A quiet week after the tumultuous Manchester derby nevertheless saw Arsène Wenger's Arsenal suffer their lowest ebb at Bradford City in the League Cup, Lionel Messi break Gerd Müller's goalscoring calendar record, Roger Federer swap ball sizes, Australia adapt to life without Ricky Ponting, Manny Pacquiao take a beating and more.

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  • CORRECTION-FBL-ENG-PR-MAN CITY-MAN UTD

    ADDING INFORMATION Manchester United's players including Danny Wellbeck (C) celebrate Dutch striker Robin Van Persie's (L) late winning goal as English defender Rio Ferdinand (R) holds his head after being struck by an object thrown from the crowd with coins littering the pitch and a steward removing a smoke bomb during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Manchester United at The Etihad stadium in Manchester, north-west England on December 9, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or “live” services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Australia v Sri Lanka - First Test: Day 1

    HOBART, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 14: Michael Hussey of Australia runs a single during day one of the First Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Blundstone Arena on December 14, 2012 in Hobart, Australia. (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

  • Bradford City v Arsenal - Capital One Cup Quarter Final

    BRADFORD, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: Goalkeeper Matt Duke of Bradford is congratulated by teammates after saving penalty during the shootout to win the Capital One Cup quarter final match between Bradford City and Arsenal at the Coral Windows Stadium, Valley Parade on December 11, 2012 in Bradford, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

  • Bradford City v Arsenal - Capital One Cup Quarter Final

    BRADFORD, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: A dejected Jack Wilshere of Arsenal reacts following his team's defeat on penalties during the Capital One Cup quarter final match between Bradford City and Arsenal at the Coral Windows Stadium, Valley Parade on December 11, 2012 in Bradford, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

  • New Orleans Saints v New York Giants

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 09: David Wilson #22 of the New York Giants celebrates his third touchdown of the game against the New Orleans Saints on December 9, 2012 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • Michael Farenas v Yuriorkis Gamboa

    LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 08: (L-R) Yuriorkis Gamboa is picked up by Michael Farenas during their super featherweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 8, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • Everton v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

    LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: Everton player Nikica Jelavic in action during the Barclays Premier between Everton and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on December 9, 2012 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

  • FIS Nordic World Cup - Biathlon - Women's Relay

    HOCHFILZEN, AUSTRIA - DECEMBER 09: (FRANCE OUT) Tora Berger of Norway takes 1st place during the IBU Biathlon World Cup Women's Relay on December 09, 2012 in Hochfilzen, Austria. (Photo by Stanko Gruden/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

  • FBL-ESP-LIGA-BETIS-BARCELONA

    Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Real Betis vs FC Barcelona on December 9, 2012 at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Sevilla. AFP PHOTO/ JORGE GUERRERO (Photo credit should read Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Omega Dubai Ladies Masters - Day Two

    DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 06: Danielle Montgomery of England plays her third shot from behind a palm tree at the par 4, 9th hole during the second round of the 2012 Omega Dubai Ladies Masters on the Majilis Course at the Emirates Golf Club on December 6, 2012 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

  • Glasgow World Cup Gymnastics

    GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 08: ( Editors Note A StarBurst Filter Was Used In The Creation Of This Image) Daniel Pervis of GBR competes in the Mens Rings during the Glasgow World Cup Gymnastics at Commonwealth Arena on December 8, 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

  • 2012 Champions Trophy - Day 5

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 08: Jamie Dywer of Australia hits the ball past of India in the match between Australia and India during day five of the 2012 Champions Trophy at the State Netball and Hockey Centre on December 8, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

  • London Irish v Gloucester - Amlin Challenge Cup

    READING, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 08: Bryn Evans of London Irish is held by Gareth Evans of Gloucester (left) during the Amlin Challenge Cup match between London Irish and Gloucester at Madejski Stadium on December 8, 2012 in Reading, England. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

  • FBL-ASIA-WCLUB-2012

    English Premier League team Chelsea forward Juan Mata (C) celebrates his goal against Mexico's Monterrey during their 2012 Club World Cup semi-final football match at Yokohama on December 13, 2012. AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

  • TENNIS-BRAZIL-FEDERER-EXHIBITION

    Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, wearing a Brazilian national football team uniform, controls a giant tennis ball during an exhibition match against German Tommy Haas, at the Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on December 9, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Yasuyoshi CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Swansea City v Middlesbrough - Capital One Cup Quarter-Final

    SWANSEA, WALES - DECEMBER 12: Seb Hines (L) of Middlesbrough holds his head in his hands as he deflects the ball past his goalkeeper Jason Steele to score an own goal during the Capital One Cup Quarter-Final match between Swansea City and Middlesbrough at the Liberty Stadium on December 12, 2012 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

  • Manchester City v Manchester United - Premier League

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: Rio Ferdinand of Manchester United celebrates at the end of the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium on December 9, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

  • Portland v Kentucky

    LEXINGTON, KY - DECEMBER 08: Nerlens Noel #3 of the Kentucky Wildcats shoots the ball during the game against the Portland Pilots at Rupp Arena on December 8, 2012 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

  • Manny Pacquiao v Juan Manuel Marquez

    LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 08: Manny Pacquiao is knocked down in the third round while taking on Juan Manuel Marquez during their welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 8, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • FBL-ESP-CUP-CELTA-REALMADRID

    Celta's Argentinian defender Gustavo Cabral (R) argues with Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (C), close to Celta's goalkeeper Sergio Alvarez (L) during the Spanish Copa del Rey (King's Cup) football match RC Celta de Vigo vs Real Madrid CF at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on December 12, 2012. Celta won the match 2-1. AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL RIOPA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • New Zealand Tour SA: New Zealand training session and press conference

    DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - DECEMBER 14: Brendon McCullum during the New Zealand training session and press conference from Sahara Park Kingsmead on December 14, 2012 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Anesh Debiky / Gallo Images/Getty Images)

  • FBL-SUDAMERICANA-SAO PAULO-TIGRE

    The Coach Nestor Gorosito (C) of Argentine's Tigre speaks to the media during the half time of their Copa Sudamericana football final match against Brazil's Sao Paulo at Morumbi stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on December 12, 2012. Tigre's players didn't show up for the second half and Sao Paulo won by 2-0. AFP Photo/Yasuyoshi CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • West Ham United v Liverpool - Premier League

    LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: Joe Cole (L) of Liverpool celebrates his goal with Jonjo Shelvey during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Liverpool at the Boleyn Ground on December 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Fulham v Newcastle United - Craven Cottage

    Newcastle United's Demba Ba (left) and Fulham's Dimitar Berbatov (right) battle for the ball