Yesterday’s football match results (1st November): What happened in leagues across Europe

Yesterday’s football match results saw big teams across major European leagues secure expected wins, while some scorelines left fans with raised eyebrows. Alley Sport brings you a review of all the results in the major European leagues.

Yesterday’s football match results saw a red card frenzy in La Liga as Real Sociedad and Real Betis secure big wins

The 4 La Liga matches on Sunday, November 1 saw 4 red cards being dished out, but none in the first match of the day where Real Betis trumped a helpless Elche 3-1, courtesy of ex-Barcelona winger Christian Tello’s brace. Real Sociedad cruised to an easy 1-4 away win versus Celta Vigo as striker Willian Jose found the net twice, leaving Celta just one place above the relegation zone.

Despite being reduced to 10 men in the 16th minute, Granada held on to an important 1-1 draw against Levante, leaving the latter in the relegation zone after a 5 game winless run. Yesterday’s football match results saw that in the last match of the day, Valencia and Getafe played out one of the most entertaining draws in recent memory. 2 late goals from Getafe seemed to have secured a famous win, but a 100th minute penalty from Carlos Soler earned Valencia an important point.

Napoli suffer shock loss, Juventus and Milan show no sign of slowing down

AC Milan clinched a big win vs. Udinese courtesy of a late Zlatan Ibrahimovic goal to maintain their unbeaten start and cement their place at the top of the Serie A table with 16 points from 6 matches.

In-form Sassuolo beat favorites Napoli 2-0 and Juventus rode on Cristiano Ronaldo’s brace to pip Spezia 4-1 to extend both the victors’ unbeaten start to the league season. Sassuolo find themselves just 2 points behind Milan, and 2 points ahead of The Old Lady.

Cristiano Ronaldo (right) making his impact on yesterday's football match results
Cristiano Ronaldo scoring his 5th league goal of the season, 1st November 2020. (EPA Images)

Elsewhere in the Serie A, Lazio scored two goals deep into stoppage time to complete a late comeback and beat Torino 4-3. The winner, which came from Lazio’s Felipe Caicedo in the 8th minute of stoppage time, took Lazio to 9th in the table. Bologna beat Cagliari 3-2 while Genoa and Sampdoria played out a 1-1 draw in Yesterday’s football match results.

Lille disappointed, win for Leverkusen, and Gerrard’s Rangers still unstoppable

In a plethora of Ligue Un matches on Sunday, Lyon and Lille were the main attraction. Lille needed a win to match PSG’s points tally at the top of the Ligue Un table, but could only muster a 1-1 draw despite Lyon being down to 10 men for the last 40 minutes. In the other big fixture, new signing Kevin Volland fired a brace to help Monaco ransack Bordeaux 4-0 and match 6th place Lyon’s points tally.

Despite trailing early on, Lucas Alario’s brace helped Bayer Leverkusen and win away to SC Freiburg 4-2 and sneak into the top 4 of the Bundesliga. In the other Bundesliga encounter, evenly matched Hertha Berlin and Wolfsburg played out an expected 1-1 draw.

Steven Gerrard’s Rangers continued their dominance in Scotland as a 1-0 away win to Kilmarnock took them 9 points clear of rivals Celtic at the top of the table in the Scottish Premiership, with Celtic having played two games less.

You can find the rest of all of Yesterday’s football match results from across European football here.