European football: Five talking points from weekend's action

Barcelona was held to a draw and Borussia Dortmund lost 3-1 to Union Berlin heading into the first international break of the season.

Ansu Fati became Barcelona's youngest LaLiga goal-scorer on Saturday, when he scored the equaliser against Osasuna.   -  Getty Images

Barcelona held to draw by Osasuna

Ansu Fati, 16, became Barcelona’s record LaLiga goal-scorer when he netted in the 51 minute to level the score after Roberto Torres had put Osasuna ahead in the seventh minute. Arthur gave the defending Spanish champion the lead on 64 minutes but Torres pulled the home team level from the penalty spot nine minutes from time after a Gerard Pique handball. It means Barcelona has only one win from its opening three league fixtures, making it its worst start to a league season since 2008-09.

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Another big win for Bayern Munich over Mainz

The defending German champion registered its first home win of the new Bundesliga season by beating Mainz 6-1. The Bavarians put six past the same opposition last season in the corresponding fixture, keeping a clean sheet too, on that occasion. Bayern had as many as six different goal-scorers: David Alaba, Benjamin Pavard, loanee Ivan Perisic, Kingsley Coman, Robert Lewandowski and Alphonso Davies.

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Early jolt for title-chasing Borussia Dortmund

Bayern Munich’s title challenger last season, Borussia Dortmund suffered a 3-1 defeat at newly-promoted Union Berlin on Saturday. Paco Alcacer drew Dortmund level three minutes after Marius Bulter’s 22-minute goal had put the home team ahead. Bulter restored Berlin’s lead five minutes after half-time before Sebastian Andersson made sure of the victory in the 75th minute, leaving Marco Reus angry.

Heartbreak for Napoli

Carlo Ancelotti’s men were moments away from taking home a well-earned point against Juventus, having come back from 3-0 down, but a Kalidou Koulibaly own-goal in the 92 minute gave the Old Lady all three points and sent it top of Serie A after two matches. Danilo, Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo were the goal-scorers for Juve before goals from Kostas Manolas, Hirving Lozano and Giovanni Di Lorenzo had pulled Napoli level.

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Eden Hazard not fit to feature for Belgium

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has said Hazard, who has yet to make his official Real Madrid debut since a €100m summer move from Chelsea, will not be fit to feature for Belgium in the upcoming Euro 2020 Qualifiers. The Belgian forward suffered a thigh injury during Real Madrid’s pre-season camp but has been named in the Belgium squad.

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