European roundup: Napoli held by Lecce, Neymar strikes again for PSG | European club football

Napoli missed the chance to go top of Serie A after being held to a 1-1 home draw by lowly Lecce, as José Mourinho’s Roma stayed at the summit.

Elif Elmas fired Napoli ahead after 27 minutes from Matteo Politano’s cross, moments after Lecce’s Lorenzo Colombo had missed a retaken penalty. The Milan loanee made amends in dramatic fashion just four minutes later, unleashing a 25-yard strike on the turn beyond Alex Meret that proved enough to earn a point.

Juventus moved into the top four with a 2-0 home victory over Spezia. Dusan Vlahovic opened the scoring in the ninth minute with a superb free kick, before the visitors saw an equaliser ruled out for offside. Juve keeper Wojciech Szczesny was forced off with an ankle injury just before the break, replaced by Mattia Perin.

The hosts struggled to see off their spirited opponents until new recruit Arkadiusz Milik fired home from Fabio Miretti’s cross in stoppage time – the Poland striker’s first goal since joining the club from Marseille. On-loan striker Beto gave Udinese a 1-0 win over Fiorentina, while Empoli and Verona drew 1-1.

Lazio lost ground at the top after Manolo Gabbiadini’s late leveller earned Sampdoria a point. Ciro Immobile had fired in off the post to give the visitors the lead at half-time, and they held on until stoppage time, when Gabbiadini controlled a long ball forward and produced a composed finish for Samp’s first league goal this season.

Neymar celebrates after putting PSG in front against Toulouse.
Neymar celebrates after putting PSG in front against Toulouse. Photograph: Stéphane Mahé/Reuters

In Ligue 1, Neymar opened the scoring as Paris Saint-Germain won 3-0 at Toulouse to stay top of the table, with Kylian Mbappé and Juan Bernat also on target. The Brazilian scored his seventh goal of the season in the 37th minute after collecting a pass from Lionel Messi, who had been denied the opener by a Maxime Dupé save.

Mbappé doubled the visitors’ tally five minutes into the second half as he tapped in from Messi’s cut-back, and Toulouse were grateful to Dupé for a string of saves to keep the score respectable, before Bernat added a third in stoppage time.

Marseille and Lens kept pace with PSG at the top with contrasting victories. Pape Gueye’s second-half goal was enough for Marseille to beat Clermont at home, while Lens thrashed Lorient 5-2, Florian Sotoca scoring twice. Nicolas Pépé scored his first Nice goal from the penalty spot in their 2-1 win at Lille.

Monaco were beaten 4-2 at home by Troyes after losing Guillermo Maripán, who had opened the scoring, to a first-half red card. Florien Tardieu, Wilson Odobert, Mama Balde and Yoann Salmier netted for the visitors, who climb above Monaco in the table.

Lyon maintained their unbeaten start with a 2-1 home victory over Auxerre, with Tetê and Karl Toko Ekambi on target. Wales defender Joe Rodon, on loan from Spurs, scored his first career goal as Rennes beat Brest 3-1, while Arsenal loanee Folarin Balogun was on target for Reims as they won 4-2 at Angers.

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