Barcelona stun Vallecano with last gasp win
Dybala’s strike sets Juventus on course for their 10th win of the campaign
Spanish La Liga: Barcelona stunned Rayo Vallecano with two late goals to come from behind and win 3-2 to extend their lead at the top of LaLiga.
The Spanish champions took and early lead through Luis Suarez’s goal but looked to be heading for defeat when efforts from Jose Pozo and Alvaro Garcia either side of half time turned the game on its head.
Ousmane Dembele equalised with three minutes remaining and then Suarez got his second goal of the game in the final minute to seal a dramatic comeback.
Earlier on Saturday, second-placed Atlético Madrid had to settle for a point after conceding a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw at lowly Leganes. A superb free-kick from Antoine Griezmann put Atletico ahead in the 69th minute at Butarque. But Diego Simeone’s side were pegged back with eight minutes remaining when Southampton loanee Guido Carrillo tapped in from close range after Rodri Tarin’s effort came back off the crossbar.
Santiago Solari’s first LaLiga game in charge of Real Madrid ended in victory after two late goals earned a 2-0 success over Real Valladolid. A Kiko own goal broke the deadlock seven minutes from time. Captain Sergio Ramos wrapped up the three points from the penalty spot in the 88th minute after Fernando Calero brought down Karim Benzema.
Italian Serie A – Paulo Dybala’s strike inside the opening minute set Juventus on course for their 10th win of the campaign, although Cagliari made things more uncomfortable than the 3-1 scoreline suggests.
The table-topping Bianconeri got off to the dream start thanks to their Argentinian star, but the visitors came back into proceedings and equalised superbly though Joao Pedro.
However, Cagliari were level for just 125 seconds as Filip Bradaric turned into his own net at the Allianz Stadium.
Bradaric was perhaps fortunate not to give away a penalty shortly afterwards and Cristiano Ronaldo rattled the woodwork at the end of a first half that was followed by a far less interesting second period.
Ronaldo did not find the net on Saturday night but supplied Juan Cuadrado as the Turin giants struck on the break late on.
It was a solid response to nearest rivals Inter Milan romping to a 5-0 win against Genoa.
Saturday’s only other Serie A fixture saw Roma manage to peg back Fiorentina at the death at the Artemio Franchi for a 1-1 draw.