MADRID: Anssumane Fati, Barcelona’s new teenage sensation, scored one goal and made another as the Spanish champions Barcelona beat Valencia 5-2 in LaLiga.
The 16-year-old opened the scoring after just two minutes at Camp Nou, his second goal of the season, and Frenkie de Jong doubled the lead five minutes later.
Kevin Gameiro pulled a goal back for the visitors but Barça pulled clear with efforts from Luis Suarez (two) and Gerard Pique. Maxi Gomez nicked a late goal for Valencia.
Eden Hazard made his Real Madrid debut after injury in a 3-2 win over Levante at the Estadio Bernabeu.
Zinedine Zidane’s side went 3-0 up thanks to two Karim Benzema goals and one from Casemiro, but Borja Mayoral, on loan from Real, and Gonzalo Melero netted for Levante.
Real narrowed the gap on neighbours Atletico, the league leaders, who lost 2-0 at Real Sociedad, for whom the former Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal scored.
In Germany . . .
Early leaders RB Leipzig drew 1-1 with Bayern Munich, a penalty from Emil Forsberg cancelling out Robert Lewandowski ‘s early strike while Borussia Dortmund moved above Bayer Leverkusen after a 4-0 win.
Paco Alcacer’s 28th-minute shot put Dortmund in front. Marco Reus doubled their lead five minutes into the second half when he fired Jadon Sancho’s pass into the net. Raphael Guerreiro hit the third with Reus getting the 90th-minute fourth.
In Italy . . .
Serie A champions Juventus dropped their first points of the season with a 0-0 draw at Fiorentina. Alexis Sanchez made his debut off the bench for Inter Milan, who defeated Udinese 1-0 with a goal from Stefano Sensi.
In France . . .
Neymar talked about his failed attempt to quit Paris Saint-Germain after being booed again by fans despite a spectacular late bicycle-kick winner against Strasbourg.
The goal, securing a 1-0 victory, was not enough to placate some fans angry both with how he tried to force a move back to his former club, Barcelona, and with how he said his best memory as a footballer was PSG’s 6-1 defeat by Barçelona in 2017.
Neymar said: “I wanted to leave, that’s clear. I did all I could to do that but the page has turned. This is the first time I’m saying all this and it will be the last, because my head is now dedicated to Paris.
“It doesn’t bother me at all. It’s not the first time I was totally booed. I was booed away from home in Brazil, I played in France away from home and I was booed. It’s very sad. But I don’t need these fans to cheer my name or be there for me. They say PSG is bigger than any player. So they need to forget the player and support their team.”