Juventus boss Max Allegri thoroughly enjoyed last week's Champions League action. "I had a lot of fun," he said. "When you watch games like these you always come away with ideas. Things you can put into practice and learn from."
Allegri didn't elaborate too much on exactly what. Instead he used the opportunity to reinforce his point that, at this level, the difference is often made by skill and technical excellence. "It's enough to watch Luka Modric," he said.
Mauricio Pochettino's team are battling on three fronts. Next up is a Europa League round-of-32 second-leg match against Gent where they need to turn around a 1-0 deficit in order to advance. A good performance at Wembley is imperative.
Another trip to the national stadium looms in the FA Cup. Spurs will play Millwall at White Hart Lane next month, with the winners going on to a semifinal at Wembley. The League One club have beaten Bournemouth, Watford and Leicester City on their cup run, but...
Chelsea are top of the Premier League, Antonio Conte is the toast of English football and Jose Mourinho is not a happy man.
"My team is playing very well," Mourinho said after his Manchester United side beat struggling champions Leicester City 3-0 at the King Power Stadium to move within two points of the top four earlier this month. He didn't stop there.
"But for many, many years in my career -- especially in this country when my teams were ruthless and when my teams were phenomenal defensively...
Last Thursday, the world's media descended upon Gander Green Lane, eager to hear the backstories of the builders, picture framers and fitness instructors who make up the first team. By Tuesday afternoon, the last of them will have left and life will return to normal. And for manager Paul Doswell, normality can't come quickly enough.
"As much as it's been great for the club, it's not been the best three weeks of my life," he told reporters after the game.