A U.S. judge released Monday transcripts of guilty pleas from three prominent defendants in the sweeping FIFA corruption investigation who confessed to crimes and agreed to pay US$37.5 million in compensation.
The fight for the Spanish league title is tighter than ever thanks to a surprise collapse by Barcelona atop the standings.
Bayern Munich dominated Schalke 3-0 and increased its lead to 10 points as it closed in on a record fourth straight Bundesliga title on Saturday.
Aston Villa's 28-year stay in the English top flight ended on Saturday with a 1-0 loss at Manchester United, while Newcastle and Sunderland gave themselves hope of escaping the Premier League relegation zone by both winning 3-0.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paris Saint Germain ripped Ligue 1 rivals Caen to pieces in a 6-0 thrashing at the Parc des Princes on Saturday, sending the champions 30 points clear at the top.
Any slim hope Napoli had of snatching the Serie A title evaporated as it lost 2-0 at Inter Milan, which boosted its chances of qualifying for the Champions League on Saturday.
Giovani dos Santos scored twice and the Los Angeles Galaxy beat Houston 4-1 on Friday to extend their unbeaten streak to four games.
A Chinese consortium with big ambitions for AC Milan should complete a takeover of the seven-time European champions within six to eight weeks, a broker acting for both parties said in reports Saturday.
Dejan Lovren scored a heart-stopping stoppage-time header as Liverpool completed an astonishing comeback to beat Borussia Dortmund 4-3 on Thursday and reach the Europa League semifinals.
Cristiano Ronaldo came through for Real Madrid again, scoring a hat trick to lead his team back to the semifinals of the Champions League with a 3-0 win over Wolfsburg on Tuesday.