European League wrap: Manchester clubs holds the ace in England, big five win in Italy

Manchester City and Manchester United remain the joint-leaders in the Premier League on a weekend they netted a joint ten goals. The big five in Italy-Juventus, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Roma and Napoli all won to indicate the league title will be a fierce battle this season.


Manchester City were in monstrous form away from home, handing Watford a 6-0 drubbing at Vicarage Road. Sergio Aguero netted a hat-trick, Gabriel Jesus, Nicolas Otamendi and Raheem Sterling completed scoring in a truly dominant and frightening performance.

Chelsea and Arsenal played out a stalemate at Stamford Bridge, in a game the Gunners should probably have won. The champions were second best for large parts of the game and were reduced to 10-men in the dying moments of the match when David Luiz was shown a straight red card for a reckless challenge on Sead Kolasinac, to become the third successive Chelsea player to be sent-off against Arsenal.

Manchester United handed Wayne Rooney an unpleasant Old Trafford return as they blew away Everton 4-0, on a day Antonio Valencia opened his season’s account in some grand style with a beauty of a goal.


League leaders Borussia Dortmund went goals crazy, hitting FC Cologne 5-0 to stamp their authority and set the pace in the league. Maximilian Phillips and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang each netted a brace with Sokratis also contributing a strike.

Champions Bayern Munich bounced back to winning ways, thanks to strikes from Thomas Mueller, Arjen Robben and Robert Lewandowski’s brace to earn a 4-0 home win against Mainz.


Third-place Inter Milan kept the pressure on the leaders thanks to strikes from Milan Skriniar and Ivan Perisic to secure a 2-0 away success at Crotone.

Roma defeated Hellas Verona 3-0 at Stadio Olimpico on Saturday night, Edin Dzeko-brace and Radja Nainggolan with the goals.

Juventus defeated Sassuolo 3-1 away from home on Sunday, thanks to a Paulo Dybala hat-trick which set the tone for the day’s matches.

AC Milan were 2-1 victorious against Udinese at San Siro on a day Nikola Kalinic netted a brace for Milan and Kevin Lasagna scored the away teams lone goal.

Leaders Napoli were ruthless in a 6-0 home win over Benevento, a win which took them to the top of the standing. Dries Mertens struck a hat-trick with further goal scoring contributions from Allan, Lorenzo Insigne and Jose Maria Callejon.


Champions Monaco bounced back to winning ways at home to Strasbourg 3-0. Rony Lopes and Colombian star striker and Captain Radamel Falcao hit a brace.

Marseille secured a 2-0 away success at Amiens thanks to a Clinton Njie brace which lifts them up to sixth-place.

Leaders PSG had to rely on two late own goals to secure a 2-0 home victory against Lyon at Parc des Princes. Marcelo and Jeremy Morel were the unfortunate culprits on the day.