Beginning with the Italian Serie A where Antonio Candreva’s late winner saw Lazio stun Inter 2-1 at San Siro on Sunday night, in a game which saw both sides end with 10 men.
There has been a little bit more than what Real Madrid’s deadly trio could ask for in their Sunday game against Rayo Vallecano as the galacticos tore their guests apart with ten goals.
Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid meanwhile missed the chance to go to the top of La Liga as they suffered a 1-nil defeat to Malaga.
In the German Bundesliga, Hertha Berlin strengthened their grip on third place by beating Mainz 2-nil for their third win in a row, just before the league’s winter break.
In the late match, Borussia Moenchengladbach rallied with 10 men to overcome Darmshtadt 3-2 as the Bundesliga closed for the month-long winter break.