Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmid labelled Los Angeles Galaxy "a physical team" on Wednesday ahead of Sunday's clash.
Cartagines continued their drive up the Costa Rican Primera Division table on Wednesday, securing a spot in the finals.
Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat chose not to publically stake a claim to a possible clash with Real Madrid next year but has welcomed the coup of luring the International Champions Cup to the city in 2015.
Roma host Inter on Sunday, with Rudi Garcia's men aiming to keep pace with league leaders Juventus.
Bolivar extended their overall lead slightly in the Liga del Futbol Profesional Boliviano, coming from behind to draw 1-1 at The Strongest.
Atletico Nacional reached the Copa Sudamericana final after edging Sao Paulo 4-1 on penalties on Wednesday.
Atletico Mineiro claimed their maiden Copa do Brasil title after seeing off Brazilian Serie A champions Cruzeiro on Wednesday.
Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold has ensured he will be even less popular at Saturday night’s Sydney derby, suggesting Western Sydney Wanderers FC home derbies shouldn’t be played at Wanderland.
Malmo coach Age Hareide was furious with the referee after his side's 2-0 loss to Juventus in the UEFA Champions League.
Kevin Muscat says Melbourne Victory have no interest in the uncertainty surrounding Josep Gombau's future at Adelaide United ahead of their clash on Friday.
Georgi Dermendzhiev heaped praise on Ludogorets after the Bulgarian minnows snatched a late draw at home to Liverpool on Wednesday.
Steven Defour's withdrawal at half-time hampered Anderlecht claimed defenders Chancel Mbemba and Olivier Deschacht on Wednesday.
Diego Simeone saluted Atletico Madrid after they avenged their opening matchday loss to Olympiacos in resounding fashion on Wednesday.
Olympiacos coach Michel accepted Atletico Madrid were simply too good in their 4-0 rout of the Greeks on Wednesday.
Raul Garcia insists Atletico Madrid are firmly focused on top spot in Group A after securing UEFA Champions League last-16 qualification.
Yaya Sanogo's first goal for Arsenal helped clinch a 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund and qualification for the UEFA Champions League last 16.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal of the game as Real Madrid beat Basel to equal the club record of 15 consecutive victories.
Liverpool's poor start to the season plunged to new depths as Georgi Terziev's late goal earned Ludogorets a 2-2 UEFA Champions League draw.
Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Simon Rolfes bemoaned his side's missed chances in their 1-0 home loss to Monaco on Wednesday.
La Liga leaders Real Madrid can set a new club record of 16 consecutive victories in all competitions when they visit Malaga on Saturday.