Real Madrid started the post-Casemiro era by sweeping Celta Vigo 4-1 for a second straight La Liga win.
With Real agreeing to sell their long-serving midfielder to Manchester United on Friday, Carlo Ancelotti lined up with summer signing Aurélien Tchouameni in place of the Brazilian – but it was veteran Luka Modric who carried on. run things.
The Croatian netted Real’s second in the 41st minute, after Karim Benzema and Iago Aspas exchanged penalties, and was the driving influence throughout.
Vinicius Junior and Federico Valverde scored after the break and the visitors could even afford 83rd-minute substitute Eden Hazard to fail from a penalty four minutes after coming on.
Real Betis and Osasuna also picked up two out of two wins, each via a pair of penalties.
Borja Iglesias was the man on the spot as second-placed Betis won 2-1 at Mallorca, scoring either side of Vedat Muriqi’s response, while Ezequiel Avila and Kike Garcia earned Osasuna a 2-0 victory on Cadiz.
Reigning champions Inter Milan picked up six points from two games with a comfortable 3-0 win over Spezia to grab top spot in Serie A.
Lazio’s goalless draw in Turin meant the pair briefly held the top two spots with four points in the fledgling table, but Inter’s victory later in the day thanks to goals from Lautaro Martinez, Hakan Calhanoglu and Joaquin Correa lifted them by a few points.
Domenico Berardi scored in Sassuolo’s 1-0 win over Lecce as Udinese drew 0-0 with Salernitana despite Nehuen Perez being sacked.
In the Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund crumbled at home to Werder Bremen as they managed to lose 3-2 after leading 2-0 in the 89th minute.
Victory looked assured after goals from Julian Brandt and Raphael Guerreiro, but former Derby youngster Lee Buchanan’s goal a minute before the end of regulation time appeared to send panic among the hosts.
Niklas Schmidt then equalized before Scotland international Oliver Burke snatched a remarkable win five minutes into added time.
Union Berlin recorded their best start to the season as a 2-1 win over RB Leipzig lifted them into second place on the same points as leaders Borussia Munchengladbach, with Bayern Munich only playing on Sunday. Jordan Siebatcheu and Sheraldo Becker scored the Union goals.
Lee Jae-sung scored a last-minute winner as Mainz beat Augsburg by the same scoreline.
Hoffenheim won 3-0 at Bayer Leverkusen with goals from Christoph Baumgartner, Andrej Kramaric and Georginio Rutter, Vincenzo Grifo gave Freiburg a 1-0 victory at Stuttgart and Wolfsburg and Schalke drew 0-0.
Lens stunned Monaco 4-1 to top the Ligue 1 standings, pending Paris St Germain’s trip to Lille on Sunday.
Lois Openda and Deiver Machado led them 2-0 and although Benoit Badiashile pulled one back, Seko Fofana’s penalty and Wesley Said’s strike completed a comfortable victory.
Marseille are alongside Lens with seven points after beating Nantes 2-1.