Mauricio Pochettino said a dinner invitation from his players shows they are still behind him at struggling Tottenham.
Niko Kovac says Bayern Munich need to prove their shock defeat to Hoffenheim was only a Champions League hangover in their bid to reclaim top spot in the Bundesliga Saturday.
Liverpool can rub more salt into Manchester United wounds with a first victory at Old Trafford in five years on Sunday, while Manchester City will try to haul themselves back onto the leader's coattails with victory at Crystal Palace.
Political turmoil may have thrown next weekend's Clasico into doubt but Barcelona and Real Madrid cannot afford to let focus waver ahead of what could prove a pivotal period in their seasons.
Stefano Pioli's new era at crisis-club AC Milan begins Sunday with a must-win game against lowly Lecce, as Claudio Ranieri starts his reign at basement club Sampdoria at home against former club Roma.
Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward on Thursday backed manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to find a solution to the club's worst start to a season in 30 years and said it is "a myth that we have non-football people making football decisions".
Mauricio Pochettino has presided over a torrid start to 2019-20 for Tottenham, but Quique Sanchez Flores heaped praise on his counterpart.
CONMEBOL has announced that the 2020 Copa Libertadores final will be held at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Maracana.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard believes the Champions League format should not be changed if the quality of the competition is to be maintained.