With FA Cup matches being played this weekend, it gives four teams the chance to catch up after having to have their matches postponed during the regular weekends.
Liverpool held Sparta Prague to a drab 0-0 draw in the first leg of their round-of-32 Europa League clash on Friday.
Inter Milan assistant coach Giuseppe Baresi has predicted a thrilling battle for the Serie A title as Inter close in on rivals AC Milan.
Birmingham City boss Alex McLeish has challenged his side to make the most of their home advantage against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.
Injured Central Coast striker Matt Simon will not be risked in Saturday night's major semi-final showdown against Brisbane at Gosford unless he is 100 percent.
Former Liverpool co-owner Tom Hicks has been given fresh hope of launching a legal bid for damages over the sale of the club.
Adelaide United coach Rini Coolen believes Wellington Phoenix's reported plans to seek referee protection for star teenager Marco Rojas is unnecessary.
AC Milan captain Gennaro Gattuso has been charged with 'gross unsporting conduct' after his side's Champions League loss to Tottenham.
Midfielder Franck Ribery has hit back at former national coach Raymond Domenech for his attack on France's World Cup squad.
Adelaide United midfielder Paul Reid has dramatically walked out on the club on the eve of the Reds' sudden-death elimination final against Wellington Phoenix on Friday night at Hindmarsh Stadium.
Mariners coach Graham Arnold has to choose between youth and experience as Central Coast strives to end Brisbane's unbeaten A-League run in the first leg of the major semi-final at Bluetongue Stadium in Gosford on Saturday night.
Sydney FC are confident they have covered the loss of striker Alex Brosque by signing exciting North Queensland forward David Williams on loan for the Asian Champions League.
Ivan Klasnic's second-half strike has sent Bolton Wanderers into the fifth round of the FA Cup after they beat Wigan 1-0 on Wednesday.
Inter moved to within five points of city rivals and Serie A table-toppers AC Milan after a 2-1 win over Fiorentina on Wednesday.
St Pauli scored an upset 1-0 win over Hamburg on Wednesday to move further away from the Bundesliga relegation zone.
West Ham's hopes of moving to the Olympic Stadium could be affected by lowly Leyton Orient.
Wellington Phoenix captain Andrew Durante is confident rising star Marco Rojas can cope with whatever Adelaide United throw at him in Friday night's Hyundai A-League elimination semi-final.
Retiring Melbourne Victory captain Kevin Muscat has cited his growing frustration at his inability to keep pace with the game as the motivation behind his intention to call it quits in June.
AC Milan captain Gennaro Gattuso has apologised for losing his cool in his side's Champions League defeat on Tuesday.
Melbourne Victory captain Kevin Muscat has confirmed he will retire at the end of this year's Asian Champions League.