Przemyslaw Frankowski earned Lens their first victory over Lille for 15 years in a derby marred by crowd hassle, whereas Bayern Munich and Inter each racked up huge wins.
Frankowski’s strike ended a 12-game winless streak for Lens in opposition to the French champions, who had overwhelmed them 4-0 and 3-0 final season.
The consequence put the “Sang et Or” (Blood and Gold) on 12 factors from six video games, three behind Paris Saint-Germain, who will play their match in hand at house in opposition to Olympique Lyonnais on Sunday. Lille, who’ve just one win this season, are thirteenth on 5 factors.
The second half began late following a 30-minute suspension after some Lens supporters ran onto the pitch in direction of Lille’s nook, the place a brawl erupted. Riot police and stewards intervened earlier than the sport resumed underneath police supervision.
Lens, who rejoined Ligue 1 final season after 5 years in Ligue 2, had dominated the primary half with Gael Kakuta and Florian Sotoca testing Ivo Grbic twice in a tense contest by which Lille threatened on the break.
Lens keeper Jean-Louis Leca then pulled off three saves in fast succession to disclaim Jonathan Ikone, Yilmaz and Jonathan David within the 67th minute.
Within the 74th minute, Kakuta discovered Frankowski with a slick go, and the Poland winger beat Grbic in scientific vogue with an angled shot.
The hosts thought that they had a second 5 minutes later, however Wesley Stated’s strike was cancelled following a VAR evaluate by which Kakuta was judged to be offside.
Nonetheless, Lens held agency till the ultimate whistle, which prompted wild celebrations within the stands.
Bundesliga: Bayern in seventh heaven in opposition to Bochum
There have been 13 targets throughout six Saturday afternoon video games within the Bundesliga – and Bayern Munich scored seven of them, in routing promoted Bochum.
Robert Lewandowski stretched his scoring run to 19 consecutive video games throughout all competitions, together with his second-half objective additionally making certain he turned the primary Bundesliga participant to attain in 13 consecutive house video games within the 7-0 win.
The guests made a stable begin till Leroy Sane opened the scoring with a superb free-kick within the seventeenth minute.
Sane arrange Joshua Kimmich 10 minutes later to double the lead, and Serge Gnabry picked out the far nook for Bayern’s third quickly after.
An personal objective from Vasilios Lampropoulos accomplished a primary half to overlook, however Lewandowski has his personal historical past to write down. The Poland striker made it 5-0 on the hour mark to increase his club-record scoring run. He has scored in each recreation since February 15.
Kimmich bought his second objective 4 minutes later and substitute Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting made it 7-0 within the 79th.
It might have been worse for Bochum. Thomas Muller thought he made it 8-0 however his objective was dominated out via VAR for offside.
Elsewhere, Florian Niederlechner’s late objective gave Augsburg a 1-0 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach – the house staff’s first league win of the season.
RB Leipzig’s poor begin to the season continued with a 1-1 draw in opposition to Cologne to increase their winless league run to 3 matches, a late Maximilian Bauer objective gave Hertha Berlin a 2-1 win over backside aspect Furth, whereas each Arminia vs Hoffenheim and Mainz vs Freiburg ended goalless.
Serie A: Inter thrash Bologna to return to prime
Champions Inter thrashed Bologna 6-1 on the San Siro to return to the highest of Serie A in fashion.
Lautaro Martinez wasted no time in edging Inter in entrance, latching onto a pinpoint Denzel Dumfries cross to attain for the third successive league match within the sixth minute.
The house aspect remained effectively on prime and had been quickly in complete management, with a Milan Skriniar header and Nicolo Barella’s first of the season placing Inter three up earlier than halftime.
The goalscoring was not over as Inter refused to let up. Matias Vecino tapped house on the far submit to make it 4-0 within the 54th minute, earlier than a superb dummy from Martinez arrange strike companion Edin Dzeko for a fifth objective 9 minutes later.
Substitute Alexis Sanchez then created the opening for Dzeko so as to add a sixth with 22 minutes nonetheless left to play, however Simone Inzaghi’s aspect relented after that, with Arthur Theate including a late comfort for the guests.
Elsewhere, Fiorentina racked up a 3rd league win in a row with a 2-1 victory at Genoa. Second-half targets from Riccardo Saponara and Giacomo Bonaventura put the guests forward earlier than Domenico Criscito’s comfort from the penalty spot in added time.
Atalanta denied Salernitana their first Serie A degree of the season, as Duvan Zapata’s strike ensured the guests collected their thirteenth victory from their final 16 encounters in opposition to newly-promoted sides.
La Liga: Atletico draw one other clean
Ten-man Atletico Madrid had been held to a second straight goalless draw at house with a proficient frontline once more stymied by Athletic Bilbao.
Atletico had been additionally held to 0-0 by Porto at house of their Champions League opener on Wednesday, and haven’t scored greater than two targets in any of their six video games throughout all competitions this season.
Midfielder Marcos Llorente went closest when his Seventy fifth-minute shot from outdoors the world hit the submit.
Three minutes later, Atletico had been left a person down when Joao Felix was given a second yellow card. The referee first booked him for swatting away a defender who was clinging to his jersey from behind. Felix, who was not wanting on the participant when his hand hit his face, bought a fast second reserving when he vehemently protested.
Bilbao virtually took benefit of the numerical superiority, however substitute Asier Villalibre wasted a advantageous alternative to seize an injury-time winner when he fired over with solely goalkeeper Jan Olbak to beat from shut vary.
Former Atletico star Radamel Falcao loved an ideal debut for Rayo Vallecano, scoring 10 minutes after approaching as a late substitute to spherical off a 3-0 win over Getafe in a derby between the Spanish capital’s two extra modest golf equipment.
The veteran striker went on as a 71st-minute substitute with Rayo 1-0 forward. Midfielder Pathe Ciss doubled the lead shortly earlier than he arrange Falcao with a go for the Colombian to attain from a good angle.
Oscar Trejo had put Rayo forward early on, with a penalty after 9 minutes. Levante drew 1-1 at Elche.
In the meantime, within the Netherlands…
8 – Ajax have had eight totally different objective scorers in opposition to SC Cambuur tonight; that is the second time in Eredivisie historical past that eight totally different gamers have scored for a selected aspect, after 30 August 1981 (additionally 8 Ajax 9-1 De Graafschap). Luxurious. #AJACAM pic.twitter.com/d3ag335jRY
— OptaJohan (@OptaJohan) September 18, 2021
Ajax went on prime of the Eredivisie desk with a one-point benefit over PSV Eindhoven, who’ve a recreation in hand, after humiliating SC Cambuur 9-0 at house on Saturday.
David Neres scored twice with the seven different targets coming from Jurrien Timber, Steven Berghuis, Noussair Mazraoui, Dusan Tadic, Mohammed Daramy, Sebastien Haller and Danilo.