Real win Madrid derby, Bayern and Dortmund share the points

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Updated: December 2, 2012

Unbeaten leaders Barcelona pulled six points clear of chasing Atletico Madrid and set a record for the best start to a La Liga season when Lionel Messi scored twice in a 5-1 drubbing of Athletic Bilbao.

Goals from Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Mesut Ozil dashed Atletico’s hopes of a first win against their city rivals in more than a decade.

Fourth-placed Malaga slumped to a 1-0 defeat at Getafe, while 10-man Valencia’s 5-2 drubbing at home to Real Sociedad left them mired in 12th place and prompted the club to sack coach Mauricio Pellegrino.

With 14 matches played, Barca lead on 40 points, with Atletico second on 34 and Real on 29, seven ahead of Malaga.

Champions Borussia Dortmund had goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller to thank for a string of late saves as they drew 1-1 at Bayern Munich on Saturday, leaving the Bavarians eight points clear at the top of the Bundesliga.

Second-placed Bayer Leverkusen beat Nuremberg 1-0 to claim their sixth win in seven games.

Fourth-placed Schalke 04, who face Montpellier in the Champions League in midweek, are without a win in four Bundesliga matches after drawing 1-1 at home to Borussia Moenchengladbach thanks to Julian Draxler’s 86th-minute equaliser.

Ten-man Mainz 05 left it even later to grab a 2-1 victory over Hanover 96, Adam Szalai snatching an 89th-minute winner after keeper Christian Wetklo was sent off for handling outside the box.

Two second-half goals from Claudio Marchisio and a Sebastian Giovinco strike gave Juventus a 3-0 victory in the Turin derby. The win extended Juve’s lead at the top of Serie A to five points over second-placed Napoli, who host Pescara today.
Lyon underlined their title credentials as they beat defending champions Montpellier 1-0 on Saturday to move five points clear at the top of Ligue 1, while chasing Paris Saint-Germain slumped to a 2-1 defeat at Nice.