French Ligue 1
Monaco moved back to the Ligue 1 summit on Sunday night - but only on goal difference from Paris St Germain after being held to a 1-1 draw at Reims.
Joao Moutinho's fine free-kick got the visitors back on level terms in the 13th minute, cancelling out Antoine Devaux's fourth-minute header, but they could not force a winner - despite the 87th-minute dismissal of Reims defender Atila Turan.
Both goalkeepers pulled off some fine saves in the second half to ensure the spoils were shared, meaning Monaco finished the weekend top of the pile - albeit level on points with PSG, who overcame Toulouse 2-0 on Saturday.
Nantes' positive start to life back in Ligue 1 continued with an impressive 3-1 win over Rennes at the Stade de la Route de Lorient.
Despite hitting back with a second-half Nelson Oliveira strike, the hosts suffered defeat at home for the first time this season thanks to goals from Filip Djordjevic, Serge Gakpe and a late Lucas Deaux strike - the first time Rennes had conceded in four matches.
Victory for Les Canaris saw them leapfrog their opponents to seventh despite only winning half of their eight matches so far this season.
Ajaccio and Montpellier remained languishing in the bottom half of the standings after battling out a 1-1 draw at the Stade Francois Coty in a match which saw both sides reduced to 10 men in the first half.
The hosts had midfielder Claude Goncalves sent off in the eighth minute for deliberate handball and Remy Cabella made no mistake from the resulting penalty to give Montpellier the lead.
Ronald Zubar equalised for Fabrizio Ravanelli's side in the 36th minute, though, and then Montpellier defender Yassine Jebbour saw red for a second bookable offence two minutes later.
PAOK Salonika lost ground in the early-season Greek Superleague title race on Sunday as they were held to a 1-1 draw at third-bottom OFI Crete.
It could have been even worse for PAOK, who trailed from the 15th minute following Alexandros Perogamvrakis' opener, but Miguel Vitor salvaged a draw 16 minutes from time.
The result left second-placed PAOK three points behind champions Olympiacos, who won 2-0 at Panionios on Saturday.
Panathinaikos climbed to third with a 2-1 home victory over Asteras Tripoli. Marcus Berg put them ahead just before the hour and, although Pablo De Blasis replied almost instantly, substitute Luciano Figueroa grabbed a 77th-minute winner.
Apollon Smyrni secured their second triumph of the season - a 4-2 success against Levadiakos which saw the victors rise to 11th spot.
Goals from Panagiotis Korbos and Dimitris Diamantis either side of half-time put Apollon in the ascendancy, overturning Emmanuel Kone's first-half strike. Substitute Rogerio Martins got Levadiakos back on level terms just after the hour mark, but two home replacements - Paolo Farinola and Giorgos Barkoglou - notched further goals to put Apollon ahead for good.
PAS Giannina edged Skoda Xanthi 2-1, Nikos Korovesis and Dimitris Kolovetsios on target for the hosts either side of substitute Antonios Ranos' equaliser. The visitors' cause was not helped by the dismissal of Spiros Vallas on the stroke of half-time.
Finally, bottom club Aris Thessaloniki picked up only their second point of the campaign in a goalless draw at home to Panetolikos.
FC Midtjylland's lead at the top of the Superliga was cut to five points after they were held to a 1-1 draw at Odense BK.
The pacesetters did take the lead on the stroke of half-time through Izunna Uzochukwu but were pegged back seven minutes after the interval by Krisztian Vadocz.
Midtjylland could not find a winner and their failure to claim all three points ensured Esbjerg were able to close the gap after a 4-1 win over Sonderjyske.
Henrik Andreasen opened the scoring in the ninth minute and doubled his side's lead just before half-time from the penalty spot.
Second-half substitute Jesper Rasmussen added a third in the 52nd minute and Jacob Ankersen sealed the rout from the spot on 73 minutes, with Henrik Hansen scoring a consolation penalty in the final minute.
AaB missed out on the chance to remain level on points with Esbjerg after a goalless draw at home to AGF Aarhus.
Turkish Super Lig
Fenerbahce beat 10-man Genclerbirligi 1-0 to clinch a fourth straight Super Lig win and return to the top of the league table.
The Istanbul club edged an evening in Ankara courtesy of Dirk Kuyt's goal on the hour mark, and Genclerbirligi's hopes of a revival were finally ended when Ozgur Ileri saw red six minutes from time.
Victory lifted Fener above Besiktas and surprise package Rizespor while Trabzonspor are fourth after beating Konyaspor 2-0 with a brace from Mustafa Yumlu (56 and 71).
Sivasspor claimed a first away win of the new season, triumphing 4-2 at Elazigspor, to climb to eighth.
Both sides had a man sent off - Caglar Birinci for the hosts and Manuel da Costa for the visitors - in a result decided by Aatif Chahechouhe's late brace.
Da Costa (four) and John Utaka (17) fired Sivasspor into a two-goal lead but Ahmet Gork (50) and Tidiane Sane (60) forced Elazigspor back into contention before the visitors' Portuguese defender saw red.
Chahechouhe (76 and 89) then struck twice, with his last goal coming from the penalty spot after Birinci's dismissal.
Elsewhere, Eskisehirspor won 2-0 at Kasimpasa. The sides could not be separated at the Recep Tayyip Erdogan Stadium until goals from Angelo Diego (63) and Diomansy Kamara (90) clinched the three points.
Russian Premier League
Pavel Solomatin earned Anzhi Makhachkala a point from a 2-2 draw with 10-man Amkar Perm but the winless Dagestan club remain deep in the Premier League relegation zone.
Anzhi have failed to win in 11 league games since shedding high-profile stars including Samuel Eto'o, Willian and Christopher Samba in the summer but avoided a sixth defeat thanks to Solomatin's 90th-minute equaliser.
