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Benfica The spoils were shared in the Lisbon derby on Sunday as Benfica and Sporting cancelled each other out in a 1-1 draw.
Olympique Lyon Lyon and Real Sociedad were the big-name casualties in the UEFA Europa League play-offs on Thursday.
Olympique Lyon Lyon will need to come from behind if they are to advance past Astra in the UEFA Europa League play-offs on Thursday.
Racing Free-scoring Racing sit top of the Uruguayan Primera Division as Nacional, Penarol and Fenix also stayed perfect.
Rio Ave Ahmed Hassan Koka netted a hat-trick as Rio Ave thumped Estoril 5-1 to climb to the top of the formative Primeira Liga table on Sunday.
Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham produced a late turnaround to beat AEL 2-1 in the Europa League on Thursday, while Astra shocked Lyon with a 2-1 away win.
Inter Milan Italian giants Inter visit Stjarnan in Iceland while Villarreal, Tottenham and Feyenoord also begin their UEFA Europa League play-off ties on the road.
Danubio Racing overturned a two-goal deficit to stun defending champions Danubio 4-2 in the opening round of the Uruguayan Primera Division.
Benfica Benfica got their Primeira Liga defence under way with a hard-fought 2-0 win over Pacos de Ferreira at the Estadio da Luz on Sunday.
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