Bordeaux failed to close the gap on Lyon when it was held to 0-0 by Lille and slipped three points behind the French league leader.
Substitute striker Diego Tardelli scored in injury time for Flamengo to beat Botafogo 2-1 and win its second consecutive Guanabara Cup in Rio de Janeiro.
Benfica came back to draw Sporting Braga 1-1 and slip further behind Portuguese league leader FC Porto on Sunday.
By Valkerie Mangnall Australian midfielder Mark Bresciano has scored a goal, but it was not enough to see his Italian club, Palermo, past AC Milan.
By Liam Fitzgibbon Newcastle coach Gary van Egmond has urged the club's management to re-sign Mark Bridge after the striker fired the Jets to their first A-League championship.
By Philip Henderson Central Coast goalkeeper Danny Vukovic could face a ban of between one year and life after striking the referee in the A-League grand final.
By Liam Fitzgibbon Tony Vidmar doesn't believe in fairytale endings - it's understandable, given the events of Sunday night's 1-0 A-League grand final loss to Newcastle.
Two trademark crosses by David Beckham has helped LA Galaxy to a 2-1 win over Sydney FC and third place at the Pan Pacific Championship.
Mark Bridge delivered Newcastle their maiden A-League crown in likely his last appearance for the club as the Jets beat Central Coast 1-0.
Sevilla moved up to fifth in La Liga, with a memorable 5-0 thrashing of pathetic Zaragoza.
Auckland City and Waitakere United continue to clear away at the top of the national soccer league after wins.
Lisandro Lopez scored two goals to lead FC Porto to a 3-0 victory over Pacos Ferreira and further extend its lead atop the Portuguese league.
Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo both scored twice as Manchester United scored a 5-1 win at Newcastle United.
Motherwell missed the chance to consolidate third place in the Scottish Premier League when it lost 1-0 to visiting Hearts.
Torino and Parma played out a spectacular 4-4 draw in a weekend opener that left both sides in the lower reaches of the Italian Serie A.
Australia is to bid for the soccer World Cup in 2018.
By Philip Henderson and Michael Cox There is perhaps little surprise in the fact a Griffiths sits atop of the Newcastle Jets yellow card count this A-League season.
By Michael Cox Newcastle's Ante Covic says he can do the job for the Jets if Sunday's A-League decider final is settled by a penalty shootout.
By Philip Henderson Central Coast hope Tom Pondeljak can have an impact in Sunday's A-League decider despite being rated almost no chance of starting.
World football body FIFA on Friday expressed satisfaction with the progress in South Africa on stadiums that will host 2010 World Cup matches.