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European roundup: Abraham snatches draw at Juventus; Gladbach hold Bayern

The Roma striker Tammy Abraham scored late in the second half to secure a 1-1 draw at Juventus, cancelling out an early sensational free-kick by Dusan Vlahovic as Jose Mourinho’s side remained unbeaten after three games in Serie A.

Juve kept Roma’s dangerous frontline at a safe distance for the majority of the game but Massimiliano Allegri’s men squandered their chances towards the end of the game, though, when a lack of concentration could have cost them all three points.

Roma went behind when Vlahovic scored after 76 seconds with a free-kick from just outside the box. The ball hit the underside of the bar and the Roma goalkeeper Rui Patrizio could only watch it bounce down into the net.

Roma equalised against the run of play in the 69th minute following a free-kick as Abraham nodded home Paulo Dybala’s cross from the right.

Goals by Rafael Leao and Olivier Giroud gave Milan a comfortable 2-0 win over Bologna at San Siro as they moved top after their third game of the season.

Portuguese Leao opened the scoring in the 21st minute after being found by Milan’s new signing Charles De Ketelaere who got his first assist in Serie A on his first start.

Five minutes later Belgium midfielder De Ketelaere split the Bologna defence with a superb long-range pass for Pierre Kalulu who was denied by goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski.

Frenchman Giroud doubled the lead in the 58th minute with an acrobatic volley to wrap up the points.

“The goal gives me confidence,” Giroud told Sky Sport Italia. “Not everything is perfect, but we are confident because we have many talents on the attacking front and we will improve with the passing of time.“

Milan manager Stefano Pioli said his side’s control of the game was not just tactical but also psychological, adding that they were mature enough to manage game situations.

“The matches are difficult. We played well today, but we know we can do even better,” he told Milan TV.

The Bayern Munich forward Leroy Sané scored a late equaliser to help the Bundesliga champions claim a 1-1 draw at home against Borussia Mönchengladbach and maintain their unbeaten start to the campaign. Sané curled in his effort into the bottom corner in the 83rd minute as Bayern were rewarded for their relentless pursuit of a leveller after squandering several chances and being kept at bay by the impressive Yann Sommer in the Gladbach goal.

The visitors went ahead in the 43rd minute when Marcus Thuram slid the ball past Manuel Neuer for his sixth goal in all competitions but Bayern had themselves to blame with Dayot Upamecano failing to deal with a long ball. Bayern were a constant threat before the opener and Sané wasted two chances before new signing Sadio Mané had two goals chalked off for offside after he twice tapped in from close range, much to the frustration of the home fans.

Anthony Modeste’s first goal for Borussia Dortmund helped them to a narrow 1-0 win at struggling Hertha Berlin. The result left Dortmund in fifth place after four games and handed them a much-needed boost following their stunning late collapse in a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Werder Bremen last week.

Hertha started brightly but Dortmund carried the greater attacking threat and were rewarded in the 32nd minute when Modeste towered above his marker to head home from a Salih Ozcan cross.

A double from Christopher Nkunku fired RB Leipzig to a 2-0 home win against Wolfsburg as they claimed their first victory of the season. The hosts benefited from a handball by Maxence Lacroix in the fifth minute and Nkunku dispatched the resulting spot kick, before the Frenchman wrapped up the points with a strike just before the final whistle.