The first- and second-place teams in England, Germany and Spain all won this weekend.
In England, Manchester United and Chelsea both won easily to maintain the six-point gap
between them with eight games remaining. Cristiano Ronaldo
was involved in all three goals -- two by Park
and and the first of two by Wayne Rooney -- as United opened up a three-goal lead against Bolton after only 25 minutes and cruised to a 4-1 win, its sixth consecutive league victory.
, Salomon Kalou
and Michael Ballack
scored for Chelsea in
the Blues' 3-0 victory over Sheffield United.
The goal of the season in England came in Tottenham's 3-1 win over Watford. Spurs goalkeeper Paul
scored from just outside his own area with a free kick that bounced over the head of Watford keeper Ben Foster
-- a challenger for his England
Barcelona and Sevilla remained tied for first place at the top of Spain's La Liga with 53 points after they both recorded wins. Samuel Eto'o
scored twice, while Gianluca Zambrotta
and Lionel Messi
scored one apiece as Barca won 4-0 at Recreativo
Huelva on Saturday. Sevilla kept pace, beating Celta Vigo, 2-0, at home with a penalty from Mali star Frederic Kanoute
and a late goal from Russian Alexander Kerzhakov
In Germany, Schalke 04 won for the first time in five games with a 1-0 win over VfB Stuttgart on a goal by Mladen Krstajic
, but second-place Werder Bremen stayed three points behind with a 2-0 win over Mainz thanks to second-half goals from Jurica
Elsewhere, Inter Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic
scored twice in a 2-1
win over last-place Ascoli to extend Inter's lead at the top of Italy's Serie A to 18 points. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
struck twice as Ajax stunned
Dutch league leader PSV, 5-1, on Sunday and closed with five points of PSV with five matches remaining.
In France, Paris St. Germain lost for the fourth straight game as it fell, 1-0, at
Rennes on Jimmy Briand
's late header and moved closer to relegation. PSG, which has never been relegated since joining the top flight in 1974, remained second
from last, just one point ahead of last-place Sedan.