Failing to top a Champions League group often comes back to bite teams when the competition really gets going in the round of 16.
Borussia Dortmund beat Legia Warsaw in a pulsating 8-4 victory on Tuesday that broke the record for goals scored in a Champions League match.
Seattle and Montreal both won at home by one-goal margins in Tuesday's first-leg games of Major League Soccer's conference finals, leaving the matches in the balance going into the weekend's return legs.
Midfielder Rober Ibanez scored a goal in each half as promoted Leganes defeated Osasuna 2-0 to win its first home match in the Spanish league's top flight.
Silvio Berlusconi would stay on as honorary president at AC Milan after selling the club to Chinese investors if he can retain powers impacting the squad.
In one of the most startling developments in soccer this season, newcomer RB Leipzig stormed to the top of the German Bundesliga on Friday by coming from behind twice to earn a 3-2 win at Bayer Leverkusen.
Robbie Keane is leaving the LA Galaxy after winning three MLS Cup titles and six seasons with the club. The Galaxy and the Irish striker announced their parting Thursday.
Gianluigi Buffon earned a European record-equalling 167th cap as Italy played out a goalless friendly draw with their Euro 2016 quarterfinal tormentors Germany in Milan on Tuesday.
United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann said his team's 4-0 thrashing by Costa Rica was the most dispiriting loss of his reign on Tuesday as he reflected on back-to-back World Cup qualifying defeats.
Marcello Lippi's first game as China coach ended in a 0-0 draw with Qatar in the third round of qualification for the 2018 World Cup on Tuesday.