Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Juventus came from behind to beat lowly Empoli 2-1 and maintain their scorching pace at the top of the Serie A table.
Juve have dropped only two points but that record looked under threat when Francesco Caputo capitalised on good work from Afriyie Acquah to give Empoli a half-time lead.
But Ronaldo scored from the penalty spot after Ismael Bennacer was deemed to have fouled Paulo Dybala and his second, and seventh of the season, was much more spectacular as he sent a shot dipping and swerving past Ivan Provedel from outside the area in the 70th minute.
Atalanta made it back-to-back wins with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Parma.
Fiorentina were unable to put pressure on the top four as a 1-1 draw with Torino made it three games without a win for the Viola.
In the Bundesliga Jadon Sancho scored twice for Borussia Dortmund but the league leaders were held in a 2-2 draw with Hertha Berlin.
A convincing display from Bayern Munich saw them come through 2-1 against the solid defence of a Mainz side who looked as though they may build on a good home record.
Fortuna Dusseldorf’s losing streak extended to five in a row after they lost 3-0 at home to Wolfsburg.
Atlético Madrid climbed to the top of La Liga with a comfortable 2-0 win at home to Real Sociedad, easing the pain of their humbling 4-0 defeat at Dortmund in the Champions League in midweek.
Atléti lead with 19 points after 10 games although Barcelona could climb back to the summit if they beat Real Madrid in Sunday’s Clasico.
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