Barcelona played their first game of the season on Sunday. (PHOTOS/Courtesy)The Spanish La Liga entered game-week three this past weekend with all 20 teams in action.
Defending champions Real Madrid came from behind to overcome a spirited Real Betis side 3-2 on Saturday with Sergio Ramos.
Ramos scores the winning penalty on Saturday.This is Real’s second victory of the season and it sees them climb into 6th with four points from two games.
Despite defeat, Betis remain top of the standings with six points fom three games.
Still on Saturday, Deportivo Alaves drew 0-0 with Getafe, Valencia played to a 1-1 drw with Huesca while Real Sociedad powered past Elche 3-0.
On Sunday, Luis Suarez marked his Atletico Madrid with two goals and an assist as he came off the bench in the 6-1 drubbing of Getafe.
Barcelona also got their season off to a flyer, beating Villarreal 4-0 at the Camp Nou with teenage forward Ansu Fati netting a brace while Lionel Messi scored from the spot.
Barca sit 10th on the log with three points from one game, a similar record as Atletico Madrid who occupy 9th spot.
In the other games Levante were 3-1 winners at Osasuna, Bilbao beat Eibar 2-1 away from home, Sevilla defeated Cadiz 3-1 while Real Valladolid drew 1-1 with Celta Vigo.
In Italy, 10-man Juventus held off AS Roma o draw 2-2 at the Olympico on Sunday.
Cristiano Ronaldo netted a brace for the Old Lady who saw Adrian Rabbiot sent off in the second half.
Ronaldo celebrates after scoring one of his two goals on Sunday.Napoli were the biggest winners of the weekend as they thumped Genoa 6-0 while AC MIlan took care of Crotone 2-0 away from home.
Sassuolo beat Spezia 4-1 on the same day that Hellas Verona defeated Udinese by a single odd goal of the game.
On Saturday, Inter Milan showcased a spirited display to fend off Fiorentina 4-3 at the Guiseppe Meazza stadium.
Atalanta continued their scoring spree with a highly entertaining 4-2 win at Torino while Benevento came from 2-0 down to scrap past Sampdori 3-2.
The other game week two fixture between Bologna and Parm will be played on Monday night.
In Germany, Hoffenheim climbed top of the Bundesliga table thanks to a shocking 4-1 victory over defending champions Bayern Munich on Sunday afternoon.
Hoffenheim have now won both of their opening two games while Bayern have lost one and one the other and sit 7th on the log.
This was Bayern’s first loss of the season.On the same day, Freiburg drew 1-1 at home to Wolfsburg.
The opening game week two fixture saw Eintracht Frankfurt beat Hertha Berlin 3-1 away from home on Friday night.
On Saturday, Augsburg stunned Borussia Dortmund 2-0 while Monchengladbach were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Union Berlin.
The headline fixture of the round saw Bayer Leverkusen and RB Leipzig share spoils in a 1-1 stalemate, Stuttgart powered to a 4-1 victory at hapless Mainz while Werder Bremen took care of Schalke 3-1 at the VELTINS Arena.
In France, PSG registered their third victory of the season thanks to a Mauro Icardi brace as they beat Reims 2-0 away from home on Sunday.
PSG players celebrate one of their two goals on Sunday.On the same day, Olympique Lyon drew 1-1 away to Lorient, the saw result that the game between Nimes and Lens produced.
Nine-men Monaco produced an inspired display as they beat Strasbourg 3-2 at the Stade Luis II, Dijon drew 2-2 at home to Montpellier, Angers were 3-2 winners against Brest while Bordeaux played out a goalless draw with Nice.
On Saturday, Rennes beat Saint Etienne 3-0 away from home while Marseille required a late Morgan Sanson strike to draw 1-1 at home to Metz.
The Ligue one match-day five opening fixture was played on Friday with Lille defeating Nantes 2-0.
All the weekend’s results
French Ligue One
-Lille 2-0 Nantes-Saint Etienne 0-3 Rennes-Olympique Marseille 1-1 Metz-Bordeaux 0-0 Nice-Angers 3-2 Brest-Dijon 2-2 Montpellier-Monaco 3-2 Strasbourg-Nimes 1-1 Lens-Lorient 1-1 Olympique Lyon-Reims 0-2 PSG
-Hertha Berlin 1-3 Eintracht Frankfurt-Borussia Monchengladbach 1-1 Union Berlin-Bayer Leverkusen 1-1 RB Leipzig-Mainz 1-4 Stuttgart-Augsburg 2-0 Borussia Dortmund-Arminia Bielefeld 1-0 Koln-Schalke O4 1-3 Werder Bremen-Hoffenheim 1-4 Bayern Munich-Freiburg 1-1 Wolfsburg
Italian Serie A
-Torino 2-4 Atalanta-Cagliari 0-2 Lazio-Sampdoria 2-3 Benevento-Inter Milan 4-3 Fiorentina-Spezia 1-4 Sassuolo-Hellas Verona 1-0 Udinese-Napoli 6-0 Genoa-Crotone 0-2 AC Milan-AS Roma 2-2 Juventus
Spanish La Liga
-Deportivo Alaves 0-0 Getafe-Valencia 1-1 Huesca-Elche 0-3 Real Sociedad-Real Betis 2-3 Real Madrid-Osasuna 1-3 Levante-Eibar 1-2 Athletic Bilbao-Atletico Madrid 6-1 Granada-Cadiz 1-3 Sevilla-Real Valladolid 1-1 Celta Vigo-Barcelona 4-0 Villarreal