As Bayern Munich launch their Champions League campaign against Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday night, Bavarian hopes of reclaiming European club football's top prize rest to a large extent on the shoulders of Philippe Coutinho.
The visit of Real Madrid to the French capital on Wednesday means a glamour tie for Paris Saint-Germain to begin their Champions League campaign but a meeting with the Spanish side also brings back unhappy memories.
Young gun Joao Felix will lead the charge on Wednesday as his Atletico Madrid seek revenge on Juventus and their old enemy Cristiano Ronaldo Â in a potentially fiery Champions League opener.
Tottenham's improbable rollercoaster run to the club's first ever Champions League final last season has masked a steady decline in results for Mauricio Pochettino's men stretching back to February.
The expulsion of Bury from the English Football League (EFL) has highlighted the problems clubs below the top tier suffer from. Even though the Premier League is the richest league in the world, that cannot be said for the whole of English football.
There were no goals in the match between Aston Villa and West Ham in a rather dull Premier League contest. The away side were wrongly reduced to 10 men after Masuaku was adjudged to have fouled El Mohamady, but the away side held on despite 25 minutes of Villa pressure.
The VAR has caused major controversy in Ligue 1. Clement Turpin, the referee, disallowed the goal he had initially given after a second VAR review. His second VAR review came without being told to by the VAR as he seemed to give in to the home team's protests.
Liverpool were crowned European champions in June and boss Jurgen Klopp is confident they can cope with the pressure of being the holders.
Leonardo, PSG sports director, spoke through the microphones of 'RMC Sport' to assist Christophe Dugarry and reviewed Neymar's situation.
The first half of the Aston Villa v West Ham game left a moment of high tension in the home side. El Ghazi and Mings, teammates, came together and El Ghazi ended up headbutting Mings.