FIFA CLUB WORLD CUP
African champions Wydad Casablanca lost 1-0 to Pachuca (Mexico) in the quarter finals.
Pachuca will go on to play Gremio (Brazil) in the semis while local UAE team Al Jazira meet Real Madrid on Wednesday.
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Following the draw for the Round of 16 runaway EPL leaders Manchester City have been matched with Basel and installed as favourites.
The three heavyweight encounters are :- Real Madrid v PSG, Chelsea v Barcelona and Juventus v Spurs.
UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE
The draw looks to have been kind to two of the favourites with Atletico Madrid meeting FC Copenhagen and Arsenal playing Graham Potter's unheralded Swedish team Ostersunds.
Manchester City are now a more than handy eleven points clear of local rivals United after they won the derby on Sunday.
David Silva and Nicloas Otamendi got the goals at Old Trafford in a well celebrated victory for Guardiola's men.
Meanwhile on Merseyside Liverpool missed a range of chances and ended up drawing 1-1 with Everton (Wayne Rooney scored a rare penalty for his team at Anfield)
Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi were on target for Barcelona in their 2-0 victory at Villarreal on Sunday.
The Catalans remain well clear of Valencia and the two Madrid giants.
PSG maintained their comfortable advantage in France with a 3-1 defeat of Lille at the Parc.
Young star Kylian Mbappe scored one of the goals.
OL, OM and Monaco also won to to stay in sort of touch.
With RB Leipzig being held to a draw that allowed 'winter champions' Bayern Munich to take an eight point lead at the top of the Bundesliga.
A single Arturo Vidal goal was enough for the Bavarians to win in Frankfurt.
Inter stay unbeaten after they drew 0-0 with Juve at the Arena.
And second placed Napoli were also involved in a goalless draw - against Fiorentina.
Lisbon giants Benfica and Sporting both had 3-1 victories at the weekend.
While Porto went a couple better, winning 5-0 at Setubal on Sunday.
AFRICAN PLAYER NEWS & GOSSIP
Hat-trick hero - Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon) scored three for Porto in the Portuguese league.
Zdravko Logarusic (Croatia) is the new coach of Sudan.