French Ligue 1
Paris St Germain remain top of Ligue 1 on goal difference from Marseille after they managed to secure a draw at Montpellier despite having to play with 10 men for 80 minutes.
Mamadou Sakho was given a straight red card for pulling down Gaetan Charbonnier as last man after just 10 minutes.
However, it was PSG who went ahead nine minutes before half-time through Maxwell.
Reigning champions Montpellier levelled through Remy Cabella 13 minutes after half-time before they too were reduced to 10 men when Younes Belhanda was sent off for his second yellow card with 26 minutes left.
Marseille were also held earlier in the day as Fabrice Abriel's late volley rescued a point for Nice after they twice fell behind at the Stade Velodrome.
The Ligue 1 leaders went into the match a point above Paris St Germain and took the lead just before the break through Andre Ayew.
Dario Cvitanich levelled the scores six minutes after the restart and although Mathieu Valbuena, who missed a first half spot-kick, put Marseille back in front Abriel was on hand two minutes from time to deny his former club victory.
Sloan Privat denied Lyon the chance to go top of the table after his second-half goal earned Sochaux a valuable 1-1 draw.
Maxime Gonalons' goal halfway through the first half put Les Gones on course for the summit.
But they remain a point back after the hosts rallied and Privat's cool finish saw Les Lionceaux match 17th-placed Evian on 11 points in their bid to escape the drop.
Bordeaux capped a potentially season-defining week with a thumping win at mid-table Lorient.
Francis Gillot's team ended a six-game winless run with a late win over high-flying Toulouse last weekend before strengthening their Europa League tilt in midweek with a 1-0 success over Maritimo.
On Sunday night victory came far more emphatically as first-half strikes from Jussie and Ludovic Obraniak set them on their way before Henri Saivet and Yoan Gouffran added the gloss after the break.
It meant Bordeaux, for all their problems at the start of the season, leapt up to sixth in the table just two points behind the leading pair.
PSV moved to the top of the Eredivisie table after a thumping 5-1 triumph over Heerenveen.
Daniel de Ridder gave the visitors a shock fifth-minute lead before Luciano Narsingh levelled things up midway through the first half.
Dick Advocaat's outfit ran riot in the second period as Dries Mertens and Giorgino Wijnaldum found the target before a late brace by Tim Matavz sealed the win.
FC Twente dropped to second after they were held to a goalless draw by third placed Vitesse Arnhem at the GelreDome.
Ajax had no such problems as they hit four at PEC Zwolle.
Centre-half Toby Alderweireld put the visitors ahead in the 12th minute before Viktor Fischer doubled their advantage just after the half hour mark.
Fischer was on hand three minutes after the restart to put Fran de Boer's charges three goals to the good before Siem de Jong, fresh from a brace in their 2-2 midweek Champions League draw at Manchester City made the game safe 14 minutes from time.
Zwolle struck late through Denni Avdic and Jesper Drost, but remain one place off the bottom.
Feyenoord are up to fifth after they were 5-2 victors over struggling Roda JC.
Graziano Pelle gave Ronald Koeman's side the perfect start as he netted after just a minute.
Sanharib Malki equalised 11 minutes later, but Pelle then Lex Immers after 35 minutes put the home side in control.
Bart Biemans gave his side hope five minutes before the interval, but the second half belonged to Feyenoord who eased to the three points thanks to Jordy Clasie and Daryl Janmaat.
Russian Premier League
Zenit St Petersburg nudged ahead of Anzhi Makhachkala to go second in the Premier League after Alexander Kerzhakov's injury-time winner sealed a 2-1 victory over Volga Nizhny Novgorod.
A dramatic finish saw the Russia international clinch maximum points after Ilya Maksimov had scored for Volga in the 90th minute to equalise Aleksandr Aniukov's opener.
Anzhi, meanwhile, were held 1-1 away to Lokomotiv Moscow, for whom Dame N'Doye grabbed an 84th-minute equaliser after Mehdi Carcela-Gonzalez had put Anzhi ahead.
Fourth-placed Spartak Moscow won 2-0 at home to Krasnodar, who had Alexander Martynovich sent off with 15 minutes remaining.
Spartak were already a goal to the good by that point thanks to Ari, and Dmitri Kombarov made the game safe from the penalty spot with two minutes left.
Rubin Kazan were also 2-0 winners at home to Krylya Sovetov.
Roman Sharonov put them ahead early on and Bebras Natcho scored the second with an 84th-minute penalty, though Rubin had Oleg Kuzmin dismissed in the last minute.
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Liga pace-setters Porto and Benfica extended their lead with victories on Sunday as third-placed Braga were beaten.
Second-half goals from James Rodriguez and Joao Moutinho gave Porto a 2-1 win over Academica, who pulled one back through Wilson Eduardo in the 79th minute.
Benfica were 1-0 winners at Rio Ave, Rodrigo Lima with the goal in first-half stoppage time.
Under-performing Sporting Lisbon finally raised their game to dent Braga's challenge with a 1-0 win thanks to Ricky van Wolfswinkel's fourth-minute goal.
Goals from Jefferson and Luis Leal earned Estoril a 2-0 win over Moreirense while Olhanense beat Beira Mar 1-0 thanks to Liban Abdi's 30th-minute strike.
The latter game saw both sides finish with 10 men after Beira Mar's Cedric Collet and Olhanense's Andre Micael were sent off.
