Didier Drogba capped his eight years in London by lifting the Champions League trophy that his boss Roman Abramovich has longed for.
Arsene Wenger promised the Premier League would see a stronger, tighter, more confident Arsenal after they ran roughshod over London rivals Chelsea.
European champions Greece, Czech Republic and Romania will join Germany in the European Championship finals next year after qualifying on Wednesday. It was Thierry Henry who grabbed the limelight on a busy night, however, scoring twice against Lithuania to break Michel Platini's record of 41 goals for France and propel them to the top of qualifying Group B.
Kevin Pietersen celebrates his first Test as England captain with a consolation six-wicket victory over South Africa in the fourth and final Test.
AB de Villiers scored 97 on Sunday to give South Africa an outside chance of winning the fourth and final Test against England at the Oval.
England and South Africa were both hopeful of winning the fourth and final Test even though rain allowed only 82 minutes of play on the third day.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Juande Ramos savoured the sweet taste of success after beating Chelsea 2-1 in the League Cup final at Wembley on Sunday. "It's always a tremendous satisfaction to win a trophy but I would say this one has a special flavour to it because it was against a team who are supposedly superior to us," said the Spaniard.
Kevin Pietersen celebrated his first innings as England captain with a century on Friday, leading the hosts to a 122-run lead over South Africa.