La Liga & Serie A roundup: New leaders as Atleti, Napoli go top

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Catch up on all of this weekend’s action in Spain and Italy’s top flights, as both leagues have a new name at the top of the table.

Celta Vigo 0-2 Atletico Madrid

Barcelona had temporarily gone first in La Liga with a win on Saturday, but Atletico quickly regained the top spot with a 2-0 win over Celta Vigo on Sunday. Goals from Antoine Griezmann and Yannick Carrasco gave Atleti their eighth win in nine La Liga matches, a run in which Diego Simeone’s men have conceded just twice.

Villarreal 2-0 Sporting Gijon

A brace from Cedric Bakambu gave Villarreal their six straight league win, as the east coast club sits fourth in La Liga. Both goals were assisted by former Tottenham man Roberto Soldado, whose seven assists on the season are tops in the league. Villarreal is now just a point behind Real Madrid and eight points clear of Celta Vigo on the table.

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Real Sociedad 2-0 Valencia

Gary Neville continues to struggle, as the former Manchester United defender is now winless in five La Liga matches in charge at Valencia. Jonathas struck twice in three minutes late in the match to give Real Sociedad the win, as Valencia falls to 11th on the table.

Elsewhere in La Liga

Eibar 2-1 Espanyol
Las Palmas 1-1 Malaga


Inter Milan 0-1 Sassuolo

Inter Milan were crushed by a 95th minute penalty kick from Domenico Berardi, as visitors Sassuolo left the San Siro with a late win. Andrea Consigli made six saves for Sassuolo, as the goalkeeper had a huge day in a match that Inter dominated. With the loss, Inter drops from first to third on the Serie A table.

Frosinone 1-5 Napoli

Napoli took advantage of Inter’s loss and smashed five past Frosinone, as Maurizio Sarri’s men move atop the Serie A table. Gonzalo Higuain scored twice to bring his tally up to 18 goals in 19 matches, already matching his total from last season. The Argentine striker has been lighting it up this year, as he leads the league in scoring with seven more goals than any other player.

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Sampdoria 1-2 Juventus

Juventus won their ninth straight Serie A match, moving up to second on the table. Goals from Paul Pogba and Sami Khedira wrapped up the victory for Juve, as the defending champs have recovered from a horrendous start to the season. After earning one win from their opening six matches, Max Allegri’s men have now won 11 of 13 and sit just two points off leaders Napoli.

Elsewhere in Serie A

Fiorentina 1-3 Lazio
Roma 1-1 AC Milan
Carpi 2-1 Udinese
Bologna 0-1 Chievo
Atalanta 0-2 Genoa
Torino 0-1 Empoli
Verona 0-1 Palermo