FC Barcelona ascended to the top of the Laliga table after recording an impressive 5-1 win over Real Valladolid at Camp Nou on Tuesday night.
Lionel Messi was once again the star man as he scored a brace and provide another two-assists; the game coming after their Saturday’s clásico against Real Madrid was postponed until December because of political tension.
Messi teed up Arturo Vidal who put Barca into a 2-1 lead then whipped a free-kick into the top corner. The Argentine fired home another goal minutes later and sent Luis Suárez through to ensure Barcelona moved top on 22 points from 10 matches.
Still, in Laliga, Atlético Madrid was held to a 1-1 draw at Alavés as Lucas Pérez’s sublime solo strike cancelled out substitute Álvaro Morata opener. Atletico is now third after 11 games, level on 20 points with surprise package Granada who face Getafe on Thursday.
In Serie A, a stunning strike by Romelu Lukaku in a 2-1 win at Brescia saw Inter Milan move to the top of the league; at least for 24 hours until Juventus, who are two points behind, host Genoa on Wednesday.
Inter went ahead midway through the first half through Lautaro Martínez before Lukaku scored with a stinging drive just past the hour mark to double their lead. Milan Skriniar’s own goal in the 76th minute brought Brescia right back into the game but Inter held on for maximum points.
In another game in Serie A on Tuesday, Verona beat Parma 1-0 thanks to an exciting goal from Darko Lazovic.
Man U this was your Lukaku🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/M7doZB3W8q— Kolo Jesse (@KoloJesse) October 29, 2019
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