Frenkie de Jong won a duel with FC Barcelona on Sunday for the first time this season. In Italy, Matthijs de Ligt booked a home win with Juventus in a match that had a special touch for keeper Gianluigi Buffon.
De Jong played the entire game on behalf of Barcelona, which was 0-2 too strong for Getafe. Luis Suárez (before the break) and Junior Firpo took care of the goals.
So far, Barcelona has had a dramatic series of duels. Successively no wins were won against Athletic Bilbao (1-0), Osasuna (2-2), Borussia Dortmund (0-0) and Granada (2-0).
De Jong, who came over from Ajax this summer and formed the midfield against Getafe with Sergio Busquets and Arthur, is currently second with Barcelona in La Liga. The Spanish top club has thirteen points from seven duels.
Real Sociedad, Atlético Madrid and Granada can still pass through Barcelona this weekend. Atlético will play at home later this Saturday against fellow countryman Real Madrid.
Earlier in the day, Jasper Cillessen and Valencia also booked the first victory. Against Bilbao it became 0-1 thanks to Denis Cheryshev. Valencia will face Ajax in the Champions League on Wednesday at 9 p.m.
The basic eleven of FC Barcelona against Granada, with Frenkie de Jong. (Photo: Pro Shots)
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Just like De Jong, De Ligt plays the entire match
At Juventus-SPAL (2-0), Miralem Pjanic scored the opening goal at halftime, who scored beautifully from a distance. In the final phase, Cristiano Ronaldo determined the final score with a header.
The 41-year-old Buffon played his 903rd match in a club and may call himself the Italian with the most duels. Until Saturday, the Juventus keeper shared the record with Paolo Maldini.
With the experienced Leonardo Bonucci, De Ligt was the central duo in the back. The defender, who was taken over from Ajax, completed the ninety minutes for the fifth time this season.
Coach Juizus Sarri's Juventus started the Serie A season with sixteen points from six games. The defending champion can be passed on later in the day by Internazionale, who plays against Sampdoria and is still without a loss of points.
Joy at Juventus after one of the goals against SPAL. (Photo: Pro Shots)
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