Cristiano Ronaldo equals record on 1,000th game, Erling Haaland scores again – European round-up
Cristiano Ronaldo marked his 1,000th career game by scoring at a list 11th consecutive Serie A game in Juventus’ win in SPAL.
After an early goal disallowed, the deadlock broke soon before.
Juve’s lead climbed over the hour with his next goal for the team, however Andrea Petagna pulled back for SPAL with 20 seconds remaining from the penalty spot,
Ronaldo hit the crossbar but Juve held on to stretch their lead while SPAL remain rooted to the foot of this table, eight points out of safety after having a fifth straight defeat.
Rodrigo Palacio’s 91st-minute equaliser rescued a draw in the home for Bologna to Udinese, who headed for almost an hour thanks to Stefano Okaka’s first-half strike.
Erling Haaland believed his goal of a season to assist Borussia Dortmund to a victory over Werder Bremen.
Jadon Sancho laid on the opener to defender Dan-Axel Zagadou before Haaland fired his chief goal to ensure Dortmund remained four points behind champions Bayern Munich.
RB Leipzig remained with a 5-0 demolition of Schalke on the coattails of Bayern on Saturday.
Schalke goalkeeper Alex Nuebel misjudged a Marcel Sabitzer shot after just 50 seconds for the visitors’ lead, but they had to wait for an hour to hit with Timo Werner.
Marcel Halstenberg killed off almost any Schalke hopes from Angelino before goals together with Leipzig in the 68th and Emil Forsberg finished Leipzig away win ever in the Bundesliga to leave them a point behind Bayern.
The feeling of catastrophe deepened in Hertha Berlin with a 5-0 thrashing of this club in their next outing because Jurgen Klinsmann’s resignation.
Hertha started ambitiously but whined about safeguarding, letting Jhon Cordoba to score twice on the counter-attack within 22 minutes, until they surrendered a third in slapstick fashion with Cordoba setting up Florian Kainz, whose shot rebounded off Hertha goalkeeper Rune Jarstein and moved in off the post.
Mark Uth finished the rout with a dazzling free-kick 20 minutes out of 25, kainz inserted a fourth on the counter in the second half.
Elsewhere, Fortuna Dusseldorf boosted their survival hopes with a 2-0 success over Freiburg, sealed with strikes in half Andre Hoffmann and Erik Thommy, while Lucas Ribeiro’s stoppage-time strike made Hoffenheim a stage at Borussia Monchengladbach, who direct through Matthias Ginter’s first-half strike.