Ivory Coast's Salomon Kalou kept Chelsea in the hunt to retain their premiership title.
He scored in injury time to give his side a 1-0 win over their hosts Watford a result that keeps Chelsea within six points of leaders Manchester United.
Cameroon's Samuel Eto'o added to his tally to keep Barcelona at the top of the table with a 50th minute goal.
Barcelona defeated Deportivo la Coruna 2-1 and after 28 games the la Liga holders have a two-point lead ahead of closest rivals Sevilla, who drew 0-0 at Osasuna.
Messina's Ivorian defender Marc Andre Zoro was sent-off in the 75th minute and to make matters worse for his side who lost 2-0 to Cagliari.
Algeria's Rafik Saifi helped Lorient to a 2-1 win over Marseille on Friday with a 60th minute goal.
Guinea's Ismael Bangoura gave Le Mans the lead against Auxerre who fought back from 2 goals down to draw 2-2.
Kanga Akale from Ivory Coast scored the first Auxerre goal.
Another Ivorian Amara Diane opened the scoring for Paris Saint-Germain as they beat Lens 2-1 - PSG are still only one point about the relegation zone in France.
Morocco striker Ali Boussaboun was shown a red card as early as the 8th minute but his side Utrecht were able to continue with 10 men to hold Roda 0-0.
A 14th minute goal by Cameroon defender Eric Matoukou helped Racing Genk to a 2-0 win over Saint Truiden.
Genk stay top of the league just a point ahead of Anderlecht with seven games left to play.
Anderlecht kept up the pressure on Genk with a 4-1 trashing of bottom side Lierse 4-1.
Morocco's Mbark Boussoufa grabbed the third goal for Anderlecht while Gambian midfielder Mustapha Jarju Toubabo scored for Lierse.
Nigeria's Patrick Ogunsoto got the equaliser for Westerlo as they drew 1-1 draw at Lokeren.
Senegal's Alioune Kebe gave Mouscron a 32nd minute lead as his side claimed all three points with a 2-1 triumph over Club Bruges.
Algerian midfielder Mohamed Fadel Brahami scored from the penalty spot to to help Mons-Bergen to a 2-1 win over Zulte-Waregem.
Guinea striker Sembegou Bangoura was on target for FC Brussels in their 1-1 draw with Gent.
Tunisia striker Ali Zitouni scored his first goal for Antalyaspor since joining them in January on a three-year contract.
His goal, which came in the first minute , was just enough for his team to beat Manisaspor.
Cape Verde striker Eduardo Dady secured three points for Belenenses as his 17th minute strike edged out bottom-of-the-table Desportivo Aves.