Inter Milan stretched its lead in Italy's Serie A to 11 points when it lead Livorno, 2-0, and second-place Roma fell at Juventus, 1-0.
With starters Zlatan Ibrahimovic and
Julio Cruz rested for Tuesday's Champions League game against Liverpool, Honduran David Suazo got the start up front and did not disappoint, scoring both goals to up his season total to
Juve move to within a point of Roma when it won on Alessandro Del Piero's free kick just before halftime. FRANCE.
closed the gap with leader Lyon to one point when it crushed Monaco, 6-0, and Lyon fell to Le Mans, 1-0.
Lyon's loss at Le Mans four days before it faces Manchester United in the
Champions League prompted club president Jean-Michel Aulas
to criticize Lyon coach Alain Perrin
and his players.
In particular, Aulas didn't like Perrin's move to rest several starters, including young star Karin Benzema
, who only came on late in the
game. GERMANY. Luca Toni'
s hat trick gave Bayern Munich a 3-0 win at Hannover 96 and kept it three
points head of Werder Bremen, a 2-0 winner against Nuremberg.
Toni upped his total to 13 league goals in his first Bundesliga season, putting him atop the scoring lead, one ahead of
Borussia Dortmund's Mladen Petric
The La Liga race tightened when Barcelona won, 2-1, at Real
Zaragoza and leader Real Madrid lost at Real Betis, 2-1. Ronaldinho
scored the late winner from penalty spot after a disputed penalty on a
dubious handball by Zaragoza defender Juanfran
Real Madrid was leading at Betis on a goal by Dutchman Royston
, but Betis replied twice with three minutes on headers by Edu
and Mark Gonzalez
to seal the victory.
The results left Real Madrid with a five-point lead over Barca.