French Ligue 1
Lyon moved top of Ligue 1 on Sunday with a 3-0 victory over Reims at the Stade Gerland.
Anthony Weber's own goal on the stroke of half-time set Les Gones on their way, and Bafetimbi Gomis doubled the hosts' advantage in the 73rd minute before Lisandro Lopez sealed matters at the death.
The result lifted Remi Garde's team a point clear of Bordeaux who moved up to second by beating fellow high-fliers Marseille.
Yoann Gouffran scored the only goal eight minutes into the second half to see off a Marseille side who finished with 10 men following the dismissal of Lucas Mendes for a last-minute professional foul.
Dario Cvitanich's second-half goal earned Nice all three points at home to a Toulouse side who continue to slide down the standings.
Cvitanich's 60th-minute effort proved the difference between the two and earned Nice a deserved win, although Toulouse will feel slightly unfortunate after hitting the woodwork twice, the second occasion coming three minutes from the end.
The result lifts improving Nice into 11th place while Toulouse, who were in the top two not so long ago, are now down to ninth after slumping to a third successive league defeat and fourth on the trot in all competitions.
Turkish Super Lig
Antalyaspor missed out on the opportunity to go to the top of the Spor Toto Super Lig after Hugo Almeida's hat-trick inspired Besiktas to a 5-3 win.
League leaders Galatasaray lost on Friday, meaning Antalyaspor could open up a three-point gap at the top of the table, but a double from Almeida - with Isaac Promise's leveller coming in between - put the visitors in the ascendancy at the interval.
Olcay Sahan doubled Besiktas' lead and, although Lamine Diarra narrowed the deficit, Almeida completed his fantastic treble.
Omer Sismanoglu set up a nervy finale before Manuel Fernandes finally sealed victory for Samet Aybaba's side.
Kasimpasa are now just two points behind the frontrunners courtesy of a 2-0 victory at Akhisar Belediye.
The Istanbul club looked likely to pass up the opportunity of victory until Ozer Hurmaci opened the scoring in the 73rd minute, while Campos Djalma's effort five minutes from time ensured the win.
Bursaspor eased past struggling Mersin Idmanyurdu 3-0.
Ferhat Kiraz broke the deadlock just before half-time and Alfred N'Diaye's 73rd minute penalty put hosts Bursaspor further ahead before Fernando Belluschi added gloss to the scoreline -also from the spot - in the closing stages.
Substitute Cenk Tosun's last-gasp strike rescued a 1-1 draw for Gaziantepspor at Kayserispor, who had taken the lead through Sefa Yilmaz just before half-time.
Russian Premier League
CSKA Moscow moved five points clear at the Russian Premier League summit on Sunday with a 3-0 win over Amkar Perm while second-placed Anzhi Makhachkala were held to a 0-0 home draw by Rostov.
Rasmus Elm's penalty midway through the first half put CSKA ahead against 11th-spotted Amkar, and Ahmed Musa doubled their advantage before Aleksandrs Cauna added further gloss to the scoreline on the stroke of full-time.
Big-spending Anzhi, meanwhile, lost ground in the race for top spot as they failed to break down 12th-placed Rostov.
In Sunday's other game, Kuban Krasnodar were comfortable 3-0 winners at bottom-of-the-table Mordovia Saransk and climbed to sixth position as a result.
Pavel Stepanets' own goal in the 18th minute set the visitors on their way, with Balde Ibra and Aras Ozbiliz on target either side of the interval to seal the rout.
Belgian Jupiler League
Anderlecht stretched their lead at the top of the Jupiler League to four points with a 1-0 win over KV Kortrijk.
Dieumerci Mbokani scored the only goal of the game late on which took Anderlecht clear of second-placed Zulte-Waregem who were held 0-0 at home by Standard Liege.
Lokeren moved third, level on points with Zulte-Waregem but below them on goal difference, with a 1-0 win over Beerschot.
Lokeren also left it late with a goal from substitute Benjamin Mokulu.
Panathinaikos began life after Jesualdo Ferreira by inflicting only a second Superleague defeat of the season on high-flying PAOK Salonika on Sunday.
Ferreira resigned as Pana coach on Wednesday following a run of just two wins from their last 14 competitive matches, with former midfielder Juan Ramon Rocha being put in charge of the senior team for the third time in his career.
The result was a three-point haul on Sunday as second-half goals from Jose Carlos Zeca and Victor Vitolo, with a penalty, downed a PAOK side who finished with 10 men following the late dismissal of goalkeeper Jacobo Sanz.
