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Madrid remains perfect despite resting regulars

REAL MADRID 4, MALLORCA 1

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Vinícius Júnior and Rodrygo scored second-half goals Sunday as Real Madrid came from behind to defeat visiting Mallorca, 4-1, for its fifth straight win to start the season in La Liga.

Madrid was without the injured Karim Benzema and other regular starters as Coach Carlo Ancelotti rotated his squad ahead of the team’s Champions League match against Leipzig on Wednesday.

Mallorca got on the board first with a 35th-minute header by Vedat Muriqi. Madrid got the equalizer three minutes into first-half stoppage time with a well-placed shot by Federico Valverde.

Vinícius put Madrid ahead from inside the area after a nice pass by Rodrygo in the 72nd, then Rodrygo found the net himself in the 89th after a couple of nifty moves to get past three Mallorca defenders in the box.

Defender Antonio Rüdiger closed the scoring in stoppage time with a point-blank shot. . . .

Athletic Bilbao picked up its third win in five matches and moved closer to the top with a 4-1 victory at winless Elche. . . .

Rodri Sánchez scored as Real Betis moved to third with a 1-0 home win over fourth-place Villarreal. . . .

Getafe earned its first win of the season by defeating Real Sociedad, 2-1, at home.

ITALY: Juventus needed an injury-time equalizer from Leonardo • Bonucci to secure a 2-2 draw with visiting Salernitan­a.

Bonucci scored off the rebound of his own penalty. Arkadiusz Milik then appeared to get the winner with a header, but video review erased the Juventus goal.

Antonio Candreva had put Salernitan­a ahead early, and Krzysztof Piatek doubled the lead with a penalty before halftime.

Bremer pulled one back for Juventus after the break with a soaring header. . . .

Atalanta wasted a chance to reclaim the Serie A lead when it was held to a 1-1 draw at home by newly promoted Cremonese.

The result left Atalanta level on points with leader Napoli and third-place AC Milan, the defending champion. . . .

Udinese moved up to fourth, one point behind the leaders, with a 3-1 comeback victory at Sassuolo. . . .

Monza earned its first-ever point in the top division with a 1-1 draw at Lecce. . . .

Elsewhere, Bologna beat visiting Fiorentina, 2-1, and Lazio topped visiting Hellas Verona, 2-0.

• GERMANY: American forward Jordan Pefok had a penalty saved, but Union Berlin held on to win, 1-0, at previously unbeaten Cologne to move to the top of the Bundesliga for the first time in club history.

An own goal from Timo Hübers in the third minute was enough for Berlin to finish first after the sixth round — one point ahead of Freiburg, which was held at home, 0-0, by Borussia Mönchengla­dbach.

• FRANCE: Goalkeeper Mory Diaw secured a third clean sheet in seven matches for Clermont with a couple of decisive saves in a 0-0 draw with host Strasbourg in Ligue 1. . . .

Dango Ouattara led Lorient to a 3-2 home win over Nantes with a goal and an assist. . . .

Rennes moved up to sixth place with a 5-0 thrashing of visiting Auxerre. . . .

Elsewhere, Andy Delort scored to give Nice a 1-0 win at Ajaccio; Angers defeated visiting Montpellie­r, 2-1, for its first win of the season; and Toulouse beat Reims, 1-0, at home.

• NETHERLAND­S: U.S. forward Ricardo Pepi recorded an assist in his debut for Groningen, a 1-0 win at Cambuur in the Eredivisie.

• NWSL: The Kansas City Current moved into first place with a 1-0 win over Gotham FC in Harrison, N. J., on Hailie Mace’s 78th-minute penalty kick. . . .

The Houston Dash and visiting Angel City played to a 1-1 draw.

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