European action

French championship leaders Lyon extended their lead with an easy 4-0 win over Toulouse, despite losing Brazilian striker Elber to Borussia Moenchengladbach.

In Italy, Juventus gave their pursuers hope by losing 1-0 in Palermo and, in Spain, new signing Thomas Graveson contributed a goal to Real Madrid’s 4-0 success over Espanyol on his debut.

Bayern Munich pulled three points clear of their closest rivals in the Bundesliga with a 2-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen and, in the Premiership, both Arsenal and Manchester United kept up the pressure on Chelsea with convincing victories.