England international Stewart Downing has signed for West Ham United from Premier League rivals Liverpool on a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee, joining Andy Carroll in making the same move this summer.
An intriguing night of UEFA Champions League action saw Arsenal, Bayer Leverkusen and APOEL Nicosia book their places in the last 16, while Porto and Valencia kept themselves in contention.
While Shakhtar Donetsk's Brazilians have dominating the headlines, the club's long-serving coach and captain have been providing the foundation for the team's success. FIFA.com looks closer.
The UEFA Champions League returns this week with a host of highly-anticipated match-ups highlighted by Tottenham visiting AC Milan, while a potential classic is on the cards as Arsenal host 2009 champions Barcelona.
Ukraine's 2009 UEFA Cup champions Shakhtar Donetsk reached the final 16 of the UEFA Champions League for the first time with a 2-0 victory over Portugal's Sporting Braga.
Injury means Romania will be without captain Cristian Chivu and Adrian Mutu when they open their quest to qualify for South Africa 2010.