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Serie A Round-up: Juventus win, Napoli lose

Serie A leaders Juventus took their lead to 10 points provisionally following their 2-0 win over Empoli in Turin, while third-placed Napoli bowed to a fast-rising Atalanta at home in the Italian football league.

Five-time defending champions Juventus on Saturday night broke Empoli's resistance in the second half when a Mario Mandzukic header off a right cross from Juan Cuadrado induced an own goal for Lukasz Skorupski in the 52nd minute.


Bundesliga Round-up: Bayern win 8-0, Leipzig beat Cologne

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Robert Lewandowski led the way with a hattrick as FC Bayern Munich hammered Hamburger SV 8-0 in a rather one-sided clash in the Bundesliga football championship. In another match in the German top division on Saturday evening, Leipzig reaped their second consecutive win after beating Cologne 3-1.

Table toppers Bayern showed no mercy with Hamburg as the German giants whitewashed the visitors, scoring thrice in the first half half and five times after halftime.


Ligue 1: Monaco beat Guingamp 2-1 to regain 3 point lead

Brazilian international Fabinho scored from the penalty spot as French Ligue 1 leaders Monaco edged out Guingamp 2-1 in an away fixture, extending their lead to three points.

Monaco returned to winning ways after a thrilling 5-3 loss to Manchester City in the first-leg of their UEFA Champions League last 16 tie last week.


Bundesliga: Schalke defender Naldo out for the season

Schalke defender Naldo will be out of action until the end of the season due to a groin injury. Schalke advanced to the UEFA Europa League's last 16 on Thursday but their Brazilian defender Naldo suffered a groin injury in the match.

On Friday, a MRI scan revealed a partial tendon tear in the adductors. It is yet uncertain if the 34-year-old defender will have to undergo a surgery in the next days.


Bundesliga: Gnabry brace helps Bremen stun Wolfsburg 2-1

Former Arsenal forward, Serge Gnarby's brace sewed up Werder Bremen's 2-1 victory over Wolfsburg in the opening game of the 22nd round in Bundesliga. Bremen on Friday secured a second straight win on the road as Gnarby was on target twice to edge wasteful Wolfsburg, who suffered their second defeat in row.

The match started on an even keel as both teams looked to attack from the get go. It was the visitors who broke the deadlock as Gnarby slotted home a deflected effort from the edge of the box that beat Wolfsburg goalkeeper Diego Benaglio 10 minutes into the contest.


Ligue 1: Nice beat Montepellier 2-1 to go level with Monaco

Nice provisionally moved up to the second place ahead of defending champions Paris Saint-Germain, also going level on points with leaders Monaco with a 2-1 comeback win against Montpellier in Ligue 1.

The win for Nice on Friday was created by a rare brace from substitute Mickael Le Bihan after his 17-month absence from the pitch.


Europa League Round of 16 Draw: Man United get Rostov, Roma land Lyon

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The draw for the Europa League's last-16 football contest sets Roma against Olympique Lyonnais. The draw, held here on Friday, also resulted in a German clash between Schalke and Borussia Mönchengladbach, and Belgian battle between Ghent and Genk.

Manchester United, England's sole representative in the tournament, will play Russian side Rostov, while the only Spanish team, Celta Vigo, will face Russia's Krasnodar.


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