Gerrard slips up, tantrums from Balotelli and tributes for Vilanova - defining moments of the weekend

Check out the best photos from the latest round of matches throughout the footballing world, featuring the Premier League, the Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A and more
With the season drawing towards a close, it was a weekend of tense matches, title celebrations and tributes to a lost friend.

takes a look at the most illuminating images from across the globe...

Mario Balotelli argued with coach Clarence Seedorf after being substituted as AC Milan lost to Roma on Friday

Ryan Giggs took charge of Manchester United after the dismissal of David Moyes

Juan Mata netted a second-half double to lift United to a 4-0 victory over Norwich City

Relegation-threated Hamburg had a nightmare as goalkeeper Rene Adler's huge blunder cost them dearly

Hakan Calhanoglu reacted after Augsburg's 3-1 win. Hamburg stay in the relegation play-off place

Clint Dempsey wheeled away after scoring his eighth Seattle Sounders goal this season in just five starts

Jose Mourinho hid the ball as Chelsea ended Liverpool's 11-game unbeaten home run

Edin Dzeko scored first for Manchester City as they regained the Premier League title advantage

Sergio Ramos was head over heels as Real Madrid beat Osasuna 4-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu

Real Betis were relegated from La Liga after losing 1-0 to Real Sociedad

Respects were paid to Tito Vilanova as Barcelona faced Villarreal at El Madrigal

Lionel Messi produced the winner for Barcelona seven minutes from time

Fenerbahce sealed their 19th league title after a goalless draw in front of 50,000 women and children

Fans enjoyed the day as Corinthians played their last match at Pacaembu on Sunday

PSV regained fourth place in the Eredivisie as Vitesse slipped up against Go Ahead Eagles

Ajax celebrated winning their fourth consecutive Eredivisie title after a 1-1 draw at struggling Heracles