nuno Tavares’ goal.

Elye Wahi and Valere Germain each scored twice in Montpellier’s 7-0 win in Brest, while Faitout Maouassa, Wahbi Khazri and Nicolas Cozza drew the others.

Nantes fell behind to an early goal from Zakari Aboukhal but came back to win 3-1 thanks to second-half goals from Evann Guessand, Mostafa Mohamed and Moses Simon.

Moussa Dembele’s 87th-minute goal saved Lyon a point in a 1-1 draw at Reims that saw midfielder Dion Lopy sent off with 27 minutes to go, Troyes defeated 10-man Angers 3-1 and Lorient defeated Clermont Foot , also on 10 , 2-1.

Teun Koopmeiners’ goal in the 51st minute was enough to give Atalanta a 1-0 win at Verona that put them fourth in the early Serie A table.

Salernitana clinched their first league win of the season with a 4-0 win over Sampdoria – goals from Boulaye Dia, Federico Bonazzoli, Tonny Vilhena and Erik Bothim.

Gabriel Strefezza equalized Fabiono Parisi’s goal in the 1-1 draw between Lecce and Empoli, while Fiorentina and Napoli remained goalless.

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