Winter held a firm grip on fixture lists across the continent as various matches fell victim to the cold weather over the weekend. Four games were called off in Germany, while in France three French Cup ties had to be postponed, including the clash between Woippy F.C. and Olympique Lyon. FIFA.com rounds up the latest from selected women's leagues around Europe.
Germany: Potsdam press on
The Bundesliga title race intensified after leaders Wolfsburg's match against Bayern Munich was called off due to the weather. Below them, defending champions Turbine Potsdam reduced the gap between themselves and Die Wolfinnen to a single point by way of a 3-1 success at Freiburg. Ada Hegerberg, Pauline Bremer and Japanese international Yuki Ogimi were all on target for Potsdam, with Carmen Hoffline netting for the hosts.
Frankfurt also picked up three points to keep the pressure on at the top. New signing Lisa Overgaard Munk's strike ensured Philipp Dahm's charges squeezed past Essen 1-0 to remain in contention for a UEFA Women's Champions League place in third.
Top three: VfL Wolfsburg (29 points), Turbine Potsdam (28), 1. FFC Frankfurt (25)
Switzerland: Zurich remain on course
FC Zurich continued their breathtaking run in the Nationalliga A with a 6-2 victory away to Yverdon Feminin on Matchday 15. Former Germany international Inka Grings proved the matchwinner with four goals, while Selina Zumbuhl and Fabienne Humm were also on target for the visitors. FCZ are now steaming ahead on 45 points, followed by BSC Young Boys and Basel, who each secured maximum points with wins against Schwyz (6-0) and Staad (4-0) respectively. Elsewhere Kriens went down 2-1 against Grasshopper Club Zurich to relinquish third place to Basel.
Top three: FC Zurich (45), Young Boys (32), FC Basel (24)
Spain: Three-way battle continues
There was no letting up among the top three in Spain as first-placed Athletic Bilbao recorded a narrow 1-0 victory against Levante, Atletico Madrid powered past Lagunak 6-1 to keep pace in second, and reigning champions Barcelona beat Levante 3-0.
Top three: Athletic Bilbao (54), Atletico Madrid (50), Barcelona (49)
France: Lyon frustrated by the weather
Holders Olympique Lyon's plans were upset by the weather as their French Cup clash against Woippy F.C. was postponed until 20 February. Paris Saint-Germain, meanwhile, secured their place in the last 16 with a comprehensive 6-0 rout of Tours F.C., with Kenza Dali, Kheira Hamraoui, Shirley Cruz (3) and Laure Boulleau all on the scoresheet. Montpellier and Juvisy can also look forward to the next round on 24 March after beating Albi ASPTT (9-0) and Saint Malo US (7-0) respectively.