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PIX: Ibra's PSG record, Bayern's 5-1 win over Dortmund decorate Euro weekend

October 05, 2015 10:45 IST

Ibrahimovic sets scoring record as PSG beat Marseille

Paris St Germain's Zlatan Ibrahimovic (left) challenges Olympique Marseille's Lassana Diarra during their French Ligue 1 match at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, on Sunday

IMAGE: Paris St Germain's Zlatan Ibrahimovic (left) challenges Olympique Marseille's Lassana Diarra during their French Ligue 1 match at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, on Sunday. Photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

Zlatan Ibrahimovic became Paris St Germain's top scorer of all time when he led the French Champions to a 2-1 home win against bitter rivals Olympique de Marseille in Ligue 1 on Sunday.

Ibrahimovic, who joined the club from AC Milan in 2012, netted two penalties before the interval to take his PSG goal tally to 110, moving one ahead of the club record set by Portugal's Pedro Miguel Pauleta between 2003 and 2008.

Marseille had opened the scoring through Michy Batshuayi on the half-hour and, after Ibrahimovic's double had put the hosts ahead, they missed the chance to equalise following the break when Abdelaziz Barrada's spot kick was saved by Kevin Trapp.

PSG's eighth straight win against OM put Laurent Blanc's side on 23 points from nine games ahead of Angers by five points after the promoted side beat Bastia 1-0 on Saturday.

Caen are third, also on 18 points, after they snatched a 1-0 win at home to St Etienne on Sunday.

Earlier, Pedro Henrique missed a second-half penalty for Stade Rennes in a 1-1 draw at Monaco.

The principality side's Wallace had cancelled out Rennes midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure's first-half opener early in the second half at the Stade Louis II before the visitors wasted a great opportunity from the spot in the 65th.

The result left Rennes in fourth place with 16 points from nine games after their fourth consecutive draw. Monaco are 10th on 13 points.

Paris St Germain's Serge Aurier (centre) challenges Olympique Marseille's Lucas Ocampos (left) as Paris St Germain head coach Laurent Blanc (right) looks on from the sidelines

IMAGE: Paris St Germain's Serge Aurier (centre) challenges Olympique Marseille's Lucas Ocampos (left) as Paris St Germain head coach Laurent Blanc (right) looks on from the sidelines. Photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

Marseille got off to a good start at the Parc des Princes when Batshuayi easily beat David Luiz in the air to head home Barrada's long-range cross and take the lead.

PSG, under the watchful eyes of singer Rihanna and former Brazil striker Ronaldo, turned the game around before halftime.

The hosts were awarded a penalty when Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda missed a back pass and flew into Ibrahimovic, who converted from the spot in the 41st minute.

Three minutes later, a Rolando handball gave PSG another penalty. Ibrahimovic, who turned 34 on Saturday, converted but referee Benoit Bastien ordered a re-take as two PSG players had stepped into the area.

Ibra stayed focused and slotted home again before receiving a standing ovation when he was substituted for Javier Pastore in the 71st.

Barrada was brought down by Aurier but Trapp tipped away his penalty as OM wasted their opportunity to claim a deserved equaliser.

Marseille's Cabella had another chance in the last minute but Trapp denied the midfielder from point-blank range as OM were left in 16th place on eight points.

Bayern crush Dortmund 5-1 in top-of-the-table clash

Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski (right) celebrates with teammates Thomas Mueller (centre) and Mario Goetze after scoring his team's third goal during their Bundesliga match against Borussia Dortmund at Allianz Arena in Munich on Sunday

IMAGE: Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski (right) celebrates with teammates Thomas Mueller (centre) and Mario Goetze after scoring his team's third goal during their Bundesliga match against Borussia Dortmund at Allianz Arena in Munich on Sunday. Photograph: Micha Will/Getty Images for MAN

Thomas Mueller and Robert Lewandowski struck twice each to steer Bayern Munich to a 5-1 demolition of second-placed Borussia Dortmund on Sunday, which allowed the champions to open a seven-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga.

Rampant Bayern equalled their record of eight consecutive wins at the start of a season.

