Barcelona scraped through on aggregate in a match that featured red cards for both FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.
Three Eredivisie Top Scorers Vincent Janssen Will Hope to Emulate in the Premier League... And Three He Won't
Vincent Janssen is the latest in a long line of Eredivisie top scorers to make the move to the Premier League. After 27 goals for AZ Alkmaar last season there will be big pressure on the 21-year-old to replicate that form in a Tottenham shirt straight away and take some of the burden from Harry Kane.
The players are exhibiting a freedom and style to their play which had been alarmingly truant during the ill-fated spell of Gerardo Martino. Much to City's angst and trepidation, Barcelona have rediscovered that way of winning which makes racking off five or six goals on an afternoon's work curiously insouciant.
The most telling moment this season at Anfield wasn't when he was dropped from the squad - registering just 34 minutes of football in 2015 at the time of writing - nor was it the time he was slammed by boss Brendan Rodgers for swapping shirts with Pepe at half-time. It was, typically, something that happened off the pitch.
There has been a significant shortage of world class defenders making a living in the Premier League in recent years and quality full-backs are almost non-existent, hence Manchester United's absurdly high fee paid for Luke Shaw, a lad with slightly more talent than many other left-backs in the country.
Luis Suárez has once again denied racially abusing Patrice Evra almost three years to the day since one of English football's
Luis Suarez's vampiric escapade at this year's World Cup in Brazil was one of the bigger news stories to come out of the
Barcelona may not be able to sign anyone until January 2016, but the youngsters have come into the side and shown why La Masia is so highly thought of. Enrique would have helped a number of the players' development having managed Barcelona B between June 2008 and June 2011 and the team are now reaping the benefits.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard bid an "emotional" farewell to former teammate Luis Suárez on Monday morning as the striker
Balotelli sounds like the perfect replacement for Suarez, but it's his on-the-pitch attitude that will lead to him coming up short in replacing the Uruguayan in Scouse hearts... For all his teething problems and penchant for diving, you never hear the word "lazy" and "Luis Suarez" in the same sentence.