Turkish Super Lig
Galatasaray moved five points clear at the top of the Turkish Super Lig after defeating 10-man Fenerbahce 2-1 in Sunday's Istanbul derby.
Gala were without a win over their cross-city rivals in four games coming into tonight's contest but an own-goal from Bekir Irtegun in the 10th minute sent them on their way.
Hasan Ali Kaldirim briefly spared his team-mate's blushes with his 23rd-minute equaliser but Selcuk Inan scored what proved to be the winner in the 36th minute.
Ex-Liverpool midfielder Raul Meireles did nothing to help Fener's cause when he picked up a second yellow card and his marching orders eight minutes from time, and Gala claimed a vital victory over the nearest challengers.
Antalyaspor missed the chance to leapfrog Fenerbahce into second as Samil Cinaz earned Orduspor a share of the spoils from a 1-1 draw.
Tita's 51st-minute strike put Antalyaspor on course to climb above both Besiktas and Fener but Cinaz ensured they would remain fourth with his equaliser on 64 minutes.
Istanbul Buyuksehir pulled clear of the relegation places with a 2-1 victory over European hopefuls Trabzonspor.
Paulo Henrique put Senol Gunes' men ahead in the 39th minute but Ekrem Eksioglu (50) and Pierre Webo (57) soon hit back to steer the capital club into 13th place.
Elsewhere, Luton Shelton scored the only goal as Karabukspor continued their unlikely surge up the table with a 1-0 win over Sivasspor.
The former Sheffield United striker found the back of the net in the 19th minute.
Ajax climbed into third place in the Eredivisie table by resisting a spirited challenge from Willem II to claim a 4-2 win.
Siem de Jong registered his seventh goal of the season in the 11th minute, with Danny Hoesen promptly doubling Ajax's lead three minutes later, and it looked like Frank de Boer's men had opened a clear route through to a sixth straight league win.
But Aurelien Joachim halved the deficit just two minutes after Hoesen's strike, with Genaro Snijders notching in the 28th minute to ensure the scores were level going into the break.
Ajax became more and more frantic as their hosts held them at bay throughout a frustrating second half, but Niklas Moisander gave De Boer's men the lead once again in the 72nd minute.
Willem came close to salvaging the late equaliser that would have kept Ajax in fourth place but visiting substitute Jody Lukoki squeezed in a final goal to confirm the Amsterdam club's ascent.
Ajax's victory curbed Feyenoord's own climb up the table after ADO Den Haag's Tjaronn Chery handed Ronald Koeman's men a 3-2 victory with his late own goal.
On-loan Parma striker Graziano Pelle made the most of Bruno Martins Indi's pass to score his 14th goal of the season with 15 minutes gone, but Den Haag levelled immediately.
Mike van Duinen was well-placed to turn home Chery's cross and the visitors looked good for parity going into the break, only for Pelle to push Kenneth Omeruo in the back, allowing Lex Immers to edge Feyenoord back in front from the spot.
A mad minute threw the game wide open when play resumed, Danny Holla converting a penalty when Martins Indi brought Van Duinen down in the area - an offence for which he saw a red card. Tom Beugelsdijk soon walked for elbowing an opponent and both sides were down to 10 men.
And four minutes from time it fell to Chery to hand Feyenoord all three points with a headed own-goal. Feyenoord remain in fifth place thanks to Ajax's success in Tilburg.
Sander Duits denied Vitesse Arnhem the chance to draw level on points with second-placed FC Twente - and keep Ajax at bay - as his stoppage-time goal earned RKC Waalwijk a point from a 2-2 draw.
Wilfried Bony put Vitesse ahead after just eight minutes at the GelreDome and it took Teddy Chevalier until the 78th minute to equalise for RKC.
The hosts were unfazed, though, and Simon Cziommer fired what appeared to be the winner nine minutes from time, only for Duits to earn RKC point three minutes into time added on.
Elsewhere, FC Utrecht opened a five-point gap over seventh-placed NEC Nijmegen as Leon de Kogel scored twice in a 3-1 victory over Heerenveen.
Both sides drew a blank in the first half but De Kogel seized on Jacob Mulenga's pass to put Utrecht ahead in the 66th minute. The 21-year-old striker completed his brace four minutes later before Alfred Finnbogason halved the deficit from the penalty spot.
But Heerenveen could not force an equaliser and Mulenga, who had previously had a goal ruled out for offside, made the hosts' points safe with his 89th-minute strike.
