European roundup: Messi equals Pele record, Lyon go top of Ligue 1

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European roundup: Messi equals Pele record, Lyon go top of Ligue 1

The Argentina playmaker was on target just prior to half- time.

(*1 *) Lionel Messi equated to the single-club scoring record of Brazil great (*1 *)Pele with his 643rd goal for (*1 *) Barcelona in the 2-2 LaLiga draw against Valencia.

The Argentina playmaker was on target just prior to half- time, heading the ball in after his penalty had actually been conserved.

Mouctar Diakhaby had actually nodded Valencia into the lead after 29 minutes, with Messi making it 1-1 at the break.

Leo # Messi equals @Pele as the perpetuitytop goalscorer for one club WITH 643 goals!

: @damiendraws pic.twitter.com/dNrlmwdfC7

— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) December 19, 2020

Ronald Araujo put Barca in front after 52 minutes with an acrobatic effort, only for Maxi Gomez to secure a share of the points when he prodded the ball in with 20 minutes left.

The draw leaves Ronald Koeman’s side 5th in LaLiga, 8 points behind (*1 *) Atletico Madrid, who earlier beat Elche 3-1

Atletico produced the best reaction from their derby defeat last weekend, with Luis Suarez scoring in each half and a late penalty from Diego Costa settling matters after Lucas Boye’s header had actually offered Elche hope.

́(* )@LuisSuarez9

⚪ #AúpaAtleti|⚽ #AtletiElche pic.twitter.com/nsTtiyhF9X

— Atlético de Madrid( @atletienglish) December 19, 2020

Saturday’s night kick-off saw

Valladolid struck a late equaliser to draw Real -1 at Sevilla, who are 6th.1 Lucas Ocampos ‘

– first wanted to have actually set the hosts on their half penalty, however Raul Garcia struck with way 3 minutes left.just In other places, Levante beat

Sociedad 2-Real with a late 1 from Jorge de Frutos and Gerard Moreno scored two times as Villarreal goal 3-won at Osasuna, who had defender Aridane sent after 1 19 minutes.just Bayern will invest Christmas where they feel most at

#BLMatchday @FCBayernEN pic.twitter.com/vFgfr9g6Qwhome– Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) December 19, 2020

In the Bundesliga, newly-crowned

FIFA Men’s Player Best the Year (*of *) Robert Lewandowski1 scored a last-minute to offer (*winner *) Bayern Munich1 a 2- at Bayer Leverkusen and seal 1 win for Christmas.top spot Patrik Schick had actually offered the

the home side with a great volley on 14 minutes, as Leverkusen wanted to keep ahead lead the safeguarding of in the table.champions Lewandowski, however, equalised

prior to just- time and half when the just looked set to end in a draw, the Poland striker capitalised on a match error to defensive Bayern to a remarkable success.fire One

those daysof ⚪ #RBLeipzig #RBLKOE pic.twitter.com/iR6Fn2oD7w

— RB Leipzig English (@RBLeipzig_EN) December 19, 2020

RB Leipzig missed out on the opportunity to

above Leverkusen as they were held to a goalless draw at move by Perfume.home Eren Sami Dinkci’s last-minute

offered Werder Bremen a goal -0 1 at Mainz, while Augsburg were beaten 2-0 at win by Eintracht Frankfurt.home Borussia Monchengladbach had Marcus Thuram sent late on as Hoffenheim originated from behind to

2-win, with 1 from Andrej Kramaric and Ryan Sessegnon, who sealed the goals 4 minutes from time.points New Schalke

Huub Stevens– the boss’s 3rd club the season following the sacking head coach of Manuel Baum– saw his of in what is a 4th time at the helm first game with a finish -0 1 defeat by Arminia Bielefeld.home Fabian Klos’

early in the goal leaves Schalke all-time low, now 6 second half behind Arminia, who inhabit the points- off relegation play.spot(*

*) Cristiano Ronaldo1 scored two times as (* *) Juventus1 went out 4-0 winners at Parma to a point behind move leaders A/C Milan.Serie A Dejan Kulusevski opened the scoring on 23 minutes prior to Ronaldo

struck a soon for the second with a hallmark towering header.champions Ronaldo

another 3 minutes into the added after being second half by Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey, with Alvaro Morata concluding the Bianconeri’s comfy released when he nodded in a late 4th.win Fiorentina were held to a

-1 draw by Hellas Verona, both sides having actually scored early charges, while Sampdoria beat bottom 1 Crotone 3-club1 Never ever in doubt

The panenka

about coming off for (*just *) Memphis Depay1 pic.twitter.com/gaWjEzbtLg— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) December 19, 2020

In

, (*Ligue 1 *)1 4-Lyon won at Nice, with Memphis Depay transforming a positive Panenka 1 the penalty during, to first half a point move at the clear the table.top of Lille host Paris St Germain on Sunday, with both sides seeking to seize the day to

to the top.go back Metz beat Lens 2-0, while Marseille needed to originate from behind to draw

-1 at 1 Reims, Florian Thauvin equalising home against prior to just- time.half

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