Manchester City continued their fine run of form to keep their Premier League title dreams alive, but what went on throughout the other top European leagues?
Bayern Munich remain top of the Bundesliga despite a 2-1 loss at Borussia Monchengladbach, and stay three points ahead of RB Leipzig, who comfortably saw off Werder Bremen with a 2-0 victory. The major talking point was however Borussia Dortmund’s thrilling encounter at home to Schalke, with the home side going 4-0 up heading into the break. Schalke however fought back to draw the game 4-4 in incredible circumstances, with Aubameyang seeing red for the home side with the scores at 4-2. Cologne – after their midweek victory over Arsenal – remain rock bottom after a 2-0 loss at home to Hertha Berlin.
Napoli sit top of Serie A thanks to a 1-0 victory at Udinese, two points ahead of Inter in second, who continued their impressive campaign as an Icardi double helped them defeat Cagliari 3-1. Juventus remain third after their straightforward 3-0 victory at home to Crotone, with Roma sitting in fourth – albeit with a game in hand – as they held Genoa to a 1-1 draw despite De Rossi seeing red after El Shaarawy opened the scoring. Lazio complete the top five as they conceded a last-minute equaliser in their 1-1 draw at home to Fiorentina, while AC Milan remain seventh as they were held to a frustrating goalless draw at home to Torino.
In Spain, Barcelona find themselves four points clear of second placed Valencia, with the teams drawing 1-1 as Alba’s goal cancelled out Rodrigo’s opener. Atletico sit third after braces from Gameiro and Griezmann helped them to a 5-0 win at Levante, with Real Madrid in fourth after edging past 18th place Malaga, with Benzema, Casemiro and Ronaldo on the scoresheet for the home side. Sevilla once again staged a miraculous comeback as they came from two down to beat Villarreal 3-2. Sunday’s earlier kickoffs also witnessed plenty of goals, with Deportivo drawing 2-2 with Athletic Bilbao, while Las Palmas holding Real Sociedad to the same scoreline, with former Manchester United man Adnan Januzaj bagging the home side’s second goal.
Finally, in France, PSG maintain their position at the top as they beat fellow title chasers Monaco 2-1, with Cavani and Neymar scoring for the away side, who now sit joint second with Lyon, who earlier in the day smashed Nice 5-0. Marseille sit fourth as Thauvin’s sole goal was enough to edge past Guingamp, with Nantes in fifth despite losing out 2-1 at Rennes.