Real shocked, Dortmund go second, Ibra leads PSG win

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Updated: November 25, 2012

Real Madrid missed the opportunity to close the gap on Barcelona when they were stunned bu Real Betis. Bayern Munich got back to winning ways in Germany while in France Ibrahimovic lead PSG to a much needed win.

Benat Etxebarria gave Real Betis a surprise 1-0 win over Real Madrid in Seville on Saturday to leave the champions eight points behind leaders Barcelona having played a game more. Real Madrid stayed third with 26 points, five behind second-placed Atletico Madrid who host Sevilla today.

Unbeaten leaders Barca can open an 11-point gap over their arch-rivals with a win at sixth-placed Levante, later today. Betis climbed to fifth with 22 points, behind Malaga on goal difference after the Costa del Sol side returned to winning ways with a 4-0 rout at home to a desperately poor Valencia.

Palermo’s Fabrizio Miccoli scored his 100th Serie A goal and Josip Ilicic netted twice in a 3-1 win over in-form Sicilian rivals Catania.

Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich romped to a 5-0 win at home to Hanover 96 on Saturday to extend their lead at the top to nine points as champions Borussia Dortmund moved up to second with a 2-1 win at Mainz, the third straight win. Schalke dropped to third after drawing 1-1 with Eintracht Frankfurt.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic put in another match-winning performance on Saturday, scoring twice and setting up two more goals as Paris St Germain beat Troyes 4-0 to claim top spot in Ligue 1.

PSG, who had not won for three league matches, have 26 points from 14 games and lead second-placed St Etienne, who lost 1-0 at Valenciennes on Friday, by a point after reaching the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday. Third-placed Olympique Lyon, level on 25 points with St Etienne, will regain top spot if they win at Toulouse on Sunday while fourth-placed Girondins Bordeaux, a point further back, visit Montpellier and also have their eye on first place.