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Summary

  1. Antoine Griezmann scores a second-half hat-trick
  2. Champions move within four points of leaders
  3. Result: Inter Milan 2-2 Lazio
  4. Inter come from two down to earn draw

Live Reporting

By Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK

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And the lack of action on mainland Europe means our coverage of live continental football takes a breather too.

We will return on the first weekend of 2015 when Atletico Madrid host Levante (15:00) on Saturday 3 January, followed by Valencia v Real Madrid (16:00) and Real Sociedad v Barcelona (20:00) on Sunday 4 January.

In the meantime, don't forget to go to

our European football page for all the latest news over the festive period. Enjoy!

Winter breaks

While England's footballers spend their Christmas Days on the training ground or travelling on the team bus ahead of their Boxing Day fixtures, their continental counterparts can sit back, relax and recharge their batteries.

Spain: 21 December - 3 January

Germany: 21 December - 30 January

Italy: 21 December - 5 January

France: 21 December - 7 January

STAT ATTACK

Athletic Bilbao 1-4 Atletico Madrid

Spanish La Liga

Atletico's Antoine Griezmann is the first French player to score a hat-trick in La Liga since Thierry Henry against Valencia in 2008.

FULL-TIME

Bordeaux 0-5 Lyon

French Ligue 1

While we were engrossed in the Spanish action, French title-chasers Lyon decided to run riot at Bordeaux.

The home side were reduced to 10-men midway through the second half, allowing Lyon to bag three more goals in the final 10 minutes.

That moves them up to second, behind leaders Marseille and ahead of defending champions Paris St-Germain, going into the winter break.

How La Liga looks

Athletic Bilbao 1-4 Atletico Madrid

Spanish La Liga

Atletico Madrid
BBC

Boy, did Atletico need that morale-boosting win before the Spanish winter break. Los Rojiblancos are hanging on to the coat-tails of leaders Real Madrid and Barcelona.

FULL-TIME

Athletic Bilbao 1-4 Atletico Madrid

All over! What a superb, and admittedly controversial, fightback from Atletico Madrid. Their jubilant players hug on the pitch as hat-trick hero Antoine Griezmann hunts down the match-ball. Coach Diego Simeone, who masterminded the comeback, wanders off down the tunnel with a smug grin.

Athletic Bilbao 1-4 Atletico Madrid

The Atletico fans inside San Memes, behind the goal which their side have attacked with such gusto in the second half, find their singing voices as the clock ticks down to a priceless win.

INJURY TIME

Athletic Bilbao 1-4 Atletico Madrid

Diego Godin is made of the tough stuff. The Atletico defender has a few balls of cotton wool shoved up his left nostril, changes his blood-soaked shirt and enthusiastically runs back on. He's got four minutes of injury-time to see out...

Ouch!

Athletic Bilbao 1-4 Atletico Madrid

Spanish La Liga

Someone fetch the magic sponge quick! Atletico defender Diego Godin is coshed by a flailing arm from his own team-mate Jose Maria Gimenez as they both jump for a high ball.

Godin's nose splatters quicker than a heavyweight boxer's and blood streams all over his silver shirt.

FIVE TO GO

Athletic Bilbao 1-4 Atletico Madrid

Little less than five minutes to go. The Bilbao fans are furious and they aren't shy in letting the match officials know. Referee Alejandro Hernandez and his linesmen won't be going out for a Chritmas tipple and bit of Basque-flavoured tapas in the city centre tonight.

Athletic Bilbao 1-4 Atletico Madrid

Spanish La Liga

However, replays suggest that Antoine Griezmann was a couple of yards offside as he tucked in the fourth. Athletic, who rightly felt Atletico's second goal should never have been a penalty, are aggrieved again. Griezmann doesn't care. His only worry is clearing the Christmas cards from his mantelpiece to make room for a signed matchball.

FULL-TIME

Inter Milan 2-2 Lazio

Italian Serie A

Rodrigo Palacio celebrates
Reuters

It's all over at the San Siro. Lazio had eased into a 2-0 lead but were hanging on in the end as Inter staged a stirring comeback to earn a point. Lazio move third in Serie A on goal difference, while Inter stay 11th.

