Dhe started the season weakly FC Barcelona won the home game against FC Valencia 3-1 (2-1). Due to the success on Sunday evening, Barça climbed into the table of highest Spanish soccer league in seventh place. It leads Real Sociedad San Sebastian ahead of Real Madrid.
Gaya had already put the guest from Valencia in the lead with a long-range shot in the 5th minute of the game. Barcelona got the lead through the long injured Ansu Fati (13th) and Memphis Depay’s penalty kick (41st) after a foul on Fati before the break. The last goal was scored by former Bayern professional Coutinho (85th).
On Wednesday, Barcelona, who had extended the contract with their top talent Pedri until 2026 during the week, will play in the Champions League against Dynamo Kiev, before the “Classico” against Real Madrid is due next Sunday.
In Italy with a little luck, SSC Napoli has kept its clean slate in the Italian football championship. Coach Luciano Spalletti’s team defeated FC Turin 1-0 (0-0) on Sunday evening and celebrated their eighth win in their eighth league game. The golden goal for the league leaders was scored by former Wolfsburg Victor Osimhen (81st), while Lorenzo Insigne missed a penalty in the first half.
The record champions Juventus Turin, who had had a weak start to the season, won the duel with old rivals AS Roma 1-0 (1-0) on Sunday evening and continued their race to catch up with their fourth win in a row. Moise Kean (16th) scored for Juve, who with 14 points, like Roma (15), are way behind first place.
Behind leaders Napoli (24 points) are AC Milan, two points behind, while champions Inter Milan are already in third place with seven points behind Napoli after their first defeat of the season. Although the guests took the lead at Lazio Rome on Saturday with a converted penalty from former Bundesliga professional Ivan Perisic (12th), the home side turned the game around with a goal from ex-BVB striker Ciro Immobile (64th, hand penalty), Felipe Anderson (81st) and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (90th + 1). “Inter Milan are losing their heads and the game. The Milanese play at top level for an hour, but then collapse. A disgrace for Inter’s coach Simone Inzaghi in the duel against his former club, ”wrote the Gazzetta dello Sport on Sunday.