In the Spanish La Liga FC Barcelona dropped five points just behind Real Madrid. This happened following a 1-1 draw with Espanyol. Barcelona was only able to do away with a draw with neighbors Espanyol in an exciting and controversial game. FC Barcelona was able to gain a first half lead against a motivated and forced home side attack. Barcelona was able to gain the lead following a head lead by Cesc Fabregas. This head goal by Cesc Fabregas was the 100th goal in all competitions of the season. Espanyol played with utmost intensity in the second half of the game. Barcelona never really looked comfortable in the second half of the game against Espanyol.
The score line read 1-1 as Alvaro Vazquez was able to score a header, five minutes before finishing time. The last match kicked off with Rayo Vallecano against Sevilla. Rayo Vallecano came up as the winning side as they won by a comfortable margin of 2-1 against Sevilla. Aritz Aduriz was able to score a late equalizer to enable Valencia to gain a 2-2 draw away to Villarreal. Betis was successful in registering a third consecutive win. Betis registered their third successful win of the season with a thumping 2-0 win over Sporting Gijon. Milan was successful in maintaining their lead too. AC Milan was successful yet again to maintain their lead in the Italian Serie A football.
AC Milan registered a 2-0 win against Atlanta in the last match as well. Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Kevin-Prince were both successful in scoring goal. Their goal helped to keep AC Milan at the Serie A summit. At the Serie A summit, Juventus pressurized AC Milan. Juventus was by far the most consistent team for the entire season. Juventus was successful in maintaining an unbeaten record so far in this particular season. Alessandro Matri, whose performance below par in the previous games, was able to score the sole goal against Lecce.
The sole goal scored by Alessandro Matri helped Juventus beat Lecce by a margin of 1-0. Lecce always considered as a bottom ranked side could hardly put up any sort of resistance. This win of Juventus against Lecce helped Juventus to stay neck and neck with Milan. In some of the other matches played, Udinese was able to register victory against struggling Cesena by a convincing victory margin of 4-1. Roma defeated Chievo by a margin of 2-0, as Francesco Totti scored two convincing goals.