Celtic back on top

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

Glas­gow, UK - Celtic re­in­stated its two-point lead at the top of the Scot­tish Premier­ship by beat­ing Hiber­nian 2-0 to pick up its eighth con­sec­u­tive league vic­tory.

Rangers had mo­men­tar­ily moved in to first place with a 2-0 win at Mother­well, but were usurped af­ter Neil Len­non's side claimed all three points. Al­fredo More­los clinched Rangers' 2-0 win be­fore the volatile striker en­dured more red card mis­ery on Sun­day.

Ron­aldo scores twice

Mi­lan, Italy - Cris­tiano Ron­aldo scored twice as Ju­ven­tus beat Udi­nese 3-1 to go top of the

Ital­ian League - for a few hours at least. The Por­tuguese blasted in a crisp shot from the edge of the area for a fourth goalscor­ing game in a row.

He then smashed in a first-time shot from Gon­zalo Higuain's through ball be­fore

Leonardo Bonucci headed home to make it 3-0 be­fore the break. Ron­aldo al­most grabbed his first Ital­ian league hat-trick as he hit the post, be­fore Ig­na­cio Pus­setto's late con­so­la­tion.

Juve keeper Gian­luigi Buf­fon made his 646th league ap­pear­ance, one short of Paolo Mal­dini's all-time record. It was Buf­fon's 700th league ap­pear­ance in­clud­ing Serie B and the French top flight.

In­ter Mi­lan will go back to the top if it avoids de­feat at Fiorentina later on Sun­day.

Ear­lier on Satur­day, Gen­naro Gat­tuso's de­but as Napoli coach ended in a 2-1 in­jury-time de­feat to Parma as last sea­son's league run­ner-up ex­tended its win­less run to eight league games. Other re­sults: Satur­day: Bres­cia 3 Lecce 0, Genoa 0 Sam­p­do­ria 1. Sun­day: Verona 3 Torino 3, Bologna 2 Ata­lanta 1, AC Mi­lan 0 Sas­suolo 0. Span­ish League: Satur­day: Ath­letic Bil­bao 0 Eibar 0, Atletico Madrid 2 Osasuna 0. Sun­day: Getafe 2 Real Val­ladolid 0, Celta Vigo 2 Mal­lorca 2 , Es­panyol 2 Real Betis 2. French League: Satur­day: Metz 1 Mar­seille 1, Nimes 0 Nantes 1, Brest 0 Nice 0, Angers 0 Monaco 0, Amiens 1 Di­jon 1, Toulouse 0 Reims 1. Sun­day: Bor­deaux 0 Stras­bourg 1. Ger­man League: Satur­day: For­tuna Dus­sel­dorf 0 RB Leipzig 3. Sun­day: Wolfs­burg 1 Borus­sia Moenchengl­ad­bach 1.

Manch­ester City’s Kevin de Bruyne cel­e­brates af­ter scor­ing against Arse­nal on Sun­day

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