Jadon Sancho scored his first Bundesliga goal of the season as Borussia Dortmund returned to the top four with a 2-0 victory over VfL Wolfsburg on Sunday. The hosts stepped up their intensity in the second half at Signal Iduna Park and took the lead when Swiss centre-back Manuel Akanji headed in a Sancho corner in the 66th minute.
Dortmund wrapped up all three points in stoppage time when Emre Can’s clearance found Sancho, who slotted the ball beyond Wolfsburg goalkeeper Koen Casteels. The result lifted Dortmund up to fourth on 25 points, while Wolfsburg slipped to sixth, one point behind their hosts.
In Italy, Lautaro Martínez’s first hat-trick for Internazionale helped them crush Crotone 6-2, earning their eighth successive Serie A win.
Crotone, who are second-bottom, took a shock 12th-minute lead through Niccolò Zanellato. But Romelu Lukaku sent his strike partner Martínez through to level eight minutes later, before an own goal by Luca Marrone had Inter in front. A Vladimir Golemic penalty then levelled things up again.
Martínez brilliantly gave Inter the lead in the 57th minute before Lukaku added another seven minutes later. The Argentinian completed his treble 12 minutes from time, before Achraf Hakimi put the icing on the cake with a late sixth to put Inter top on 36 points, two clear of AC Milan who will be back on top if they beat Benevento later on Sunday.
Elsewhere in Serie A, the veteran forward Edin Dzeko scored a late winner to earn Roma a battling 1-0 win over Sampdoria, keeping his side third in the standings. Roma looked set to lose ground in the title race as they laboured in torrential rain in the capital, failing to create chances in the first half.
However, moments after the former Manchester United defender Chris Smalling had headed against the crossbar, the 34-year-old Dzeko scored his third goal in as many games in the 72nd minute to settle a tight contest.
Atalanta thrashed high-flying Sassuolo 5-1 and Lazio were held to a 1-1 draw at Genoa, while two fantastic Piotr Zielinski goals steered Napoli to a 4-1 win at Cagliari.
Zielinski gave his side the lead with an arrowing strike before João Pedro equalised on the hour. However, Zielinski was not done, and he danced through the home defence two minutes later to put Napoli back in front, before a goal by Hirving Lozano and a penalty from Lorenzo Insigne ensured Gennaro Gattuso’s side moved back into the top four.
Lazio, having endured a miserable start to the season, had high hopes of victory at relegation-threatened Genoa. After Ciro Immobile gave his side the lead from the penalty spot in the 15th minute, Lazio looked set to earn only their second win in six matches in all competitions. They could not build on their lead, however, and Mattia Destro earned Genoa a point in the 58th minute.
Serie A surprise package Sassuolo had a rude awakening at Atalanta, who rained in 23 shots in their rampant 5-1 win, climbing to within a point of their rivals in sixth place in the standings. Torino were another side to win convincingly, 3-0 at Parma, while Fiorentina were held to a disappointing 0-0 draw at home to Bologna.