European tour: Real Madrid advances from behind and leads Al-Ittihad in Berlin | european football club

Real Madrid Came from behind to win Mallorca 4-1 at the Bernabeu in La Liga on Sunday and they continue their perfect start to the season.

Federico Valverde’s single attempt led to a tie in the first half after Vedat Al-Muqiri stunned the home team’s fans with the visiting team’s gesture in front. Vinicius Junior put the hosts ahead before Rodrygo and Antonio Rudiger completed the defeat.

Real returned to the top of the standings, two points behind Barcelona, ​​who finished second.

Real, who changed a lot at the start, struggled to gain a foothold and badly lost the injury spell Karim Benzema in attack throughout the subpar first half.

Al Muqiri, denied by Thibaut Courtois in the first 40 seconds, took an unremarkable header at the back post after 35 minutes and it looked like the champions would fall behind in the first half for the first time this season. However, that changed in extra time at the end of the half when Valverde ran along the field before firing a left-footed shot from the edge of the penalty area.

The hosts cornered the ball after the break, but were lucky when Antonio Sanchez hit the ball from six yards with the goal gap in a rare attack from the Balearic Islands.

Rodrygo’s choppy streak fueled Vinicius with 18 minutes left, and the Brazilian striker scored for the fifth game in a row to put Carlo Ancelotti’s team ahead, before Rodrygo sealed an impressive streak with a perfect finishing touch, and a first goal in Madrid colors for Rudiger. Added delayed luster to the score line.

Union Berlin Leading by two points over defending champion Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga table after being eliminated from the championship Cologne With a 1-0 win thanks to an own goal early in the game.

Early in the game, Union was fortunate to take the lead in the third minute when Cologne defender Timo Huppers’ attempt from a low cross passed off his goalkeeper at the near post.

Cologne was unlucky to award a penalty after five minutes when Luca Killian headed in, but goalkeeper Marvin Schwepp saved a penalty for Jordan Sepacho to deny Union a two-goal lead.

Union Berlin celebrates in front of its fans. Photo: Lars Baron/Getty Images

Al-Ittihad had the chances of doubling the lead, as Bundesliga top scorer Sheraldo Becker cleverly scored the goal from an acute angle, the VAR canceled for offside, while Christopher Tremmel saw his high shot from the crossbar.

The afternoon worsened for Kylian when he was sent off for a second yellow card in an attempt to stop a union counterattack, and the 10-man Kowloon couldn’t find a way to get past the guests who held out for the win.

Atalanta Wasted an opportunity to regain the top of the Italian league when they drew 1-1 at home to go up Cremonese.

The result was left undefeated Atalanta In second place, but equal on points with Napoli and third-placed AC Milan, the defending champions.

Cremonese defender Emmanuel Valeri equalized in the 78th minute from a rebound to achieve his first goal in the Italian Serie A, four minutes after Merih Demiral advanced to Atalanta by redirecting a free kick from Teon Kompiners with a header. The VAR also disallowed a goal for Atalanta after it was determined that Caleb Okoli had used his hand to turn around in a free kick from the Kompminers.

The Cremonese, who are playing in Serie A for the first time in 26 years, earned their first point last weekend against Sassuolo after opening the season with four straight defeats. Atalanta produced twice as many Cremonese shots (14 to 7) and controlled the ball but struggled to find the goal.

Napoli beat Spezia 1-0 on Saturday and Milan beat Sampdoria 2-1. Juventus host Salernitana later on Sunday.

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