Europe’s top footballers laid on plenty of fiery action to warm the hearts of their fans as the big freeze continued to grip the continent. FIFA.com rounds up the weekend news.
Ludovic Obraniak returned to Lille for the first time to stun his former employers and give Bordeaux a last minute winner in a 5-4 thriller in northern France after Les Dougues had come from 4-1 down to draw level in the 89th minute.
Trabzonspor pulled off the shock of the night in the UEFA Champions League by winning at Inter Milan, while Napoli and Benfica earned respective draws against the Manchester twosome of City and United.
French champions Lille will be without defender David Rozehnal, who has suffered a knee injury, for up to four weeks which rules him out for the start of the new Ligue 1 season.
Lille today announced two new signings, with Czech Republic defender David Rozehnal converting his loan spell into a permanent move, and Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama joining from Hapoel Tel-Aviv.
David Rozehnal has said Lille will do everything they can to take all three points this weekend against relegation-threatened Nancy, while Nice would like to put some space between themselves and the bottom of the table.