A first for Messi, Superclasico cheerleaders and Liverpool go top - Defining moments of the weekend

Check out the best photos from the latest round of matches throughout the footballing world, featuring the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and more
Another dramatic weekend of action climaxed with Superclasico, as the pressure increases in the Premier League and La Liga title chases.

Check out the rest of the most illuminating images from across the globe...

Ajax beat FC Twente 3-0 to move a step closer their fourth consecutive Eredivisie title

Feyenoord were too strong for Go Ahead Eagles, beating the relegation threatened Deventer side 5-0

Jose Mourinho confronted a Crystal Palace ball boy for time wasting as Chelsea lost 1-0 at Selhurt Park

Evian, the only team to beat PSG so far this season, continued giant killing by putting Monaco to the sword

Swansea didn't have to bend over backwards to beat Norwich City 3-0

Despite Man Utd winning 4-1, a plane few over Old Trafford with the message 'Wrong One - Moyes Out'

Hoffenheim upset Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, ending their 19-game winning run with a 3-3 draw

Marco Reus came to Dortmund's rescue against lowly Stuttgart, scoring a hat-trick in a 3-2 victory

FC Koln continued their push for promotion with a 1-0 win at Allianz Arena against 1860 Munich

Cristiano Ronaldo opened the floodgates against Rayo Vallecano as Madrid netted five with no reply

Falling over themselves to celebate, Liverpool put four past Tottenham to go top of the Premier League

Lionel Messi scored his first-ever goal at Estadi Cornella-El Prat to upset local rivals Espanyol

Arsenal managed to upset title favourites Manchester City at the Emirates by scraping a draw

Brendan Rodgers and Steven Gerrard bring it in as their title hopes are boosted by another three points

The cheerleaders were out in force as Boca Juniors faced River Plate in Superclasico

Roman Riquelme curled in a free-kick for Boca but River Plate took a 2-1 win away from La Bombonera