European round-up: Barcelona beaten


SPAIN:Barcelona suffered their first defeat of the season, falling 1-0 at Getafe, to slip further behind La Liga leaders Real Madrid who thrashed Atletico Madrid 4-1 in the city derby on Saturday.

Barca dominated the match at the Coliseum but could not beat goalkeeper Miguel Angel Moya.

Defender Juan Valera stunned the visitors with a goal in the 67th minute, heading in from a corner.

Earlier, Cristiano Ronaldo scored two penalties as Jose Mourinhos Real Madrid side came back from a goal down at the Bernabeu to beat their long-suffering neighbours who had goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois sent off in the 22nd minute.

Angel Di Maria and Gonzalo Higuain also scored as Atletico, who had taken the lead through Adrian Lopez, finished with nine men after defender Diego Godin also saw red.

Yesterday, Arouna Kone scored twice and set up a third as La Liga surprise package Levante returned to winning ways with 4-0 demolition of Sporting Gijon.

Valencia are third after a 2-1 win at Rayo Vallecano.

ITALY:Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice, including his 100th Serie A goal, in AC Milans embarrassingly one-sided 4-0 win over Chievo.

The home team scored all their goals in the first half and then strolled through the second to go level on 24 points with Udinese, one behind leaders Juventus.

Nineteen-year-old Luc Castaignos claimed an 89th-minute winner to give lacklustre Inter Milan a lucky 1-0 triumph at Siena, his first league goal since his move from Feyenoord in the close season.

Inters second successive win lifted Claudio Ranieris injury-hit team to 12th with 14 points from 11 games as they continued their climb up the table following a terrible start to the campaign.

Juventus won 1-0 on Saturday at Lazio who are fourth with 22 points.

SCOTLAND:Defeat at Kilmarnock has left Rangers with just a four-point advantage over Celtic at the summit of the Premier League.

Manuel Pascali grabbed the only goal to inflict a first league loss of the season on Rangers.

Celtic beat Dunfermline 5-0 at Celtic Park on Saturday. Georgios Samaras opened the scoring in the fourth minute when he capitalised on slack defending by the visitors.

And after Gary Hooper had secured the match ball with three goals which exemplified his penalty box prowess, 18-year-old Dylan McGeouch scored his first goal for the club in the 72nd minute with a wonderful solo effort.

Steve Lomas claimed his first win as St Johnstone manager with a 3-1 victory over Hibs as new boss Pat Fenlon watched from the stands.