GOAL - GRIEZMANN HAT-TRICK

Athletic Bilbao 1-4 Atletico Madrid - Antoine Griezmann (81 mins)

Antoine Griezmann celebrates
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Clinical stuff from Atletico Madrid. A swift counter ends in Antoine Griezmann unselfishly rolling the ball to Raul Garcia about six yards out. The goal gapes, the Spain midfielder can't convert, but it drops to Griezmann who gleefully smashes in his third of a productive night.

Athletic Bilbao 1-3 Atletico Madrid

Spanish La Liga

The home side aren't throwing in the towel yet. Right-sided attacker Markel Susaeta, not for the first time tonight, swings in a dangerous cross which is met by the creased forehead of Aritz Aduriz. But he is under pressure at the near post from Atletico defender Diego Godin and heads wide.

Inter Milan 2-2 Lazio

Italian Serie A

It's all Inter now and Mateo Kovacic is denied his second and the home side's third when Lazio keeper Federico Marchetti tips his top-corner bound header over the crossbar. Talk about a turnaround.

Athletic Bilbao 1-3 Atletico Madrid

Spanish La Liga

The Atletico penalty area is more akin to a WWE ring as the two sets of players grapple while they wait for a Bilbao corner. Referee Alejandro Hernandez blows his whistle as the Atletico defence tap out.

GOAL

Athletic Bilbao 1-3 Atletico Madrid - Antoine Griezmann (73 mins)

Antoine Griezmann celebrates
AP

Turnaround complete. Antoine Griezmann keeps his cool to collect Gabi's throughball before expertly firing in Atletico's third from a central position just inside the home area. The France attacker also did well to keep his footing - unlike a Bilbao defender who slipped as he tried to intercept Gabi's pass.

GOAL

Inter Milan 2-2 Lazio - Rodrigo Palacio (80 mins)

Italian Serie A

Rodrigo Palacio scores
Reuters

Inter have been piling on the pressure and Lazio have buckled again. A free-kick is nodded across goal by Danilo D'Ambrosio and, whether it was intentional or not, it allows Rodrigo Palacio the chance to sweep in a leveller.

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Akshay Polji: No Koke, no Mandzukic, no Problem. 1-2 & back in business. Let's face it, title-winning sides should know how to win ugly.

YELLOW CARD

Athletic Bilbao 1-2 Atletico Madrid

Plenty of jostling and, shall we say, differing of opinions as Atletico defender Gimenez and his Athletic opponent Iker Muniain clash. Again.

The pair who scuffled in the first half, both fly in for a loose ball on the touchline, with Muniain adjudged to be the player who has broken the rules. That's despite Gimenez flying through the air like the Karate Kid.

GOAL

Bordeaux 0-2 Lyon

French Ligue 1

Corentin Tolisso celebrates
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Lyon double their lead as they move a step closer to finishing 2014 in second place in the Ligue 1 table. Defender Corentin Tolisso is the man whose name goes on the scoresheet.

Athletic Bilbao 1-2 Atletico Madrid

Spanish La Liga

Fast and furious stuff in the Basque Country. Low on quality, high on entertainment. Home striker Aritz Aduriz has a shot saved, before team-mate Mikel Balenziaga fires wide of the Atletico goal.

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Räbin: Love Atletico Madrid, but that dive was a disgrace to this beautiful game.

GOAL

Inter Milan 1-2 Lazio - Mateo Kovacic (65 mins)

Italian Serie A

Mateo Kovacic celebrates
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What a goal!! An Inter corner is headed clear by the Lazio defence but it falls for Mateo Kovacic 22 yards out and he unleashes a stunning volley to pull one back for the home side. Quality.

GOAL

Athletic Bilbao 1-2 Atletico Madrid - Raul Garcia (53 mins)

Raul Garcia celebrates
Reuters

Big controversy. The furious Bilbao players surround referee Alejandro Hernández, who hadn't made an error - until now. Never a penalty for me. Mikel San Jose stood his ground and I'm not even convinced there was any contact between him and Tiago.

But Raul Garcia doesn't care. The Atletico midfielder focuses on the job in hand, drilling the spot-kick into the back of the Bilbao net. What a turnaround!

PENALTY TO ATLETICO MADRID

Athletic Bilbao 1-1 Atletico Madrid

Atletico midfielder Tiago charges into the home penalty area and goes tumbling after the slightest of touches from a defender. But the referee instantly points to the spot....

