Marco Asensio hits hat-trick in Real Madrid rout while Hakimi is PSG’s hero

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<span>Photograph: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images</span>
Photograph: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images

Marco Asensio scored a hat-trick and Karim Benzema struck twice as Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid crushed Mallorca 6-1 in the Spanish capital.

Benzema opened the scoring in the third minute and Asensio netted against his old club in the 24th but the South Korean forward Lee Kang-in pulled one back moments later with an outstanding individual run and finish.

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Asensio promptly restored Real’s two-goal advantage before the break before completing his first hat-trick at club level early in the second half with an emphatic finish, whipping the ball into the bottom corner from outside the area.

Benzema scored for the second time in the 78th minute to make it 200 La Liga goals for the Frenchman and Isco completed the rout six minutes from time.

Sevilla beat Valencia 3-1 at home after blowing their opponents away with three goals in the opening 22 minutes. Sevilla got off to a fine start when Papu Gómez put them in front in the third minute, firing into the bottom corner with one touch after latching on to a through ball from Argentinian compatriot Erik Lamela.

They scored again in the 15th minute through an absurd own goal from Toni Lato, who blocked a cross from outside the area which bounced awkwardly and ended up floating past a fellow defender and into the net, flummoxing keeper Giorgi Mamardashvili.

Sevilla struck for a third time in the 22nd minute following more careless defending from the visitors, who were caught out by a quickly taken free-kick from Fernando which looped over their defence and Rafa Mir raced after it to calmly lob over Mamardashvili.

Valencia responded soon after with a goal from striker Hugo Duro and managed to gain some control in the second half but never looked like getting back into the game and threatening Sevilla’s lead.

In Seria A, the Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said the manner of his side’s 3-2 comeback victory against Spezia on Wednesday was just what they needed in order to move forward this season.

Juve were trailing 2-1 past the hour and facing the prospect of extending their winless start to the Serie A season to five games. But Allegri’s men battled back to claim the three points that took them out of the relegation zone, with Matthijs de Ligt firing the winner.

“Luckily we won a match suffering,” Allegri told DAZN. “Otherwise, we might have thought we did well and there was nothing more to do. There are many things to improve. We have players who must do better in their decisions of the last pass, when to shoot on the target.

“Today we won an important match. We have to get out of the comfort zone, football is made up of suffering and fatigue. There are players who have important qualities and who need to improve. We will work hard to carry on turning our fortunes around.”

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Goals from Brahim Diaz and Theo Hernández earned Milan a battling 2-0 victory against Venezia to move up to second in the Serie A standings.

The home side, who started the match without a recognised striker as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Olivier Giroud were again missing through injury, struggled to break down their promoted opponents in the opening period.

Milan upped the ante after half-time, with Hernández squaring for Diaz to break Venezia’s resistance in the 68th minute. Hernández then made sure of a fourth win from five league games this season eight minutes from time with a fine finish.

In Ligue 1, Achraf Hakimi struck deep in stoppage time to earn Paris Saint-Germain a 2-1 victory at bottom side Metz and maintain their perfect league record this season. The Morocco full-back scored after five minutes and added his second five minutes into added time to put PSG on 21 points from seven games, three days after they beat Lyon by the same scoreline thanks to another winning goal in the dying seconds.

PSG lead second-placed Marseille, who drew 0-0 at Angers and have a game in hand, by seven points.

Burak Yilmaz was in a class of his own as the French champions Lille claimed their second victory of the Ligue 1 season with a 2-1 home win against Reims. The Turkey striker was a constant threat and set up Jonathan David and Benjamin André for the first-half goals which lifted them up to 13th on eight points from seven matches.

Monaco also snatched their second win of the season when a goal by Kevin Volland and two by Wissam Ben Yedder earned them a 3-1 home win against second-bottom St Etienne which moved them up to 12th on eight points. Stade Rennais hammered promoted Clermont 6-0.

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