Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema scored a hat trick on Sunday as they crowned their return to the renovated Santiago Bernabeu with an exciting 5-2 comeback win over Celta Vigo in La Liga.
In Real’s first home game since March 1, 2020, the spectators were stunned when Santi Mina put the guests in the lead after four minutes after a defensive mistake.
Madrid recovered well and the pressure finally showed after 24 minutes when Benzema equalized with his first goal after a setback from Federico Valverde.
Franco Cervi gave Celta the lead after a lightning-fast counter-attack seven minutes later when they took the lead at break.
But Benzema headed Real two minutes after the restart before he was able to tee off Vinicius Junior to give Carlo Ancelotti’s side the lead for the first time.
New signing Eduardo Camavinga came off the bench to score on his debut when the French midfielder pocketed the ball home from close range before Benzema completed his three-pointer with a penalty three minutes from time.
Serie A: Last-minute El Shaarawy winners send Mourinho’s Roma top
Jose Mourinhos 1,000. The game as a coach then ended with a typical celebratory sprint on the sidelines Roma‘s Stephan El Shaarawy took a win in added time and took a 2-1 win Sassuolo that sent her to the top of Serie A.
The Italian winger twisted a shot off the post to secure victory in a tense battle that saw both sides hit the post and Sassuolo unable to equalize with the offside flag at the last second.
The result leads Roma to the top of the table with a perfect nine points, ahead of AC Milan and Napoli in terms of goal difference, while Sassuolo is ninth with four points from three games.
AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored after returning from a four-month injury break in a 2-0 win over Lazio Rome on Sunday in San Siro, continuing his perfect start to Serie A.
The 39-year-old Swede, who had not played against Juventus Turin since his knee injury in May, typed Milan’s second minute after 67 minutes, seven minutes after coming off the bench.
The returning striker’s goal crowned an impressive performance by Rossoneri, who took the lead just before the break thanks to a shot from Rafael Leao just before Franck Kessie hit the penalty against the crossbar.
The result puts Milan at the top of the table with nine points, ahead of Napoli in terms of goal difference, while Lazio are sixth with six points after three games.
Both teams started the season with two straight wins, but the hosts were soon on top when Alessio Romagnoli parried a save from Pepe Reina and headed Fikayo Tomori in the first five minutes.
A strong first half Milan’s performance was finally rewarded when Leao drove into the Lazio half, exchanged passes with Ante Rebic and found the bottom corner after 45 minutes with a calm finish.
Things could have gone even better for the hosts when Ciro Immobile kicked Kessie’s foot and conceded a penalty, but the Ivorian midfielder hit the crossbar from the penalty spot in stoppage time in the first half.
Home fans cheered when Ibrahimovic stepped on the pitch for the first time since May and the Swede quickly made a name for himself when Rebic’s cross put the ball on a goal plate.
Tensions erupted after the whistle when opposing players and staff gathered on the sideline, resulting in a red card for Lazio coach Maurizio Sarri.
Ligue 1: Nice fourth with victory in Nantes
Earned late goals from Kasper Dolberg and Amine Gouiri Nice a 2-0 win at Nantes move up to fourth place in Ligue 1 on Sunday.
Dolberg cracked the dead end in the 75th minute when he shot a close-range cross from Melvin Bard with his chest. Gouiri then shot with his right foot from the center of the box to seal the points.
It continued Nice’s impressive start to the season, boosting the team to nine points from four games played after a point was docked in last month’s game against Marseille due to spectator problems.
lens are in fifth place after winning 3-2 Bordeaux on Sunday thanks to a last gasp penalty from Florian Sotoca.
Sotoca converted in the sixth minute of stoppage time after it looked like Jean Onana had given the hosts a point in the 88th minute after falling 2-0 down.
Lyon secured a second win of the season under the new coach Peter Bosz and moved up to seventh place after defeats Strasbourg 3-1.
Former Liverpool winger Xherdan Shaqiri set up his first goal for Lyon as he set up center-back Jason Denayer’s header in the 64th minute.
Striker Moussa Dembele had put Lyon in the lead after just seven minutes when he chest-nosed a long pass from Bruno Guimares and shot home with his left foot.
Houssem Aouar picked his midfielder Lucas Paqueta for the final goal in the 86th minute to crown a pleasant night ahead of Sunday’s difficult game against PSG.
Montpellier are eighth after the 2-0 home win to fight St. Etienne while Reims moved up to ninth place with the 2-0 win Rennes.
Troy relegated from bottom of the table with the first win of the season – a 2-0 win at Metz. Paris Saint-Germain beat Clermont 4-0 on Saturday, taking their fifth of five victories of the season.
Bundesliga: Hertha Berlin climbs out of the relegation zone
Hertha Berlin‘s Suat Serdar scored a brilliant double in the first half when they were relegated from bottom of the table with a 3-1 win in the Bundesliga Vfl Bochum On Sunday.
Serdar stormed forward in the 37th minute, giving his side the lead with an unstoppable shot, and six minutes later he scored the second by throwing himself on a loose ball in the penalty area and driving home.
Bochum moved from left to back in the 59th minute after a slalom by Gerrit Holtmann. His shot from an acute angle was deflected into the path of Simon Zoller, who dug him high into the net.
Bochum stormed forward in search of an equalizer, but Berlin managed to regain their composure and Myziane Maolida put the game into play without a doubt when he played in 78.
The first three points of the season temporarily took Berlin off the relegation places, but slipped to 16th place when Borussia Mönchengladbach scored a 3-1 win against Arminia Bielefeld in the late game on Sunday.
Earlier in the day, Omar Marmoush scored for a late goal on his debut VfB Stuttgart when they tied 1: 1 with Eintracht Frankfurt who in addition to RB Leipzig, Bochum and Bielefeld also have three points and are in the goal difference before Berlin.