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Wednesday 22 November 2017

Reis hat-trick ensures PSV Eindhoven catch the eye with perfect 10

European round-up

PSV Eindhoven produced the most eye-catching result in European football this weekend as they blew away rivals Feyenord 10-0 to move two points clear at the top of the Dutch Erevidisie.

The defeat was the worst in the Rotterdam club's proud history as Jonathan Reis bagged a hat-trick and Jermain Lens and Balazs Dzsudzsak a brace each.

In Spain, an on-fire Cristiano Ronaldo scored four goals as Real Madrid swept Racing Santander aside to stay top of the La Liga table on Saturday night.

After Barcelona had gone temporarily to the summit with victory over Real Zaragoza, Jose Mourinho's men responded in style, with Ronaldo at the heart of everything they did and Gonzalo Higuain and Mesut Ozil also getting on the scoresheet in a 6-1 win.

Argentine striker Higuain got the party started with a 10th-minute opener, before Ronaldo took over with four in a row to take his season tally to 10, while Ozil got the sixth.

Leo Messi's contribution may have been half that of Ronaldo, but his double helped Barca to keep pace two points behind Madrid.

The Argentine star netted either side of half-time, taking a David Villa pass in his stride to open the scoring before capitalising on a poor clearance to complete the job.

Villareal's 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid last night saw them go into second spot on goal difference, while Valencia's recent slump continued as they fell to a 2-1 home defeat to Mallorca thanks to a Gonzalo Castro brace.

In Italy the pressure continues to mount on Claudio Ranieri whose Roma side slipped to a scoreless draw against struggling Parma.

To make matters worse, city rivals Lazio consolidated their position atop Serie A thanks to an Stefano Mauri, who made the first for Sergio Floccari before adding a second in a 2-1 win over Cagliari.

Samuel Eto'o rescued a point for Inter in last night's clash with Sampadoria at the San Siro, cancelling out Stefano Guberti's opener to move Rafa Benitez's side second, six points behind Lazio.

A 1-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen saw Mainz move back to the top of the Bundesliga table, while an injury-time Antonio da Silva free earned Borussia Dortmund second place and a draw with Hoffenheim.

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