Saido Berahino scored an early winner and then limped off as West Brom beat Southampton 1-0 in the Premier League on Saturday.
Wayne Rooney was Manchester United's match-winner as Sunderland had Wes Brown erroneously sent off in a 2-0 Premier League defeat.
Papiss Cisse's first-half strike handed Newcastle United a 1-0 Premier League victory over Aston Villa at St James' Park on Saturday.
Stoke City beat Hull City 1-0 on Saturday thanks to substitute Peter Crouch's seventh Premier League goal of the season.
Barcelona bounced back from their Liga defeat to Malaga in routine fashion, with Luis Suarez impressing in a 3-1 win at Granada.
Kieran Trippier's own goal saw Swansea City defeat Premier League strugglers Burnley 1-0 at Turf Moor on Saturday.
Borussia Dortmund strike late three times to see off local rivals Schalke in the Bundesliga.
Fourth official Graham Scott was forced to assume refereeing duties in the West Brom versus Southampton clash as Phil Dowd suffered injury.
Crystal Palace secured a fifth consecutive away win as Alan Pardew enjoyed a 3-1 Premier League victory over former club West Ham.
Luis Enrique has leapt to the defence of Luis Suarez after attempts to whip up another biting frenzy around the Uruguay striker.
Manuel Pellegrini says Manchester City must buck their recent trend of poor results at Anfield when they visit Liverpool on Sunday.
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce professed his shock after Saturday's 3-1 Premier League loss to Crystal Palace.
Glenn Murray scored twice and saw red in Crystal Palace's 3-1 win over West Ham, earning the praise of manager Alan Pardew.
Monaco earned plaudits for their midweek win over Arsenal but Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc sees no reason to fear them.
Real Madrid are soon set to be boosted by the return of three key players, but Carlo Ancelotti has no intention of dropping in-form Isco.
After midweek triumphs in Europe, Roma and Juventus return to their title fight in Serie A on Monday and Alessandro Matri is eyeing success.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes his side will face a stern test when they visit Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
Sydney FC came out on top in a topsy-turvy local derby, while A-League leaders Perth Glory snatched a point at home.
Ten-man Brisbane were punished at the death as Dino Djulbic earned a point for Glory to keep them on the top of the table ... for now.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is to take to the witness stand in a corruption case.