Author`s name Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

Mourinho on track

José Mourinho has belittled rumours that he is set to leave real Madrid at the end of the season and the answer was on the pitch this weekend against rivals Atlético: a victory by two goals to nil. Barcelona scored five more, two from Messi, beating Athletic Bilbao 5-1. I)n Russia, CSKA has allowed Anzhi Makhachkala to catch up. Can Anzhi win the league?

Premier League 15 games

It's Manchester United on 36 points, three ahead of Champions City after Sir Alex Ferguson's side beat reading away 4-3 and City drew 1-1 at home with Everton. West Ham United beat Chelsea 3-1, adding to Rafael Benitez's problems and Spurs beat London rivals Fulham away 3-0. West Bromwich 0 Stoke City 1. Manchester United 36, Manchester City 33, Chelsea 26, Spurs 26, WBA 26

La Liga 14 games

Barcelona beat Athletic Club (Bilbao) 5-1; Real Madrid beat Atlético 2-0. Barcelona 40 points, Atlético 34, Real 29.

Serie A 15 Games

Juventus top after beating Torino 3-0 followed by Napoli (5-1 winner over Pescara) and Inter (1-0 against Palermo). Juventus 35 points; SSC Napoli 33, FC Internazionale Milano 31.

Bundesliga 15 games

Leaders Bayern held at home by Dortmund 1-1; Leverkusen beats Nurnberg 1-0. Bayern Munchen 38; Bayer 04 Leverkusen 30; Borussia Dortmund 27.

Ligue 1 15 games

Lyon top after a 1-0 win over Montpellier; Marseille wins 2-1 at Brest. Not a good weekend for third-placed Saint-Étienne (0-0 at Ajaccio) or PSG (losing at Nice 2-1). 1. Olympique Lyonnais 31 2. Olympique de Marseille 29 3. AS Saint-Étienne 26 4. Paris Saint-Germain FC 26.

Russian Premier League 18 games

It is still CSKA, Anzhi and Zenit but CSKA allowed Anzhi Makhachkala to catch up, losing 2-0 to the direct rival. Zenit took advantage of a Spartak Moskva mini-crisis, winning 4-2 away in Moscow. It is difficult to understand what Spartak Moskva thinks it is doing these days. PFC CSKA Moskva 40; FC Anzhi Makhachkala 40; FC Zenit St. Petersburg 37.

Portuguese Premier League 10 games

FC Porto (26 points) ahead of Benfica on goal difference, Braga in third place (17 points). This weekend was a Cup venue in Portugal.

Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey