While the FA Cup dominated in England, it was a good weekend for the leaders in Europe's other major leagues, with Real Madrid, Juventus, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain all chalking up victories.
KV Kortrijk moved to third in the Jupiler League after seeing off KV Mechelen, while Axel Witsel was on target as Standard Liege beat 10-man Cercle Brugge.
Anderlecht retained their seven-point lead at the top of the table with a routine 2-0 victory against Mechelen at Constant Vanden Stock Stadium.
Names such as Torres and Drogba are nowhere to be seen as the likes of Edin Dzeko and Rudis Corrales set the 2010 preliminary scoring pace.
Giampaolo Pazzini, David Beckham and Wesley Sonck star alongside Colombia and Ecuador in a FIFA World Cup-dominated statistical review.
Spain, England and Netherlands have won all their games to date and are out to consolidate their leads on matchday six in the European Zone.