Date: 3rd October 2011 at 8:28am
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Udinese followed up their draw with Celtic by beating Bolgna 2-0 to remain joint top of Serie A with Juventus.

Mehdi Benatia and Antonio di Natale scored in either half as Franco Guidolin’s side maintained their unbeaten start to the league campaign.

In La Liga Atletico Madrid returned to domestic duties with an impressive 2-1 win away to Real Sociedad with Fernando Llorente scoring both goals. Stade Rennes lost ground in France going down to a 2-0 defeat away to Lille.

Of the Celtic players out on loan both Efrain Juarez and Morten Rasmussen would have been pleased to pick up a point away from home.

Juarez played the full 90 minutes as Real Zaragoza drew 2-2 at Villarreal with Rasmussen substituted during the second half of Sivasspor’s 2-2 draw with Antalyaspor.

In England Jos Hooiveld retained his place in the Southampton side despite being at fault in the midweek dfeat at Cardiff and helped the league leaders to a comfortable 4-0 win at home to Watford.

Darren O’Dea helped Leeds to a 1-0 win over Portsmouth but Daryl Murphy and Josh Thompson failed to feature for Ipswich or Peterborough.

The misery continued down the divisions with Niall McGinn playing for Brentford in their 4-0 defeat from Huddersfield while Richie Towell and Greig Spence were on the losing side with Hibs and Hamilton losing out to Rangers and Falkirk.

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