Paris Saint-Germain missed an opportunity to go top of Ligue 1 as they drew 0-0 with Montpellier, while Monaco ended 2014 victorious.
Roma failed to close the gap on Serie A leaders Juventus as they were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw at home to 10-man Milan on Saturday.
Borussia Dortmund will head into the mid-season break in the bottom two after they suffered a 2-1 defeat at Werder Bremen on Saturday.
Laurent Blanc was frustrated by Paris Saint-Germain's lack of quality after they were held to a goalless draw by Montpellier on Saturday.
Hartlepool United ended a run of four consecutive League Two defeats as they held Oxford United 1-1 in Ronnie Moore's first game in charge.
Bournemouth returned to the top of the Championship with a crushing 6-1 defeat of rock-bottom Blackpool on Saturday.
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique singled out Pedro for praise after the forward's display in Saturday's 5-0 win over Cordoba.
Aberdeen moved up to second in the Scottish Premiership with a hard-fought 1-0 win over struggling Kilmarnock at Pittodrie.
Southampton boss Ronald Koeman praised his side's clinical performance after the convincing 3-0 Premier League win over Everton.
Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino believes Harry Kane's goalscoring form could soon see him called up to the full England squad.
Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has labelled his side as looking "like idiots" after their 2-1 defeat at Werder Bremen on Saturday.
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce was left singing the praises of Stewart Downing after his performance in Saturday's 2-0 win over Leicester City.
Paul Lambert hinted Aston Villa will launch an appeal after claiming Gabriel Agbonlahor was wrongfully dismissed against Manchester United.
Nigel Pearson remains unfazed by speculation surrounding his future at Leicester City despite another defeat at West Ham on Saturday.
Steve Bruce admitted his Hull City side were nowhere near the required standard to compete in Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Swansea City.
Alan Irvine was left frustrated by West Brom's slack defending after they threw away a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 at QPR.
Auckland City beat Cruz Azul 4-2 on penalties to claim third place in the Club World Cup after drawing 1-1 in Marrakech on Saturday.
Harry Redknapp heaped praise on Charlie Austin after he scored his first Premier League hat-trick in QPR's 3-2 win over West Brom.
Burnley manager Sean Dyche was proud of his players despite falling to a 2-1 Premier League defeat at Tottenham on Saturday.
Carlos Villanueva struck an 85th-minute winner as Al Shabab remained in touch with the Arabian Gulf Leaders by winning 2-1 at Al Dhafra.