A lot of league games were played across the five major leagues in Europe on Saturday on a day that the English scene was occupied with the FA Cup.
In Germany, Borussia Dortmund cut the gap between them and leaders Bayern Munich to five points following their 3-1 win over title rivals RB Leipzig.
Erling Halaand scored a brace with Jadon Sancho scoring the other goal to make Alexander Sørloth late goal a mere consolation for the home side.
Bundesliga Saturday results
- Schalke 4-0 Hoffenheim
- SC Freiburg 5-0 FC Koln
- Union Berlin 2-2 Wolfsburg
- Mainz 0-2 Frankfurt
- RB Leipzig 1-3 Dortmund
- Leverkusen 1-1 Bremen
In Spain, Real Madrid was held to a goalless draw at struggling Osasuna on Saturday; the draw keeping the defending champions second on 37 points, one behind the leaders, Atlético Madrid.
In another game of the day, Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann each scored twice as Barcelona thrashed Granada 4-0 away earlier on Saturday to win a third consecutive La Liga game for the first time this season.
In Italy, Zlatan Ibrahimovic made his return from injury to help AC Milan to a 20 win over Torino on Saturday; a result that saw them go four points clear at the top of Serie A.
Serie A Results
In France, Mauricio Pochettino recorded his first win as PSG manager with a 3-0 win over Brest on Saturday.
Ligue 1 Results