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Euro soccer roundup: United down Arsenal; Bayern set Bundesliga record

November 11, 2013 11:27 IST

Euro soccer roundup: United down Arsenal, go 5th

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Manchester United ended Arsenal's 15-game unbeaten away run in all competitions with a 1-0 Premier League win at Old Trafford.

Unbeaten Barcelona moved three points clear in La Liga with a 4-1 victory at Real Betis, while Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed a hat-trick in Real Madrid's 5-1 win over Real Sociedad.

Bayern Munich extended their unbeaten record to 37 games with a 3-0 triumph over Augsburg in the Bundesliga.

ENGLAND

Manchester United climbed to fifth in the Premier league after Robin Van Persie's goal secured a 1-0 home win over his former club Arsenal, who remain top on 25 points.

Luis Suarez moved to eight goals in six league games with a double strike as Liverpool won 4-0 against Fulham, taking them up to second place with 23 points.

Goals from England call-ups Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana helped lift Southampton to third with a 4-1 win over HullCity.

Chelsea's Eden Hazard scored a controversial last-minute penalty to rescue a point in a 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion that extended their manager Jose Mourinho's unbeaten league record at StamfordBridge to 66 games.

Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City failed to break into the top four after 1-0 defeats against a Tim Krul-inspired Newcastle United and battling Sunderland respectively.


Image: Robin van Persie of Manchester United and Mikel Arteta of Arsenal fight for possession during their Premier League match at Old Trafford in Manchester on Sunday
Photographs: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

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SPAIN

Unbeaten Barcelona pulled three points clear at the top of La Liga with a 4-1 victory at basement side Real Betis, after second-placed Atletico were held 1-1 at Villarreal on Sunday.

Cesc Fabregas scored two goals and set up the opener for Neymar, with Pedro netting an outstanding second, after World Player of the Year Lionel Messi was substituted with a hamstring problem. Betis grabbed a consolation penalty at the end.

An early own-goal gave Atletico a 1-0 lead at promoted Villarreal but Juanfran also put the ball in his own net for a late equaliser.

Barca have 37 points from 13 games, Atletico have 34 and Real Madrid are third with 31 after Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed a hat-trick in a 5-1 rout of Real Sociedad at the Bernabeu on Saturday. Karim Benzema and Sami Khedira scored the others.


Image: Cesc Fabregas of FC Barcelona celebrates with teammate Neymar after scoring his team's 3rd goal against Real Betis Balompie during their La Liga match at Estadio Benito Villamarin in Seville on Sunday
Photographs: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

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Bayern set Bundesliga record with 37th win in a row

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GERMANY

Record-breaking Bayern Munich opened a four-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga with a 3-0 win over Augsburg to set a league record with their 37th consecutive game without defeat.

First-half goals from Jerome Boateng and Franck Ribery, who put in another stellar performance, and a stoppage-time penalty by Thomas Mueller lifted the treble winners to 32 points.

Borussia Dortmund stayed on 28 points in second place after a 2-1 defeat at VfL Wolfsburg where they lost defender Neven Subotic for the rest of the season with torn knee ligaments.

Bayer Leverkusen have caught Dortmund thanks to a 5-3 home win over Hamburg with a hat-trick by South Korean Son Heung-Min.


Image: Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng celebrates with David Alaba (right) after scoring against FC Augsburg during their Bundesliga match in Munich on Saturday
Photographs: Michael Dalder/Reuters

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FRANCE

Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic warmed up in style for next week's World Cup playoff against Portugal by netting a hat-trick to put Paris Saint Germain four points clear at the top of Ligue 1 with a 3-1 home win against Nice.

PSG have 31 points from 13 games while Lille are on 27 after securing their eighth consecutive clean sheet in the league this season in a 0-0 draw at En Avant Guingamp.

Monaco are third on 26 points after a 1-1 draw against Evian Thonon Gaillard, with their Colombia striker Radamel Falcao joining PSG's Edinson Cavani as Ligue 1 top scorers with nine.


Image: Paris St Germain's Zlatan Ibrahimovic (left) challenges Nice's Nemanja Pejcinovic during their French Ligue 1 soccer match at the Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris on Saturday
Photographs: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

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Roma draw again but remain top

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ITALY

AS Roma remain Serie A leaders despite a second successive draw, this time at home to struggling Sassuolo who scored a 94th minute equaliser through Domenica Berardi.

Titleholders Juventus closed the gap at the top to one point after beating Napoli 3-0 in a match between two sides who started the weekend level in second place.

Fernando Llorente gave Juve a second-minute lead before spectacular second-half strikes from Andrea Pirlo and Paul Pogba finished off Napoli.

Giuseppe Rossi took his season's tally to 11 goals by scoring twice in Fiorentina's 2-1 home win over Sampdoria and AC Milan's crisis continued with a 0-0 draw at bottom side Chievo where both sides finished with 10 men.


Image: Farias of US Sassuolo Calcio competes for the ball with Maicon (left) of AS Roma during their Serie A match at Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Sunday
Photographs: Paolo Bruno/Getty Images

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