Pana's 2-0 win leaves them sixth in the Superleague standings on 16 points, seven behind second-placed PAOK and still 15 adrift of runaway leaders Olympiacos.
It was also a good day for Pana's struggling neighbours AEK Athens who thrashed 10-man Veria 4-0 away from home to earn just their second win of the campaign.
First-half goals from Georgios Katidis and Taxiarchis Fountas set AEK on their way, then Roger Guerreiro made it 3-0 from a 57th-minute penalty after Veria had lost Pantelis Kafes to a red card.
Substitute Andreas Stamatis added a late fourth for AEK, who still remain bottom of the standings but are now just a point behind second-bottom Veria.
In other games, Levadiakos won 2-0 at OFI Crete with a Rogerio Martins effort and an own goal from Panagiotis Kourdakis earning them the points, while FC Xanthi and Panthrakikos played out a goalless draw.
Swiss Super League
Reigning champions Basel cut the gap to Super League leaders Grasshoppers down to just three points with a 4-0 mauling of the Zurich side on Sunday.
David Degen put fourth-placed Basel ahead in the seventh minute, Marco Streller doubled the lead from the penalty spot just before the hour and a brace of goals Alexander Frei in the 72nd and 79th minutes sealed the triumph for the home side.
The victory was Basel's fourth in their last five league games as they continue to close on stuttering pacesetters Grasshoppers, who have now taken just one point from a possible nine in recent weeks.
Grasshoppers would have lost top spot if second-placed St Gallen had won at Young Boys on Sunday afternoon, but that game finished in a draw to leave St Gallen still a point adrift.
Third-placed FC Sion were victorious, though, and they are just two points off top spot beating bottom side Servette 2-0 with goals from Kyle Lafferty, from the penalty spot, and Leo Itaperuna.
Twente lost ground on Eredivisie leaders PSV after being held to a 1-1 draw by Utrecht.
The second-placed side got off to the best possible start when Willem Janssen gave them the lead after just two minutes with his second league goal of the season.
However, sixth-placed Utrecht bounced back relatively quickly and Jacob Mulenga equalised 15 minutes later, scoring for the third successive match.
Twente now trail PSV by three points after the leaders thrashed Den Haag 6-1 on Saturday.
Vitesse closed to within two points of Twente after an eventful 4-1 home win over NEC, who finished the match with eight men after three red cards.
The visitors took the lead after three minutes through Melvin Platje but Wilfried Bony quickly equalised before NEC had Victor Palsson sent off just before half-time for a second bookable offence.
Guram Kashia put Vitesse in front moments after the interval and after Bony added his second 10 minutes from the end NEC fell apart as Remy Amieux became the second player to be dismissed for a second yellow card before Ryan Koolwijk walked for a straight red.
Substitute Mike Havenaar wrapped up the scoring three minutes from time.
Feyenoord also moved closer to second-placed Twente with a comfortable 3-0 win at home to bottom side Willem II.
Lex Immers gave the hosts a 33rd-minute lead but they did not press home their advantage until after the break when Graziano Pelle scored twice in six minutes to take his tally to eight in the last five games.
Heracles ran out 5-1 winners against 10-man Roda with Lerin Duarte (two), Willy Overtoom, Geoffrey Castillion and Samuel Armenteros all on target for the hosts.
Sanharib Malki had briefly made it 1-1 late in the first half for Roda before the dismissal of goalkeeper Filip Kurto, with the score at 2-1, swung the match.
FC Copenhagen restored their six-point lead at the top of the Superliga on Sunday after beating FC Midtjylland 2-1.
Having seen their advantage trimmed by FC Nordsjaelland's defeat of AGF Aarhus on Friday, FCK got off to a strong start with Ragnar Sigurdsson putting them ahead after five minutes and Nicolai Jorgensen making it 2-0 22 minutes later.
Mads Albaek pulled one back for Midtjylland shortly after the hour mark but the visitors could not find an equaliser.
AaB consolidated third place with a 2-0 win against AC Horsens.
Kenneth Emil Petersen opened the scoring after 10 minutes and substitute Rolf Toft made the points safe with four minutes to go.
Brondby remain bottom after a 2-2 draw at home to fellow strugglers Esbjerg.
Yussef Toutouh put Esbjerg in front only for a Simon Christoffersen double to turn the match on its head.
Magnus Lekven's 63rd-minute equaliser ensured the match finished all square.