Andre Villas-Boas' Marseille laboured to a tame 0-0 draw at home against Angers on Saturday, handing Paris Saint-Germain the chance to move 10 points clear at the top of Ligue 1.
Barcelona struggled to carry out Quique Setien's game plan in their defeat to Valencia, the head coach claimed.
Barcelona have cashed in on a young talent after Juventus stepped in, but have taken Matheus Pereira on loan from the Italian giants.
Manchester United are already preparing their plan B. If Burno Fernandes' signing fails, and he's already in the Premier League.
With Edinson Cavani and Layvin Kurzawa both having been linked with leaving Paris Saint-Germain, neither will feature against Lille.
Valencia were rewarded for their constant attacking play after half-time. Maxi Gomez shot powerfully inside the box and Jordi Alba deflected it into his own net to make it 1-0 at the Mestalla.
Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel has been influential in giving Angel Di Maria the confidence to rediscover his form.
Atletico Madrid are struggling, but Diego Simeone will leave no stone unturned in a bid to get his side back on track.
Referees are usually talked about a lot post game. This time, Gil Manzano, the referee of Valencia v Barcelona did something you do not see very often: he apologised several times to the Valencia after blowing for a foul instead of playing advantage.
After the encounter between Espanyol and Athletic Bilbao, Inaki Williams complained in the interview area that he had been the victim of racist chanting from the crowd. "I'm a bit sad, these things are completely out of order," he commented.