of Robert Lewandowski barcelona Debut ended in a goalless home draw rayo vallecano At Camp Nou in his first La Liga game of the season.
It was a disappointing night for Barca, whose fans flocked to a nearly sold-out stadium by Poland striker Lewandowski, two-time FIFA Player of the Year and Brazil winger Rafinha to watch their new team.
Barcelona dominated the match with almost 70% possession and 18 goal attempts against two for Rayo. But the two best chances fell for the visitors, with lvaro Garcia thwarted by brilliant defense of shooting wide by Marc Andre ter Stegen and Sergio Camello. As the disappointment grew for Barca, their captain Sergio Busquets lost his cool and elbowed Redmel Falcao in the face in stoppage time.
In Italy, Champions Milan Converted a one-goal opening deficit into a 4-2 win Udinese At the San Siro, ensuring a winning start to their campaign in an electrifying Serie A opener.
Two goals from Croatia international Ante Rebic and strikes from Theo Hernandez and Brahim Diaz helped Rossoneri recover from their opening setback when Udinese defender Rodrigo Becao put the visitors 90 seconds into the game.
The Brazilian defender, who nodded into a corner from a tight angle, scored for the fifth time in Serie A at the start of his third season in Italy.
“What did we not like? Of course the fact that we have achieved a goal in such a short time, we have to start the game better,” said Milan coach Stefano Pioli. “Then we had half an hour of great football. played.”
Milan equalized via a penalty from Hernandez in the 11th minute after the referee pointed to the spot after a VAR review, when captain David Calabria was fouled by Udinese defender Brandon Soppi.
Four minutes later Rebic made it 2-1 with a powerful first shot, but Udine defender Adam Massina leveled with a diving header to stun the home visitors just before half time.
A minute into the second half, midfielder Diaz again put Milan ahead after a mistake by the Udinese defence. Diaz swung the ball from close range after Hernandez sent a cross into the box and it bounced off Masina. The goal shot down Udinese, but Rebic threw another shot to keeper Marco Silvestri in the back left corner in the 68th minute to give the hosts breather and equalize their two goals throughout the previous season.
Neymar made twice Paris Saint Germain patted montpilier 5-2 in Ligue 1 at Parc des Princes while 10-man Monaco had to settle for a home point against rain,
Kylian Mbappe and debutante Renato Sanches were also on target for PSG, who were set on their way from their own goal by Montpellier defender Falay Sacco as the home side posted two wins out of two at the start of their title defense.
A penalty was saved to Mbappe by a diving Jonas Omlin in the Montpellier goal after a Jordan Ferry handball in the middle of the first half, but it proved to be a temporary respite for the visitors.
Sacco conceded another penalty after handling the ball in the box. Neymar made the move for PSG and made no mistake in a spot-kick to give his team a 2-0 lead at half-time.
Neymar added a second immediately after the break, returning home. When Khajri pulled back a goal just before the hour mark, Montpellier was given hope, but when Mbappe captured the scoresheet 10 minutes later, it was the end of the competition.
PSG extended their advantage through Sanchez on his debut following his move from Lille. Enzo Tchato pulled back another goal for Montpellier with almost the last kick of the game, but it was a comfortable win for the home side.
Earlier, Monaco had come from behind to claim a point in a 1–1 home draw with Rennes, a match in which they were quickly reduced to 10 men and missed a penalty. Yusuf Fofana was shown a straight red card within 15 minutes for the stamp on the Rennes Martin Terrier. Monaco won the first half a spot-kick that Axel Disassi missed as Rennes goalkeeper Steve Mandanda made the save.
Gaiton Laborde opened the scoring for Rennes at the start of the second period, but at half-time there was a devastating error from goalkeeper Dogan Alemdar, the replacement goalkeeper for Mandanda, who put on the ball and forced Briel Embolo to run out of it and score his first Monaco. Gave permission. Target, means points were shared.