Atletico Madrid drubs Alaves

Muscat Daily - - SPORTS -

Madrid, Spain - Atletico Madrid moved joint top of the Span­ish League ta­ble along­side Barcelona with a 3-0 thump­ing of Alaves on Satur­day.

Nikola Kalinic, who re­turned a World Cup run­ner-up medal this year, opened his league ac­count for the sea­son with the first goal be­fore An­toine Griez­mann and mid­fielder Ro­dri sealed all three points at the Wanda Metropoli­tano with goals in the fi­nal ten min­utes.

Mi­lik brace in Napoli’s vic­tory

Milan, Italy - Pol­ish striker Arka­diusz Mi­lik bagged a brace as Napoli warmed up for next week's Cham­pi­ons League clash with Liver­pool by eas­ing past pro­moted Frosi­none 4-0 in the Ital­ian League to close the gap on cham­pion Ju­ven­tus to eight points. Pi­otr Zielin­ski opened af­ter just seven min­utes in the Sta­dio San Paulo with Al­ge­rian Adam Ou­nas ad­ding a sec­ond from a dis­tance in the first half be­fore Mi­lik's sec­ond-half brace.

Carlo Ancelotti's side con­sol­i­dated sec­ond place and replied to Ju­ven­tus who had pulled 11 points clear on Fri­day with a con­fi­dent 1-0 win over third-place In­ter Milan. Mario Mandzu­kic scored the only goal for Ju­ven­tus. Other re­sults: Ger­man League: Bay­ern Mu­nich 3 Nurem­berg 0, Freiburg 3 RB Leipzig 0, Schalke 1 Borus­sia Dort­mund 2, Bayer Lev­erkusen 1 Augs­burg 0, VfL Wolfs­burg 2 Hof­fen­heim 2.

(AFP)

Liver­pool's Mo­hamed Salah cel­e­brates af­ter scor­ing against Bournemouth dur­ing their English Pre­mier League match on Satur­day

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