Video: Sunday's Action In La Liga And Serie A

Valencia cemented third place in La Liga with a thumping 5-0 win over Villarreal as Roberto Soldado and Juan Mata both scored twice. Ever Banega was also on the scoresheet as the home side delivered an emphatic message that they intend to finish behind the big two and qualify for the Champions League automatically. Although the Yellow Submarine are only a place below Los Che in the table, the gap is now six points and Unai Emery's side have a clear advantage in the head-to-head, which will decides if both teams finished level on points.



Sergio Aguero starred as Atletico Madrid comfortably defeated Real Sociedad 3-0 at the Vicente Calderon. The Argentine striker capped a fine individual display with a brilliant third goal. Atletico took the lead in the 12th minute when Filipe Luis rammed the ball past Claudio Bravo in style. Jose Antonio Reyes was the architect of the second goal, just before half time, when he tee up Mario Suarez for a simple finish. After Aguero's third, David de Gea ensured the hosts kept a clean sheet with a brilliant late stop from Diego Ifran's free-kick.



Juventus boosted their outside chance of securing Champions League football next season with a 3-2 victory over Genoa at the Stadio Olimpico. The home side showed great determination to recover after twice falling behind to plucky opponents in a thrilling encounter before substitute Luca Toni struck an 83rd minute winner. Genoa twice took the lead courtesy of a Leonardo Bonucci own goal and Antonio Floro Flores strike but were pegged back by equalising goals from Simone Pepe and Alessandro Matri before Toni stepped off the bench to snatch the points from his former club.



Napoli reclaimed second place in the Serie A table courtesy of a comfortable 2-0 win over Bologna at the Stadio Dell’Ara. First-half goals from Giuseppe Mascara and Marek Hamsik proved to be sufficient to see off the half-hearted challenge presented by Bologna who sit in mid-table limbo. Walter Mazzarri’s team remain firmly in contention to clinch a first Scudetto since 1990, having leapfrogged Internazionale and now trailing leaders Milan by three points.



AC Milan had Zlatan Ibrahimovic sent off as they re-established their three-point lead at the top of Serie A with a 2-1 win at Fiorentina. First-half goals from Clarence Seedorf and Pato put Milan in complete control going in at the break. Juan Manuel Vargas pulled one back for Fiorentina with ten minutes to go, making for an uncomfortable finish for Milan. Ibrahimovic’s late red card piled further pressure on his side, but they held on for a crucial win in their quest to win the Scudetto.



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