Berlin, Oct 20 (AP/UNB) — Augsburg substitute Alfred Finnbogason scored in injury time to hold Bayern Munich to a 2-2 draw and prevent the German champion from reclaiming the top spot in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
Goals from Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry had put Bayern on course to move a point ahead of Borussia Mönchengladbach, but Finnbogason ensured they dropped points for the second consecutive game and remained a point behind the league leaders.
Gladbach later lost 1-0 at Borussia Dortmund, which held on to end a run of three consecutive 2-2 draws to move level on 15 points with Bayern and Leipzig.
Gladbach still leads with 16 points, ahead of Wolfsburg on goal difference, after eight games played. Wolfsburg, the only unbeaten team remaining in the league, fought back to earn a 1-1 draw with Leipzig earlier Saturday.
Bayern, Dortmund and Leipzig all have 15 points, one more than Schalke, which can move top on Sunday with a win at Hoffenheim.
Bayern, the seven-time defending champion, was stunned when Augsburg's Marco Richter scored in the first minute after a one-two with Rani Khedira.
But Gnabry crossed for Lewandowski to equalize in the 14th. It ensured the Polish striker matched Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's Bundesliga record of scoring in each of the first eight games of the season. The former Dortmund striker managed it in 2015. Lewandowski also became the first to score in eight consecutive league games for Bayern since Dutch forward Roy Makaay in 2005.
Bayern's first-half performance was marred by many small mistakes, though both sides missed good chances to score.
Gnabry made no mistake four minutes into the second half with a fine individual goal, but the visitors were stunned again when Sergio Cordova set up Finnbogason's late leveler.
There was further bad news for Niko Kovac's team as defender Niklas Süle was forced off early with an injury and left the dressing room on crutches.
Bayern began the game with former Germany forward Thomas Müller on the bench for the sixth consecutive game, while midfielder Javi Martínez started for the first time this season.
DORTMUND FINALLY WINS
Marco Reus's second-half strike was enough for Dortmund to end its three-game winless streak, though the home side needed to overcome two disallowed goals and its own suspension of England forward Jadon Sancho for disciplinary reasons.
Thorgan Hazard sent Reus through to score in the 58th minute, but Dortmund was grateful to reserve goalkeeper Marwin Hitz for securing the win after he came on for the injured Roman Bürki.
Dortmund coach Lucien Favre suspended Sancho after he returned late from international duty with England.
"Jadon is a decent lad. He's still very young, however. Sometimes he tests the limits. It wasn't an easy decision for us today, but we had no alternative," Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said before kickoff.
Gladbach was left to rue two penalty decisions that didn't go its way, while coach Marco Rose was booked in injury time for protesting.
UNION'S SECOND SUCCESS
Union Berlin ended a run of four defeats since beating Dortmund with a 2-0 win at home over Freiburg.
Marius Bülter got the home side off to a flying start when he let fly inside the top right corner in the second minute, while Marcus Ingvartsen sealed the result with a fine dipping shot under the crossbar in the 84th.
Also Saturday, Leipzig was held 1-1 at unbeaten Wolfsburg, Hertha Berlin came back to draw 1-1 at Werder Bremen, and Fortuna Düsseldorf defeated 10-man Mainz 1-0.
Paris, Oct 20 (AP/UNB) — Rudi Garcia got off to a disappointing start as Lyon coach and Paris Saint-Germain's closest rivals all faltered in the French league on Saturday.
Garcia, who was appointed in place of the sacked Sylvinho on Monday, could only watch as his new side was held 0-0 at home by modest Dijon, the league's bottom team.
It stretched Lyon's winless run in the league to eight games and left the side 16th in the 20-team division, 14 points behind leaders PSG after 10 games.
The 55-year-old Garcia was not given the friendliest welcome as Lyon fans remembered his tenure in charge of bitter rivals Marseille and Saint-Etienne. Garcia left Marseille after three seasons in May.
Also Saturday, Nantes, Angers and Lille all lost, leaving PSG with a five-point lead following its 4-1 win at nine-man Nice on Friday.
Second-place Nantes lost 1-0 at struggling Metz, ending the visitors' three-game winning run, and Angers lost 1-0 to visiting Brest, allowing Reims move third with a 1-0 win at home over Montpellier.
Toulouse defeated Lille 2-1, and Nimes drew with Amiens 1-1.
Rome, Oct 20 (AP/UNB) — After all these years — and all those goals — Cristiano Ronaldo's trademark step-over move remains as effective as ever.
The latest victim was Bologna defender Mattia Bani, who was fooled by the five-time Ballon d'Or winner for Juventus' opening goal in a 2-1 win Saturday.
After taking an unintended assist from another defender, Ronaldo quickly got by Bani with an abbreviated version of his most famous trick, then unleashed a long, bouncing shot into the near corner.
