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Modric Magic Propels Real Madrid Past Sevilla, AC Milan Held by Atalanta

In a thrilling weekend of football across Europe, Real Madrid maintained their lead in LaLiga with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Sevilla, thanks to a stunning late winner from veteran midfielder Luka Modric. The victory extends Real’s lead at the top to eight points, keeping them ahead of rivals Barcelona. The match was not without controversy, as Sevilla contested the goal, claiming offside in the build-up, but the referee allowed the strike to stand.

Real Betis also made waves in LaLiga, securing a 3-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao, with Ezequiel Avila and an own goal from Yuri Berchiche contributing to their success. The win keeps Real Betis in sixth place, seven points behind fifth-placed Athletic Bilbao.

Meanwhile, in Serie A, Inter Milan continued their dominant form with a 4-0 victory over Lecce. Lautaro Martinez scored twice, while Davide Frattesi and Stefan De Vrij also found the net. Inter’s winning streak now stands at an impressive 10 games in all competitions, maintaining their nine-point lead over Juventus. The latter, however, secured a dramatic 3-2 win over Frosinone, with Daniele Rugani scoring a late stoppage-time goal.

AC Milan faced a tough challenge against Atalanta, with the match ending in a 1-1 draw. Teun Koopmeiners’ penalty canceled out Rafael Leao’s opener, keeping Atalanta in the race for Serie A’s top four. Napoli also faced a setback as Zito Luvumbo’s late goal canceled out Victor Osimhen’s effort in a 1-1 draw with Cagliari.

In Ligue 1, Paris Saint-Germain needed a late penalty from Goncalo Ramos to salvage a 1-1 draw against Rennes. Amine Gouiri’s stunning goal had given Rennes the lead, but Ramos’ late heroics ensured PSG remains 11 points clear at the top of the table.

The Bundesliga witnessed an entertaining clash between Hoffenheim and Borussia Dortmund, with Maximilian Beier’s quick double helping Hoffenheim secure a 3-2 victory. Eintracht Frankfurt drew 2-2 with Wolfsburg, and Augsburg ended their winless run with a 2-1 victory over SC Freiburg.

In the Premier League, Fulham claimed a shock 2-1 victory at Old Trafford against Manchester United. Calvin Bassey and Alex Iwobi scored for Fulham, while Harry Maguire’s late goal for United wasn’t enough to salvage a point.

The day also saw Arsenal bounce back from midweek disappointment with a convincing 4-1 win over Newcastle United, and Crystal Palace, under new manager Oliver Glasner, securing a comfortable victory against 10-man Burnley.

The footballing weekend showcased the drama and excitement that the sport brings, with Real Madrid’s Modric stealing the spotlight with his memorable late winner against Sevilla, and AC Milan facing tough competition in Serie A.