European football round-up: Wins for Barca and Bayern

Neymar of FC Barcelona celebrates Luis Suarez after scoring his team's 2nd goal

Barcelona extended their lead at the top of La Liga to nine points with a 2-1 win at Las Palmas. Luis Suarez got the opener, and his 25th goal of the campaign, on just six minutes, converting Jordi Alba's cross at the back post. Their lasted only four minutes, as Willian Jose finished from Jonathan Viera's clever flick, but Neymar soon restored the champion's advantage from close range. Atletico Madrid can narrow the gap to Barca to six points with a win over Villareal tonight, whilst Real Madrid, 10 points off their great rivals at the moment, travel to Malaga this evening. In Germany, Bayern Munich came from behind to beat Darmstadt 3-1 thanks to a double from Thomas Muller, which included a remarkable overhead kick, and a late strike from Robert Lewandowski.Elsewhere in the Bundesliga, Borussia Monchengladbach overcame Koln 1-0, Hertha Berlin drew 1-1 with Wolfsburg, and Hoffenheim beat Mainz 3-2. In Italy, Internazionale won 3-1 at home to Sampdoria whilst Verona defeated their city rival Chievo by the same score. Those games followed Friday night's shock result, in which Juventus' 15 game winning run came to an end in a goalless draw at Bologna. Finally, in France, Paris Saint Germain moved to within 10 points of the Ligue 1 title with a 4-1 win over Reims. The reigning champions are 24 points clear of their nearest challengers, Monaco, who beat Troyes 3-1.

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