Newcastle United seem to doing everything they can to be involved in the relegation scrap in the Premier League. It all looked so straight-forward against a Swansea team that had nothing to play for at St James' Park.
Newcastle were 1-0 up thanks to Ayoze Perez's first half goal and the only criticism seemed to be that they should have added to their tally. But oh no, Newcastle couldn't get through a game without being controversial or pressing the self-destruct button.
Bayern Munich opened up a 15-point gap at the top of the Bundesliga following a hard-fought 1-0 home victory on Saturday against Hertha Berlin. The Bavarians failed to hit the heights of the gala Champions League performance against Porto and had to wait until Bastian Schweinsteiger's sweet strike ten minutes from time to finally breach the "Berlin Wall."
Interestingly, Bayern have never been crowned Bundesliga champions at the Allianz Arena and the Reds will have to wait and see if nearest challengers...
Having travelled to face Udinese unbeaten in their last four games, Milan would have undoubtedly been confident of returning home with a positive result on Saturday night. However, the same old flaws came to the surface and Filippo Inzaghi's men returned empty handed instead.
The hosts were dominant throughout the game and fully deserved their three points in a 2-1 win, and this is a side that had just one win in their last 11 games. The warning signs came early and didn't stop as Milan had no answer...
Two goals from Antoine Griezmann helped Atletico Madrid put the disappointment of their Champions League exit behind them as they secured a comfortable 3-0 win over Elche at the Vicente Calderon on Saturday evening.
After a goalless first half, the break allowed Atleti to regroup and they finally clicked into gear. Firstly Griezmann went close, before Raul Garcia tested out Przemyslaw Tyton. However, the Poland international was eventually beaten when Griezmann nodded home a rebound from Koke's...
In most circumstances, Sunderland would see a draw at Stoke City as an acceptable away result.
But in an entirely self-inflicted predicament that leaves Dick Advocaat with an uphill struggle to save the club from relegation to the Championship, victories elsewhere for Hull City and Leicester City made it seem a lot more like a defeat.