Barcelona sit nine points clear at the top of La Liga despite a 1-1 draw at Espanyol, while second place Atletico Madrid beat third place Valencia 1-0. Real Madrid are just a point off Valencia in fourth with a game in hand, but slipped up yet again as they conceded a late equaliser in a 2-2 draw with relegation-threatened Levante. Villarreal remain fifth after going a man down early in their 2-1 loss at Real Betis, while Sevilla complete the top six despite being thrashed 5-1 at Eibar.
Napoli held on to their top spot in Italy as they beat minnows Benevento 2-0, keeping them a point ahead of Juventus who hit Sassuolo for seven, with Gonzalo Higuain grabbing a 15 minute hat-trick. Lazio sit third with a game in hand against Genoa this evening, while Inter have slipped to fourth as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to lowly Crotone. Roma sit fifth after edging out Hellas Verona 1-0 with ten men for the majority of the second half, while Sampdoria complete the top six with a 1-1 draw at home to Torino.
Bayern are still 18 points clear at the top in Germany as they beat Mainz 2-0, with Bayer Leverkusen and RB Leipzig in joint second, the former playing out a 0-0 draw at Freiburg and the latter grabbing a late winner at Borussia Monchengladbach in the form of on-loan Everton man Ademola Lookman, who found the net just ten minutes after coming on for his debut for the side. Borussia Dortmund find themselves fourth thanks to another loan signing, with Chelsea man Michy Batshuayi grabbing two goals and an assist in the 3-2 victory at Cologne. Schalke remain fifth despite losing 2-1 at home to Werder Bremen, the home side going one nil up yet conceding two in dramatic fashion to lose the game in the dying seconds.
PSG are 11 points clear at the top in Ligue 1 as a stunning Neymar free-kick helped them to a 3-0 win at Lille, with Marseille in second after an incredible game with Metz in which Florian Thauvin bagged a hat-trick, as the home side eventually ran out as 6-3 winners. Third placed Monaco played fourth placed Lyon in the league’s last kick off, and the tense affair ended in thrilling fashion with a 3-2 win for the former. Despite going 2-0 up, away side Lyon conceded two first half goals from Balde Keita and Radamel Falcao, with Keita seeing red soon after, before Rony Lopes grabbed a dramatic winner with just two minutes remaining.