The Sydney derby will dominate the agenda in the build-up to this weekend's action, but the Round 8 opener between Melbourne Victory and Adelaide United on Friday night is the contest that has the A-League's football hipsters salivating.
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce questioned James Tomkins' maturity in response to the defender's play-acting against Everton.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is similar to Arsene Wenger, according to defender Kolo Toure.
Gamba Osaka will aim to maintain their momentum on Saturday as they look to reel in Urawa Reds in the J.League.
It's a huge clash at AAMI Park to open A-League Round 8 when two of the three remaining unbeaten teams - fierce rivals Melbourne Victory and Adelaide United - vie to catch Perth Glory at the top of the table.
Napoli coach Rafael Benitez was simply happy to have progressed in the UEFA Europa League after a 0-0 draw at Sparta Prague.
Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella hailed their mentality in continental competition after remaining unbeaten in the UEFA Europa League.
Brazilian football great Pele confirmed he is "doing fine" in his recovery from surgery to remove kidney stones.
Inter director Piero Ausilio hailed the heroics of Samir Handanovic after his penalty save proved crucial in the 2-1 win over Dnipro.
Can struggling Melbourne City travel over the ditch to get all three points against the Wellington Phoenix at Westpac Stadium on Sunday?
With John Hutchinson's comments sure to fire up the Jets fans, expect fireworks at Hunter Stadium between two sides desperate to find their groove this season. And what better way than by taking the points from their rivals from up - or down - the F3.
Benjamin Stambouli acknowledged Tottenham need to improve despite qualifying for the UEFA Europa League knockout stages.
The Sydney Derby. It's become part of the city's sporting fabric and on Saturday night a fascinating and fiery chapter will unfold at Wanderland. The home side will hope form goes out of the window against their unbeaten cross-town rivals.
The second half of Estoril's UEFA Europa League clash with PSV Eindhoven will take place on Friday after heavy rain stopped play at half-time.
A superb Karim El Ahmadi strike ensured Feyenoord's progress in the UEFA Europa League and left holders Sevilla with work to do.
How will Brisbane Roar fare with a new coach in charge? And against the A-League leaders from the West? This should be a fascinating encounter at Suncorp as the home side attempt to get the Frans Thijssen era off to a winning start after a tumultuous week.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez basked in a "perfect" display as Everton beat Wolfsburg 2-0 to top Group H in the UEFA Europa League.
Benjamin Stambouli's first Tottenham goal helped the London club reach the UEFA Europa League knockout rounds with a 1-0 win over Partizan.
Everton celebrated qualification from UEFA Europa League Group H by pickpocketing a 2-0 win in Wolfsburg.
Pablo Daniel Osvaldo hit the winner as 10-man Inter came from behind to beat Dnipro 2-1 and confirm top spot in UEFA Europe League Group F.