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Lionel Messi scores for Barcelona, news, results, score, Luis Suarez Atletico Madrid debut, Cristiano Ronaldo scores brace for Juventus, Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich’s record streak is over, while Luis Suarez started life at Atletico Madrid with an unbelievable 20-minute stint.

Meanwhile Cristiano Ronaldo scored two for Juventus and Messi got off the mark for Barcelona.

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Bayern battered

European champions Bayern Munich suffered a first defeat for 10 months when their 23-match winning run was ended by a shock 4-1 Bundesliga loss at Hoffenheim on Sunday.

Hoffenheim raced into a 2-0 lead with early goals by defender Ermin Bicakcic and striker Munas Dabbur.

Although Joshua Kimmich gave Bayern a lifeline just before the break, Croatia international striker Andrej Kramaric netted a second-half goal and converted a late penalty.

The shock win left Hoffenheim top of the table while defending champions Bayern are in the unusual position of seventh after two matches.

It was the first time Bayern have lost under head coach Hansi Flick in any competition since going down 2-1 to Borussia Moenchengladbach on December 7, 2019.

It was Bayern’s first loss in 2020.Source: Getty Images

“Compliments to Hoffenheim, they cut out our space and gave us few chances,” said Flick, who bristled at repeated questions about his team’s tired display.

“We just couldn’t manage to take our chances or play with our usual intensity.”

Bayern looked tired, showing the effects of being taken to extra time in the UEFA Super Cup on Thursday before beating Sevilla 2-1 in Budapest.

The loss brings to an end Bayern’s run of 23 consecutive wins, a record for a club in one of Europe’s five main leagues, surpassing Real Madrid’s 22 straight between September and December 2014.

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Juventus' Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo bagged a brace.
Juventus’ Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo bagged a brace.Source: AFP

Ronaldo saves Juve on opening day

Cristiano Ronaldo was at his influential best, scoring a pair of equalisers to twice peg back Roma in a 2-2 draw.

Ronaldo netted from the spot before rising highest – and hanging in the air for what seemed an eternity – to head home his second in spectacular fashion and pick up a point for the defending Italian champions.

Roma’s central midfielder Jordan Veretout scored both of his side’s strikes, netting from the spot after Adrien Rabiot handballed.

Rabiot was sent off for a second offence in the second half, but Ronaldo wasn’t to be denied a sensational second as the 35-year-old soared into the sky with a header from Danilo’s cross.

Lionel Messi and Ansu Fati were on the scoresheet in Barca’s opener.
Lionel Messi and Ansu Fati were on the scoresheet in Barca’s opener.Source: Getty Images

Messi off the mark

Lionel Messi scored a penalty in his first game since trying to leave Barcelona as Ronald Koeman began his tenure as coach by overseeing a 4-0 La Liga demolition of Villarreal on Sunday.

Messi converted from the spot and it was the Argentinian’s cross that then forced Pau Torres into an own-goal, after an early double from the 17-year-old Ansu Fati had already put Barca in charge.

Fati became Spain’s youngest ever scorer earlier this month and the teenager, deployed on the left of the attacking trio, has now made an explosive start to the season for his club.

He fired Jordi Alba’s pull-back into the top corner and then drove a second inside the post after Philippe Coutinho was allowed to carry the ball forward and spread it wide.

Fati then won the penalty, his feet too quick for Mario Gaspar, and Messi slid in his first goal of the season before his cross, aimed for Sergio Busquets, was poked into Villarreal’s net by Pau.

Messi’s recent anger over Luis Suarez’s departure shows he is still at odds with Barcelona’s president Josep Maria Bartomeu and his long-term future remains uncertain, but on the pitch, for now at least, he seems ready to deliver.

Atletico Madrid's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez scored two and assisted another in just 20 minutes.
Atletico Madrid’s Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez scored two and assisted another in just 20 minutes.Source: AFP

Suarez shines

Luis Suarez bagged two goals and an assists off the bench for Atletico in a stunning reminder that he is still one of the best strikers in Europe despite being dumped by Barcelona.

Suarez’s sensational 20-minute cameo came as Atletico started their La Liga season with a thumping 6-1 victory over Granada.

He set up a goal two minutes after coming on as a substitute, his sumptuous pass finished off by Marcos Llorente, before scoring himself with a powerful header at the back post.

The 33-year-old then added another in injury time, following up his own shot to make it six for a rampant Atletico at the Wanda Metropolitano.

“Sometimes it is important to have a change as a player,” said Suarez. “I’ve come to a club that has given me a spectacular welcome, it shows in the atmosphere, you get a good impression from the beginning, and you can see that on the pitch.”

Diego Costa said with a smile: “It’s great. One of us bites, the other one hits.”

Costa had earlier given Atletico the lead but it was the 31-year-old who made way for Suarez, and he raised doubts about his future after the match.

“I leave my future up to the club. I spoke with the club, with the coach, I made it very clear what was happening, that if I am here, I will fight,” said Costa.

“If they see the possibility of me leaving, I’ll accept it. I don’t want to be a weight.”

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