This former Real Madrid midfielder was making headlines at Barcelona two weeks ago.
With the World Cup just over a year ago, each qualifier carries added significance, nowhere more so than in Buenos Aires this week as Argentina face Chile.
Manchester City v Liverpool is the game of the weekend in England, and there may be some value in backing Raheem Sterling to score against his former club.
The chances of Sunderland escaping the drop this season are looking increasingly unlikely.
Manchester United manager laments fixture schedule and blames Paul Pogba injury on fatigue.
Ahmad Ahmad's victory brings to an end Issa Hayatou's 29-year stranglehold on African football.
Hopes for Sevilla were high prior to their Champions League exit, but now doubts about coach Jorge Sampaoli have begun to creep in.
Issa Hayatou has dominated African football politics for almost 30 years, but his days as president of CAF could be over tomorrow.
Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare hails his players after arguably the greatest result in the club's history.
To ignore the repeated attacks on Chelsea's Eden Hazard by a number of Manchester United players, was a dereliction of duty, says Brian Glanville.