AC Milan warmed up for the second leg of their UEFA Champions League showdown with Barcelona by beating Genoa 2-0 away from home in Serie A but coach Massimiliano Allegri was left with fitness concerns.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic saluting himself, Gennaro Gattuso and Wayne Rooney on the Messi-Ronaldo debate, Pele criticising Neymar and Kevin Constant on joining AC Milan without knowing!
Champions Juventus host second-placed Inter Milan on Saturday in the Derby d'Italia eyeing a 50th match without defeat.
A west African derby between Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal is the most hotly anticipated of the final stage of 2013 AFCON qualifying ties, which begin this weekend.
Didier Drogba, Jordi Alba and Mario Mandzukic have all been on the move this week as clubs all over the world seek to strengthen their squads by securing their long-term targets and finding bargains.
AC Milan have signed midfielder Kevin Constant on a one-year loan deal and also acquired 50 per cent of the sporting rights of his Genoa team-mate, defender Francesco Acerbi.