Xavi keeps Barcelona on the level as Milan clubs struggle
A spectacular 87th-minute goal from substitute Xavi ensured Barcelona continued their 100 per cent start in La Liga with a 2-0 win over Granada at the Nou Camp.
Just as it was beginning to look like the Catalans were on the verge of dropping their first points under new coach Tito Vilanova, Xavi struck from 20 yards before Borja Gómez turned a Lionel Messi cross into his own net to seal his side's fate in added time.
Hamburg put an end to Borussia Dortmund's 31-game undefeated streak in the Bundesliga, and, in turn earned their first win by beating the champions 3-2 at the Imtech Arena.
Meanwhile, newly-promoted Eintracht Frankfurt continued their 100 per cent start to the season with a 2-1 win at Nuremberg and Bayern Munich ran out 2-0 winners with an impressive performance at Schalke courtesy of second-half goals from Toni Kroos and Thomas Müller.
In France, Zlatan Ibrahimovic's two goals helped Paris Saint-Germain remain unbeaten in Ligue 1 as they recorded a 4-0 victory at Bastia.
In Italy, Fabio Quagliarella's brilliant scissor-kick made it four wins from four for Juventus in Serie A this season as they overcame a stubborn Chievo side 2-0, while Milan's poor start to the season continued with a 2-1 defeat at Udinese. City rivals Internazionale are also struggling and lost 2-0 to bottom-side Siena at San Siro.
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