Turkish Super Lig
Besiktas' patchy Super Lig form continued with a 3-3 draw at home to Bursaspor on Friday night.
The club have now won only four of their 11 league matches and sit seventh, three places and two points above their opponents.
The hosts went behind to Stanislav Sestak's 28th-minute goal but scored the next two through Olcay Sahan and Filip Holosko. Ibrahim Ozturk levelled just shy of the hour mark before a Hugo Almeida penalty and Pablo Batalla's 76th-minute effort ended the scoring.
In the evening's other fixture Sivasspor defeat fourth-placed Eskisehirspor 1-0, with Jan Rajnoch on target in the 15th minute.
Russian Premier League
Rostov pulled clear of the Premier League drop zone with a convincing 3-0 win over Amkar Perm.
Razvan Cocis edged them in front after 27 minutes and they settled it with two quick goals midway through the second half.
Kornel Salata got the first in the 69th minute and substitute Dmitri Kirichenko made certain of the win from the penalty spot five minutes later.
The win moves Rostov up to 13th place, within two places and five points of Amkar Perm.
Michael De Leeuw's late strike inspired FC Groningen to move clear of NAC in the Eredivisie courtesy of a 1-0 win.
The match looked to be heading towards a stalemate until De Leeuw struck nine minutes from time to give visiting Groningen the three points.
It was their fourth win of the season and lifted them up to 10th in the league, three places and points above NAC.
Belgian Jupiler League
Lokeren moved to within one point of the top two in the Jupiler League with a 2-1 win over Standard Liege.
Hamdi Harbaoui put the hosts ahead three minutes before half-time with Ayanda Patosi doubling the lead midway through the second half.
Liege pulled one back through Jelle Van Damme at the death but it was not enough to prevent Lokeren claiming all three points.
They are just one point behind Zulte-Waregem and Anderlecht who are both on 28 points and have a game in hand.
French Ligue 1
Rennes were grateful to goalkeeper Benoit Costil after he saved a late penalty minutes before Jonathan Pitroipa wrapped up a 3-1 victory at Nancy with a goal five minutes from time.
Victory guides Rennes to fifth in Ligue 1 with their hosts remaining rooted to the bottom with just five points.
Rennes took the lead through Erding, but Nancy equalised six minutes into the second half when Simon Zenke turned Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik inside out before slamming a right-footed shot into the top left corner of the goal.
A stunning goal from Romain Alessandrini then put Rennes in front, before Pitroipa profited from a Massadio Haidara misjudgement to poke the ball over N'dy Assembe before nodding the ball into an empty net to wrap up the victory.
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Pacos Ferreira moved into fourth place in the Liga Sagres ahead of the weekend fixtures with a narrow win at Gil Vicente.
The visiting side scored the only goal of the game through Vitorino Antunes 13 minutes from time.
That left his side with 14 points and ahead of Rio Ave, who have played a game fewer. Gil Vicente remain mid-table with nine points from as many matches.