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Around Europe: Crystal Palace fights for safety; Luis Suarez steps up

Crystal Palace threw an unexpected wrench into the title and relegation races, while Luis Suarez made up for the absence of Lionel Messi and PSG sent a message over the weekend around Europe.

It was a dramatic weekend across Europe as the Premier League leader Chelsea was shocked at home by Crystal Palace. In Spain, Luis Suarez starred for Barcelona in the absence of Lionel Messi, while a handball row dominated the Ruhr derby between Schalke and Borussia Dortmund.

Juventus managed to leave Napoli with a draw in a game that was all about Gonzalo Higuain, while Paris Saint-Germain won its first piece of silverware of the season in France and in so doing might have put some doubt in Monaco minds for the Ligue 1 run-in.

Here is what caught our eye Around Europe this week:

PREMIER LEAGUE: Palace continues climb to safety with Chelsea shock

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LA LIGA: Suarez steps up in Messi's absence

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SERIE A: Higuain silent in long-awaited return to Napoli

​LIGUE 1: PSG makes statement in League Cup trophy triumph

TOP GOALS/PLAYERS: Suarez, Di Maria, Bayern-bound Sule deliver the goods