While Bani was left wondering what happened, Ronaldo was rushing toward the corner flag, dropping to his knees in a sliding celebration.
The celebrations didn't last long, however, as Bologna quickly equalized with an almost-as-impressive goal from Danilo, who half-volleyed past Gianluigi Buffon to finish off a slick team effort.
Miralem Pjanic won it for Juventus after the break, taking advantage of several failed clearances to score from the edge of the area.
"We are playing very well with this new 4-3-1-2 formation, the team is enjoying its football," Pjanic said. "We just need to kill games off earlier so that we're not under pressure at the end."
Ronaldo could have scored a couple more but for excellent saves from Lukasz Skorupski.
Buffon then preserved the advantage in stoppage time with a difficult stop on a bicycle-kick from Federico Santander, who had hit the crossbar with his first effort.
Juventus moved four points ahead of second-place Inter Milan, which visits Sassuolo on Sunday.
Before kickoff, Juventus president Andrea Agnelli presented Ronaldo with a shirt to commemorate his 700th goal as a professional, which was earned with Portugal during the international break.
Ronaldo's latest goal — his 701st — was also his third in his last four Serie A matches and the 25th of his Italian league career.
Bologna coach Sinisa Mihajlovic made a rare away appearance on the touchline in between chemotherapy treatments for leukemia.
Arkadiusz Milik broke out of a scoring drought with a brace as Napoli beat Hellas Verona 2-0.
Napoli goalkeeper Alex Meret made a series of difficult saves early on before Milik scored in the 37th minute by redirecting a cross from Fabian Ruiz from close range.
Milik's second also came from close range, as he redirected an accurate free kick from Lorenzo Insigne into the roof of the net.
Dries Mertens nearly made it 3-0 but a late effort from the Belgium international hit the post.
Fourth-place Napoli moved within one point of Atalanta.
Ciro Immobile earned and converted two penalties as Lazio came back from three goals down at halftime to salvage a 3-3 draw with visiting Atalanta.
In a match that was a tale of two halves, Immobile completed the recovery with his second spot kick in stoppage time following a foul from Marten De Roon.
Joaquín Correa also scored for Lazio, while Luis Muriel had a brace for Atalanta, which also got a goal from Alejandro "Papu" Gomez.
Third-place Atalanta, which extended its unbeaten run to six matches, moved within one point of Inter.
Lazio, which has won only one of its last four matches, is sixth.
Eibar, Oct 20 (AP/UNB) — Lionel Messi teamed up with Antoine Griezmann and Luis Suárez as Barcelona's big three all scored in a commanding 3-0 win at Eibar in the Spanish league on Saturday.
The trio of star forwards lifted defending champion Barcelona into first place ahead of Real Madrid, which lost 1-0 at Mallorca. Barcelona leads Madrid by one point.
Barcelona enjoyed its best away match of the season.
Griezmann put Barcelona ahead in the 13th minute when Clement Lenglet met his run behind Eibar's high defensive line with a long ball that left him alone to beat goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic.
Dmitrovic denied Messi before halftime, but couldn't do it again in the 58th after a passing combination by Suárez and Griezmann set up Barcelona's all-time scorer in the area.
The three combined again in the 66th when Griezmann launched Messi with a through ball. Messi then slid the ball over for Suárez to finish off on the break.
Ernesto Valverde's team has won five matches across all competitions after an erratic start to the season.
Barcelona plays at Slavia Prague in the Champions League group phase on Wednesday.
Mallorca, Oct 20 (AP/UNB) — Mallorca dealt Real Madrid its first Spanish league loss on Saturday after scoring early before the visitors were reduced to 10 men in the second half.
The slip cost Madrid the league lead, as Barcelona moved one point ahead after winning 3-0 at Eibar.
Madrid had gone undefeated through the first eight games. Its only other loss in any competition this season came in the Champions League when it fell 3-0 at Paris Saint-Germain in September.
Lago Junior scored the goal that proved to be the winner for the hosts in the seventh minute. The speedy forward from the Ivory Coast received a ball on the left flank, cut back around Álvaro Odriozola, and curled a shot past Thibaut Courtois.
Odriozola then left Madrid a man down in the 74th when he got his second booking for a low tackle that cut down Lago Junior.
Madrid was without Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos due to injury. Eden Hazard did not travel with Madrid reportedly because of the birth of his fourth child.
Zinedine Zidane's side struggled to generate anything in attack. Besides sending in crosses easily cleared by Mallorca's defense, Karim Benzema's shot into the arms of the goalkeeper shortly after halftime was its best chance.
Mallorca earned promotion from the second division last season. It moved into 14th place.
"We worked all week and believed that we could win because they were missing important players," Lago Junior said.