There are eight more UEFA Champions League matches kicking off today with two German sides taking on two Premier League teams — featuring Bayern Munich against Manchester City, and Chelsea versus Schalke.
Will Germany or England be victors by the end of today?
In the meantime, there are several other matches kicking off.
With the Gooner squad in town (beep beep) to watch their side take on Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League tonight, the Arsenal fans have set up base camp inZum Alten Markt and promptly set about turning the square into a giant foam party by pouring several litres of bubble bath into the central fountain.
We know what you're thinking: You wait ages for a Christoph Kramer post then two, etc, etc...
Anyway, the Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder managed to wriggle his way out of a booking against newly-promoted SC Paderborn at the weekend when opposing strikerStefan Kutschke sort of admitted to taking a tumble to the referee.
With the game square at 1-1 and the clock ticking over into stoppage time, Chelsea loanee Lucas Piazon stepped up and whiffled this little beauty into the top corner to snag all three points for Eintracht Frankfurt against Hamburger in the Bundesligayesterday.
Kaiserslautern beat Union Berlin 1-0 in the Bundesliga on Wednesday evening, though we can't help but feel that their winning margin perhaps could and should have been a little more convincing especially once wewitnessed the golden chance delivered to and spectacularly spurned by FCK forwardPhilipp Hofmann in the second half.
Having wandered over to take part in a spot of light keepy-uppies with a few of the younger members of his squad, Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola swiftly brought the light-hearted drill when he flubbed a touch which appeared to bounce awkwardly away off his crotch.
In which, with his teammates packed into the Dortmund penalty area awaiting his delivery, Mainz midfielder Johannes Geis falls foul of an unfortunate divot and promptly blasts his attempted cross into the stratosphere above the Coface Arena...
With Geis' free-kick still hovering in near-Earth orbit at the final whistle, Mainz went on to beat Dortmund 2-0 to stay level with fellow early season surprise packages Paderborn at the top of the Bundesliga.
Forget Ronaldo, Rodriguez, Sakho or even Hernandez for that matter!
For it was little known Bundesliga side Paderborn midfielder Moritz Stoppelkamp who outshone them all with the goal of the week an 80 yard volley which sent his side top of the Bundesliga after just 4 games gone in the season not bad for a club labelled favourites for the drop?
As the old adage goes: If you're going to score a goal that takes your largely unfancied, newly-promoted team to the top of the Bundesliga, do it from 80+ metres away.
That's exactly what PaderbornmidfielderMoritz Stoppelkamp did yesterdayafternoon, humping one in from 83 metres out (a Bundesliga record by the way) against Hannover to cap a 2-0 victory that sent his side to the top of the table on goal difference.
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If you so desired this weekend, you could spend more or less your every waking moment watching a bitter derby somewhere in the world, as the fixture computes have conspired to produce a truly scintillating line-up.
A surfeit of superb games are on offer this weekend, as clubs across Europe begin to get stuck in totheir respective domestic leagues.
Some are desperate to atone for a stuttering start, others keen to continue a prosperous beginning to their seasons. And withthe league table beginning to take shape in some nations, there are opportunities to make some big statements early on in the campaign.
The best club tournament in the world returns this week, as Real Madrid will begin defence of their Champions League trophy on Tuesday.
The competition kicks off with an array of enticing fixtures, including Arsenal's trip to Borussia Dortmund, the first of three showdowns between the Premier League and Bundesliga, as Manchester City also play Bayern Munich and Chelsea meet Schalke.
After a week off for the international break, club soccer is back with a vengeance this weekend, providing us with a handful of can't-miss fixtures in the English Premier League and La Liga.
First up, though, there are a few interesting matches elsewhere in Europe to keep an eye one as Bayer Leverkusen look to stay atop the Bundesliga table when they play Werder Bremen on Friday afternoon.
Getafe have got themselves into a bit of a state over in La Liga, with the club hit with a transfer embargoand unable to pay their existing players' wages after being stung for violating FFP regulations.
Pedro Leon is one of those players, with the former Real Madrid prodigy desperate to leave Getafe as quickly as the 27-year-old wingercurrently can't be included in any matchday squads as his salary breaks the club's imposed wage limits.
Andrew Wooten sure is making a habit out of scoring late winners.
For the third straight match, Wooten pushed Sandhausen to a 1-0 victory by nettinga dramatic goal on Tuesday. The 24-year-old, German-American forward scored his latest game-winner two minutes into second-half stoppage time to edge 1860 Munich, and to raise his season total to three goals.
Yes, we only have one photo of Tim Wiese, big whoop wanna fight about it?
He may have received an "official enquiry"from the WWE since transforming himself from Hoffenheim's goalkeeper into a 18-stone wad of luncheon meat, but it appears that Tim Wiese will have to go through a man calling himself "The Baron" before he has any chance of reaching the professional wrestling big time.
It's hardly a well-trodden career path, but it seems that just eight months after leaving Hoffenheim and pretty much calling time on his footballing career, former Germany 'keeper Tim Wiese may be about to sign on with the WWE as a professional wrestler.
Wiese, who has been busy bulking himself up into an 18-stone colossus since putting his goalkeeping career on the back-burner, has told Bild that, while no football clubs will touch him with a barge pole, a certain Vince McMahon has been tapping him up of late.
Bad news, folks. Thanks to a ruling made bya prominent German product safety organisation, the free-kick vanishing spray that has revolutionised the way football is played across the world will not be allowed to be used by referees in Germany's Bundesliga.
With Oktoberfest just around the corner, 2. Bundesliga side 1860 Munich have launched a celebratory new home kit on their unsuspecting public complete with lederhosen-effect shorts...
For those keen on massacring your eyeballs further, 1860 are planning to debut their horrific(ly amazing) new strip againstIngolstadtto coincide with the beginning of Oktoberfest on the weekend of 20th September.
Whether he actually said it or not is up for debate, but Spanish paper El Confidencial(via Bild) are attributing azinger of a quote to Jose Mourinho, who has apparentlykept his ongoing feud witharch-nemesis Pep Guardiola simmering away nicely with a typically Mourinho-esque troll-heavy one-liner about the Bayern Munich coach's lack of follicular fecundity.