Napoli remained close on the tail of Juventus after the Azzurri came out on top in a 5-3 thriller at Torino on Saturday.
Bayern Munich re-established a 17-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga with a 1-0 win Sunday but was made to work hard for the points at struggling Hoffenheim.
Gokhan Inler canceled out an early Giorgio Chiellini goal to earn Napoli a draw against Juventus in a top-of-the-table clash at the Stadio San Paolo.
Commissioner Don Garber announced Wednesday an outline for what he believes it will take for MLS to be recognized among the world's elite soccer leagues by 2022.
Juventus will not be caught at the top of the Serie A table this weekend after first-half goals from Mirko Vucinic and Alessandro Matri sealed a comfortable 2-0 win over Fiorentina on Saturday.
Manchester United withstood a late fightback from Liverpool to secure a 2-1 win over its great rival on Sunday, tightening the leaders' grip at the top of the Premier League.
Paris St Germain winger Nene confirmed on Sunday he will sign for Qatari club Al-Gharafa.
Robin van Persie's 15th goal of the season ensured Manchester United will spend Christmas on top of the Premier League table as the Red Devils eased past Sunderland 3-1 on Saturday.
Paris Saint-Germain and Schalke sealed top spots in their Champions League groups Tuesday, while Cristiano Ronaldo scored his tournament-leading sixth goal to help Real Madrid beat Ajax 4-1.
Robin Van Persie's first minute strike proved enough for Manchester United to maintain its one-point lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League with a hard-fought 1-0 win over West Ham.
Lionel Messi scored twice and set up a first Barcelona goal for Alex Song as the Catalan giants powered on at the top of La Liga with a 3-1 victory over Real Zaragoza on Saturday.
Lionel Messi surpassed Pele's milestone of goals in a calendar year by scoring for the 75th and 76th time in 2012 to move within nine of Gerd Mueller's all-time record as Barcelona won 4-2 at Mallorca in the Spanish league on Sunday.
Two-goal substitute Javier Hernandez inspired a dramatic Manchester United comeback against Aston Villa as the Red Devils stretched their lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League to four points.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said it will not be easy to find players to sign in the January transfer window, despite having funds to strengthen his squad.
Substitute Javier Hernandez ended Manchester United's 10-year wait for a Premier League victory at Chelsea on Sunday
Marseille missed the chance to go clear of Paris St Germain at the top of Ligue 1 as it lost 1-0 at struggling Troyes Sunday night.