A dramatic weekend in Serie A kicked off with a top of the table clash that saw Roma beat Napoli 2-0 on Friday night. Roma have now won all eight of their league games and lead Napoli and Juventus by five points.
The most remarkable game that took place was Fiorentina’s shock home win against Juventus. The Old Lady appeared to be cruising with a 2-0 lead midway through the second half, only for Fiorentina to shock the reigning champions by winning 4-2. The resurgent Giuseppe Rossi was the hero behind the remarkable comeback, scoring a hat-trick.
The undoubted talking point of the weekend in Germany came in Bayer Leverkusen’s 2-1 win. With the score at 1-0 to Leverkusen, Stefan Kiessling headed wide of the post and into the side netting, only for the ball to enter the goal via a hole in the net. The referee gave the goal.
Elsewhere, unbeaten Bayern Munich remain top of the Bundesliga after a 4-1 win over Mainz. Hot on their heels and just a point behind are Borussia Dortmund, who beat Hannover 96 1-0. This saw our Bundesliga expert Raphael Honigstein’s tip of under 3.5 goals come in at 1.85.
Paris St-Germain and Monaco both kept their unbeaten records intact over the weekend. It was PSG who will be happier with their result though, as they moved two points clear of Monaco with a 4-0 win at Bastia. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice, including an amazing back-heeled volley.
Monaco could only draw 2-2 at Sochaux, while third placed Lille remained in contention with a 1-1 win at Montpellier.