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Ronaldo Finally Scores As Real Madrid Wins

Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo warmed up for Tottenham on Tuesday by scoring the goals that set Real Madrid on their way to a 2-1 win over Getafe.

The French forward has been out for a month but he was back in the old routine on 39 minutes latching on to a deflected Ronaldo pass. Ronaldo scored the winner with four minutes left after Getafe had equalised through a goal from Jorge Molina.

Napoli Increase Lead Atop Serie A

Serie A leaders Napoli beat Roma 1-0 at the Stadio Olimpico thanks to a first-half strike from Lorenzo Insigne to open up a five-point advantage over Inter Milan, Juventus and Lazio.

An involuntary assist from Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi set up the decisive goal in the 20th minute as the visitors maintained their perfect start to the season.

The Roma captain accidentally set up Insigne when a loose ball fell at his feet on the edge of the box, sending the forward through with only the goalkeeper to beat.

Atletico Madrid And Barcelona Draw 1-1

Luis Suarez kept Barcelona unbeaten in La Liga with a late equaliser against Atletico Madrid in the two sides’ first meeting at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Barca were heading for their first defeat of the season after a Saul wonder goal in the first half but eight minutes from time Suarez struck with a far post header from Sergio Roberto’s deep cross.

Barcelona were dealt the body blow of losing Neymar in the summer and when the spent a fortune on his replacement Ousmane Dembele he picked a three-month injury.

Lazio Stun Juventus At Home

Juventus’ stranglehold on the Serie A title for six straight seasons looks at risk of being broken after falling to defeat once again to Lazio.

The Bianconeri were beaten by Lazio for the second time this season on Saturday, falling 2-1 at home after conceding two goals to Ciro Immobile just like in the Italian Super Cup in August.

It’s the second straight match that Juventus have dropped points after drawing with Atalanta 2-2 shortly before the international break.

‘We need to work on our lapses in concentration,’ Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said.

Wenger Blames Ref After Another Arsenal Defeat

Arsene Wenger hit out at a “scandalous” penalty decision after Arsenal lost their way and slumped to a 2-1 defeat at Watford.

Arsenal were leading through Per Mertesacker’s first-half goal and had multiple chances to wrap up the three points before Watford made their comeback through Troy Deeney’s spot-kick, which came after referee Neil Swarbrick adjudged Hector Bellerin to have fouled Richarlison.

“The penalty? It was never a penalty. It’s unbelievable to lose a game because of that,” Wenger told Arsenal.com.

Antonio Conte admitted he will find it ‘very difficult’ to sleep after Chelsea’s shock defeat by Crystal Palace and highlighted concerns over the squad at his disposal.

The Italian hinted his frustration at their lack of depth after seeing his side struggle against the Premier League’s bottom club, who broke a seven-game losing streak at Selhurst Park.

Chelsea face Roma in the Champions League at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday and Conte has warned their fans that this season will be harder than they think.

Jose Mourinho defended Manchester United’s lack of ambition as he once again threw a blanket over the biggest game in English football.

United’s unbeaten start to the season continued after they ground out a 0-0 draw at Liverpool but they needed a stunning save from David De Gea to deny Joel Matip to escape with a seventh clean sheet in eight Premier League matches.

This is the second time Mourinho has brought a United team to Anfield but, in those games, they have managed just two shots on target – one from Zlatan Ibrahimovic 12 months ago and another from Romelu Lukaku on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp insisted he would never set Liverpool up to play like Manchester United as he bemoaned another performance that never got its right reward.

Liverpool’s manager was adamant his side did enough to win a sterile contest with their most bitter rivals but recognised a failure to take chances again proved costly.

The draw means Liverpool stay in eighth and they have only won once in the Premier League since the start of September but Klopp is adamant they are making progress.

‘The performance was worth three points. We were the better side,’ he told Sky Sports.

Derby della Madonnina Talking Points

milan-derbyThe season’s first Derby della Madonnina promises fireworks as the underwhelming Rossoneri take on Inter Milan at the San Siro on Monday morning.

Luciano Spaletti has taken Inter under his wing and up the Serie A table with a fantastic start to their campaign. Inter are sitting third and seven points clear of their bitter rivals ahead of the Derby.

It’s a must-win game for either side and these are the five talking points ahead of the biggest Derby della Madonnina match in several years.

Antonio Conte has now says that he has no intention of leaving Chelsea before the end of his contract. The Italian is committed to the champions until 2019 but appeared to fuel speculation of an earlier departure with a recent interview in Italy in which he was quoted as saying:

‘Not a doubt in my mind that I will be home before long.’

But he moved to kill off doubts over his future on Friday. He said:

‘From two weeks I am reading wrong things also because I did an interview two weeks ago and I am sure the translation was wrong because I only said one day in the future I would like to go back to Italy.