Scottish Premier League
Hibernian moved to the top of the Scottish Premier League table with a 2-1 victory over Dundee United at Easter Road.
Goals from Leigh Griffiths and Eoin Doyle put Hibs in the driving seat before Gary Mackay-Steven pulled one back for United, who were ultimately unfortunate not to earn a share of the spoils.
Griffiths (19) opened the scoring with a spectacular volley into the roof of the net after a slide-rule pass from Paul Cairney put Doyle through to deliver a pinpoint cross to the back post.
Cairney was again the creator as Hibs doubled their lead on 53 minutes when he put the ball through Keith Watson's legs and laid a pass back for Doyle to rifle home from eight yards.
But United were given a lifeline two minutes later as a mix-up between Paul Hanlon and Ben Williams resulted in the keeper's heavy touch falling to Mackay-Steven and he passed the ball into the net from 20 yards.
They failed to force an equaliser, though, and Hibs took all three points.
Celtic appeared to be suffering a case of the Barcelona blues as they were held 1-1 at home by St Johnstone.
There was a tangible sense of anti-climax inside Celtic Park following the Hoops' historic 2-1 Champions League home win over the Catalan giants on Wednesday night and even when substitute Tony Watt, on at the break for Miku, put the home side ahead they did not look convincing.
Saints, who had been recently walloped 5-0 in the same venue in the Scottish Communities League Cup quarter-finals, sensed a point was there for the taking and Nigel Hasselbaink levelled in the 76th minute to leave Celtic with two points from the last nine and two behind Hibs at the top of the table.
Parkhead manager Neil Lennon had warned against such a lacklustre display and could not have begrudged the Perth men a point.
Belgian Jupiler League
Jupiler League high-fliers Anderlecht and Genk went goal crazy as they enjoyed big wins.
Table-topping Anderlecht were especially impressive as they dismantled Club Brugge 6-1 in a game featuring seven different goalscorers.
The hosts led 3-0 at half-time, Massimo Bruno and Dieumerci Mbokani putting them in control before Milan Jovanovic added a penalty.
Sacha Kljestan added the fourth before Maxime Lestienne pulled a goal back for a Brugge team possibly still feeling the effect of their midweek Europa League exertions against Newcastle.
Lucas Biglia's 87th-minute penalty and a late sixth from Dennis Praet rubbed salt in the wounds.
Genk are three points back in third at the mid-point of the regular season after a 5-1 rout of Mons, who initially led through Jeremy Perbet's 16th-minute strike.
Jelle Vossen equalised and Julien Gorius put Genk in front before Glynor Plet netted a brace and Vossen rounded off the scoring with his second late on.
Turkish Super Lig
Fenerbahce closed the gap to the Super Lig summit with a 2-1 win over Orduspor.
Moussa Sow scored early on and substitute Sezer Ozturk's goal with five minutes remaining proved crucial as Samil Cinaz pulled a goal back in the last minute.
Galatasaray were held 1-1 by Mersin Idmanyurdu, enough to take them top but they are only level on points with Antalyaspor and three ahead of Fener.
Umut Bulut gave Gala the lead early in the second half but Mersin hit back just after the hour mark through Marcio Nobre.
Kayserispor were comfortable 4-0 winners away to Elazigspor. All the goals came in the second half, Bobo with a brace in between Sefa Yilmaz's opener and Cleyton's late strike.
Genclerbirligi won 3-2 at Gaziantepspor in the day's other game.
Radosav Petrovic's opener was cancelled out by Serdar Ozbayraktar, but Randall Azofeifa and Dusko Tosic took Genclerbirligi 3-1 clear and substitute Muhammet Demir's last-minute goal was too little, too late.
FC Copenhagen are six points clear at the top of the Danish Superliga following an easy 4-0 win over AaB on Sunday.
All four of the home side's goals came in the first half with Nicolai Jorgensen scoring twice in the first 12 minutes.
An own goal from Kenneth Petersen made it 3-0 and Cesar Santin's 42nd-minute penalty completed the rout.
Odense are fifth in table after an even more comprehensive 5-0 win over 10-man Sonderjyske.
The home side already led through Marcus Pedersen (12) before Niels Lodberg was sent off three minutes later and Espen Ruud made it 2-0 from the penalty spot.
Bashkim Kadrii also bagged a brace and Krisztian Vadocz completed the scoring five minutes from time.
In the day's other game, Brondby won 2-1 at Silkeborg to climb off the bottom of the table and leave their opponents their instead.
Silkeborg took the lead through Henrik Pedersen (19) but Simon Christoffersen equalised late on and then snatched a last-minute winner.
Greek Super League
Olympiacos continued their dominance of the Superleague with a 4-0 thumping of a struggling AEK Athens side who were reduced to 10 men midway through the first half.
Yago Fernandez was dismissed after 22 minutes and Djamel Abdoun's penalty set the visitors on their way to a routine win.
Kostas Mitroglou scored twice in the second half, with David Fuster on target in between times as Olympiacos remained five points clear at the top of the table.
AEK, meanwhile, remain rock bottom with just five points from 10 games.
Second-placed PAOK Salonika were also victorious, downing Platanias 2-0.
Dimitris Salpingidis opened the scoring with a 68th-minute penalty and Dorvalino Lino added the second five minutes later.
Thanassis Karagounis earned Atromitos a 1-0 win over Panionios and Dimitrios Papadopoulos scored as Panthrakikos beat Asteras Tripoli by the same scoreline.