The UEFA Champions League last 16 fixtures commenced Tuesday with Paris Saint-Germain sailing to an easy 4-0 victory over hosts Bayer Leverkusen, while Barcelona beat Manchester City 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium.
Though boasting a 13-point lead at the top and protecting a 43-match unbeaten streak, Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has warned his team to stay focused ahead of the Bavarians' meeting with Eintracht Frankfurt.
Bayer Leverkusen have completed the signing of 27-year-old Mexican international Andres Guardado on loan until the end of the season from Valencia.
Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez scored twice in the second-half to lift Mexico to a 2-1 win over Japan in their final FIFA Confederations Cup match, to ensure El Tri left Brazil with points on the board.
Despite finishing with ten men, La Liga champions Barcelona fought back to beat Atletico Madrid 2-1, while Valencia downed Rayo Vallecano 4-0.
Mexico, USA, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Panama and Honduras are all in action on Wednesday as CONCACAF’s notorious final ‘Hexagonal’ qualifying round kicks off.