Real Madrid continues the march as Lionel Messi overtakes Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid continues the march as Lionel Messi overtakes Cristiano Ronaldo

Federico Valverde’s goal in the first half proved decisive in the derby after Real Madrid scored the 2-1 victory at Atletico Madrid.

The guests started things after Aurelien Tchouameni sent a perfect pass over a wall of red and white shirts to find a running Rodrygo, who fired a rocket into the roof of the net.

Vinicius Jr nearly doubled his lead on a drive to the far left but saw his effort hit the near post but Valverde was there to pounce on the rebound and send the reigning La Liga champions into the second half with a lead of two.

Atletico were unable to take advantage of several early set pieces after the restart and several substitutions in the second half of Diego Simeone failed to trigger a change of momentum.

But a late corner saw the ball bounce off Mario Hermoso and in 83 minutes, the lucky break that ultimately denied Real Madrid a clean sheet but not the win, Hermoso didn’t help matters after being sent off in the times of recovery.

Vinicius had spoken during the match prep about the recent racist abuse, promising to continue his celebration balls undeterred, and joined Rodrygo to show his moves as promised after the opening.

Both sides eventually dropped to 10 in Getafe’s 2-0 win at Osasuna.

The hosts found a man behind at half-time after Chimy Avila was sent off following a VAR check on his collision with Juan Iglesias, who had opened the scoring in the 30th minute.

Gaston Alvarez added the Azulones’ second place in the 76th minute before they too had dropped to 10 men when Luis Milla was shown red in injury time.

Elsewhere, Real Betis and Real Sociedad secured three points at home by winning 2-1 over Girona and Espanyol respectively, while Sevilla drew 1-1 against Villarreal.

In France, Lionel Messi surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo’s total of 671 penalty-free goals, his fifth-minute goal was all it took for Ligue 1 leaders PSG to reach fourth in a row with a win in Lyon.

Jean-Clair Todibo was sent off in the first minute of Nice’s 1-0 defeat to Angers, and Nabil Bentaleb made the difference in a match that also saw Sofiane Boufal sent off in the second half.

Marseille, second in the table, only managed to draw 1-1 with Rennes, with Matteo Guendouzi scoring for both sides, while the Nantes and Lens game ended goalless.

Bradley Locko was sent off in the 22nd minute of the Reims clash with Monaco, the red card proving expensive as the visitors won 3-0.

Ajaccio beat Brest 1-0, while Troyes took three points from home side Clermont with a 3-1 win.

Napoli beat Milan 2-1, remaining at the top of the Serie A standings.

All three goals came in the second half of the game cautious with Matteo Politano converting a penalty to put the visitors ahead in the 55th minute.

Olivier Giroud responded for AC Milan 14 minutes later, before Giovanni Simeone nodded in the match winner and handed the defending champions their first defeat of the season.

Atalanta kept pace with the leaders after Giorgio Scalvini’s first-half goal was enough to give them a 1-0 win over Roma.

Atalanta beat Roma on 18 September

Atalanta closed a close match with Roma (Andrew Medichini / AP)

But the match was mostly marked by pitchside drama, which saw Roma manager Jose Mourinho sent off after arguing with the referee over what he believed to be a second-half penalty.

Udinese remained in third place with a 3-1 over Inter, who opened the scoring with Nicolò Barella in the 5 ‘, but saw the cancellation with an own goal by Milan Skriniar before Jaka Bijol and Tolgay Arslan field the game.

Christian Gytkjaer led Monza to a 1-0 win over Juventus, which had dropped to 10 men after Angel Di Maria was sent off at half-time.

Lazio won 4-0 at Cremonese while Fiorentina won 2-0 against Verona.

Jordan Siebatcheu and Sheraldo Becker surprised Bundesliga leaders Union Berlin to a 2-1 victory over Wolfsburg.

Köln split the points in a 1-1 draw at VfL Bochum and Hoffenheim drew goalless with Freiburg.

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