Real Madrid face Manchester City in the Champions League last 16 first leg tie. Florentino Perez, the Real Madrid president, has apparently met with Real Madrid and with Zinedine Zidane, according to 'Marca', to give them encouragement before the clash.
Kylian Mbappé showed his most personal self in an open letter published by "The Player's Tribune". The PSG striker wrote about visiting Real Madrid installations as a 14-year-old, and how his parents refused to let him sign for a big club when he was younger.
The Spanish FA's Competition Committee rejected Real Madrid's appeal against Rodrygo Goes' dismissal for two yellows. The Real Madrid Castilla's red card versus San Sebastian de Los Reyes means he will miss 'El Clasico'.
Lionel Messi has answered any doubts over perceived weaknesses in his game, according to his former team-mate David Villa.
Inter versus Ludogorets will be the only UEFA match this week with restrictions for supporters relating to the coronavirus outbreak.
Europe's top league championships continue to progress, with the scorers already topping the 2019-2020 Golden Shoe standings. Ciro Immobile has overtaken Robert Lewandowski, who is now closely followed by Cristiano Ronaldo.
Robin van Persie thinks Paul Pogba's future is only likely to be resolved if he speaks out on what he wants to do for Manchester United.