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PSG dropped their first points of the season on Sunday (Photos by Agencies)

PSG’s lead at the top of Ligue One was cut to 14 points this past weekend as Tomas Tuchel’s side drew 2-2 away to Bordeaux on Sunday night. Neymar put the reigning champions in front in the first half before Jimmy Briand pulled the home side level 8 minutes into the second. PSG thought they had won it with Kylian Mbappe’s 12th goal of the season but Bordeaux’s Danish export-Andreas Cornelius had other ideas, scoring with 6 minutes on the clock to ensure that the defending champions lose their first points of the season.

Montpelier are the side who cut PSG’s lead at the top to 14, coming from a goal down to defeat Thierry Henry’s Monaco 2-1 on Saturday. Yoeri Tielemans put Henry’s side in the lead just before half time but two goals in the last 9 minutes from Montpelier pair of Gaetan Laborde and Petar Skuletic were enough to inflict a 9th loss of the season on Monaco.

Elsewhere, high flying Lille surrendered a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 at home to Lyon. First half goals from Loic Remy and Nicholas Pepe put the home side on their way but could not stop Lyon from coming back thanks to Betrand Traore and Mousa Dembele. The draw means that both sides slip behind Montpelier into 3th (Lyon) and 4th (Lille).

For Marseille, they succumbed to their second draw of the season as they were held goalless at home to Reims on Sunday. Despite the draw, they (Marseille) remain 5th on the log.

In Germany, Dortmund moved 7 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga thanks to a 2-0 victory over Freiburg on Saturday. Unlike the free scoring fluid attacking brand of football normally exhibited at the Signa Induna Park, Lucian Favre’s side were made to work for the points this time round scoring towards the end of both halves through Marco Rues (40’) and Paco Alcacer (89’).

Reus (right) scored the first of Dortmund’s two goals in the win over Freiburg

The chasing pack hard mixed results over the weekend with Borrusia Monchengladbach losing 2-0 away to RB Leipzig. Timo Werner was the hero of the day with a brace in front of him crowd taking his tally for the season to 8.

For Eintracht Frankfurt, they were subjected to a first loss in 8 league games, losing 2-1 at home to Wolfsburg on Sunday evening. Admir Mehmedi and Daniel Ginczek put Wolfsburg 2-0 up inside 68 minutes and despite Luka Jovic scoring a late goal for Frankfurt, they could not continue their unbeaten run.

Elsewhere, Bayern Munich returned to winning ways, registering a first triumph in four league games as they defeated Mainz 2-1 away from home. Serge Gnabry’s double either side of Yuri Osako’s strike did the magic for the Bavarian’s who remain 9 point behind leaders Dortmund.

In Italy, Roma and Inter Milan played out a thrilling 2-2 draw at the Olimpic Stadium in Rome on Sunday night. Keita Balde and Mauro Icardi were on target for the visitors while Cengiz Under and Alexander Kolarov struck for Roma who now slip into 7th on the table.

Kolarov scored from the spot for Rome in their 2-2 draw at home to Inter

For leaders, Juventus, they continued their march towards a 7th consecutive Scudeto with a comprehensive 3-0 victory away to Fiorentina. Rodrigo Bentacur, Giorgio Chiellini and Cristiano Ronaldo scored the goals for Maximiliano Alleigri’s side who temporarily move 11 points ahead of Napoli. Napoli travel to Atalanta on Monday night.

Elsewhere, Gennaro Gattuso’s Milan came from a goal down to defeat Parma 2-1 in Sunday’s lunch time kick-off. Roberto Inglese put Parma in the lead on 49 minutes before Patrick Cutrone and Frank Kessie struck to earn the Rosseneri a hard fought victory at the San Siro.

At the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi, home side-Chievo Verona held Lazio to a 1-1 draw on Sunday afternoon. Sergio Pellissier gave Chievo the lead on 25 minutes but Ciro Immobile equalised for the visitors with 24 minutes of the 90 to play.

In Spain, only Barcelona and Real Madrid registered victories amongst the top seven. Barca defeated Villareal 2-0 at the Camp Nou thanks to goals from Gerrald Pique and teenager-Charles Alena while an own goal by Daniel Wass and a Lucas Vazquez strike did the damage for Real as they overcame Valencia by the same score-line at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Barca defeated Villareal 2-0 on Sunday

For second placed Sevilla, they were held to a 1-1 draw by Deportivo Alves at the Estadio de Mendizorroza. Jonny gave the home side the lead in the first half before Wassim Ben Yedder equalised for Sevilla with 12 minutes on the clock.

At the Estadi Municipal de Montilivi, Atletico Madrid required a late Ramalho goal to salvage a draw away to Girona on Sunday. Christian Stuani had given Eusebio Sacristan’s side the lead at the stroke of half time via the spot.

In Getafe, 6th placed Espanyol were thumped 3-0 by the home town side. Jorge Molina, Jamie Mata and Antunes were all on target for Getafe who climbed into 8th on the log.

All results from the French Ligue One:

-Saint Etienne 3-0 Nantes

-Lille Metropole 2-2 Olympique Lyon

-Guingamp 0-0 Nice

-Monaco 1-2 Montpellier

-Angers 1-0 Caen

-Nimes 3-0 Amiens

-Toulouse 2-2 Dijon

-Marseille 0-0 Reims

-Bordeaux 2-2 Paris SG

-Rennes 1-4 Strasbourg

All Results from the German Bundesliga:

-Fortuna Dusseldorf v Mainz

-Dortmund 2-0 Freiburg

-Werder Bremen 1-2 Bayern Munich

-Hannover 0-2 Hertha Berlin

-Stuttgart 1-0 Augsburg

-Hoffenheim 1-1 Schalke

-RB Leipzig 2-0 Borussia Moenchengladbach

-Eintracht Frankfurt 1-2 Wolfsburg

Monday.

-Nuremberg v Bayer Leverkusen @10:30pm

All Results in the Italian Serie A:

-SPAL 2-2 Empoli

-Fiorentina 0-3 Juventus

-Sampdoria 4-1 Bologna

-AC Milan 2-1 Parma

-Frosinone 1-1 Cagliari

-Sassoulo 0-0 Udinese

-Torino 2-1 Genoa

-Cheivo 1-1 Lazio

-Roma 2-2 Inter Milan

Monday:

-Atalanta vs Napoli @10:30pm

All Results in the Spanish La Liga:

-Rayo Vallecano 1-0 Eiber

-Celta Vigo 2-0 Huesca

-Real Valladolid 2-4 Leganes

-Getafe 3-0 Espanyol

-Real Madrid 2-0 Valencia

-Real Betis 1-0 Real Sociedad

-Girona 1-1 Atletico Madrid

-Barcelona 2-0 Villareal

-Deportivo Alaves 1-1 Sevilla

Monday.

-Levante vs Athletic Bilbao @10:30pm

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