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Europe Weekend Review: PSG, Barca And United Continue Title March

RVP CelebrationIt was a good weekend for , and FC as they all moved as step closer to winning their respective titles.

PSG stretched their cushion to nine points in France and United returned 15 points clear in .

France
bounced back from the disappointment of losing to Barcelona in the in midweek by winning 1-0 at ES Troyes AC, a victory that left them nine points clear at the top of the table. Second-placed Olympique de were unable to match the leaders, drawing 0-0 at LOSC Lille, while third-placed Olympique Lyonnais finally returned to winning ways, defeating Toulouse FC 3-1 after a five-game winless run.

England
With involved in action, Manchester United took advantage to stretch their lead at the top of the Premier Leaguewith a 2-0 success at FC. FC moved up to third, meanwhile, rallying late to see off Norwich City 3-1 while QPR are all but relegated after losing 2-0 at .

Spain
Barcelona moved another victory closer to reclaiming the Liga crown with a 3-0 triumph at struggling Real Zaragoza, Cristian Tello scoring twice in a comfortable win for Barça’s experimental lineup. Second-placed also won, 3-0 at Athletic Club, and Falcao scored two in a 5-0 victory for third-placed Atlético Madrid against Granada. There was a win as well for , in fourth, as they beat Rayo Vallecano 2-0.

Italy
missed the chance to close within six points of leaders after failing to find victory at San Siro against third-placed Milan. With the champions travelling to on Monday, Walter Mazzarri’s men spurned the opportunity to put pressure on the pacesetters, drawing 1-1, but were at least able to preserve the four-point gap to Milan. The Viola defeated 2-0, while battled past Torino 2-1 and Cagliari defeated 2-0 to end Inter’s hopes of playing in Europe next year.

Germany
Already confirmed as champions, a much-changed refused to take it easy at home to Nürnberg, winning 4-0. The league may be gone, but second-placed also turned on the style to win 6-1 at SpVgg Greuther Fürth, while came from two down to earn a draw with Bayer Leverkusen in the battle between third and fourth.