La Liga & Serie A roundup: Barca keep distance, Juve increase lead

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

Barcelona 2-1 Sevilla

Barcelona remain eight points clear at the top of the La Liga table after a come-from-behind win over Sevilla at Camp Nou. Machin Vitolo had given Sevilla the lead in the 20th minute, but Lionel Messi drew Barca level with yet another masterful free kick, curling a gorgeous shot over the wall and into the top corner. Gerard Pique would score early in the second half to put Barcelona ahead and they would hold onto that lead, extending their unbeaten run to 34 matches in all competitions.

[ MORE: Saturday’s La Liga roundup ]

Valencia 0-3 Athletic Bilbao

Valencia’s four-match win streak came crashing to an end on Sunday as Athletic Bilbao scored three quick-fire goals to stun Gary Neville’s men at the Mestalla. With less than 20 minutes to play and the match still scoreless, Bilbao erupted for three goals in six minutes to take the win, moving up to seventh on the table in the process and keeping their European dreams alive.

Elsewhere in La Liga
Deportivo 0-1 Granada
Villarreal 3-0 Levante

Juventus 2-0 Inter Milan

Juventus extend their unbeaten run to 16 matches in all competitions with a 2-0 win over Inter Milan. Leonardo Bonucci fired Juve ahead just after the break and substitute Alvaro Morata made his presence felt immediately, drawing and scoring a penalty within minutes of coming on late in the match. With Napoli playing on Monday, Juventus now goes four points clear at the top of the table, while Inter remains fifth.

[ MORE: Saturday’s Serie A roundup ]

Chievo 1-0 Genoa

Lucas Castro’s 51st minute goal was enough to lead Chievo over Genoa in a battle between northern clubs on Sunday. Castro’s second-half header was the only goal of the match, as Chievo climbs up to the top half of the table with the result. For Genoa, Gian Piero Gasperini’s side sits 15th, just five points above safety.

Elsewhere in Serie A
Palermo 0-0 Bologna
Udinese 2-0 Verona
Sampdoria 2-0 Frosinone
Carpi 1-1 Atalanta
Lazio vs. Sassuolo (Monday, 1 p.m. ET)
Fiorentina vs. Napoli (Monday, 3 p.m. ET)