FRANKFURT: Unbeaten Bayer Leverkusen thrashed struggling Union Berlin 4-0 to extend their winning run to 12 matches across all competitions and move back to the top of the Bundesliga with a two-point lead over champions Bayern Munich.

Fullback Alejandro Grimaldo rifled in from outside the box in the 23rd minute to put the hosts in front. Odilon Kossounou headed in another goal in the 57th minute before Jonathan Tah volleyed in at the far post in the 73rd.

Substitutes Amine Adli and Nathan Tella combined on a quick break for the latter to wrap up the scoring.

Xabi Alonso’s team, who have scored at least twice in each of their league matches so far this season, have now won their last seven Bundesliga games.

In Italy . . .

Internazionale reclaimed top spot in Serie A with a 2-0 home win over Frosinone thanks to a 56-metre strike from Federico Dimarco and a penalty by Hakan Calhanoglu.

Inter broke the deadlock two minutes before halftime as a lob from Dimarco from just past the centre circle sailed over Frosinone keeper Stefano Turati, who had ventured off his line.

Calhanoglu converted a penalty three minutes after the break to double Inter’s advantage after Ilario Monterisi tripped Marcus Thuram.

The victory sent Inter back to the summit with 31 points, two clear of Juventus in second place. Frosinone are 12th with 15 points.

In Spain . . .

Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Barcelona fought back after conceding an early goal to beat Alaves 2-1 after two defeats in their last three games in all competitions.

Barca are in third place on 30 points, two behind Real Madrid in second and four off surprise leaders Girona.

Alaves’ 19-year-old striker Samu Omorodion shocked Barca when he opened the scoring 18 seconds after kickoff with a close-range strike following a quick counter-attack.

The goal came after a mistake by Ilkay Gundogan who lost the ball in the midfield and the hosts were lucky to go in at the break only one behind.

Jules Kounde was moved forward in the second half and the move paid off when his cross was headed home by Lewandowski. The Pole then converted a late penalty.

In the US . .

Megan Rapinoe suffered a painful end to her career, injuring a knee and being carried off three minutes into OL Reign’s 2-1 NWSL Final defeat by NJ/NY Gotham.