European roundup: Real Madrid go top of La Liga


Lazio suffered an unfortunate defeat by Atalanta in Serie A.

Real Madrid leapfrogged Barcelona into top spot in LaLiga as goals from Vinicius Junior and Sergio Ramos concluded a 2-0 home win against Mallorca.

Brazilian Vinicius Junior’s cool broke finish offered Real a half- time lead and Ramos curled home an outstanding free-kick early in the second duration.

Zinedine Zidane‘s side are level on points with Barca and regardless of an inferior goal distinction moved top courtesy of their head-to-head record, having won and drawn against their arch competitors previously this season.

☄ WHAT about that @SergioRamos free-kick?! #RMLiga|#RealMadridRCDMallorca

— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) June24,2020

Real proceeded in the 19 th minute when Gareth Bale, making his first start given that February, let Luka Modric‘s pass run onto Vinicius, who raised the ball over the goalkeeper from a tight angle.

Vinicius’s shot soon after struck the crossbar prior to skipper Ramos curled home an inch-perfect free-kick for his 8th goal of the season in the 56 th minute.

Real Sociedad‘s expect a Europa League location were dented as they slipped to a 3rd straight league defeat, 1-0 at home to Celta Vigo, for whom Iago Aspas transformed the game’s just goal from the penalty spot.

Osasuna protected their first win in 4 thanks to Toni Lato‘s singular second-half effort at mid-table competitors Alaves.


NON MOLLIAMO MAI!!! GRANDI RAGAZZI!!! CHE VITTORIA!!! A sensational second half efficiency sees us come back from 2-1 down at half- time to victory over Lazio! WE NEVER QUIT!!! #GoAtalantaGo ⚫

— Atalanta B.C. (@Atalanta_BC) June 24, 2020

In Serie A, Lazio’s title hopes were dealt a major blow after they let slip a 2-goal lead to lose 3-2 at Atalanta.

Lazio missed out on the opportunity to near to within a point of leaders Juventus, with both sides still having 11 games to play.

Marten De Roon’s own goal and a Sergej Milinkovic-Savic strike put Lazio 2-0 up inside 11 minutes, however Robin Gosens headed home for Atalanta prior to the period.

Ruslan Malinovskiy equalised midway through the second half and Jose Luis Palomino capitalized of some bad protecting to head Atalanta’s winner with 10 minutes left.


“Details always make the difference and unfortunately we’re being made to pay in this respect.”

Antonio #Conte’s analysis of #InterSassuolo #FORZAINTER ⚫ ⚫

— Inter (@Inter_en) June 24, 2020

Romelu Lukaku scored his 25 th goal of the season, however Inter Milan failed to make in-roads on the top 2 after being held to a 3-3 home draw against Sassuolo.

Lukaku’s penalty counteracted Francesco Caputo’s early opener for Sassuolo prior to Cristiano Biraghi fired Inter ahead in first-half interruption time.

Sassuolo levelled through Domenico Berardi’s late penalty and although Borja Valero brought back Inter’s lead with 4 minutes left, Giangiacomo Magnani equalised for the visitors in the 89 th minute.

Milan Skriniar was dispatched in added time for his foul on Lukas Haraslin, the Inter defender’s second yellow card offense.

Edin Dzeko scored two times in the second half to clinch Roma a 2-1 home win against Sampdoria.

Dzeko counteracted Manolo Gabbiadini’s early effort for the visitors and after that fired an 85 th-minute winner to keeper Roma in 5th location.

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