Napoli avenged their Coppa Italia defeat to Atalanta with a 1-0 victory in Bergamo.
Lowly Freiburg stunned RB Leipzig 2-1 in the Bundesliga on Saturday, coming from a goal down and scoring twice in four minutes to spoil their opponents' chance of cutting leaders Bayern Munich's advantage.
Sergio Aguero tormented Newcastle once again as Premier League leaders Manchester City got back to winning ways with a 3-1 win at the Etihad Stadium.
Arsenal eased to a 4-1 victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday as Alexis Sanchez was left out of the squad ahead of his expected move to Manchester United.
Anthony Martial's third goal in as many Premier League matches earned second-placed Manchester United a 1-0 victory at Burnley as they kept up the pressure on leaders Manchester City.
Antoine Griezmann found the net but Atletico Madrid failed to put pressure on leaders Barcelona as they were held 1-1 at home by Girona on Saturday.
Sevilla ended a run of five games without a win with a 3-0 victory at Espanyol.
Eden Hazard moved past the 100 career league goals milestone with two goals as he orchestrated Chelsea's 4-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion at the AMEX stadium.
Shinji Kagawa rescued a point for Borussia Dortmund as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Hertha Berlin.
Florian Thauvin captured the limelight once more as Marseille won 2-0 at Caen in Ligue 1.
Marco Asensio's late strike earned Real Madrid a 1-0 first-leg lead in their Copa del Rey quarterfinal with Leganes.
Chaotic Chelsea ended a five-hour scoring drought before advancing in the FA Cup with a 5-3 penalty shootout win over Norwich.
Sevilla scored two late goals to come from behind and beat Atletico Madrid 2-1 in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarterfinal on Wednesday.
Lionel Messi missed a penalty as Barcelona's 29-match unbeaten record came to a shuddering halt at rivals Espanyol.
Theo Walcott has completed his £20 million move to Everton, ending a 12-year stint at Arsenal in the hopes of a fresh start under Sam Allardyce.
Neymar netted four goals and Edinson Cavani became Paris St Germain's joint top scorer ever as the runaway Ligue 1 leaders demolished visitors Dijon 8-0 on Wednesday.
Radamel Falcao scored a stoppage-time equaliser as Monaco rescued a 2-2 draw in the Cote d'Azur derby against Nice at Stade Louis II.
Leicester became the first team in English football to score a goal via a VAR decision as they overcame Fleetwood 2-0 in their FA Cup replay.
Manchester United maintained their 100 percent start to 2018 with a comfortable 3-0 victory over a Stoke side watched by their incoming boss Paul Lambert.
Barcelona fought back from two goals down at Real Sociedad to secure their first La Liga win at Anoeta in 11 years as the leaders kept their unbeaten record intact.
Paris St Germain extended their lead at the top of Ligue 1 to 11 points after a narrow 1-0 win at 10-man Nantes - which ended in controversy after referee Tony Chapron lashed out at Diego Carlos.
Borussia Dortmund were held 0-0 by draw specialist Wolfsburg on Sunday after leaving out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from their squad for "disciplinary reasons" for the second time this season.
Liverpool ended Manchester City's unbeaten Premier League record with a 4-3 win in a sensational game at Anfield in which City almost recovering from 4-1 down.
Bournemouth scored twice in four minutes as they came from a goal down to see off Arsenal 2-1 at the Vitality Stadium for their first-ever win over the Gunners.
Atletico Madrid were indebted to goalkeeper Jan Oblak as they closed the gap on leaders Barcelona to six points with a narrow 1-0 win at Eibar.
Villarreal piled the pressure on under-fire Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane as they snatched a 1-0 win over the struggling La Liga champions at the Bernabeu.
Harry Kane struck twice to become Tottenham Hotspur's all-time leading Premier League scorer as they beat Everton 4-0 at Wembley.
Chelsea endured a third successive goalless draw in an enthralling encounter against excellent 10-man Leicester.
Bayern Munich have extended their lead at the top of the Bundesliga after securing a 3-1 victory at Bayer Leverkusen on the evening the division resumed after the winter break.
Lionel Messi scored twice as holders Barcelona cruised into the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey with a 5-0 victory over Celta Vigo at the Camp Nou on Thursday night.
