Four months behind schedule because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Champions League has reached the quarter-final stage with Paris Saint-Germain taking on outsiders Atalanta in Lisbon on Wednesday in the first game of the 'Final Eight'.
Yussuf Poulsen has shaken off an ankle injury and is ready to slot in for Timo Werner and help provide the goals for RB Leipzig in Thursday's Champions League quarter-final against Atletico Madrid.
Atletico Madrid's triumph over Liverpool in March was a throwback to a more celebrated past under Diego Simeone but five months on and the Champions League offers them a very real opportunity in the present.
Sevilla qualified for the semi-finals of the Europa League on Tuesday after Lucas Ocampos' late header broke Wolverhampton Wanderers' hearts, while Shakhtar Donetsk thumped Basel 4-1 to join the Spaniards in the last four.
They beat Ceará in the first match of the Brazilian Championship.
Title holders Mamelodi Sundowns suffered a setback when held 0-0 by Orlando Pirates Tuesday as the South African Premiership restarted after a 152-day shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini said the city of Bergamo's terrible suffering during the coronavirus pandemic provides "extra motivation" to his side as the Italian underdogs go into Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final against Paris Saint-Germain in Lisbon.
The goalkeeper hasn't even lost a Champions League knockout tie that he has started in.
Watch this incredible long range strike from Cristiano Ronaldo against Olympique Lyonnais in the Champions League in August 2020.
Kylian Mbappe looks set to feature for Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League quarter-final against Atalanta in Lisbon on Wednesday having made a good recovery from an ankle injury, his coach Thomas Tuchel said on the eve of the game.