Harry Kane scored twice in his first Bundesliga appearance in front of a home crowd on Sunday to steer Bayern Munich to a 3-1 victory against Augsburg and make it two wins out of two matches.
Kane, who also scored last week in the league-opening 4-0 win at Werder Bremen, got on the scoresheet with a 40th-minute penalty before adding their third goal in the 69th minute. Kane, whose wife had their fourth child last week, has hit the ground running since his arrival in Munich just over two weeks ago and has now become only the third Bayern player to score three times in his first two league games and the first since Adolfo Valencia in 1993.
It was not until Augsburg’s Felix Uduokhai deflected a save by his own keeper on to the post and over the line for an own goal in the 32nd minute that the Bavarian club went in front. They doubled their lead with Kane’s well-struck penalty, awarded for an Augsburg handball, and upped the pressure after the break, hitting the woodwork with Leroy Sané. The England captain then completed a lightning quick passing move with a fine finish to take his league tally to three goals.
Barcelona fought back to secure a barnstorming 4-3 win at Villarreal with Robert Lewandowski scoring the winner late in the second half.
Villarreal were arguably the better side throughout the match but a clinical Barça scored at key moments, helped by a brilliant performance from the 16-year-old Lamine Yamal, who created most of their opportunities, including an assist, and had two shots off the woodwork.
Barça took an early two-goal lead thanks to a perfectly placed cross by Yamal that allowed Gavi to open the scoring in the 12th minute with a close-range header and three minutes later they doubled their advantage with a shot by Frenkie De Jong following a defensive mistake. But the hosts kept up their relentless pace and recovered with first-half goals by Juan Foyth and Alexander Sorloth, and from Alex Baena five minutes after the break.
The substitute Ferran Torres struck from close range to level the match again in the 68th minute for the visitors, with Yamal striking another bullet against the woodwork, only this time the ball bounced to Lewandowski who tapped in the rebound off the post to score his first goal of the season and give Barcelona a hard-fought win in a pulsating affair. Barça are third on seven points, level with Girona, trailing the leaders Real Madrid by two points.
Juventus bounced back from a lacklustre first half to secure a 1-1 home draw against Bologna in Serie A on Sunday, thanks to a late equaliser from Dusan Vlahovic. Ten minutes before stoppage time, the Serbian international directed a header from 12 yards into the far bottom corner after a cross from Samuel Iling-Junior. Bologna’s Lewis Ferguson had sent shockwaves through a soggy Allianz Stadium as the Scottish midfielder found the space to guide the ball into the far bottom corner.
Napoli comfortably sealed a 2-0 home victory against Sassuolo through goals from Victor Osimhen and Giovanni Di Lorenzo, while Lazio were unexpectedly beaten 1-0 at home by Serie A newcomers Genoa.
, the only goal through Mateo Retegui’s header from a rebound in the 16th minute. Lazio have now lost both of their Serie A matches this season.
In France, Lyon claimed their first point with a 0-0 draw at Nice. Lorient raced into a 2-0 lead and went on to outclass Lille 4-1, winning for the first time this season.
Reims’ new signing Teddy Teuma scored two superb goals, the first a direct free kick and the second a thumping half-volley, as they beat Montpellier 3-1 away, winning for a second successive week. Patrick Vieira won a second successive home game in charge of his new club Racing Strasbourg as they beat Toulouse 2-0 in an easy assignment where they were rarely threatened.
Georges Mikautadze scored to give promoted Metz a 1-0 win away at Clermont Foot for their first victory of the season, relegating their hosts to bottom. The other promoted club Le Havre drew 2-2 at Rennes.