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    In Pics: Weekend football action, Dec 8-9

    • Fernando Torres scored twice as Chelsea returned to winning ways, defeating Sunderland 3-1 in the EPL clash.

    • Midfielder Mesut Ozil scored two brilliant goals to give Real Madrid a 3-2 win at Valladolid, in the La Liga.

    • Norwich extended their unbeaten run to nine Premier League matches on Saturday by winning 4-3 at Swansea.

    • Mikel Arteta scored two goals on penalties, as Arsenal defeated West Brom 2-0, their first win in last four matches.

    • James McCarthy scored twice as Wigan held QPR to a 2-2 draw on Saturday, extending QPR's winless run to a Premier League record of 16 games.

    • Aston Villa dropped one place to 16th in the Premier League despite drawing 0-0 with Stoke on Saturday.

    • Roma captain Francesco Totti scored twice and set up two more goals in a 4-2 win over Fiorentina in the Serie A encounter on Saturday.

    • Lionel Messi broke Gerd Mueller's 40-year-old record for most goals in a year by scoring for the 86th time in 2012. He scored twice as Barcelona beat Real Betis 2-0 in the Spanish league match.

    • Robin van Persie scored a stoppage-time winner to give Manchester United a 3-2 win over rivals Manchester City, ending City's unbeaten start to the Premier League season.

    • Radamel Falcao scored five times to reach 16 goals for the Spanish league, as Atletico Madrid thrashed last-place Deportivo La Coruna 6-0.

    • Steven Gerard scored an own goal as Liverpool came from behind to beat West Ham 3-2 in the EPL clash.