A roundup of Saturday’s action in Spain and Italy’s top flights… Valencia 2-3 Barcelona Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez led Barcelona back from 2-1 down to take all three points at the Mestalla Stadium and reclaim the top spot in La Liga. There’s lots to unpack here, beginning with the nasty tackle that’ll keep Andres Iniesta (knee ligament damage) out of action for up to two months. Then there was the controversial fashion in which Messi gave Barca an early lead. Valencia hit back twice before Suarez drew the visitors level again, and Messi converted from the penalty spot in the 93rd minute to seal the victory, at which point Neymar was hit by a bottle thrown onto the field by someone in the stands.
A visit to last-place Crotone was just what Napoli needed to end a three-match losing streak. Despite losing center forward Manolo Gabbiadini to a red card, ten-man Napoli won 2-1 Sunday to spoil Crotone's first Serie A match in its home stadium. Jose Callejon scored 17 minutes in and Nikola Maksimovic doubled the lead in the 33rd, shortly after Gabbiadini was sent off. Aleandro Rosi pulled one back for Crotone in the 89th. Gabbiadini was on the ground after being fouled by Gian Marco Ferrari and reacted by flicking his boot into the back of Ferrari's leg. It was Gabbiadini's first red card in 153 career Serie A matches. Ferrari was shown a yellow. Both of Napoli's goals were aided by poor defense.
Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva said he wants to extend his contract with the Ligue 1 champions amid uncertainty surrounding his future. Thiago Silva is set to become a free agent at season's end and a new deal does not appear forthcoming, alerting Serie A title-holders Juventus. Juventus have been encouraged by comments made by the representative of Thiago Silva, who suggested the Brazil international could leave if his future is not resolved by December.