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MILAN---AC Milan s winning streak was ended by
Atalanta in a 0--0 draw at home in Serie A, though
16-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was
crucial to the Rossoneri earning a point yesterday.
Milan, which had won its previous three matches,
moved provisionally to fifth. Atalanta was up to sev-
enth ahead of Sunday s matches.
Donnaruma pulled off stunning saves in quick
succession about an hour in. He got down brilliantly
to parry a header from Luca Cigarini, who fired the
rebound over the bar from point-blank range. Six
minutes later, he pulled off another great reaction
save to deny fellow youngster Alberto Grassi.
Milan could have won the game 11 minutes from
time but Cigarini cleared Luiz Adriano s header off
It was Donnarumma s fourth match for Milan since
he became the youngest goalkeeper to start a Serie
A match at 16 years, eight months, six days. He has
let in just two goals.
Earlier, Bologna won 2--0 at fellow struggler Hellas
Verona in what was already billed as a relegation
fight, even at this early stage of the season.
Bologna moved provisionally two points clear of
the relegation zone, while Verona was six points from
Teen goalie excels
as AC Milan draws
PARIS---Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored two more as
Paris Saint-Germain resumed its domestic dom-
inance, crushing Toulouse 5--0 to move 11 points
clear of Caen at the top of the French league yes-
PSG squandered a host of chances in a 1--0 defeat
at Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday
---its first defeat this season---but took only six minutes
to find the net as winger Angel Di Maria scored in
a second successive league game.
PSG has not lost in the French league since March
15---a run of 22 league matches.
Ibrahimovic has nine goals in his last eight French
league games. PSG s all-time leading scorer made it
2--0 after 18 minutes.
Lucas scored midway through the second half,
Ibrahimovic got his second of the match in the 75th,
and substitute Ezequiel Lavezzi finished off the rout.
At Parc des Princes, Di Maria scored with a long-
range shot that bounced just in front of goalkeeper
Ali Ahamada, before Ibrahimovic and Lucas padded
out the lead with headers.
Lucas was involved in the fourth goal, dribbling
through the defence and forcing a save from Ahamada,
with Ibrahimovic reacting first to tap home his 115th
goal in 140 games since joining PSG from AC Milan
in the 2012-13 season.
Lavezzi gave the goal-hungry fans more to cheer
when he capped off the rout with his first league
goal since August 30.
With Lyon not hosting bitter local rival Saint-Eti-
enne until today, Caen moved provisionally into
second spot after beating Guingamp 2--1 at home
thanks to goals from veteran midfielder Julien Feret
and striker Andy Delort.
Caen has two more points than Lyon, Saint-Etienne
and Angers through 13 rounds.
Lorient moved up to sixth place after beating last-
place Troyes 4--1 with striker Benjamin Moukandjo
scoring twice to join Ibrahimovic at the top of the
scoring charts---one ahead of Marseille striker Michy
In today s other games, Marseille hosts Nice, and
Bordeaux faces Monaco. (AP)
twice as PSG
Chelsea and absent manager Jose
Mourinho returned to unwanted crisis
after the troubled giants lost 1-0 at
Stoke in the English Premier League
Chelsea s third straight league defeat
---its seventh in 12 matches---placed the
preseason favourite 16th in the stand-
ings, just three points above the pre-
viously unthinkable relegation zone.
Mourinho missed the away game
after receiving a stadium ban for his
behavior toward match officials in a
2--1 defeat at West Ham in October.
Also, Manchester United ended its
Premier League scoring drought with
a 2--0 win over West Bromwich Albion,
while Leicester striker Jamie Vardy
scored for the ninth straight league
match in a 2--1 victory against Watford.
Newcastle, meanwhile, moved out of
the relegation zone following a 1--0
away win against Bournemouth.
After a fiercely fought first half, Mark
Hughes Stoke broke the deadlock when
Marko Arnautovic scored with an acro-
batic effort in the 53rd minute.
Chelsea poured forward in search of
an equaliser, and Pedro was denied
when his left-footed shot cannoned
back off the post with goalkeeper Jack
Ultimately, Chelsea failed to build
on renewed optimism following the
Champions League 2--1 win against
Dynamo Kiev midweek, despite Mour-
inho s name being frequently chanted
by loyal Blues fans at Britannia Stadi-
At Old Trafford, Jesse Lingard broke
the deadlock with his first goal in United
colours, curling an effort beyond West
Brom goalkeeper Boaz Myhill within
minutes of the restart.
