As the first matches in the major European leagues loom large, clubs have been making some final changes to their squads before the big kick-off, with Roberto Soldado, Bernard and Park Jisung among the players on the move.
Marseille missed the chance to move a point behind Ligue 1 leaders Lyon as Romain Alessandrini's late equaliser for Rennes meant they had to settle for a 2-2 draw tonight.
Valenciennes and Rennes lost ground in the Ligue 1 title race as they only managed to draw their matches, leaving them five points off leaders Lyon, who visit St Etienne tomorrow night.
Unheralded Nigerian striker Peter Utaka has been in prolific form for Dalian Aerbin where he has established a new goalscoring record and, in the process, upstaged some of the Chinese Super League’s headline-grabbing signings.
Lyon came from behind twice and ultimately prevailed on penalties following a 2-2 draw with Montpellier to secure their seventh Champions Trophy victory.
Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi and new Super Eagles forward Victor Moses both say their best is yet to come after a mixed start to Brazil 2014 qualifying.