French Ligue 1
Lyon missed an excellent chance to extend their lead at the top of Ligue 1 as a gutsy Evian side held on for a point in a 0-0 draw.
Les Gones had the opportunity to go five points clear of nearest challengers Paris St Germain, who travel to Bordeaux on Sunday, but a combination of poor finishing and several fine saves from Evian goalkeeper Stephan Andersen ensured the spoils were shared.
It was a much-needed point that took the visitors out of the relegation zone, but Lyon will be wondering how they did not come away from this match with all three points.
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Andre Carrillo scored the only goal as Sporting Lisbon edged past Beira Mar in Friday's Liga match.
Substitute Carrillo struck in the 64th minute, four minutes after coming off the bench, while any hopes of a Beira Mar comeback were ended late on with the dismissal of Jaime.
The win lifts Sporting up to seventh in the standings, four points and six places better off than their opponents.
PSV Eindhoven ended their winter break in dismal fashion as they were upset 3-1 at home by lowly PEC Zwolle, finishing the match with 10 men.
Erik Pieters' return from nine months out with injury was cut short by a red card in the 67th minute, but by the time he departed following a poor challenge from behind on Fred Benson, all four goals had already been scored.
Benson got two of them, putting Zwolle ahead courtesy of some poor defending in the 25th minute and then, after Tim Matacz levelled three minutes before half-time, he put Zwolle back in front nine minutes into the second half after another defensive mix-up.
Wiljan Pluim added a third in the 63rd minute to give Zwolle a rare victory in Eindhoven, and the frustration got to Pieters moments later.
Reports in Holland after the match said Pieters had been taken to hospital after punching a window in anger and cutting his hand.
The result means FC Twente have the opportunity to move three points clear by beating RKC Waalwijk on Saturday, while Ajax or Feyenoord will move level with them in second place if there is a winner between the two at the Amsterdam ArenA on Sunday.
Turkish Super Lig
Kasimpasa came from behind to upset Super Lig leaders Galatasaray 2-1 and boost their hopes of European football.
Sweden striker Johan Elmander beat compatriot Andreas Isaksson to give Galatasaray the lead after 18 minutes, but Senijad Ibricic levelled 10 minutes later and Tabare Viudez scored what proved to be the winner five minutes into the second half.
The result means Galatasaray, three points clear, can be caught by both Besiktas and Antalyaspor as they play their games in hand against Istanbul Buyuksehir BSK and Genclerbirligi respectively over the weekend.
Kasimpasa sit fifth, one point behind Fenerbahce, who face struggling Elazigspor on Sunday.