Robben stars for Real

MADRID: Arjen Robben inspired Real Madrid to a 2-0 victory at Numancia in the Primera Liga on Saturday, making it six wins out of six for the champion.

Two quick goals at the start of the second half settled the issue, the Dutch winger helping set up Raul for his 307th Real goal.

Robben then bagged the second with a trademark run in off the right flank and a shot from the edge of the area.

In the Italian league, Juventus suffered its second league defeat in a row on Saturday when its defence was torn apart in a 3-2 home defeat by Cagliari.

The results: Spanish league: Numancia 0 lost to Real Madrid 2 (Raul 48, Arjen Robben 56); Athletic Bilbao 3 (Francisco Yeste 37, Fernando Llorente 71, Markel Susaeta 86) bt Malaga 2 (Albert Luque 3, Lolo 63)

Italian Serie ‘A’: Juventus 2 (Sissoko 31, Nedved 38) lost to Cagliari 3 (Biondini 16, Jeda 54, Matri 78); Napoli 2 (Lavezzi 24, Hamsik 27) drew with Udinese 2 (Di Natale 32-pen, Quagliarella 45). — Agencies

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