Real Madrid has scored twice late in an electrifying finish to beat Manchester City 3-2 to open the Champions League group stage.
Bayern Munich have beaten Real Madrid 3-1 on penalties to secure a place against Chelsea in the Champions League final following a memorable contest.
Barcelona have beaten Getafe in the Spanish La Liga to go within one point of League leaders Real Madrid, who face Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.
Barcelona will open the defence of its Champions League title against an AC Milan team missing injured forwards Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Robinho.
Players from Real Madrid's arch rival Barcelona believe Real's coach José Mourinho is ruining Spanish soccer with his abrasive attitude and tactics.
Formula One leader Sebastian Vettel isn't dwelling on his season's lone dip in performance before the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Only two months after having surgery to remove a tumour from his liver, Eric Abidal has said he's lining up alongside his Barcelona teammates.
Barcelona holds the advantage heading into Tuesday's return-leg semifinal against Real Madrid in the Champions League.
Lionel Messi lit up an ill-tempered Champions League semifinal on Wednesday with two goals to give Barcelona a 2-0 victory over Real Madrid.
Real Madrid can end its three-year silverware drought on Wednesday by beating Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final.