AC Milan warmed up in style for Tuesday's Champions League tie against Tottenham by extending their lead at the top of Serie A to six points with an emphatic victory over Parma.
Bordeaux's struggles in Ligue 1 continued as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat at Nice.
Inter Milan moved to the top of the Serie A table thanks to a hard-fought 2-1 win over Udinese at the San Siro.
Zenit St Petersburg maintained their six-point lead at the top of the Russian Premier Liga after beating Tomsk 2-0.
Barcelona were left stunned as Nelson Haedo Valdez struck twice to give promoted side Hercules a famous 2-0 win at the Nou Camp.
Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola admits his side were well below their best in their surprise 2-0 defeat at home to promoted outfit Hercules.
Wolfsburg were left without a Bundesliga win this season after going down 2-0 at Borussia Dortmund.
PSV Eindhoven edged ahead of Ajax at the top of the Eredivisie on goals scored after seeing off NEC Nijmegen 3-1.
A goal two minutes from time by Anthony Modeste saw Bordeaux claim a point from this Ligue 1 clash in which Marseille played for 57 minutes with ten men.
Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has rejected claims that he has begun transfer negotiations with Real Madrid to sign Brazilian playmaker Kaka but added: "It's a wonderful idea."
Midfielder Esteban Cambiasso has rejected suggestions Inter are an ultra-defensive side.
Robinho believes AC Milan and Barcelona are now the two strongest sides in Europe after the Rossoneri's summer spending.
Werder Bremen midfielder Aaron Hunt believes Mesut Ozil has done nothing wrong by joining Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Dani Alves insists he is not worried about his future at Barcelona despite ongoing speculation over his new deal.
John Arne Riise has revealed his desire to end his career in MLS, once he has left Roma.
Heurelho Gomes reckons Tottenham's feel-good factor can help Harry Redknapp's men continue their progress in the Premier League and on into the Champions League.