Galatasaray striker Didier Drogba has hit out at racist Fenerbahce fans who bombarded him and fellow Ivorian Emmanuel Eboue with monkey chants during the two sides' meeting last weekend.
After ending Manchester City's long wait for silverware and tipping English football's balance of power to the blue half of the city, Roberto Mancini established the perfect platform to dominate the Premier League - and perhaps Europe - for years to come.
Roberto Mancini was sacked by Manchester City on Monday, a year after leading the club out of the shadow of Manchester United and to their first English league title since 1968.
Roberto Mancini won the hearts of Manchester City fans with the trophies, sense of humour and immaculately knotted scarf but the often harsh management style of the sacked Italian may not be missed by some of the players.
A week of worldwide acclaim for Alex Ferguson and his 26 years in charge of Manchester United patently failed to get the message through to Manchester City's trigger-happy owners that stability is the key to sustained footballing success.
After a turbulent season, history beckons for Chelsea in tomorrow's Europa League final in Amsterdam, where they will meet a Benfica team reeling from a devastating domestic defeat by arch rivals Porto.
Manchester City fired manager Roberto Mancini on Monday, exactly one year after he delivered the club's first English league title in 44 years. The Italian coach was ditched just as players from rival Manchester United were being cheered through the streets.
Not even an injury to Lionel Messi in the 2-1 victory over Atletico Madrid could dampen Barcelona's celebrations at winning its 22nd Spanish league title. Messi started his first match in six rounds, but he left the field in the 68th minute with Barcelona trailing 1-0.
Alex Ferguson bowed out in triumph following his last Old Trafford match as Manchester United manager only to leave successor David Moyes with the familiar problem of what to do with striker Wayne Rooney.
Real Madrid gifted Barcelona the La Liga title when a second-string side could only draw 1-1 at Espanyol on Saturday to leave Tito Vilanova's leaders seven points clear with their rivals having only two games left.
Alex Ferguson's last home match in charge of Manchester United ended in a low-key 2-1 Premier League win over Swansea City as the Old Trafford crowd gave their long-serving manager a warm and emotional send-off on Sunday.
Champions Bayern Munich lifted their 22nd Bundesliga trophy on Saturday after a comfortable 3-0 over Augsburg as they prepare for the all-German Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund in two weeks.
Barcelona's fourth La Liga title in five seasons, and their 22nd in all, finally arrived on Saturday with somewhat of an anti-climax.
The eyes of the football world will be on Old Trafford today when Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson oversees his final home game before retirement after 26 years in charge of the English champions.
As a travelling sports journalist you hobnob with sporting figures in a plethora of settings. There are the glitzy promotional events at plush hotels. Rohit Bhaskar