All the football stories from Sunday's action
The weekend on Sunday had some mouth-watering clashes across Europe and there was plenty to look up to for the fans. Barcelona gained impetus in La Liga after beating Atletico Madrid 1-0 at the Camp Nou. Arsenal's woes continued and Manchester City overcame a lacklustre Chelsea. Bayern Munich continued their surge. Here is the round-up.
Barca 1-0 Atletico - Lionel Messi, who else?
La Liga leaders Barcelona inflicted a 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou. The win extended Barca's advantage to eight points now. Club legend Lionel Messi scored the only goal after 25 minutes from a free-kick against a side that was resolute in defence and gave nothing away. Barca have 69 points from 27 matches. Atletico stay at 61.
Messi's record and trophy haul
Messi, whose free-kick ensured Barca of the three points, saw himself creating another record. The Catalan player scored his 600th career goal. He has 539 goals for Barca and 61 for Argentina. Messi has won 8 La Liga and 4 Champions League titles with Barca.
Arsenal fall flat, City near PL trophy
Calls for 'Wenger Out' by Arsenal fans gained prominence as the Gunners lost their fourth match in a row in all competitions. 6th placed Arsenal lost 2-1 to promoted Brighton and Hove Albion. This came after a midweek 3-0 loss to Manchester City. Chelsea's trip to Manchester over two weekends turned sour. Antonio Conte's men lost 1-0 against leaders City.
City four wins away from title
Pep Guardiola's side are just four wins away from the Premier League title. They have 78 points from 29 matches and are 18 points clear of second placed Liverpool. Bernardo Silva's goal ensured City won two big games in a week over Arsenal and Chelsea.
Bayern in sight of Bundesliga honours
Bayern Munich thrashed Freiburg 4-0 in an away encounter. The Bavarian giants are 20 points ahead of second placed Schalke with 63 in their tally. Alexander Schwolow's own goal followed by strikes from Corentin Tolisso, Sandro Wagner and Thomas Muller ensured Bayern the points. With nine Bundesliga games left, Bayern need just 8 points to secure their 6th league title in a row.