Atletico Madrid stopped the rot, while Lionel Messi again enjoyed himself playing against Sevilla and it has been another turbulent few days at Schalke and in Marseille, two of Europe's crisis clubs.
Former Tottenham boss Christian Gross has blasted the players involved in a reported revolt that led to his sacking by Schalke. Gross became the fourth permanent manager to be sacked by the Bundesliga side in what has been a torrid season. They are currently rock bottom of the German top-flight and are nine points adrift of safety having won just one game all season.
This has to be one of the most bizarre Bayern Munich transfer rumors to date: According to Tuttosport, Bayern Munich are interested in signing Kalidou Koulibaly, but the Bavarians don’t want to offer more than €45m. The Turin-based paper reports De Laurentiis met Fali Ramadani in his offices in Rome earlier this week. Ramadani is the agent of both Nikola Maksimovic and Kalidou Koulibaly who, according to the report, has attracted the interest of Bayern Munich.
|Champions League (League Winners): FC Bayern München|
|Champions League (League Position): RB Leipzig, VfL Wolfsburg, Eintracht Frankfurt|
|Europa Cup (League Position): Borussia Dortmund|
|Conference League Qualifying (League Position): Bayer 04 Leverkusen|
|Relegation (Playoff Relegation): DSC Arminia Bielefeld|
|Relegation (League Position): 1. FSV Mainz 05, FC Schalke 04|