Roma edge win, Rooney equals United record

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.

Roma players celebrate the opening goal during their Italian serie A match against Genoa
Roma players celebrate the opening goal during their Italian serie A match against Genoa ©AFP/Getty Images

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.