Juventus Ties at Napoli to Increase Serie A Lead; Barcelona Wins in Spain

Juventus rallied to draw 3-3 at Napoli to maintain its unbeaten start in Italian soccer’s Serie A and take a two-point lead in the standings. Barcelona beat Rayo Vallecano 4-0 in Spain’s La Liga.

Goals from Marcelo Estigarribia and Simone Pepe helped Juventus recover from 3-1 behind in Naples. Alessandro Matri also scored for the visitors, with two goals for Goran Pandev and one from Marek Hamsik for Napoli.

Juventus has 26 points from 12 matches, with AC Milan and Udinese on 24. Lazio is two points further back.

Barcelona cut Real Madrid’s lead atop La Liga to three points following its victory against Rayo Vallecano. Defending champion Barcelona has though played one more game than its rival.

Alexis Sanchez scored twice, with David Villa and Lionel Messi also getting goals at the Camp Nou.

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