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Euro Roundup: United held to draw, 10-man Atletico Madrid triumph

A roundup from Sunday's action across Europe:

England

LONDON — Manchester United was held to a 2-2 draw by Bolton in the Premier League on Sunday, failing to fully capitalize on defeats by Chelsea and Arsenal a day earlier.

United could have moved to within a point of league leader Chelsea with a win at Reebok Stadium but needed a 74th-minute equalizer by substitute Michael Owen to rescue a point and go second in the table. Chelsea relinquished its 100 percent record by losing 1-0 to Manchester City on Saturday, while Arsenal lost 3-2 at home to West Bromwich Albion and has dropped to third.

In other matches, Aston Villa won 2-1 win at Wolves thanks to a late Emile Heskey header and Stoke rallied to beat Newcastle 2-1 away.

In the other game Sunday, Stoke benefited from a spectacular 85th-minute own goal by James Perch to edge past Newcastle.

Italy

MILAN — Mauro Zarate's goal gave Lazio a 1-0 win over Chievo Verona on Sunday to share first place in the Serie A with defending champion Inter Milan.

Zarate scored in the 69th minute, slotting his shot low past goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino.

Inter and Lazio have 10 points from five matches, one more than Chievo and Brescia.

Bari beat Brescia 2-1, going ahead through Emanuel Rivas in the 16th. Panagiotis Kone equalized for Brescia on the half hour before Paulo Barreto scored the winner from the penalty spot in the 55th.

Milos Krasic hit a hat trick as Juventus beat Cagliari 4-2 to help lift Luigi Delneri's team to ninth in the standings.

Also Sunday, it was: Cesena 1, Napoli 4; Catania 1, Bologna 1; Fiorentina 2, Parma 0; Palermo 2, Lecce 2 and Sampdoria 0, Udinese 0.

Spain

MADRID — Diego Costa gave 10-man Atletico Madrid a 1-0 win over Real Zaragoza in the Spanish league on Sunday, and there were also victories for Mallorca, Espanyol, Almeria, Getafe and Hercules.

Costa scored in the 20th minute by tapping in from inside the penalty area after having controlled a pinpoint pass from Brazilian winger Filipe Luis at Vicente Calderon stadium.

Atletico was reduced to 10 men when Jose Antonio Reyes was sent off in the 62nd after the referee interpreted a hand movement as aggression.

Argentina forward Sergio Aguero came on as a substitute for a lackluster Diego Forlan in the 75th minute.

In other matches, Mallorca beat Real Sociedad 2-0, Espanyol defeated Osasuna 1-0, Almeria won 2-0 at Deportivo La Coruna, Getafe downed Racing Santander 1-0 and Hercules topped Sevilla 2-0.

After five rounds, Valencia leads with 13 points, one more than Barcelona and two in front of Real Madrid. Atletico is fourth on 10 points.

Germany

FRANKFURT, Germany — Grafite scored two goals for the second straight game to lead Wolfsburg to a 2-1 home victory over Freiburg in the Bundesliga on Sunday for its third straight win.

Grafite's first goal in the 15th minute was cancelled out by Papiss Demba Cisse 10 minutes later. Grafite struck the winner in the 64th minute.

The 2009 league champions have won three straight games, all in the last eight days, after three losses to start the season. The team is sixth in the standings after six rounds.

In Sunday's late match, Mohammed Abdellaoue scored in the 33rd minute to give Hannover a 1-0 victory at Kaiserslautern.

Hannover is third in the league with 13 points, five behind leader Mainz. Kaiserslautern is 11th with seven points.

The Netherlands

AMSTERDAM — Lasse Schone scored one goal and set up another Sunday as NEC Nijmegen inflicted Feyenoord's fourth loss in seven rounds of the Dutch league with a 3-0 victory.

Schone scored NEC's first goal in the 19th minute and created another for Bram Nuytinck in injury time. Ricky ten Voorde was also on target for NEC in the 83rd.

Also Sunday, Kees Luijckx and Joonas Kolkka scored for NAC Breda in its 2-0 win over Willem II.

Vitesse Arnhem secured its second win of the season by beating Excelsior Rotterdam 2-0 thanks to second-half strikes by Dalibor Stevanovic and Ismail Aissati.

In Sunday's other match, Ruud Boymans made up for Patrick Paauwe's penalty miss by scoring in the 42rd as VVV-Venlo beat De Graafschap 1-0.

France

PARIS — Toulouse missed the chance to move level with Saint-Etienne at the top of the French league on Sunday when it drew 1-1 at home with Lille.

Ivory Coast forward Gervinho's third league goal of the season gave Lille a 1-0 lead in the 27th minute. Antoine Devaux equalized in the 75th for Toulouse.

Toulouse is in third place with 14 points after seven rounds, one point behind Rennes and two behind Saint-Etienne.

Paris Saint-Germain climbed up to fifth spot after winning 2-0 away to Lens in a scrappy game settled by an odd own-goal from Lens defender Yohan Demont in the 49th and an excellent late finish from Brazilian midfielder Nene.

Also, Brest beat Valenciennes 1-0 at home thanks to a 77th-minute goal from striker Nolan Roux.

Scotland

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Kenny Miller scored twice as Rangers came from two goals behind to defeat Aberdeen 3-2 away Sunday and go top of the Scottish Premier League.

Aberdeen looked as if it was going to inflict a first league defeat on Rangers when Scott Vernon and Chris Maguire put the hosts 2-0 up after 30 minutes.

Rangers maintained a perfect start to the campaign after six matches and is top having scored three more goals than Glasgow rival Celtic.

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