Cristiano Ronaldo continued his superb scoring form as Juventus ran 2-1 winners over AS Roma in a Serie A clash staged on Sunday.
Juve had gone ahead through Merih Demiral before Ronaldo fired home a penalty to double their advantage with just 10 minutes played in what was his 14th league goal of the season.
Things got worse for Roma towards the end of the first half when winger Nicolo Zaniolo was taken off in tears on a stretcher with a leg injury, but the hosts pulled one back on 68 minutes through a Diego Perotti penalty.
The result see Juve open a two-point gap between them and Inter who were held by Atlanta on Saturday with Roma placed fifth on the log with 35 points.
In Saudi Arabia, Real Madrid beat close town rivals Atlético Madrid 4-1 on penalties to lift the Supercopa title for the eleventh time in their history.
Belgian keeper Thibaut Courtois was the hero of the day as he kept out Thomas Partey’s spot-kick after making a number of vital saves following Federico Valverde’s red card in extra-time with the game having ended in a goalless draw in regular time.
In Ligue One, Monaco held moneybags PSG to a thrilling 3-3 draw at the Parc des Princes on Sunday.
Neymar opened the scoring for the leaders, but Monaco, who were playing their first Ligue 1 game under new coach Robert Moreno, hit back with goals from Gelson Martins and Wissam Ben Yedder.
PSG levelled with an own goal from Fode Ballo-Toure and Neymar netted his second to put them ahead, before substitute Islam Slimani grabbed a point for the visitors.
The result left PSG on 46 points from 19 games, five ahead of second-placed Olympique de Marseille, who have played a game more. Monaco is eighth on 29 points having also played 19 games.