European football: Eintracht Frankfurt hit Bayern for five in famous thrashing

  • Bayern concede five in one hour for first time since 1975
  • Bellingham scores but Betis hold Madrid; Atalanta 3-2 Milan

Eintracht Frankfurt pulverised Bayern Munich 5-1 with a sensational three-goal first-half performance to snap the champions’ unbeaten run in the Bundesliga this season. In an explosive first half, Eintracht completely overran Bayern and exposed their error-prone backline, scoring three times in 24 minutes.

Omar Marmoush opened their account in the 12th minute, drilling in the rebound after Fares Chaibi had hit the crossbar following a miskick from Bayern’s Noussair Mazraoui. After yet more slapdash defending from Bayern, Éric Dina Ebimbe doubled their lead in the 31st minute and Hugo Larsson made it 3-0 five minutes later, benefiting from a Joshua Kimmich error. Kimmich made amends just before the break with a powerful shot from 20 yards to cut the deficit but it did not stop the home side.

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Calhanoglu 2.0 lives up to his big talk and shatters Mazzarri’s Napoli revival | Nicky Bandini

The Inter No 10, mocked for claiming ‘I’m not far off De Bruyne or Modric’, is starring – and scoring – in a new midfield role

This was supposed to be a tricky week for Inter, going away to the champions Napoli after playing in Portugal on Wednesday night. Having led Serie A for most of this season, they were overtaken on Friday by the same Juventus team that had held them to a draw the previous Sunday. The only path back to the top was to win at a ground where they had done that once in their last 17 league visits.

No problem. Hakan Calhanoglu broke the deadlock before half-time, Nicolò Barella added a second close to the hour mark and Marcus Thuram sealed a 3-0 victory. The night ended with the Frenchman twirling his Inter shirt over his head: an homage to the iconic celebration of his idol Adriano after a Milan derby-winning goal back in December 2005.

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Juventus make a point against Inter as talk of title grows louder in Turin | Nicky Bandini

Allegri has tried to play down his side’s scudetto hopes but after Derby d’Italia draw Juve really do look like contenders

On the eve of this season’s first Derby d’Italia, both managers insisted they would not “sign for a draw”. Simone Inzaghi was pragmatic, claiming he would never do that “unless it’s the second leg [of a knockout game] and you already won the first.” Massimiliano Allegri found a way to be even more so, saying: “No. We need to play the match that starts at 8.45pm.”

Those replies were as inevitable as the question being posed. Neither manager could pre-declare a willingness to settle for a point in a game against their most likely rival for the Serie A title. Yet it was reasonable to think that outcome might suit them both.

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European roundup: Bellingham on target as Real Madrid sweep aside Cádiz

  • Rodrygo scores twice for Real in 3-0 win
  • Inter stay top of Serie A after draw with Juventus

Real Madrid’s Rodrygo struck twice and Jude Bellingham was also on target as the visitors enjoyed a 3-0 win at lowly Cádiz in La Liga on Sunday to move provisionally top of the standings.

Real went ahead after 14 minutes when Rodrygo cut into the area and fired a superb shot into the top-right corner. The Brazilian got his second in the 64th with another fine shot after finding space in the box before Bellingham sealed the win 10 minutes later with his 11th league goal this season.

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European roundup: Barcelona held by Rayo and Leverkusen return to top spot

  • Florian Lejeune’s own goal gives Xavi’s side a 1-1 draw
  • Álex Grimaldo scores in 3-0 win for Xabi Alonso’s leaders

Barcelona rescued a point with a 1-1 draw away at Rayo Vallecano on Saturday thanks to a late second-half own goal by the defender Florian Lejeune.

The La Liga champions are third in the standings on 31 points, one behind second-placed Real Madrid and three back from the surprise leaders Girona, both of whom have a game in hand.

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