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Euro Roundup: Barcelona out of sight in Spain while Napoli edge top spot in Serie A

FA Cup action stole the headlines in England this weekend, but what went on across the top European leagues?

In Italy, Napoli remain in top spot after beating Bologna 3-1 despite going 1-0 down in the first minute of the game. The victory keeps them a point ahead of Juventus in second, who beat Chievo Verona 2-0, while Lazio remain third despite a 2-1 loss at AC Milan. Inter slipped to fourth after a disappointing 1-1 draw with SPAL, with the 18th-placed side grabbing a 90th minute equaliser. Roma also dropped points in a 1-0 loss at home to Sampdoria, and now sit just four points ahead of their opponents in fifth.

Barcelona are now 11 points clear at the top of La Liga after coming from behind to beat Alaves 2-1, with Messi bagging a sensational free-kick after Suarez had scored the equaliser in the 72nd minute. Atletico Madrid sit second after easing past Las Palmas 3-0, with Valencia in third despite being on the receiving end of a 4-1 hammering at home to Real Madrid, who incidentally now sit two points off their opponents with a game in hand. Villarreal sit fifth after scoring four first half goals in a 4-2 victory over Real Sociedad, with Sevilla completing the top six having drawn 1-1 at home to Getafe, conceding a 90th minute equaliser in the process.

Bayern Munich are now 16 points clear at the top in Germany as they smashed Hoffenheim 5-2 despite going 2-0 down early on, with Bayer Leverkusen in second as another Bailey goal helped them to a 2-0 victory over Mainz. Schalke sit third having beaten Stuttgart 2-0, while Frankfurt complete the top four after beating Borussia Monchengladbach by the same score line. RB Leipzig sit one point off the top four in fifth due to a 1-1 draw at home to Hamburg, while Borussia Dortmund sit a point behind them after a thrilling 2-2 encounter at home to Freiburg, with Jeremy Toljan saving the day for the home side with a last gasp equaliser, after Nils Petersen’s brace – including an incredible long-range effort – had put the away side 2-1 up.

Cavani broke the PSG all-time goal scoring record as his opener helped the league leaders to a 4-0 thrashing at home to Montpellier, while Lyon failed to close the gap from second to first as they fell to a 3-1 loss at Bordeaux. Marseille sit third after drawing 2-2 with Monaco, who sit a point behind them in fourth.

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