Bayern Munich look assured of a Champions League quarterfinal spot for a seventh straight season after thrashing 10-man Besiktas 5-0 in Germany.
Lionel Messi broke his goal duck against Chelsea to deny Antonio Conte's side a crucial lead over Barcelona in their Champions League showdown.
Sadio Mane scored a hat trick and Mohamed Salah continued his phenomenal run with a 30th goal of the season as Liverpool won 5-0 at Porto to virtually assure themselves a Champions League quarterfinal place.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice and Marcelo got another as Real Madrid came from a goal down to take a 3-1 lead over Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their Champions League clash at the Bernabeu.
Ilkay Gundogan scored twice as Manchester City put one foot in the Champions League quarterfinals with an emphatic 4-0 win over Basel.
Christian Eriksen completed a remarkable Tottenham comeback as they rallied from two down to draw with Juventus in the Champions League last 16.
The round of 16 draw for the Champions League has just concluded, and it's all smiles if you're a club from the North West of England as Manchester City are the new favourites.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored from a free kick to help Real Madrid beat Gremio 1-0 and claim the Club World Cup in Saturday's final in Abu Dhabi.
Gareth Bale was the surprise hero as Real Madrid survived a shock against outsiders Al Jazira to win 2-1 in Wednesday's extra dramatic Club World Cup semifinal in Abu Dhabi.
Reigning champions Real Madrid will face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League round of 16, while Chelsea take on Barcelona.
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo won the fifth Ballon d'Or of his career on Thursday, matching Lionel Messi as the most-awarded winner of one of the sport's top individual honours.
A scintillating display of football from Liverpool's Fab Four saw Jurgen Klopp's side blaze their way into the Champions League knockout phase with a 7-0 victory over Spartak Moscow.
Manchester City slumped to their first defeat of the season with a 2-1 loss to Shakhtar Donetsk in their final Champions League Group F game.
Fernando Llorente and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou scored their first goals for Tottenham goal as Spurs strolled into the Champions League round of 16 by beating Apoel Nicosia.
Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score in every Champions League group stage match as Real Madrid beat Borussia Dortmund 3-2 at the Bernabeu.
Feyenoord finally secured their first points in Champions League Group F, rallying from a goal down to beat Napoli 2-1 on Wednesday, costing the Serie A side a spot in the round of 16.
Sevilla qualified for the round of 16 of the Champions League with a 1-1 draw at Maribor on Wednesday.
Ten-man Porto advanced out of Group G with a 5-2 defeat of a disappointing Monaco side, who also went down a man at the Estadio do Dragao.
RB Leipzig's Champions League debut ended in a 2-1 home loss to Group G winner Besiktas on Wednesday.
Bayern Munich got a little payback against Paris Saint-Germain with a 3-1 win at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night in Group B.
Juventus secured their place in the round of 16 of the Champions League with a 2-0 victory against Olympiakos in Greece.
Barcelona completed their Champions League Group D campaign with a 2-0 win over Sporting Lisbon at the Camp Nou.
Manchester United came from behind to beat CSKA Moscow and top their Champions League group as Jose Mourinho's men took their unbeaten home run to a club record-equalling 40th match.
Chelsea missed a chance to finish top of Champions League Group C after a 1-1 draw at home to Atletico Madrid, who will settle for a Europa League spot.
Roma progressed to the Champions League knockout stage as Group C winners after beating Qarabag 1-0 on Tuesday.
Celtic will be playing European football after Christmas despite a 1-0 Champions League defeat by Anderlecht at Parkhead.
Lionel Messi started on the bench as Barcelona secured their passage into the round of 16 of the Champions League with a 0-0 draw at Juventus.
Corentin Tolisso set up one goal and scored another to give Bayern Munich a 2-1 win over Anderlecht on Wednesday in Group B of the Champions League.
Manchester United were denied a place in the Champions League knockout phase as Michael Lang's late strike secured Basel a memorable, and deserved, victory.
Willian scored twice and was fouled for two penalties as Chelsea cruised into the Champions League knockout stages with a 4-0 win over 10-man Qarabag at the Olympic Stadium in Baku.