New Monaco signing Dimitar Berbatov has said on Tuesday former team-mate Patrice Evra convinced him to move to the principality club where the Bulgaria striker is expected to fill in for the injured Radamel Falcao.
Manchester United beat Stoke City 2-0 to reach the League Cup semi-finals, while the post-Andre Villas-Boas era at Tottenham Hotspur began with defeat by London rivals West Ham United.
Kim Bo-kyung's 91st-minute equaliser gave Cardiff City a hard-fought point in a 2-2 draw with Manchester United, while Manchester City dazzled on their return from the international break to see off Tottenham Hotspur 6-0.
The trophy-winning exploits of Al Ahly, Stromsgodset, BATE Borisov and Zalgiris Vilnius feature along with Lille and Jonathan Walters in FIFA.com's latest stats review.
Patrice Evra has been included in France coach Didier Deschamps' 24-man squad for the FIFA World Cup qualifying play-off against Ukraine.
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