David Beckham believes Real Madrid should give his former team mate at the club, Zinedine Zidane, time to succeed even if the French great fails to inspire them to victory in the Champions League final later this month.
Spain did it again, Sevilla did it again and Liverpool could do little to turn the tide as a Europa League title slipped away on Wednesday.
Thai fans mobbed newly crowned English Premier League champions Leicester City as they arrived on Wednesday for a publicity blitz after their fairytale title triumph.
A quartet of state-of-the art, government-built stadia rise out of former marshland in energy-rich Kazakhstan's futuristic capital Astana, but the Central Asian state's soaring sporting ambitions have been shot down by the global oil slump.
The Russian Premier League title race will go to the last day after wins for CSKA Moscow and surprise challenger FC Rostov, who qualified for the Champions League for the first time on Monday.
A security blunder at Manchester United prevented the Premier League completing the season on Sunday, with a fake bomb spotted inside Old Trafford only discovered to have been left from a terror exercise long after the game against Bournemouth was postponed.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic headed home a minute from time to break Paris Saint-Germain's single season Ligue 1 scoring record in a 4-0 rout of Nantes on Saturday.
Barcelona sealed their 24th La Liga title as Luis Suarez took his tally for the season to 59 goals with a hat trick in a 3-0 win at Granada to hold off Real Madrid's late-season surge.
Police ordered Manchester United to abandon their final Premier League game of the season against Bournemouth on Sunday after a suspicious package was discovered at Old Trafford.
Gonzalo Higuain scored a hat trick to break a 66-year-old record and help Napoli secure second spot in Serie A with a 4-0 win over 10-man Frosinone on Saturday.