Leonid Slutsky was pleased with CSKA Moscow's character as they kept their qualification hopes alive with a late draw against Roma.
Coach-less Brisbane Roar host A-League leaders Perth Glory on Saturday, after unbeaten clubs Melbourne Victory and Adelaide United clash.
Defending champions Ajax travel to ADO Den Haag hoping for improvement, while league-leading PSV host Feyenoord in a blockbuster clash.
Defender Vyacheslav Shevchuk denied Shakhtar Donetsk lacked motivation for their UEFA Champions League fixture against Athletic Bilbao.
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola lamented their two late errors against Manchester City, which saw Sergio Aguero swoop in to steal the tie.
FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke admitted it may "take years" for the body to rebuild its reputation amid ongoing claims of corruption.
Sporting Lisbon went second in UEFA Champions League Group G by beating Maribor 3-1 on Tuesday in a game that was delayed by a power cut.
Hat-trick hero Sergio Aguero salvaged a 3-2 win over 10-man Bayern Munich to keep Manchester City's UEFA Champions League hopes alive.
Mikel San Jose gave Athletic Bilbao a surprise 1-0 UEFA Champions League win at Shakhtar Donetsk, a result that soured a positive day for the hosts.
Arsene Wenger has responded to criticism from Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov, declaring that such remarks should be kept in-house.
Luis Enrique said he cannot stop marvelling at Lionel Messi's feats, who became the outright leading scorer in the UEFA Champions League.
He may have led Australia’s brave World Cup campaign and scored a wonder free kick against Liverpool on Sunday but it seems Socceroo Mile Jedinak doesn’t have the time to respond to fan requests for an autograph.
Another cracking Sydney Derby takes over the Harbour City this Saturday in round eight of the Hyundai A-League. And form is set to be be thrown out the window as 10th place Western Sydney Wanderers FC host fourth place Sydney FC at Wanderland.
Athletic Bilbao boss Ernesto Valverde said spirits were high after his side upset Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 on Tuesday.
Lionel Messi reflected on breaking the UEFA Champions League goalscoring record as "a wonderful thing" after his hat-trick against APOEL.
Frank de Boer felt Ajax blew a great opportunity to secure a UEFA Europa League spot following the 3-1 loss at Paris Saint-Germain.
Luis Suarez was relieved to score his first Barcelona goal against APOEL as the prolific Lionel Messi took centre stage once again.
Manuel Pellegrini labelled Sergio Aguero one of the world's best players after the Manchester City star's hat-trick sunk Bayern Munich.
Edinson Cavani insists Paris Saint-Germain "must" finish top of UEFA Champions League Group F following the 3-1 win over Ajax.
Former Socceroos coach Pim Verbeek has praised the job current boss Ange Postecoglou is doing with the national team.