Cesc Fabregas starred as Chelsea re-established a three-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a 2-0 win at Stoke City on Monday.
Rafael produced two penalty saves as Napoli won the Supercoppa Italiana shootout 6-5 against Juventus, after the match had ended 2-2.
Swansea City midfielder Ki Sung-yueng has mixed feelings over having to head to the Asian Cup with South Korea in January.
Angel Lafita is set to miss the remainder of Getafe's La Liga campaign after suffering a torn cruciate ligament.
Burnley manager Sean Dyche has moved to dismiss any speculation that Danny Ings could move away from the club next month.
Freiburg have announced the signings of Mats Moller Daehli and Nils Petersen from Cardiff City and Werder Bremen respectively.
Borussia Dortmund have announced the signing of midfielder Kevin Kampl from Red Bull Salzburg for an undisclosed fee.
Mohamed Ahmad's late goal earned Al Ain a 1-1 draw against Al Shabab in the Arabian Gulf League on Monday.
Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston has issued an apology after getting embroiled in a text message row with a supporter.
Mathieu Flamini is confident Arsenal will kick on when they welcome back a host of key players from injury.
Brighton and Hove Albion have accepted the resignation of coach Sami Hyypia after just six months in charge.
The Football Association has charged Leeds United defender Giuseppe Bellusci for alleged racist abuse towards Norwich City's Cameron Jerome.
South Korea head coach Uli Stielike has included uncapped Lee Jeong-hyeop in his squad for the Asian Cup, which begins next month.
Jonas Gutierrez made his Newcastle United comeback in Monday's Under-21 Premier League Cup victory over West Ham.
South Korea striker Ji Dong-won is to rejoin Augsburg following an unsuccessful stint at beleaguered Borussia Dortmund.
ES Setif will begin their CAF Champions League title defence against either Real de Banjul or Barrack Young Controllers.
Hertha Berlin goalkeeper Thomas Kraft has extended his contract with the club until the end of the 2016-17 campaign.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter insists the reform process at football's governing body is ongoing, but will be a success.
Former Leicester City captain Steve Walsh believes under-pressure manager Nigel Pearson is still the right man for the job.
England manager Roy Hodgson feels positive about the future of his team as he looks to put memories of a dismal World Cup behind him.