Germany forward Mueller opened his account in the 26th minute, latching onto a 50-metre ball from defender Jerome Boateng and he doubled the hosts' lead with a penalty nine minutes later for his eighth league goal.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang kept up his remarkable run of scoring in every one of Dortmund's league matches this season as he slotted in from close range a minute later but his team could not stop the charging Bavarians, who had 15 shots on goal in the game.

Bayern's Kingsley Coman (left) competes with Dortmund's Marco Reus as they vie for possession

IMAGE: Bayern's Kingsley Coman (left) competes with Dortmund's Marco Reus as they vie for possession. Photograph: Micha Will/Getty Images for MAN

Irrepressible Bayern forward Lewandowski killed off any hopes of a comeback with two goals early in the second half to take his tally to 12 goals in all competitions in the last 12 days alone and nine in the last three Bundesliga matches, a league record.

Boateng floated over another cross from his own half and Poland captain Lewandowski shook off both Mats Hummels and Sven Bender to score a minute after the restart.

He then slotted in 12 minutes later for his 12th league goal in the first eight matchdays, equalling the Bundesliga record set by Christian Mueller in 1964/65 and Gerd Mueller in 1968/69.

Former Dortmund teammate Mario Goetze added a fifth goal for dazzling Bayern in the 66th with the visitors having surrendered.

Bayern, who are chasing a record fourth consecutive league crown, are on 24 points, seven clear of Dortmund.

Schalke 04 missed the chance to move into second place following a 3-0 defeat by visitors Cologne, a result that ended their four-game winning streak in the Bundesliga and left them in third, a point behind Dortmund.

Champions League club Bayer Leverkusen squandered a penalty through Hakan Calhanoglu to draw 1-1 against lowly Augsburg and drop to seventh place on 13.

Juve rally to beat Bologna, Milan lose again

Juventus FC's Sami Khedira celebrates a goal against Bologna FC during their Serie A match at Juventus Arena in Turin on Sunday 

IMAGE: Juventus FC's Sami Khedira celebrates a goal against Bologna FC during their Serie A match at Juventus Arena in Turin on Sunday. Photograph: Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

Serie A champions Juventus picked up only their second win of the league season after coming from behind to beat Bologna 3-1 at home on Sunday.

Juve fell behind early but responded emphatically through Alvaro Morata and new signings Paulo Dybala and Sami Khedira to move up to 12th in the table. It was Germany midfielder Khedira's first goal for the club.

AC Milan slumped to their fourth loss of the campaign as they crashed to a 4-0 home defeat at the hands of Napoli.

Fiorentina remain at the top of the table after beating Atalanta 3-0 at home, with the visitors barely in the contest after losing Gabriel Paletta to a fifth-minute red card in a possible case of mistaken identity.

Palermo's Franco Vazquez (right) is challenged by AS Roma's Radja Nainggolan (centre) and Miralem Pjanic during their Serie A match at Stadio Renzo Barbera in Palermo, on Sunday

IMAGE: Palermo's Franco Vazquez (right) is challenged by AS Roma's Radja Nainggolan (centre) and Miralem Pjanic during their Serie A match at Stadio Renzo Barbera in Palermo, on Sunday. Photograph: Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images

Second-placed Inter Milan, who were defeated by Fiorentina last weekend, lost further ground on the early leaders after a 1-1 draw at Sampdoria, while Lazio overcame Frosinone 2-0 thanks to late goals from Keita and Filip Djordjevic.

AS Roma saw off a late rally from Palermo to win 4-2 away, Empoli beat Sassuolo 1-0 thanks to an 88th-minute goal from Massimo Maccarone and Udinese played out a 1-1 draw with Genoa.

Juve built on their midweek Champions League victory over Sevilla with a hard-fought triumph over Bologna in Turin, despite falling behind to a fifth-minute volley from Anthony Mounier.

Juve equalised on 33 minutes when Khedira set up Morata, who headed past Antonio Mirante.

A Dybala penalty gave Juve the lead on 52 minutes, before Khedira, who was making his Serie A debut, continued his decent start to life with the Italian champions when he headed home a Morata cross on 63 minutes.

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