European Football Results: Incredible Ibrahimovic sends PSG top


Spain

It was a good weekend for Real Madrid as they won and made up ground on their rivals. Madrid won 2-0 at home to Malaga thanks to goals from Angel Di Maria and Cristiano Ronaldo.

League leaders Barcelona could only manage a draw at Osasuna, as predicted by our expert Paul Wilkes. Second placed Atletico Madrid fared even worse, losing 1-0 at Real Sociedad.

Barcelona are 1.45 to retain their title, with Real Madrid at 3.00 and Atletico at 15.00.

Italy

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. 

Juventus remain the 1.85 favourites to win the league, with Roma at 3.50, Napoli at 5.50, Inter at 20.0 and Fiorentina at 25.0.

Germany 

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.

Bayern Munich are 1.18 to retain the title, with Dortmund at 5.00 and Leverkusen at 20.00.

France

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. 

PSG are 1.18 to win Ligue 1 again, with Monaco at 4.50 and Lille at 30.00.