- Paulo Dybala and Juan Cuadrado score for Juventus
- Cologne 1-4 Bayern Munich
Juventus celebrate Juan Cuadrado’s goal. Photograph: Massimo Pinca/Reuters
Goals from Paulo Dybala and Juan Cuadrado earned Juventus a 2-0 win over 10-man Brescia to go top of Serie A. Brescia striker Florian Aye picked up two yellow cards in three minutes near the end of the first half and Juventus immediately capitalised as Dybala whipped in the opener from a free kick.
Cuadrado doubled their advantage with a neat finish after 75 minutes, and the home crowd were given more reason to cheer when captain Giorgio Chiellini came off the bench to make his first appearance since rupturing his cruciate ligament in August.
Maurizio Sarri rested forward Cristiano Ronaldo, who has scored in 10 consecutive Serie A matches, and his gamble paid off as Juve eased to a win that moved them up to 57 points.
Lazio mounted a superb second-half comeback at the Olympic Stadium to beat Internazionale 2-1 and move above Antonio Conte’s side into second place in Serie A on Sunday.
The visitors drew first blood when Ashley Young fired home his first Inter goal on the brink of half-time. But Lazio drew level through a Ciro Immobile penalty early in the second half, before Sergej Milinkovic-Savic found space in a crowded box to curl in the winner on the 69th minute. The victory moved Lazio one point behind Juventus.
A stunning finish from Dries Mertens earned Napoli a 1-0 win at Cagliari that moved them above the Sardinian side and into eighth place in Serie A on Sunday. Gennaro Gattuso was looking for a reaction from his side after they fell to a shock 3-2 defeat at home by Lecce last weekend, and Mertens’ curling shot on the 65th minute was enough to edge them to victory.
The Belgian’s goal was a rare moment of quality in a keenly contested encounter, and moved him to within one goal of Marek Hamsik’s club record tally of 121 strikes for the club.
Real Madrid’s La Liga title bid took a dent after Zinedine Zidane’s side were held to a 2-2 draw at home to Celta Vigo on Sunday, denied all three points by a late strike from Santi Mina.
Mina latched on to a classy through ball from former Barcelona midfielder Denis Suárez and produced a clinical low finish to equalise in the 85th minute. Celta took an early lead through Russian striker Fedor Smolov but Real responded through Toni Kroos in the 52nd minute before captain Sergio Ramos put Zidane’s side in front in the 65th from the penalty spot.
The draw ended a five-game winning streak in the league for the leaders and left them on 53 points after 24 games, one ahead of second-placed Barcelona who beat Getafe 2-1 at home on Saturday.
In the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich scored three goals in a devastating opening 12 minutes as they thumped Cologne 4-1 away on Sunday to go back to the top.
Robert Lewandowski maintained his average of over a goal a game this season as he put the Bavarians ahead in the third minute and goals from Kingsley Coman and Serge Gnabry left Cologne reeling.
After Cologne had two goals disallowed for offside, Gnabry added a fourth in the 65th minute before Mark Uth scored a consolation for the Billy Goats, who deserved more for their second-half effort.
Sixth-placed Schalke 04 lost ground on the Champions League places with a 0-0 draw at Mainz 05 in Sunday’s other game.
Olympique de Marseille cut Paris St Germain’s lead at the top of Ligue 1 to 10 points after two quickfire goals midway through the second half gave them a 2-1 win at Lille on Sunday.
Forward Victor Osimhen twice came close in the first half before he fired Lille into a 51st-minute lead with a dinked shot over goalkeeper Steve Mandanda after he took a defence-splitting pass from Jonathan Bamba in his stride.
Marseille missed a penalty on the hour as home keeper Mike Maignan saved Valentin Rongier’s spot kick after Tiago Djaló tripped Bouna Sarr, but Lille’s joy was short-lived.
The visitors levelled in the 67th minute as Lille defender Reinildo Mandava diverted Description Valère Germain’s glancing header into his own net and the Marseille midfielder again turned provider two minutes later. Germain broke loose on the right flank and sent a superb low cross for Argentine striker Darío Benedetto to tap the ball in at the near post and complete Marseille’s fightback.
Earlier on Sunday, Lyon continued their patchy form with a 1-1 home draw against Strasbourg after Kévin Lucien Zohi cancelled out Bertrand Traore’s opener for the home side.
Third-placed Rennes suffered a 1-0 setback at Stade Reims, while Brest stayed 13th after holding on for a 3-2 home win over struggling Saint Etienne.