AC Milan striker Rafael Leao netted twice to offer his facet a surprising 4-0 away win over Serie A leaders Napoli on Sunday, placing Stefano Pioli’s facet third place within the rating.
Milan have 51 factors, one forward of fourth-placed Inter Milan and 4 behind second-placed Lazio. Napoli are 20 factors away from the summit.
The guests took the lead after 17 minutes when Brahim Diaz despatched a by way of ball to Leao who took a throw-in and elegantly smacked it previous Napoli keeper Alex Meret.
Diaz doubled the lead eight minutes later when he obtained a cross contained in the field, launched a dummy that left Napoli defender Mario Rui blocked and despatched the ball into the online with a deflection .
Milan successfully ended the sport 14 minutes into the second half when Leao bumped into the field, twisted and handed three Napoli defenders and launched his shot.
Alexis Saelemaekers scored a fourth after 67 minutes with a solo effort by which he bought previous 4 defenders earlier than placing the ball between Meret’s legs.
Within the meantime, AS Roma beat Sampdoria 3-0 in a wet Stadio Olimpico on Sunday to maneuver into fourth place in Serie A due to second-half objectives from Georginio Wijnaldum, Paulo Dybala and Stephan El Shaarawy.
Benzema scores a hat-trick in seven minutes
Karim Benzema scored three objectives in seven first-half minutes as Actual Madrid beat Actual Valladolid 6-0 to scale back Barcelona’s La Liga result in 12 factors.
The hat-trick took Benzema to 14 league objectives this season and was second on the listing of prime scorers – three behind Barca’s Robert Lewandowski.
Rodrygo’s opener from a clean counterattack after 22 minutes opened the floodgates as Benzema took cost on the Santiago Bernabeu, netting a first-half hat-trick for Actual Madrid for the primary time of her profession.
Benzema scored his first with a diving header from a Vinicius Jr cross whereas narrowly avoiding a collision with the far put up and the Brazilian additionally created the second with a easy go for the French striker to attain from the sting of the floor.
The 35-year-old scored his hat-trick when he adjusted his run into the penalty space to spin in place and gather a cross from Rodrygo who was behind him to attain as his again was in the direction of objective.
Rodrygo claimed one other help within the second half when Marco Asensio performed a one-two go with the Brazilian striker earlier than firing residence and Eden Hazard created the ultimate objective by pinching the ball from a free go and discovering Lucas Vazquez.
Valladolid, which suffered a second straight La Liga defeat, is sixteenth, one level above the relegation zone.
PSG’s march to title slowed with Lyon loss
Paris Saint-Germain’s march to the Ligue 1 title suffered one other setback once they suffered a 1-0 defeat at residence to Lyon.
The capital facet, who’ve solely the league to salvage a disappointing season after being knocked out of the Coupe de France and Champions League, fell sufferer to Bradley Barcola’s second-half objective and s discovered herself with 66 factors in 29 video games.
They lead second-placed RC Lens, who beat Stade Rennais 1-0 away on Saturday, by six factors with third-placed Olympique de Marseille additionally on 60 factors after a 1-1 draw with Montpellier on Friday.
Earlier on Sunday, fourth-placed Monaco moved inside three factors of Marseille after a dramatic 4-3 win at residence to Racing Strasbourg.
Lyon, who’re ninth on 44 factors, held on till the ultimate whistle and can method the Coupe de France semi-final on Wednesday filled with confidence whereas PSG, who suffered their fifth league defeat of the season , must regain his composure with a summit assembly with Lens in two weeks.
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