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European summary: Lautaro Martínez’s goal leaves Inter clear in Serie A | European club football


Lautaro Martínez scored a late goal to stretch BurySerie A win eight games and send their team a nine-point lead on top with a 2-1 win over relegation threat. Torino.

Romelu Lukaku shot Inter from the penalty spot in the 62nd minute, but Antonio Sanabria soon leveled it, before Martinez headed a header into the bottom corner with five minutes to go.

“It was a difficult game, we knew that Torino was at the end of the table and we needed points, but we also did it to stay at the top of the table,” Martinez told Sky Italia.

Inter rose to 65 points. Second-placed AC Milan can reduce the gap to six points if they beat Napoli later on Sunday.

With coach Antonio Conte watching from the stands due to a suspension, Inter had struggled to bring down a well-trained Torino.

But substitutes Christian Eriksen and Alexis Sánchez made an impact from the bench as the Dane was involved in the play that led to the penalty and Sánchez provided the cross for Martinez’s winning header.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in 32 minutes when Juventus bounced back from their Champions League midweek outing against Porto by winning 3-1 in Cagliari. He found the net with a header, a right-hand penalty and a left-footed shot and celebrated by aiming for the ear in apparent response to recent criticism.

grenade finished Real societyThe seven-game unbeaten streak in La Liga with a 1-0 victory. Germán Sánchez scored the winning goal for the hosts early in the second half. The result moved Granada to eighth place and left the Society in fifth place. The Basque Country had entered the game with the possibility of overtaking Sevilla for fourth place in the Champions League final standings.

Earlier, Celtic vigo Y Athletic Bilbao they tied 0-0 in Vigo in a result that left the mid-table teams tied with 34 points.

In Germany, second place RB Leipzig lost ground in the Bundesliga title race when they drew 1-1 at home by Eintracht Frankfurt. The draw ended Leipzig’s six-win streak in the league, and Julian Nagelsmann’s team now has 54 points after 25 games, four points behind leader Bayern Munich.

The hosts dominated the first half and made the breakthrough in the 46th minute through winger Emil Forsberg. Frankfurt leveled in the 61st minute when a half volley from midfielder Daichi Kamada from an André Silva cross edged out Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi.

Frankfurt stayed alive in the fight for the Champions League qualification in fourth place with 44 points, two points ahead of Borussia Dortmund in fifth place. Before, sixth place Bayer Leverkusen failed to overtake Dortmund after they lost 2-1 at home to the lowly Arminia Bielefeld.

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LittleLigue 1’s seven-game winning streak ended in a severe 0-0 draw in Monaco as the pioneers lost precious points in the title race.

The Northerners, who now have 63 points from 29 games, extended their lead over second-placed Paris St Germain to three points, but their lead will be canceled out if the reigning champions defeat visiting Nantes in the last match.

Monaco are fourth with 56 points, four behind Lyon, who drew 1-1 at the Stade de Reims on Friday.

Monaco and Lille had just four shots on target between them in the match and were unable to create decent chances, ultimately looking happy with a point, although Stevan Jovetic was turned off by Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan’s superb save in injury time.


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