Bay­ern win af­ter last-minute goal, United held by New­cas­tle

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Robert Le­wandowski gave 10-man Bay­ern Mu­nich a last-minute vic­tory in the Bun­desliga, while Wayne Rooney recorded his 10th straight game with­out a goal for Manch­ester United in the Premier League on Satur­day.

With the Span­ish league and Italy’s Serie A also un­der way, here is a look at Europe’s ma­jor leagues on Satur­day:

Eng­land

As Rooney con­tin­ues to strug­gle, an English striker did man­age to score a hat trick: Cal­lum Wil­son of pro­moted Bournemouth.

Wil­son helped Bournemouth beat West Ham 4-3 for its first ever win in the top flight of English soc­cer.

Rooney, mean­while, has now gone 10 games with­out a goal for United, which was held to a 0-0 draw with New­cas­tle.

Also, Tot­ten­ham drew 1-1 at Le­ices­ter, while Jermain De­foe se­cured Sun­der­land’s first point of the sea­son by equal­iz­ing in a 1-1 draw with Swansea.

Crys­tal Palace also beat As­ton Villa 2-1, and Stoke drew 1-1 at Nor­wich.

Ger­many

Bay­ern Mu­nich con­ceded a goal af­ter just nine sec­onds but Le­wandowski’s late goal se­cured a 2-1 win over Hof­fen­heim. For­ward Kevin Vol­land cap­i­tal­ized on a poor back pass from Bay­ern’s David Alaba to match the fastest Ger­man league goal ever scored.

Thomas Mueller equal­ized by push­ing in a re­bound with his right thigh in the 41st minute, and Bay­ern over­came Jerome Boateng’s send­ing off in the 73rd for a hand­ball in the area as Eu­gen Polan­ski struck the re­sult­ing penalty against the post. That led to a fi­nal push from Bay­ern and Le­wandowski net­ted the win­ner af­ter a pass from Dou­glas Costa.

Else­where, Ham­burger SV twice came from be­hind to beat Stuttgart 3-2. Bayer Lev­erkusen won 1-0 at Han­nover, pro­moted Darm­stadt held Schalke to a 1-1 draw, and Ein­tra­cht Frank­furt drew 1-1 with Augs­burg.

Italy

On the open­ing day in Serie A, Roma was held 1-1 at Hel­las Verona while Lazio beat new­lypro­moted Bologna 2-1.

Bosko Jankovic volleyed Verona into the lead on the hour but its ad­van­tage lasted barely five min­utes be­fore Alessan­dro Florenzi lev­eled for Roma with a long-range strike.

Lazio took the lead in the 18th when Bologna’s de­fense failed to deal with Dusan Basta’s cross and the on­rush­ing Lu­cas Biglia smashed it home.

Bologna gifted Lazio the sec­ond, too, as it al­lowed An­to­nio Can­dreva’s cross to go through to Ri­cardo Kishna, who had plenty of time and space to con­trol and shoot.

Mat­teo Man­cosu re­duced deficit on the stroke of half­time.

Spain

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Goals from free kicks gave Atletico Madrid a slim win over pro­moted Las Pal­mas and helped Es­panyol beat 10-man Getafe as the Span­ish league strug­gled to pro­duce scor­ing on its open­ing week­end.

Atletico set­tled for a 1-0 vic­tory thanks to An­toine Griez­mann’s free kick in the 16th minute at its Vi­cente Calderon Sta­dium.

In Barcelona, Es­panyol midfielder Salva Sevilla se­cured a 1-0 win with a dip­ping free kick that went in off the up­right in the third minute.

Else­where, the Span­ish league saw two more 0-0 draws af­ter Va­len­cia stalled at Rayo Val­le­cano and Real So­ciedad split the points at De­portivo La Coruna.

Both matches were sim­i­lar to Fri­day’s league opener when Sevilla and Malaga looked rusty af­ter the sum­mer in their 0-0 draw.

France

Lyon fell to its first de­feat of the sea­son, los­ing 2-1 at home to Rennes as Me­hdi Zef­fane set up the opener be­fore scor­ing the win­ner against his for­mer club.

Reims and Caen failed to main­tain their per­fect start to the sea­son as they lost 1-0 at Nantes and 2-1 at Nice, re­spec­tively.

Ju­lian Palmieri struck twice in the first half to send Bas­tia on its way to a 3-0 win at Guig­namp.

Angers main­tained its third clean sheet in as many games as Cheikh N’Doye scored two first-half goals for a 2-0 vic­tory at Ajac­cio.

Monaco failed to boost its con­fi­dence ahead of the sec­ond leg of its Cham­pi­ons League play­off against Va­len­cia — where it trails 3-1 — as it drew 1-1 at Toulouse.

AP

(Above) Swansea City’s Bafe­timbi Gomis, right, scores his goal past goal­keeper Cos­tel Pan­til­imon, left, and Se­bas­tian Coates, bot­tom right, dur­ing their English Premier League soc­cer match be­tween Sun­der­land and Swansea City at the Sta­dium of Light, Sun­der­land, Eng­land, Satur­day, Aug. 22.

(Right) Sport­ing’s An­dre Car­rillo cel­e­brates af­ter scor­ing the open­ing goal against Pa­cos de Fer­reira dur­ing a Por­tuguese league soc­cer match at the Al­valade sta­dium in Lis­bon, Por­tu­gal, Satur­day, Aug. 22.

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