Lyon, France (SportsNetwork.com) – Lyon climbed four points clear at the top
of Ligue 1 on Sunday by notching a 2-0 win over 10-man Metz at the Stade de
Lyon took the lead just after the half-hour mark through a penalty kick from
Alexandre Lacazette, while Corentin Tolisso put the result away with a goal in
the 83rd minute, helping Lyon to a seventh straight victory.
Metz was reduced to 10 men in the 29th minute when a professional foul from
Guido Milan on Lyon’s Rachid Ghezzal earned the Metz man a red card, leaving
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Valencia, Spain (SportsNetwork.com) – Daniel Parejo bagged a brace at the
Mestalla on Sunday to help Valencia jump ahead of Sevilla with a 3-1 victory.
Parejo got the hosts off the mark after 18 minutes when he converted a
penalty, and the lead was doubled just 15 minutes later when broke through for
his second of the match.
Carlos Bacca pulled one back for Sevilla with a penalty in the 37th minute,
and while the visitors were awarded another penalty four minutes later, Bacca
missed to keep Valencia in front.
The hosts took advantage of the miss as Javi continue
Turin, Italy (SportsNetwork.com) – Paul Pogba produced a dazzling performance
at Juventus Stadium on Sunday to lead the hosts to a 2-0 victory over Chievo.
Juventus was held in check for the opening period, but Pogba looked the most
likely player to break the deadlock after conjuring a number of fine dribbling
displays in the first half.
The Frenchman eventually was rewarded for his creativity at the hour mark when
he collected a square pass just outside the penalty area, eased past a couple
of Chievo defenders and uncorked a lethal left-footed strike that found the
Amsterdam, Netherlands (SportsNetwork.com) – Ajax and Feyenoord played out a
0-0 draw at the Amsterdam Arena on Sunday in a battle of top-three sides,
handing leaders PSV Eindhoven a big boost.
PSV’s 2-1 win over Cambuur on Saturday stretched the lead to seven points at
the top of the league, with Sunday’s result leaving defending champions Ajax
six points adrift.
Feyenoord had the better of the chances in the contest, while Ajax struggled
to keep possession and generally looked a bit off the pace.
Cordoba, Spain (SportsNetwork.com) – Gareth Bale fired home a last-gasp
penalty kick on Saturday as 10-man Real Madrid came away with a difficult 2-1
win over Cordoba at the Estadio Nuevo Arcangel.
Real Madrid entered the match looking for a second successive win after
skating past Getafe, 3-0, last time out, but it was Cordoba that grabbed the
lead after just two minutes when Sergio Ramos was whistled for a handball in
the box and Nabil Ghilas confidently slotted home continue