Georges-Kevin Nkoudou struck a late equaliser for Marseille in a pulsating 3-3 draw at home to Monaco, as the hosts' struggles at the Stade Velodrome continued on Sunday and earlier, Caen climbed to second after thrashing Bordeaux 4-1.
Valencia coach Nuno Espirito Santo has ended his 17-month spell in charge of the club by resigning, he confirmed on Sunday.
Mario Mandzukic, Stefano Sturaro and Simone Zaza struck in the second half as champions Juventus moved up to fifth place in Italy's Serie A with a convincing 3-0 win at Palermo on Sunday, while Atalanta stunned Roma 2-0.
Real Madrid got their Spanish La Liga title challenge back on course despite an underwhelming performance as goals from Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo handed them a 2-0 win at Eibar on Sunday, while Athletic Bilbao and Getafe both logged victories.
Nigeria survived a second-half onslaught to beat Mali 3-2 at the African 2016 Olympic Games football qualifying tournament in Senegal and complete a joyful weekend for coach Samson Siasia, while Egypt and Tunisia played out a 1-1 draw.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted twice on Sunday as second-placed Borussia Dortmund returned to winning ways with a 4-1 win at home to Stuttgart, despite dropping captain Mats Hummels, while Augsburg held Wolfsburg to a goalless draw.
Arsenal lost Alexis Sanchez and Laurent Koscielny to injury in a 1-1 draw at Norwich City on Sunday that prevented them drawing level with English Premier League leaders Manchester City.
Ammar Jemal scored in the first half to give hosts Etoile Sahel of Tunisia a 1-0 victory over Orlando Pirates of South Africa on Sunday to lift the CAF Confederation Cup. Etoile triumphed 2-1 on aggregate in the final of the second-tier African club competition following a 1-1 first-leg draw in Soweto last Saturday.
Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez lauded his players' work rate despite another underwhelming display as they beat Eibar 2-0 on Sunday to close to within six points of Barcelona at the top of Spain's La Liga.
UAE sharpshooter Ahmed Khalil stunned compatriot Omar Abdulrahman and China's Zheng Zhi on Sunday as he was named AFC's Asian player of the year at a glittering ceremony in India.
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