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  Sunday, 10 November, 2002, 18:02 GMT
Bayern go clear
Bayern Munich's Roque Santa Cruz celebrates his goal against Borussia Dortmund with Sammy Kuffour
Roque Santa Cruz scored Bayern's equaliser
BBC Sport Online reviews the weekend's action from the major leagues in Europe.


Germany

Bayern Munich fought back from a goal down to beat nine-man Borussia Dortmund in an ill-tempered top-of-the-table Bundesliga clash.

The win sent Bayern five points clear of the defending champions in the Bundesliga, as Dortmund suffered their first league defeat of the season.

Brazilian striker Marcio Amoroso put the visitors ahead on seven minutes.

His effort was slightly deflected by Jan Koller, leaving Bayern goalkeeper Oliver Kahn stranded.

Dortmund then had midfielder Torsten Frings sent off for a second booking four minutes from the break.

Bayern's Paraguayan striker Roque Santa Cruz put them level with a superb drive from just outside the area in the 62nd minute.

Substitute striker Claudio Pizarro hit the winner from close range three minutes later.

Dortmund goalkeeper Jens Lehmann was dismissed for claiming Pizarro was offside.

Saturday
Arminia Bielefeld 0-1 Nurnberg
Bayern Munich 2-1 Borussia Dortmund
FC Kaiserslautern 0-1 Hannover 96
Hamburg 1-0 1860 Munich
Schalke 0-1 Bayer Leverkusen
VfB Stuttgart 3-2 VFL Bochum
Wolfsburg 3-1 Werder Bremen

Sunday
Borussia Monchengladbach 3-0 Cottbus
Hertha Berlin 3-1 Hansa Rostock


Spain

A Walter Pandiani double helped Real Mallorca on their way to a club record sixth consecutive win as they beat Alaves 3-1 on Sunday.

The win pushed Mallorca into third in the table, level on points with second-placed Valencia.

Unbeaten Real Sociedad retained their three-point lead at the top of the table despite being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Deportivo Coruna on Saturday after second-placed Valencia drew 1-1 against Real Betis.

Saturday also saw Ronaldo return to goalscoring form for Real Madrid.

Rayo Vallecano had looked on course to claim a well-earned point against the European champions after they twice levelled to cancel out spectacular strikes from Ronaldo and Roberto Carlos.

But an injury-time free kick from Luis Figo gave Madrid a narrow 3-2 win.

Luis Figo congratulates Ronaldo on his goal against Rayo Vallecano
Ronaldo claimed his third league goal of the season

Figo's free kick allowed Real to edge their first away league win since last March and move up to third place in the table, a point ahead of rivals Barcelona who sneaked a 1-0 win at home to Villarreal.

In the late match, Atletico Madrid snatched a draw at home to Bilbao with a late equaliser.

Saturday
Malaga 1-0 Osasuna
Real Sociedad 1-1 D Coruna
Rayo Vallecano 2-3 Real Madrid
Barcelona 1-0 Villarreal
Valencia 1-1 Real Betis

Sunday
Celta Vigo 1-0 Espanyol
Mallorca 3-1 CD Alaves
Recreativo Huelva 1-3 Valladolid
Sevilla 1-0 Racing Santander
Atletico Madrid 3-3 Athletic Bilbao


Italy

Juventus beat AC Milan to leap-frog the Rossoneri in Serie A, maintaining their unbeaten record in the process.

Marco Di Vaio and Lilian Thuram got the goals for Juve while Andrea Pirlo was on target for AC.

Lazio missed a chance to close the gap on the leading trio in Serie A after they were held to a goalless draw at home by Parma.

Emre Belozoglu of Inter Milan vies for the ball with Colombian Gonzalo Martinez of Udinese
Inter Milan lost their unbeaten league record

The result means Lazio were unable to make much ground on leaders Inter Milan who suffered their first defeat of the season on Saturday, losing 2-1 at home to Udinese.

After missing a penalty in the recent Rome derby, Lazio defender Sinisa Mihajlovic failed again as he struck a spot kick against the post in the 25th minute.

The Rome side were down to ten men for the second half after Fabio Liverani was sent off in the 36th minute for throwing the ball in the face of Parma's Matteo Ferrari.

Champions Juventus host second-placed AC Milan later on Sunday.

Chievo moved level on points with Lazio after they enjoyed a fourth straight win with a 4-1 victory over bottom club Atalanta with Federico Cossato scoring twice for the Verona club.

Saturday
Inter Milan 1-2 Udinese
Piacenza 1-1 Roma

Sunday
Bologna 1-0 Como
Brescia 0-2 Empoli
Chievo 4-1 Atalanta
Lazio 0-0 Parma
Perugia 2-1 Torino
Reggina 0-1 Modena
Juventus 2-1 AC Milan


France

Paris St Germain squandered another chance to go top of the French first division after conceding a late equaliser to draw 1-1 with Sochaux.

Denied last weekend by a shock 3-1 defeat at Sedan, PSG looked certain to make amends after Nigerian substitute Bartholomew Ogbeche gave them a 65th minute lead.

But Jeremy Mathieu headed an equaliser five minutes from time from Benoit Pedretti's free kick.

Nice stay top having beaten Monaco 1-0 at home in the Cote d'Azur derby.

Everson scored the winner in the 24th minute, the Brazilian lashing a volley through a crowded penalty area.

Portugal striker Pedro Pauleta ended Bordeaux's long wait for victory by scoring both goals in the 2-0 home win over Rennes.

Everson Pereira Da Silva celebrates his winner for Nice in the derby against Monaco
Nice's Pereira Da Silva celebrates his winner

Pauleta curled a free kick round the wall in the 31st minute and headed another in the 76th to seal Bordeaux's first win since late September.

Rennes midfielder Philippe Delaye was dsimissed in the 89th minute.

Pauleta's efforts took his goal tally to eight this season, making him the league's top scorer.

Friday
Nice 1-0 Monaco

Saturday
Bordeaux 2-0 Rennes
Guingamp 0-0 Marseille
Lille 0-1 Nantes
Montpellier 2-0 Sedan
PSG 1-1 Sochaux
Strasbourg 2-0 Lens
Troyes 3-0 Bastia

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