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Real Madrid rally to beat Barcelona 3-1

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MADRID (AP) Cristiano Ronaldo scored to spark Real Madrid's 3-1 comeback win over Barcelona in a thrilling "clasico" match Saturday in the Spanish league that handed the visitors their first loss of the season.

The result spoiled a strong Barcelona debut by Luis Suarez, who played well in his first game since a four-month biting ban and set up Neymar to fire in a long strike for a fourth-minute lead at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

But Ronaldo leveled from the penalty spot in the 35th to end Barcelona's record of eight clean sheets to start the season.

Suarez makes strong return from ban

MADRID (AP) Luis Suarez made a strong return from his four-month biting ban on Saturday, showing no signs of being rusty and providing the biggest threat Barcelona could offer in a 3-1 loss at Real Madrid.

Suarez set up Neymar's fourth-minute opener and offered the most constant danger up front for the visitors, while Lionel Messi was kept in check by Madrid's defense. (MORE)

West Ham stun Man City with 2-1 victory

LONDON (AP) Manchester City and Liverpool endured Premier League frustration on Saturday following Champions League setbacks.

Having thrown away a winning position to draw at CSKA Moscow in midweek, City was stunned 2-1 by West Ham at Upton Park. (MORE)

Dortmund lose again in Bundesliga

BERLIN (AP) Borussia Dortmund's Bundesliga troubles continued Saturday with a 1-0 loss at home to Hannover, the side's fourth straight league defeat.

Dortmund, the 2011 and 2012 league champion, was left to rue a host of missed opportunities when Japan midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake struck a precise free kick over the wall and inside the corner in the 61st minute. (MORE)

PSG beat Bordeaux 3-0 to move go second

PARIS (AP) Lucas Moura scored with two penalties and fellow winger Ezequiel Lavezzi capped his return from injury with a late goal as unbeaten Paris Saint-Germain beat Bordeaux 3-0 Saturday to move into outright second place in the French league.

After both sides had a player sent off for straight red cards, Lucas scored his first penalty in first-half injury time and the Brazilian added the second shortly after the break. (MORE)

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