Juventus extended their unbeaten run to 21 matches in all competitions after seeing off nine-man Chievo thanks to second half goals from Sami Khedira and Gonzalo Higuaín.
Chievo were proving a difficult side to break down but after Samuel Bastien was shown a yellow card before half time and Fabrizio Cacciatore saw red on the hour mark, Juve were able to take advantage.
Khedira rifled in the opening goal minutes after the home side were reduced to nine and two minutes from time, Higuaín made certain of victory with an unmarked header.
The goal ended a 706-minute Serie A goal drought for Higuaín and fired Juventus top of Serie A, at least until Napoli play Bologna on Sunday.
Paris Saint-Germain’s march towards the Ligue 1 title continued on Saturday and with it Angel Di María maintained his impressive recent form.
Edinson Cavani had opened the scoring to mark his 157th goal for the club and break Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s record before Neymar doubled the lead from the penalty spot.
Di María slotted in a third 20 minutes from time and the Argentinian played a vital role in the fourth with a defence-splitting pass that led to Neymar tapping in from close range.
After defeat to Lyon last weekend, PSG recovered well and are now 11 points clear at the top.
Elsewhere in France, Emiliano Sala scored his eighth of the season with a late penalty as Nantes defeated Guincamp to remain in fifth.
Di Maria adds another for PSG.
It’s all a little too easy… pic.twitter.com/DAHQRmhbVi
— Goal (@goal) January 27, 2018
And finally, Marcos Acuña lifted his first piece of silverware since trading Avellaneda for Lisbon as Sporting Clube de Portugal defeated Vitória Setúbal in the Taça da Liga final.
Despite being heavy favourites it took a late Bas Dost penalty to force the final to penalties and perfect from the spot, Sporting came out on top. Acuña hadn’t started the game but came on at half time as Sporting took control and while this could be the first of many titles in Lisbon, the Argentinian has already been linked with a move away.
Todo esfuerzo tiene sus frutos 🏆🏅 pic.twitter.com/aoIcarEj9G
— Marcos Javier Acuña (@AcunaMarcos17) January 28, 2018