Athletic Bilbao 1-1 Atletico Madrid

Spanish La Liga

That was Atletico's first on-target shot of the game - and it has considerably lifted the visitors.

GOAL

Athletic Bilbao 1-1 Atletico Madrid - Antoine Griezmann (46 mins)

Antoine Griezmann celebrates
AP

Whatever Diego Simeone said at half-time should be bottled up and sold across the country. He would make a killing.

Within 60 seconds of the break, Atletico are back level. The champions show their gritty side, winning possession inside the Bilbao half after a spell of pinball, before turning on the style with some intricate passing.

The ball goes wide to right-back Juanfran and the Spain defender's delicious curling cross is met by the head of Antoine Griezmann who plants into the corner.

The home fans are stunned.

KICK-OFF

Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Atletico Madrid

The teams are back out on the pitch - can Atletico finish a wonderful 2014 with a final flurry?

Marseille top of the French pile

French Ligue 1

Earlier, Marseille capitalised on a slip-up by rivals Paris St-Germain

by beating Lille to move three points clear at the top of Ligue 1.

Excited Ronaldo unveils statue

Cristiano Ronaldo with family
@Cristiano

Cristiano Ronaldo is the man who has everything - including a statue at his own museum. The bust stands at 3.4m and

was erected at the shrine to the Real Madrid man on his home island of Madeira earlier today.

"I feel so proud to be honoured with a statue in Madeira. It's a huge joy to share this moment," tweets the Portugal skipper.

KICK-OFF

Inter Milan 0-2 Lazio

The game at a slighty-misty San Siro is back on the go. Bet Roberto Mancini dished out a half-time rollicking too. Plenty for his troops to do if they want to improve their lowly position of 11th in the Serie A table.

STAT ATTACK

Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Atletico Madrid

Spanish La Liga

One goal separates the two sides - Mikel Rico's first of the season on his 50th La Liga appearance for Athletic Bilbao.

HALF-TIME

Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Atletico Madrid

Half-time at a boisterous San Memes. Atletico coach Diego Simeone marches off towards the tunnel like a madman, grimacing and waving his arms into the air.

His side have been uncharacteristically poor, failing to even muster a shot on target. Deserved lead for Bilbao, who have played at a higher tempo than the lacklustre Spanish champions.

GOAL

Bordeaux 0-1 Lyon

French Ligue 1

Alexandre Lacazette
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Big goal in Ligue 1. The French top-flight's top scorer Alexandre Lacazette puts Lyon ahead - and that means, if they hold on to their advantage, they will move above defending champions Paris St-Germain into second.

Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Atletico Madrid

Spanish La Liga

Now the home fans are screaming for a penalty. But, not for the first time, Senor Hernandez makes the correct call. Athletic forward Aduriz nips in ahead of away defender Diego Godin, checks his run as he moves into the box, allowing the Atletico backline to scamper back.

Aduriz slips under a challenge, throws his arms into the air, but in his heart of hearts knows that it is never a penalty.

Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Atletico Madrid

Spanish La Liga

Athletic Bilbao supporters are leaning heavily on referee Alejandro Hernandez, begging him for a free-kick every time an Atletico player dares tackle one of their red and white-shirted heroes.

But Hernandez is having an excellent game, allowing it to flow at a fair pace.

HALF-TIME

Inter Milan 0-2 Lazio

Roberto Mancini
AP

Roberto Mancini

Easy street for Lazio so far. And the chances of Inter Milan earning a first home win since Roberto Mancini's return appear as likely as Father Christmas dropping by my house for a glass of whisky next week.

SUBSTITUTION

Inter Milan 0-2 Lazio

Oh dear. Imagine the embarrassment of being hooked before half-time. That's what has just happened to Inter's left-sided player Dodo. Seconds before the whistle he is replaced by Gary Medel, formerly of Cardiff fame.

Bet Dodo didn't shake Roberto Mancini's hand as he walked off...

Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Atletico Madrid

Spanish La Liga

Atletico are badly missing Mario Mandzukic. The Croatia striker is suspended and Los Rojiblancos don't have a focal point in attack without him. Physical presence is a pre-requisite for an Atletico striker under Simeone. Diego Costa anyone?