Reigning champions Atletico Madrid head a list of several teams, including Inter Milan, that can advance to the UEFA Europa League knockout stage on Thursday, however last season's finalists Athletic Bilbao face early elimination.
Inter Milan and Liverpool were both made to suffer before finally bagging crucial wins on home soil in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday.
Turkey got their FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign up and running with an emphatic victory over ten-man Estonia in Istanbul.
Chelsea suffered UEFA Super Cup humiliation as Radamel Falcao put on a masterclass with a devastating hat-trick to help Atletico Madrid to a 4-1 win.
After making the move to Atletico Madrid, Emre Belozoglu believes the Spanish capital's second side have a side who can challenge the top two in La Liga next season.
Galatasaray threw away a two goal lead in the final five minutes of their derby with Besiktas and draw 2-2, a result that allowed Fenerbahce to move within a point of the league leaders after claiming a 3-1 win over Trabzonspor.