Arsenal are on the brink of the last 16 in the UEFA Champions League after Jack Wilshere led the Gunners to a 2-0 win over Marseille, while Chelsea advanced despite a 1-0 loss at Basel and ten-man Ajax stunned Barcelona 2-1.
AC Milan opened their 2013/14 UEFA Champions League campaign with a nervy 2-0 home win over Scottish champions Celtic after a late own goal from Emilio Izaguirre and a rebound from Sulley Muntari.
Villarreal on Wednesday announced an agreement with AC Milan that will see Colombian international defender Cristian Zapata move to the Italian giants on a season-long loan
As the cheques continue to be written and the cash keeps flowing during the summer transfer window, FIFA.com rounds up the latest switches and swaps amongst the world's biggest clubs.
Cristian Zapata will be joining Villarreal, according to club Udinese, with the Serie A side saying the Colombian will be moving to La Liga for an undisclosed fee.
Alexis Sanchez stole all three points for Udinese at the Stadio Olimpico as the diminutive winger scored late-on to put Juventus to the sword before the Chilean saw red, along with Juve's Cristian Bonucci.