A goal by impressive young Brazilian Anderson Talisca revived Portuguese champions Benfica`s hopes of reaching the Champions League knock-out stages for the first time in three seasons as it secured a 1-0 win over Monaco.
A delightful Dimitar Berbatov goal gave Monaco a 1-0 win against near neighbours Nice on Sunday and meant that Paris Saint-Germain will have to wait a little longer yet before clinching the Ligue 1 title.
Dimitar Berbatov scored an extra time winner to send Monaco through to the last eight of the French Cup as his new side beat 10-man Nice 1-0 on Wednesday and keep alive their hopes of the domestic double this season.
This January, in those 31 days, like the previous seasons, no earth-shattering transfer happened. But there was one man who hit the headlines for his transfer from Stamford Bridge to the Old Trafford. Juan Mata.
Monaco made a late transfer-deadline day move to cover for Radamel Falcao`s long-term injury absence by signing striker Dimitar Berbatov on loan from English Premier League strugglers Fulham on Friday.
Shelvey set Swansea on their way in the 61st minute with an effort that took two deflections on its way into the net, and Chico`s near-post header came off Dimitar Berbatov to double the hosts` lead with quarter of an hour remaining.