La Liga & Serie A weekend roundup

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Catch up on all of this weekend’s action from Spain and Italy’s top flights.

Barcelona 4-1 Levante

Barcelona remains atop La Liga with four wins from four matches after easing to a 4-1 win over Levante. After being held scoreless in the first half, Barca erupted for four second half goals, with Lionel Messi picking up two along with tallies from Neymar and Marc Bartra. Messi could have had a hat trick, but skied a penalty over the bar. He’s missed six penalty kicks over the past ten seasons, the most in La Liga.

[ RELATED: Saturday’s La Liga roundup ]

Villarreal 3-1 Athletic Bilbao

Villarreal is yet to lose in La Liga play, scoring three in a big win over Athletic Bilbao. A Bruno penalty gave the hosts the lead just before halftime, and second half strikes from Mario Gaspar and Leo Baptistao sealed all three points.

Elsewhere in La Liga

Getafe 1-0 Malaga
Real Madrid 1-0 Granada
Eibar 0-2 Atletico Madrid
Real Sociedad 2-3 Espanyol
Valencia 0-0 Real Betis
Sevilla 1-2 Celta Vigo
Deportivo 2-3 Sporting Gijon
Las Palmas 0-1 Rayo


Genoa 0-2 Juventus

Coming off of a big win over Manchester City in the Champions League, Juventus finally got a win in Serie A over Genoa. Genoa goalkeeper Eugenio Lamanna was charged with an own goal in the first half when Paul Pogba’s shot deflected off the crossbar and off the keeper into the net, and Pogba converted a penalty kick in the second half to seal the points. The only bad news for Juve is that Alvaro Morata was forced off in the first half with an apparent groin injury.

Napoli 5-0 Lazio

Napoli secured their first win in Serie A under Maurizio Sarri thanks to a 5-0 thrashing of Lazio. Gonzalo Higuain bagged a brace while Lorenzo Insigne put in a great performance, grabbing a goal and an assist. It was all Napoli from the opening whistle, as Sarri’s men will hope to take some momentum from this result moving forward.

Chievo 0-1 Inter Milan — MORE

Inter Milan remains at the top of the table with four wins through four matches thanks to a Mauro Icardi goal at Chievo. It’s the first time since 2002-03 that Inter has started a season with four straight wins, as the club looks to rebound after a few poor campaigns. Inter has only scored five goals, but have stood strong defensively, conceding just once.

Elsewhere in Serie A

Roma 2-2 Sassuolo
AC Milan 3-2 Palermo
Udinese 1-2 Empoli
Atalanta 1-1 Verona
Bologna 1-0 Frosinone
Torino 2-0 Sampdoria
Carpi 0-1 Fiorentina