Roma began the year with a victory and Wayne Rooney matched Sir Bobby Charlton's Manchester United goals record as several UEFA Europa League teams handled domestic tasks.
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Roma kept the pressure on at the top of Serie A and Wayne Rooney equalled a long-standing Manchester United record as various UEFA Europa League teams flexed their muscles over the weekend.
APOEL 5-0 Aris Limassol
Athletic 0-0 Alavés
Celta 3-1 Málaga
Pescara p-p Fiorentina
Lyon 5-0 Montpellier (French Cup round of 64)
Manchester United 4-0 Reading (FA Cup third round)
Xanthi 0-2 Olympiacos
PAOK 0-1 Giannina
Genoa 0-1 Roma
Croix 1-4 St-Étienne (French Cup round of 64)
Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Aston Villa (FA Cup third round)
Villarreal 1-1 Barcelona
All times CET. Teams not listed are still on their winter breaks and were not in competitive action this weekend.