Barcelona slumped to their third defeat in seven league games as they lost away to relegation-threatened Valladolid 1-0 on Saturday.
Bayern Munich went 23 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday with a 6-1 thrashing of Wolfsburg to record a 16th consecutive win and 49th match without defeat.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger saluted Olivier Giroud after the French striker came off the bench and scored twice in Saturday's 4-1 win over Everton in the FA Cup quarter-finals.
Manchester United kept their fading hopes of Champions League qualification flickering with a breezy 3-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Saturday.
Opener Lahiru Thirimanne hit a magnificent century to help Sri Lanka thump Pakistan by five wickets to regain the Asia Cup title in Dhaka on Saturday.
American combined events king Ashton Eaton remained on course to break his own world heptathlon record at the World Indoor Championships on Saturday.
Victoria Azarenka's fighting spirit just wasn't enough on Friday as the injured third seed was sent packing from Indian Wells by 66th-ranked American Lauren Davis.
Oman finished its qualifying campaign for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup on a high after thrashing Singapore 3-1 in their concluding Group A match at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex on Wednesday.