Manchester City stormed to another victory as they secured their position at the top of the English Premier League, but how did their European counterparts do in their respective leagues?
Barcelona remain top of La Liga as Suarez found the net late on in their 1-1 draw at Atletico, while Ronaldo rescued Real as his late effort sealed a 2-1 win at Getafe, earning Madrid a La Liga record 13th successive away victory, where Ronaldo bagged his 21st goal in 13 league appearances against Getafe. It is however Valencia who sit second after a stunning 6-3 victory at Betis, where the home side found themselves sitting at 4-3 despite missing a penalty, before conceding through familiar faces Zaza and Pereira late on. Leganes meanwhile continue to surprise after beating Malaga 2-0, the latter incredibly rock bottom of the table with only one point to their name.
Records also tumbled in Italy, where Juventus suffered a first home defeat in the league in 42 games as they lost 2-1 to Lazio, where VAR awarded a 96th minute penalty, which Dybala stepped up to even the tie yet his spot-kick was dramatically saved. Napoli secured their position at the top with a 1-0 victory at Roma, making them the only team in Europe’s top five leagues with a 100% win record this season. Inter moved second with a thrilling 3-2 victory over fierce rivals AC, where Icardi bagged a hat-trick, including a penalty in the dying minutes of the game.
Bayern Munich put five past Freiburg with no reply in Jupp Heyncke’s first game back, with five different names on the score sheet. Hertha lost 2-0 at home to Schalke, yet their pre-match actions were the major talking point of the weekend as the players and coaching took to their knees in support of ‘tolerance and responsibility.’ Further drama took place in Cologne’s encounter with Stuttgart, where the home side were awarded an 88th minute penalty, only for VAR to reverse the decision after four minutes of consultation, before Stuttgart grabbed a 93rd minute goal to win the game 2-1. Dortmund remain top despite Aubameyang’s double in a 3-2 loss to RB Leipzig, where both sides finished with ten men.
Finally, in Ligue 1 PSG remain top after edging past Dijon 2-1, with the home side’s Jeannot scoring arguably the goal of the season with a 30-yard volley. Fekir was the hero for Lyon as his double – including a 90th minute free kick – helped his side to a 3-2 victory over champions Monaco. Saint-Etienne sit third with a 3-1 win over Metz, while Marseille find themselves in as a late Mitroglou goal rescued a point in a six-goal thriller at Strasbourg.