The European Champions League group stage has kicked off with a hat-trick, a shock defeat and late-goal game changers.
David Beckham has targeted one final fling in the European Champions League before hanging up his boots once he leaves Los Angeles.
Real Madrid has scored twice late in an electrifying finish to beat Manchester City 3-2 to open the Champions League group stage.
Chelsea have edged through to the Champions League final despite a moment of madness from captain John Terry that saw his exit from the tournament.
Barcelona and Arsenal both missed victory in their opening matches of the Champions League group stages as late goals left them with draws.
Tottenham Hotspur romped into the group stages of the Champions League after a 4-0 victory over Young Boys in the play-off second leg on Wednesday.
Chelsea are drawing up plans to reshape their squad after being knocked out of the Champions League this week.
Batsmen around the world are relieved as Brett Lee quits Test cricket and still no love for the Southern Kings. It's the quotes of the week.
David Beckham could hardly contain his excitement on the eve of the Champions League tie between AC Milan and Manchester United at the San Siro.
Barcelona's hold on the European title could be loosened this week, while Liverpool could be eliminated from the Champions League as well.
Manchester United are among the European giants taking their first step towards the Champions League finals when the group stages get underway.
Orlando Pirates striker Gilbert Mushangazhike may be the symbol of a new wave of players trekking down to South Africa in search of Absa PSL's hundreds of millions. A free agent after a stint in China with Jiangsu Shuntian, it is safe to conclude his decision to come to South Africa was as much professional as financial.
Brazil and AC Milan's Kaka has simply been the outstanding footballer of 2007 and proved that claim by winning the Fifa player of the year award on Monday to add to his European Footballer of the Year honour. The 25-year-old Kaka starred in AC Milan's run to the European Champions League title, then the European Super Cup and the recent Club World Cup.
Didier Drogba scored twice in the opening 20 minutes as Chelsea stormed into the knockout stages of the European Champions League with a 4-0 triumph at Norway's Rosenborg Trondheim. Drogba gave Chelsea an early cushion, with Alex and Joe Cole grabbing the other goals as Chelsea clinched first place in group B.
Inter Milan, Barcelona, AS Roma and Rangers are on the brink of qualifying in Tuesday's Champions League group matches though Arsenal and Manchester United have already reached the knockout stages. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger intends to give some of his young Gunners another chance to impress in the Group H trip to Sevilla.