La Liga & Serie A roundup: Valencia win big as Celta Vigo fall off pace

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

Celta Vigo 1-5 Valencia

Celta Vigo came into this match tied with Real Madrid and Barcelona at the top of La Liga, but fell off the pace after a 5-1 thrashing at the hands of Valencia. Paco Alcacer and Dani Parejo each struck twice for the visitors, with Shkodran Mustafi adding a fifth late in the match. Valencia moves up to sixth on the table, while Celta Vigo falls to third.

Las Palmas 2-0 Real Sociedad

Real Socieded dropped another match, this time to newly promoted Las Palmas, as David Moyes‘ future at the club has come into question. Moyes’ Sociedad has nine points through 11 matches, currently hovering just above the relegation zone. After an embarrassing defeat to a Las Palmas side that sat at the bottom of the table, there are growing rumors that Moyes could be on his way out.

Elsewhere in La Liga

Levante 1-1 Deportivo
Rayo Vallecano 2-1 Granada
Eibar 3-1 Getafe
Malaga 0-1 Real Betis
Athletic Bilbao vs. Espanyol (Sunday, 6 a.m. ET)
Barcelona vs. Villarreal (Sunday, 10 a.m. ET)
Atletico Madrid vs. Sporting Gijon (12:15 p.m. ET)
Sevilla vs. Real Madrid (2:45 p.m. ET)


AC Milan 0-0 Atalanta

Separated by just two points on the table, AC Milan and Atalanta settled for a scoreless draw at the San Siro. Atalanta had more of possession and nearly doubled Milan in shots, but 16-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma kept his second clean sheet in four matches, as the teenager has yet to lose a start.

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Verona 0-2 Bologna

Bologna scored twice in the opening 15 minutes of play, as Verona remains without a win in Serie A play. Verona has six losses and six draws on the season, and is one of two teams in Europe’s top five leagues yet to win a game, along with France’s Troyes.

Roma vs. Lazio (Sunday, 9 a.m. ET)

One of the most heated rivalries in all of world football, the Derby della Capitale headlines Sunday’s Serie A action. Both clubs share the Stadio Olimpico, but Roma is the home side tomorrow and will look to extend their unbeaten run in the derby to five matches. Roma currently sits in third place, five points above Lazio, and leads Serie A with 25 goals.

Sunday in Serie A

Torino vs. Inter Milan (6:30 a.m. ET)
Palermo vs. Chievo (9 a.m. ET)
Sassuolo vs. Carpi (9 a.m. ET)
Empoli vs. Juventus (9 a.m. ET)
Frosinone vs. Genoa (9 a.m. ET)
Napoli vs. Udinese (12 p.m. ET)
Sampdoria vs. Fiorentina (2:45 p.m. ET)