European football talking points: Barcelona benefit from goalless Madrid derby, AC Milan hit 81-year low and more

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Barcelona were arguably the big winners from Saturday’s Madrid derby in La Liga as Atletico and Real played out a disappointing 0-0 draw.

Both teams looked keener to avoid defeat than push for victory while Barca’s 2-0 win at Getafe means they gain two points on each of their title rivals.

AC Milan hit an 81-year low after losing for the fourth time in their opening six games.

Paris: Barcelona took advantage of their rivals drawing in the Madrid derby to close the gap atop La Liga but it was a bad weekend for AC Milan and pressure is building on novice coaches at some of Europe’s most famous clubs.
Here’s a look at five main talking points from the weekend on the continent:
Barcelona’s Junior Firpo celebrates after scoring against Getafe. AP
Real top but Barca back on track
Barcelona were arguably the big winners from Saturday’s Madrid derby in La Liga as Atletico and Real played out a disappointing 0-0 draw.
Both teams looked keener to avoid defeat than push for victory at the Wanda Metropolitano while Barca’s 2-0 win at Getafe means they gain two points on each of their title rivals.
There is little to separate the early frontrunners as three points come between Real Madrid, who sit top, and Athletic Bilbao in seventh.
But ominously for the chasing pack, both Barca and Real Madrid appear to have overcome their respective dips.
Madrid have registered three clean sheets in a row in the league while Barcel

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