The second qualifying round of the Champions League kicked off on Tuesday with Scottish champions Celtic in action against Lincoln Red Imps of Gibraltar.... Who? Exactly.
The match marked the competitive debut of new manager Brendan Rodgers. Nice, right? Not so much. The former Liverpool boss watched on as a team with a good number of semi-pros took down the former holders, 1-0, in Tuesday's first leg in Gibraltar.
Here is a look at the other jobs some of the Lincoln Red Imps starting XI that...
Cristiano Ronaldo wrote two pieces of Champions League history last Saturday.
Before his winning spot kick crowned Real Madrid European champions for the 11th time, Tottenham announced a deal with the Football Association to play 2016-17 Champions League home matches at Wembley, meaning Ronaldo is the last player to score a Champions League goal at White Hart Lane -- during the 2010-11 quarterfinal in Spurs' only foray into the competition to date.
It's proving hard to forget the disappointment of the abject 5-1 capitulation to relegated Newcastle on the last day of the season that denied Spurs a second place finish and -- more importantly -- bragging rights over north London rivals Arsenal.
Some were willing to give the team the benefit of the doubt, arguing the players were tired after a long season. No doubt they were, but there was enough at stake for them to have been able to raise themselves for one last hurrah. Just a week later, Harry...
Graham Hunter asked Zinedine Zidane not to take the Real Madrid job back in December, but the results since -- including UEFA Champions League glory -- have reinforced the status quo at the Bernabeu. Here he revisits those words of wisdom in light of Real's triumph in Milan.
Here we are again. And congratulations. The very thing you yearned for when you joined Real Madrid as a player is now yours for the third time with Los Blancos: a Champions League winners medal.
If you put a frog into a pot of boiling water, it will jump out. But if you put that same frog into a pot of cold water and gradually raise the temperature, it will happily sit there until it boils to death.
(No, I don't know why anyone would do something like that and, yes, more recent scientific experiments dispute the original premise; frogs apparently don't sit still and, instead, will try to get out of the pot.)