Barcelona lost Lionel Messi to injury and a chance to beat a title rival on Wednesday, when it was held to a 1-1 draw by Atletico Madrid in the Spanish league.
Edinson Cavani scored his sixth league goal of the season and teammate Lucas netted his fourth as Paris Saint-Germain returned to the top of the French league with a 3-0 victory over newly-promoted Dijon on Tuesday.
AC Milan has won consecutive Serie A matches for the first time since February.
Ousmane Dembele, the highly touted French teenager, scored his first Bundesliga goal for Borussia Dortmund in a 5-1 rout of Wolfsburg on Tuesday.
Free-scoring Borussia Dortmund head to Wolfsburg for Tuesday's Bundesliga clash looking to continue an impressive scoring streak that has seen them bag 12 goals in two matches.
Real Madrid equaled a record set by rival Barcelona as James Rodriguez and Karim Benzema scored in a 2-0 defeat of Espanyol on Sunday in the Spanish league.
The soccer divide in Manchester is becoming clearer a month into the season.
Struggling giants Marseille failed to get a shot on target in a tense 0-0 draw with Lyon, whose team bus was stoned ahead of the bitter Ligue 1 clash on Sunday.
Struggling to compete with the English Premier League and the Spanish Liga, Italian football federation president Carlo Tavecchio wants to reduce Serie A from 20 to 18 clubs.
Carlo Ancelotti was happy for illness-hit Bayern Munich to win ugly in Saturday's 3-1 comeback victory against Ingolstadt as the Bundesliga giants finally conceded a goal this season.