Cameroon didn't need its big-name players to make the African Cup of Nations final.
Celta Vigo couldn't manage more than a scoreless home draw against surprising Alaves in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semifinals on Thursday.
Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi did the damage again for Barcelona, scoring superb first-half goals as the defending champions won 2-1 at Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semifinal on Wednesday.
Manchester City's players looked like they could score at will in their latest big win over West Ham.
There was plenty of excitement in the French Cup on Wednesday, with holder Paris Saint-Germain romping into the last 16 after a 4-0 win at Rennes.
Francesco Totti converted a penalty deep into stoppage time to send Roma through to the Italian Cup semifinal against city rivals Lazio with a narrow 2-1 win over second-division Cesena on Wednesday.
Adult soccer players who regularly use their heads to hit balls are three times more likely to show concussion symptoms than players who don't head the ball often, a US study said Wednesday.
Chelsea could afford to miss a late penalty in a 1-1 draw at Liverpool on Tuesday, as Antonio Conte's side extended its lead at the top of the Premier League and its rivals sabotaged their own title bids
While the Premier League's top teams were quiet on a low-key final day of Europe's winter transfer window, Hull and Crystal Palace were busy Tuesday in late bids for survival.
China plans to nearly double the number of publicly-run youth football schools this year to 20,000, state media reported on Wednesday, as authorities push ahead with reforms aimed at becoming a football power.