Manchester City stormed into an unassailable lead in England with a derby win, but what went on across the other top European leagues?
Bayern Munich opened up the gap at the top of the Bundesliga to eight points after beating Frankfurt 1-0, while second placed RB Leipzig dropped points after conceding a late goal in their 2-2 draw at home to Mainz. Schalke also drew 1-1 at fourth placed Monchengladbach and so remain third, while Leverkusen complete the top five after a 2-0 victory at Stuttgart, where Leon Bailey grabbed a brace of assists. Borussia Dortmund slipped to eighth after a disappointing 2-1 loss at home to Werder Bremen, yet the game of the weekend came with Cologne’s seven-goal thriller at home to Freiburg, where the home side stormed into a three-goal lead yet the away side came replied with four goals to win the game 4-3, helped by a hat-trick from forward Nils Petersen.
Barcelona remain five points clear at the top of La Liga as Suarez and Messi guided them to a 2-0 win at ten-man Villarreal, while Valencia stay second after beating Celta Vigo 2-1, with Dani Parejo bagging an assist and a goal, where former Premier League players Simone Zaza and Iago Aspas were both on the scoresheet. Real Madrid scored all five of their goals in the first half at home to Sevilla, with Ronaldo helping himself to a brace, while their city rivals Atletico also picked up all three points with a 1-0 win at Real Betis.
PSG defeated Lille 3-1 in France to remain nine points clear at the top in France, well clear of second placed Lyon who beat Caen 2-1 thanks to a brace of assists from Depay. Monaco however stole the headlines as they emerged victorious from a five-goal thriller with Troyes, where the away side stormed into a two goal lead, yet and own goal and a double from substitute Guido Carrillo helped the hosts to all three points with a 3-2 victory.
Finally to Italy where Inter played out a goalless draw against Juventus to remain top of the table, two points ahead of the side from Turin and just a point ahead of Napoli in second, who also played out a goalless draw at home to Fiorentina. Roma moved fourth with a point at Chievo Verona in yet another Serie A 0-0 draw, while a Bonaventura double saw AC Milan defeat Bologna 2-1.