European Roundup: Real Madrid go two points clear at top of La Liga

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In Italy, two late goals for Inter Milan keep them within reach of a top two spot.

Casemiro scored the only goal as Real Madrid moved two points clear at the top of LaLiga with a 1-0 win at Espanyol

Real leapfrogged Barcelona back to the top with 8 games staying however were made to combat after Karim Benzema‘s outrageous back heel had actually established Casemiro’s definitive strike on the stroke of half- time.

Espanyol produced a string of opportunities to make it a distressed night for Zinedine Zidane‘s side, who were likewise inefficient in front of goal.

@realmadriden extend their lead at the top of the #LaLigaSantander standings! pic.twitter.com/Bo3WmxX7FG

— LaLiga English (@LaLigaEN) June 28, 2020

Levante bounced back to winning ways with a comfy 4-2 home win against mid-table competitors Real Betis

Borja Mayoral, Enis Bardhi, Jose Luis Morales and Ruben Rochina put them 4-0 up prior to Betis reacted through Sergio Canales and Juanmi

First-half goals from Paco Alcacer and Gerard Moreno made Villarreal a 2-0 home win against Valencia and kept them in the hunt for Champions League certification.

Eibar offered their survival hopes another shot in the arm as they won 2-1 at Granada

Striking-partnership ❤ https://t.co/P2IrR2Fnl6

— SD Eibar (@SDEibarEN) June 28,2020

Roberto Soldado headed Granada level after Pablo De Blasis‘ opener, however Eibar made it back- to-back wins thanks to Kike Garcia‘s 69 th-minute winner.

In Serie A, Inter Milan scored two late goals to win 2-1 at Parma and equal top two Juventus and Lazio in 3rd location.

Inter, routing to Gervinho‘s first-half effort, had alternative goalkeeper Tommaso Berni dispatched without making it on to the pitch following a touchline event.

However Antonio Conte’s side hit back through Stefan de Vrij (84) and Alessandro Bastoni (87) to clinch 3 important points, while Parma’s Juraj Kucka was revealed a straight red card for his response off-the-ball following Inter’s equaliser.

✨ #ParmaInter #FORZAINTER ⚫ pic.twitter.com/bZnxbK77 qf

— Inter (@Inter_en) June28,2020

Atalanta stay on course for a top- 4finish after notching their 6th straight (************************************** )win, 3-2at Udinese

Luis Muriel struck two times for Atalanta with long-range efforts after Duvan Zapata had actually provided an earlylead and Kevin Lasagna‘s brace for Udinese was inadequate.

Air Conditioner Milan kept alive their hopesof atop- 6finish withtwo lategoals in a 2-0 success over fifth-placed Roma

(** ) Ante Rebic broke the
deadlock in thesecondhalf and Hakan Calhanoglu transformed a latepenalty after Roma defender Chris Smalling ‘s foul on Theo Hernandez

Today’s opener was Rebić’s 8th goal in 9 Serie Agames Take a look at all mathematical bits from today’s match https://t.co/t4cZxUutiSRebić ha segnato il suo ottavo gol in nove partite di #SerieATIM. Scopri le altre curiosità di #MilanRoma https://t.co/Ra5leXcRBs#SempreMilan pic.twitter.com/sC8qk9OLEO

— Air Conditioner Milan (@acmilan) June 28, 2020

Napoli made it 5 games unbeaten in Serie A to remain 6th after a 3-1 home win against bottom club Spal

Jose Callejon and Amin Younes were on target for Napoli after Spal’s Andrea Petagna had actually counteracted Dries Mertens‘s early opener.

Brazilian defender Rogerio struck a stoppage-time equaliser for Sassuolo in a 3-3 home draw with Hellas Verona and Sampdoria stay in a transfer dogfight after slipping to a 3rd straight defeat, 2-1 at home to Bologna

#VfB head coach Pellegrino Matarazzo: “I’m proud of the lads. It was great for Mario to get another goal in his final match.” #VfBSVD https://t.co/9vzeLJiDyr

— VfB Stuttgart_int (@VfB_int) June 28, 2020

In Germany, Stuttgart bounced back to the Bundesliga at the first effort as they protected the runners-up spot as anticipated in the second tier, regardless of a 3-1 home defeat to Darmstadt. Stuttgart ended up 3 points clear of third-placed FC Heidenheim, who lost to 3-0 to champions Arminia Bielefeld however had no reasonable opportunity of capturing Stuttgart due to goal distinction.

Stuttgart’s former Germany international Mario Gomez, 34, scored his side’s goal and later on validated it was most likely to be his final match prior to he retires as a player.

Hamburg lost out on the play- offs and need to invest a 3rd season in Bundesliga 2 after they crashed to a 5-1 home defeat to Sandhausen in their final match.

Hamburg required to much better the result of Heidenheim, who now go into a play- off once again the Bundesliga’s third-last put team, Werder Bremen, for next season’s final top- tier berth.

On the last day of the Bundesliga on Saturday, Bayern Munich were crowned champions once again, a 4-0 win at Wolfsburg leaving them 13 points clear of Borussia Dortmund.

RB Leipzig and Borussia Monchengladbach declared the final two Champions League areas, while Fortuna Dusseldorf and Paderborn were relegated.

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