Alan Gatagov (44) opened the scoring for Anzhi with a penalty but, despite the fact Amkar lost Andrei Semenov to a red card on the hour mark, they turned the game around through Maksim Kanunnikov (65) and Igor Picusciac (88) before Solomatin forced the draw.
Anzhi are 16th with only six points while Amkar are 11 points better off and sit in sixth place.
Ten-man FK Krasnodar reached fifth place as Mauricio Pereyra's third-minute goal settled a 1-0 home victory against Rubin Kazan.
The hosts, who lost at Spartak Moscow in midweek, did well to hold out given they played without defender Andreas Granqvist for an hour.
Dinamo Moscow claimed only their second home win of the season to climb into seventh place.
Goals from Aleksandr Kokorin (13) and substitute Yury Zhirkov (79) decided a 2-0 triumph over Krylya Sovetov to stabilise Dan Petrescu's inconsistent side in mid-table.
Elsewhere, Volga Nizhny Novgorod beat Kuban Krasnodar 1-0 thanks to a Marcin Kowalcyzk goal two minutes from time.
Belgian Jupiler League
Standard Liege extended their perfect start to the Belgian Jupiler Pro League season on Sunday, romping to a 5-0 victory at third-bottom Cercle Brugge to claim a ninth straight win.
Goals from Imoh Ezekiel, Paul-Jose M'Poku and Laurent Ciman put the leaders firmly in the ascendancy within half an hour, and Michy Batshuayi sealed the rout with a second-half brace.
The success restored Standard's four-point cushion from nearest challengers Club Brugge, who prevailed 1-0 at Mons on Saturday.
In Sunday's other match, Anderlecht climbed to fourth courtesy of a 2-0 home triumph over 11th-placed Lierse.
Guillaume Gillet opened the scoring 20 minutes after the interval and Dennis Praet made sure of victory with a second goal six minutes from time.
IFK Gothenburg saw their chances of winning the Allsvenska suffer a blow after losing 2-1 at Kalmar.
Victory would have boosted Mikael Stahre's men two points clear of leaders Malmo, who host Mjallby on Monday, but defeat at Kalmar ensured they would be at least a point adrift ahead of the four-game run-in.
Bjornar Holmvik (60) and David Elm (68) fired the hosts into a two-goal lead and Tobias Hysen's 79th-minute strike was all Gothenburg could produce in reply.
Third-placed Helsingborg's faint title hopes also took a hit as they could only draw 1-1 at 10-man Elfsborg.
Lasse Nilson opened the scoring in the 37th minute and after Imad Khalili equalised for Helsingborg, Sebastian Holmen was sent off for the hosts.
Helsingborg are five points shy of Malmo having played one more game.
Elsewhere, Djurgarden climbed into seventh place with a resounding 4-1 win at Halmstad, who remain threatened by relegation.
Erton Fejzullahu (six and 52) scored twice before Aleksandar Prijovic chipped in with a 69th-minute goal. Halmstad substitute Simon Silverholt made it 3-1 but Amadou Jawo rubber-stamped the points six minutes from time.
The final Europa League place is 10 points away and appears an unlikely goal for Djurgarden while Halmstad are two points short of 13th place and safety.
Swiss Super League
Young Boys missed out on the chance to move to the top of the Super League after suffering a 1-0 home defeat against FC Zurich, with both sides finishing the encounter with 10 men.
Amine Chermiti opened the scoring in the 50th minute and Young Boys' hopes looked doomed when Alain Rochat was sent off just before the hour mark.
Chermiti was also given his marching orders a minute from time but the hosts could not find a way back into the game.
Pascal Feindouno scored a late winner as Lausanne Sports earned their first win of the season by twice coming from behind to claim a 3-2 win at Aarau.
The bottom club fell behind as early as the fifth minute following Dante Senger's strike and although they equalised through Matar Coly, Alain Schultz put Aarau ahead once more just after the half hour.
Guillaume Katz levelled proceedings in the 65th minute before 79th-minute substitute Feindouno sealed Lausanne's first league win in 10 matches.
Josef Martinez came off the bench to score in the 74th minute and earn a 1-1 draw for FC Thun at Lucerne, who had taken a 13th-minute lead through Dario Lezcano.
FC Twente moved to the top of the Eredivisie table by thumping 10-man Groningen 5-0.
Shadrach Eghan scored twice as the Enschede club took full advantage of PSV Eindhoven's first defeat of the season at AZ Alkmaar on Saturday.
Rasmus Bengtsson got the ball rolling with a 19th-minute opener before Eghan grabbed his first soon after.
Johan Kappelhof saw red shortly before half-time and, after Dusan Tadic fired home the resultant penalty to make it 3-0, Twente added two more after the break through Eghan and Jesus Corona.
Twente lead on goal difference alone ahead of PSV and Heerenveen, who beat Cambuur Leeuwarden 2-1.
Alfred Finnbogason struck a 66th-minute winner moments after Jody Lukoki had cancelled out Luciano Slagveer's opener.
Feyenoord's rise up the table continued with a 4-2 win over ADO Den Haag in Rotterdam.
Graziano Pelle's hat-trick and a stunning Idris Martins Indi strike all came before ADO responded. Rick Van Haaren got the first on 84 minutes before Jordy Clasie put through his own goal.
After losing their first three league games, Ronald Koeman's side have now taken 13 from the past 15 points on offer.
Chelsea loanee Lucas Piazon struck a last-gasp winner as Vitesse Arnhem moved up to fourth with a 3-2 win at winless NEC Nijmegen.
Vitesse twice led, through Kelvin Leerdam and a Theo Janssen penalty, only for Christoph Hemlein and Michael Higdon to equalise.
Higdon's goal came five minutes from the end but Piazon had the last word.