SPAIN: Athletic Bilbao and Mallorca miss late penalties in 0-0 draw
MALLORCA, Spain — Both teams failed with late penalty kicks as Athletic Bilbao missed a chance to take the Spanish league lead after being held by promoted Mallorca to a 0-0 draw on Friday.
Abdon Prats missed wide from the spot for host Mallorca in the 82nd minute, and Athletic striker Aritz Aduriz had his penalty stopped by goalkeeper Manolo Reina six minutes into stoppage time.
The result moved Athletic within a point of leader Atlético Madrid, which visits Real Sociedad on Saturday. A win would have moved the Basque Country club to the top entering the weekend.
Mallorca, back in the first division after a six-year absence, was 14th in the 20-team standings with four points from four matches.
Mallorca still had time to find the net after Aduriz's miss for Athletic from the spot, but forward Alex Alegria was called offside.
Athletic's penalty was awarded for hand ball after video review. Mallorca's penalty came after a foul against Japanese teenager Takefusa Kubo, who is on loan from Real Madrid.
Both teams hit the woodwork in the game at Mallorca's Son Moix Stadium.
Defending champion Barcelona hosts Valencia on Saturday, while Real Madrid hosts Levante.
GERMANY: Ball out of play but VAR allows disputed goal
DÜSSELDORF, Germany — Fortuna Düsseldorf lived up to its name after having a disputed goal allowed by VAR in a 1-1 draw with Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga on Friday.
Niko Gießelmann gave the home side an early lead in the 16th minute, but video replays showed the ball out of play by the sideline in the lead up to the goal.
The goal stood despite it being checked by the video assistant referee.
"It's very annoying," Wolfsburg sporting director Jörg Schmadtke said. "We brought in the video referee for more fairness, and then he isn't capable of seeing that."
Düsseldorf coach Friedhelm Funkel conceded his side had been fortunate.
"If the ball had been ruled out of play, we couldn't have complained," Funkel said.
Wout Weghorst equalized for Wolfsburg to preserve its unbeaten start to the league.
The Dutch striker claimed his third goal in four games in the 28th minute, shooting the ball through United States goalkeeper Zack Steffen's legs after Josip Brekalo had played the ball through Robin Bormuth's legs to set him up.
Düsseldorf is a favored opponent for Weghorst, who scored four goals and set up three more across their league meetings last season.
Düsseldorf ended a run of two defeats, while Wolfsburg stretched its unbeaten run to nine games including last season.
FRANCE: Lyon misses chance to go top after 2-2 draw; Lille wins 2-1
PARIS — Lyon missed the chance to move top of the French league after being held to a 2-2 draw at Amiens on Friday.
Former Lyon players Christophe Jallet and Mathieu Bodmer scored for the home side, which took a seventh-minute lead when Jallet's free kick looped over the wall and bounced in past Lyon's bemused defenders and goalkeeper.
Lyon striker Moussa Dembélé volleyed the equalizer two minutes later and volleyed in again — this time off his knee from Bertrand Traoré's right-wing cross — to put Lyon ahead in the 34th.
Two minutes into injury time, right back Jallet's header fell to fellow veteran Bodmer inside the penalty area and he swiveled to score with a low shot inside the post.
Lyon is in sixth place with eight points, Amiens is 16th.
Lille climbed up to fourth spot, one point ahead of Lyon, after beating fifth-place Angers 2-1 at home.
Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen netted the opening goal for Lille late in the first half to make it five goals in five games since joining.
Brazilian striker Luiz Araujo doubled the lead in the 53rd; sprinting down the right and finishing neatly into the bottom left corner after Angers lost the ball in midfield.
Striker Stéphane Bahoken pulled a late goal back for Angers.
On Saturday, Neymar is set to make his Paris Saint-Germain return at home to Strasbourg.
The 27-year-old forward, who scored for Brazil last week, sat out four league games as he tried to move back to Barcelona during the summer transfer window.