Key appointments and decisions went his way, so no wonder Michel Platini was all smiles after the annual UEFA Congress.
Paddy Agnew looks back on another eventful weekend in Italy.
If you think things at FIFA are bad now...
For 2018, FIFA is looking to increase its World Cup allocation to 15 - up from 13 in Brazil.
Jurgen Klopp's side made a dishonourable exit from Europe...
It took him a while to establish himself at Barcelona, but no one now questions the role of Luis Suarez.
Success at youth level is no guarantee of a stellar football career. Take the case of Pablo Barrientos, who was given Argentina's number 10 shirt ahead of Lionel Messi.
The clubs will receive more money, but not everyone will be pleased with the deal between the European Clubs Association and FIFA.
Date chosen seen as another snub for European football.
David Duckenfield has belatedly admitted his cupability, but other, more senior officers, should also be exposed.