Paulo Dybala scored a great goal before leaving the field in tears with an injury Juventus beat Sampdoria 3-2 in Turin, the first home win of the Serie A season.
The Argentine international shot a low shot into the lower corner after 10 minutes, but hobbled away shortly afterwards with a muscle problem.
Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri said after the game that Dybala and his also injured strike partner Álvaro Morata are “sure” to miss Wednesday’s Champions League clash against European champions Chelsea and the Turin derby against Turin on Saturday.
“We hope to have them back after the international break, but that’s part of the game,” Allegri told Sky Italia. “It’s happening to us now, it could happen to someone else later. We have to be good to make up for the absences.
Allegri’s team climbed eight points to ninth place in the table, three points ahead of 14th Sampdoria, but eight behind leaders Milan.
Goals from Memphis Depay, Luuk de Jong and returnees Ansu Fati helped Barcelona overtakes the much-needed 3-0 home win Levant in LaLiga.
The win, Barça’s first in their last four games in all competitions, puts the Catalans in fifth place with 12 points from six games, five behind leaders Real Madrid, who has played again.
Barcelona’s Ansu Fati returned to revitalize Barcelona. Photo: Joan Monfort / AP
After being forced into frustrating draws by weak opponents in their last two league games, Barça quickly broke the blocks and took the lead on six minutes when Depay converted a penalty.
They doubled their lead just before the quarter of an hour when De Jong blocked a through pass from Sergiño Dest before overtaking Aitor Fernández in the guest goal. Fernandez made a couple of wise stops to keep the result more respectable as a dominant Barça advanced in search of a third.
It finally came in the 91st minute when Fati crowned his first appearance since last November with a wonderful long-range shot after a serious knee injury.
Unbeaten Freiburg celebrated the farewell after 67 years with a 3-0 victory over the Dreisam Stadium augsburg on a nostalgic day in the Bundesliga.
The hosts, who have moved to the larger Europa-Park Stadium after 360 Bundesliga games in the Dreisam since their promotion in 1993, struck three times in a sovereign first half of the season in order to maintain their strong start to the season.
Lukas Kübler gave them the lead, Lucas Höler doubled in the 25th from close range and Vincenzo Grifo scored eight minutes later with a penalty and has now converted all of his nine Bundesliga shots.
Grifo’s goal was the 999th Bundesliga goal that was scored in the Dreisam Stadium when former coach Volker Finke, who led Freiburg into the Bundesliga in 1993, watched from the stands.
Freiburg coach Christian Streich burst into tears after the emotional farewell at the final whistle, and the victory lifted his team, which was the only unbeaten club left in the league alongside leaders Bayern Munich, with 12 points to fifth place.