European Roundup: Win for Bayern in Der Klassiker as Barcelona goes down to Betis
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European Roundup: Win for Bayern in Der Klassiker as Barcelona goes down to Betis

Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munich beat arch-rivals Borussia Dortmund 3-2 to win the Der Klassiker on Saturday.

In front of a restricted crowd of just 15,000, Julian Brandt gave Dortmund a fifth-minute lead but Thomas Müller chased down a poor touch from Hummels and then held off his former teammate to set up Lewandowski, who equalized with a tidy finish inside the near post in the ninth.

Kingsley Coman scored a minute before the break with a deflected shot after Raphaël Guerreiro’s attempted clearance was inadvertently blocked by Hummels. Erling Haaland equalized after the break with a curled shot in off the far post with Lewandowski coming with the winner from the penalty spot late on after a long VAR review.

In Serie A, AC Milan went top after they cruised to a comfortable 2-0 win over the bottom side Salernitana, thanks to early goals from Franck Kessié and Alexis Saelemaekers.

Roma collapsed to a 3-0 defeat at home to Inter Milan as Napoli slipped from first to third after Atlanta – who remain fourth – came from behind to beat them 3-2 at home.

In Spain, Xavi Hernandes suffered his first defeat as the Barcelona coach after they went 0-1 down to Real Betis and now trail Real Madrid by 16 points after the La Liga leaders won 2-0 at Real Sociedad.

Sevilla remains second – eight points behind Real Madrid – after a first-half goal from Lucas Ocampos sealed a 1-0 win over Villarreal while Atlético Madrid conceded twice in the final 10 minutes as they suffered a shock 2-1 home defeat to Mallorca.

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