Belgian Pro League
Anderlecht maintained their six-point lead at the head of the Pro League with a 2-1 win over Leuven.
Dieumerci Mbokani scored both goals for the leaders, tucking away a penalty in the 26th minute before competing his double five minutes into the second period.
Ebrahim Savaneh hit a 44th-minute reply for Leuven who stay in mid-table.
Second-placed Zulte-Waregem kept the pressure on Anderlecht as they battled hard for a 3-2 victory over Genk, who remain in fifth.
Genk took the lead through Bruno Godeau's own goal in the 37th minute, but Junior Malanda levelled for the hosts just before half-time.
M'Baye Leye's penalty on the hour and Franck Berrier's 72nd-minute effort put Zulte-Waregem in the driving seat, before Khaleem Hyland pulled another goal back for Genk in stoppage time.
Greek Super League
Greek Super League giants Panathinaikos lost further ground on fierce rivals Olympiacos as they suffered an embarrassing 3-0 defeat at Veria.
The hosts - promoted to the top flight this summer - were bottom of the table going into Sunday's matches but climbed to 13th as Kenan Bargan sealed an impressive win in the 55th minute following Elias Ioannou's first-half brace.
Juan Ramon Rocha's Panathinaikos are now 19 points adrift of runaway league leaders Olympiacos in ninth place.
Walter Iglesias denied AEK Athens the win they needed to climb out of the relegation zone as Atromitos earned a 1-1 draw at the Olympic Stadium.
Second-half substitute Andreas Stamatis (66) scored two minutes after coming on but Iglesias was on hand to equalise in the 76th minute, keeping the visitors in the mix for an unlikely European spot.
Elsewhere, Rogerio Martins scored the only goal as Levadiakos climbed into fifth place with a 1-0 win over Platanias, with Aris Salonika and FC Xanthi playing out a goaless draw in Thessaloniki.
Braga closed to within nine points of Portuguese Liga leaders Benfica with a 3-0 victory over Estoril.
The Lisbon club are newly installed in top spot after beating Maritimo 4-1 to leapfrog Porto last night, but Braga remain in the mix for a Champions League place after claiming three points at the Estadio AXA.
Hugo Viana opened the scoring within four minutes but Braga had to wait until the second half for Marcio Mossoro (58) and Antonio Eder (61) to wrap up the win.
Pacos de Ferreira are hot on Braga's heels after climbing into fourth place with a 2-1 home win over Guimaraes.
Semedo Cicero gave the hosts the lead in the 14th minute before completing his brace with 59 minutes played. Substitute Jean-Pierre Barrientos (77) notched a consolation goal for the visitors.
Neither Moreirense or Academica could get the win they needed to escape the bottom two after Salim Cisse's last-gasp goal forced a 2-2 draw at the Parque Joaquim Almeida Freitas.
Nabil Ghilas (27) and Borges Wagner (30) put the hosts on course to end the day in 10th place but Academica fought back to salvage a point.
Arnaldo Edinho gave the hosts food for thought two minutes before the break and substitute Cisse equalised in the 90th minute.
French Ligue 1
Paris St Germain replaced Lyon at the top of the Ligue 1 table after downing their title rivals 1-0 at the Parc des Princes.
Blaise Matuidi's goal on the stroke of half-time decided the contest in favour of PSG as Lyon fell to only their third defeat of the campaign.
PSG's win sees them move above both Lyon and Marseille on goal difference, with all three clubs having accumulated 35 points from 18 games.
In-form Lorient powered to a fourth straight win - 2-0 against St Etienne - to continue their march up the table.
Jeremie Aliadiere and Alain Traore were on target in the first half as Lorient maintained their impressive run which began with victory over Toulouse and continued apace against Marseille and Sochaux.
Christian Gourcuff's men have not conceded a goal in that sequence and are now up to fourth having recovered superbly from a seven-game winless run earlier in the season.
Nancy remain at the foot after throwing away the lead to share the points in a 1-1 draw with 10-man Bordeaux.
Djamel Bakar fired the home side in front and their position improved further when Andre Biyogo Poko saw red at the end of the first half.
But Nancy were unable to capitalise and Henri Saivet secured a fourth successive draw for Les Girondins.
Nancy, who slipped to the bottom of the standings yesterday after a rare win for Troyes, remain seven points from safety.