Napoli break new ground, Tottenham go second

Napoli posted a club-record eighth straight league win in a round of games for the last 32 sides that featured a Classique loss for Marseille and Tottenham moving second in England.

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It was a case of another weekend, another win for Napoli as the Serie A leaders set up a mouth-watering showdown with Juventus next Saturday, while Tottenham Hotspur boosted their title chances in England.

The Partenopei continued their stubborn resistance at the Italian summit by edging Carpi 1-0 to claim a club record eighth consecutive league victory, thus maintaining their two-point lead over upcoming opponents Juve. Gonzalo Higuaín made the difference with his 24th goal in 24 Serie A outings this term as Maurizio Sarri's men also opened up a ten-point cushion on third-placed Fiorentina, who drew 1-1 at Bologna.

Elsewhere, Tottenham took over in second spot in the Premier League after getting the better of Watford, a win that moved them above Manchester City and kept them five points shy of Leicester City. Manchester United remain fifth after their 1-1 draw at Chelsea, while Marseille succumbed 2-1 at home to arch-rivals Paris Saint-Germain in France, Valencia lost again and Dortmund missed the chance to close on Bayern München.

SUNDAY
Basel 3-0 Luzern
Chelsea 1-1 Manchester United
Marseille 1-2 Paris
Napoli 1-0 Carpi
Olympiacos 1-0 PAOK
Porto 1-2 Arouca
Celta 1-1 Sevilla
Zürich 0-1 Sion
Bordeaux 1-4 St-Étienne
Betis 1-0 Valencia

SATURDAY
Athletic Club 0-0 Villarreal
Ingolstadt 2-1 Augsburg
Hertha 0-0 Dortmund
Bologna 1-1 Fiorentina
Galatasaray 0-0 Konyaspor
Genoa 0-0 Lazio
Leverkusen 0-0 Bayern
Liverpool 2-2 Sunderland
Rapid Wien 3-0 Wolfsberg
Schalke 3-0 Wolfsburg
Tottenham 1-0 Watford

FRIDAY
Mechelen 2-2 Anderlecht
Antalyaspor 4-2 Fenerbahçe

MONDAY
Braga 2-0 Estoril
Sporting CP 0-0 Rio Ave

The following sides are on winter breaks or in close season: Krasnodar, Lokomotiv Moskva, Midtjylland, Molde, Shakhtar Donetsk, Sparta Praha.