Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice in Paris Saint-Germain's 4-0 rout of Lyon, while Bordeaux blanked Ajaccio by the same scoreline and Bastia beat Evian 2-0 in Sunday's French Ligue 1 action.
FIFA.com rounds up the big moves that have taken place a relatively quiet period of transfer action, with Santi Cazorla, Oscar and Tim Cahill among the more eye-catching acquisitions.
Juventus lead the way in Serie A after Milos Krasic secured a 1-1 draw at Catania, Udinese are in second following a goalless draw with Cagliari, while there were home wins for Atalanta and Siena.
Russia ended a poor run of recent results, defeating Serbia 1-0 in an international friendly, with Stuttgart striker Pavel Pogrebnyak providing the only goal of the game.
Juventus squandered a 2-0 home lead to draw against Chievo with the result virtually ending their hopes of qualifying for the UEFA Champions league.
Napoli moved ahead of Inter Milan into second place in Serie A with a 4-3 victory over Lazio, while Juventus revived their hopes for Europe with a 2-0 win at Roma, and Parma were shocked by a 2-1 loss to Bari.