Bayern Munich underlined their Bundesliga superiority once again, coming from behind to beat Wolfsburg 6-1, while Schalke won 4-0 at home to Hoffenheim thanks to a Klaas-Jan Huntelaar hat-trick.
As kick-off in Brazil looms over the horizon, we preview the week's friendly action as a number of FIFA World Cup hopefuls lock horns, with Spain-Italy and France-Netherlands the standout games.
Arsenal's reunion with Bayern Munich features among this week's last-16 ties, with Barcelona's trip to Manchester City another tie that is sure to set pulses racing. FIFA.com previews the action.
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has admitted injury to both left-wingers Xherdan Shaqiri and Franck Ribery is a blow to the holders ahead of their UEFA Champions League clash at Arsenal.
Bayern Munich playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri will miss this week's UEFA Champions League clash with Arsenal after suffering a thigh injury in 4-0 win over Freiburg.
Bayern Munich warmed up for their UEFA Champions League last 16, first-leg clash at Arsenal by trouncing Freiburg 4-0 to stretch their Bundesliga lead to 16 points, while Leverkusen slumped to defeat at home to Schalke.