United doubled its lead in second-
half stoppage time from the penalty
spot after Anthony Martial was felled
by Gareth McAuley. The West Brom
defender was shown a straight red card
and Juan Mata converted the resulting
The win ended a run of goalless
draws for United after failing to score
against Crystal Palace and city rivals
Man City in its last two domestic out-
Foxes forward Vardy showed his
predatory instincts after netting his
12th goal of the campaign from the
spot to double his side s lead, after
Ngolo Kante gave Leicester the early
advantage. Troy Deeney s penalty
reduced the deficit but the home side
held on to move up to third in the table.
Vardy needs to score in one more
game to equal Ruud Van Nistelrooy s
12-year record. The former Manchester
United striker set the Premier League
record in 2003, with ten goals in as
Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot
proved to be Bournemouth s nemesis
with saves throughout. Forward Ayoze
Perez gave Newcastle the lead against
the run of play with the half-hour mark
fast approaching. He collected Georginio
Wiljnaldum s pass before a strike that
bobbled under Adam Federici.
West Ham was punished by a familiar
face, as Everton striker Romelu Lukaku
scored the leveler for the Toffees to
cancel out Manuel Lanzini s fine opener.
Lukaku s goal was his seventh in his
last seven appearances against the
...Man U beats West Brom
Stoke's Jonathan Walters, centre, under pressure from Chelsea's John Terry, left,
and Chelsea's Nemanja Matic during their English Premier League football match
at the Britannia Stadium, Stoke on Trent, England, yesterday. Stoke won 1--0.
BARCELONA---Spain striker Paco Alcacer and Dani
Parejo scored twice each to lead Valencia to a com-
manding 5--1 victory at Celta Vigo yesterday that
its beleaguered coach hopes will mark a turning
point for his inconsistent Spanish league side.
The scoring duo also combined for good passing
moves against a third-place Celta side that failed to
convert a steady stream of scoring chances during
the first hour.
Valencia s first away win in the league in four out-
ings came after a disappointing 1--0 loss at Ghent
in the Champions League. It should relieve some
pressure on coach Nuno Espirito Santo, who has also
been criticised by some fans for banishing star striker
Alvaro Negredo from his squad, before the break for
Elsewhere, Eibar continued its surprising season
by remaining in sixth place, just above Valencia, with
a 3--1 win over visiting Getafe.
Rayo Vallecano also got two early goals from Javi
Guerra before defender Ze Castro earned his second
booking in the 20th, but the hosts held on for a 2--1
win over strugglers Granada.
Real Betis provisionally rose into the upper half of
the table by edging a toothless Malaga 1--0 thanks
to Ruben Castro s second-half goal.
Lucas Perez scored his seventh goal of the season
for Deportivo La Coruna before Victor Camarasa sal-
vaged a 1--1 draw for bottom side Levante with a free
Celta wasted a chance to pull level on points with
the top two teams in the league before leader Real
Madrid and second-place Barcelona play today. It
remained three points behind the front-runners, and
can be overtaken by Atletico Madrid and Villarreal,
who also play today. (AP)
to win at Celta
BERLIN---Thomas Mueller starred as Bayern
Munich got back to winning ways in the Bundesliga
with a 4--0 rout of Stuttgart yesterday.
The home side needed 11 minutes to break the
deadlock on a counterattack after a Stuttgart corner.
Mueller sent Douglas Costa on his way and the Brazil-
ian crossed for Arjen Robben, who appeared to score
with his stomach.
Mueller crossed for Costa seven minutes later,
albeit after starting from an offside position, and for
Robert Lewandowski s 14th league goal of the season
in the 37th.
Provider Mueller turned finisher three minutes
later after Arturo Vidal s initial effort struck the cross-
bar.Bayern, which had its league record ten-game win-
ning start end in a scoreless draw at Eintracht Frankfurt
the previous weekend, had 23 shots at goal in the
first half alone.
Stuttgart s anger over Bayern s second goal was
compounded after the break when Timo Werner had
a goal ruled out for a controversial offside.
Holger Badstuber came on in the 59th for Mueller,
the Bayern defender making his comeback after
almost six months out with a thigh injury.
Bayern s 34 points from 12 games is a Bundesliga
Andre Schubert s six-game winning start in charge
of Borussia Moenchengladbach ended in a bad-tem-
pered scoreless draw with Ingolstadt.
Referee Marco Fritz issued nine yellow cards includ-
ing two for Gladbach captain Granit Xhaka, who
was sent off in the 86th.
Bayern back to
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