Messi hat-trick in Barcelona's 9-goal thriller

Barcelona won 5-4 at Coruña but was leading 4-0 at the break. Chelsea go four points clear at the top of the Premiership with a win at Tottenham. In Germany, it's full points for Bayern Munich, 8 games, 24 points, 26 goals scored, two suffered, goal difference 24... In Russia Anzhi Makhachkala is two points ahead.


Premier League 8 games


Chelsea came back from behind (2-1) to beat Spurs 4-2 at White Hart Lane. Manchester United thrashed Stoke City 4-2, City came from behind to beat West Bromwich Albion in injury time. West Ham beat Southampton 4-1 while Everton drew 1-1 at QPR in London. Chelsea leads with 22 points, Manchester United and Manchester City share 18 points, Everton fourth on 15, Tottenham, WBA and West Ham United on 14.


La Liga 8 games


Barcelona is top with 22 points, ahead of Atlético de Madrid (19) and Málaga CF (17). Real moves up to fourth (14 points). Betis and Levante follow on 13. Messi scored a hat-trick in Barça's 5-4 thriller away at Deportivo. At half-time the Catalan side was 4-0 up and in the second, it was 4 goals to Coruña and one to the visitors. Ronaldo scored a penalty in Real Madrid's 2-0 defeat of Celta.


Serie A 8 games


Juve top with 22 points after beating second-placed Napoli 2-0; Lazio (18) received Milan and handed the visitors a 3-0 drubbing while Inter, equal on 18 points with Lazio, which beat Catania 2-0.


Bundesliga 8 games

Bayern Munich, 8 games, 24 points, 26 goals scored, two suffered, goal difference 24...followed by Eintracht Frankfurt (19) and Schalke (17).Bayern went to Dusseldorf and came back with a 5-0 win; Eintracht Frankfurt beat Hannover 3-1 and Schalke won 2-1 at Dortmund's home ground.


Ligue 1 9 games


PSG goes top over Olympique de Marseille equal on points (19). Olympique Lyonnais is one point behind and Toulouse FC has 16. PSG beat Reims 1-0, Troyes beat Marseille by the same margin. Toulouse won at Evian 4-0. Lyon beat Brest also by 1-0.


Russian Premier League 12 games


Anzhi Makhachkala ahead on 29, followed by CSKA Moskva (27), Teerek Grozny (25) and Zenit (24). Anzhi beat Spartak Moskva 2-1; Terek won at Amkar Perm 1-0, CSKA beat Rubin 2-0 in Moscow and Zenit Saint Petersburg received and beat Kuban by 1-0.



Portuguese Premier League 6 games


FC Porto in front, equal on points with SL Benfica (14 points). SC Braga is three points behind.


Shakhtar Donetsk remains ahead in Ukraine, maximum points from 12 games (36), like Olympiacos in Greece (7 games and 21 points).



Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey





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