Wei Shihao was accused of "evil behaviour" and suspended last year for breaking an opponent's leg, but a lightning start to the season means he could be China's next export to Europe.
Bayern Munich are hoping Champions League success can convince Thiago Alcantara and David Alaba, who are stalling over extensions, to stay.
If Barcelona have been weighed down by the burden of expectation in recent years in the Champions League, they should feel freer than ever ahead of Saturday's last 16, second leg against Napoli.Â
Wolves battled into the quarter-finals of the Europa League on Thursday after a 1-0 victory over Olympiakos (2-1 on aggregate) while Basel got a 1-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt (4-0 on aggregate) to complete the quarter-final line-up.
Sevilla, Bayer Leverkusen, Basel and Wolves booked their places in the Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday. Inter, Manchester United, Shakhtar Donetsk and Copenhagen are the other clubs in the last eight.
Giovanni Di Lorenzo has enjoyed a superb debut season at SSC Napoli after joining from Empoli in 2019.
Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has analysed Real Madrid's Champions League clash with Man City and said that people should not compare him with Casillas because "it doesn't make sense."
In the next few hours, Arthur Melo will return to Catalonia. The Brazilian will come back to Barcelona to end his contract.
Zinedine Zidane has said Gareth Bale told him he did not want to play for Real Madrid against Manchester City in the Champions League last 16 on Friday.