The worst kept secret in soccer was confirmed on Monday night when Real Madrid president Florentino Perez told a press conference that Jose Mourinho would be leaving his post at the end of the season.
The second worst kept secret in soccer, that Mournho will return to former club Chelsea, moved a step closer to fruition with this confirmation.
David Beckham was in tears as he said goodbye to the Parc des Princes after a vintage display for Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday.
Coach Carlo Ancelotti handed Beckham the captain's armband and the 38-year-old, who will retire at the end of the season, produced a memorable performance, which included an assist for Blaise Matuidi in the 3-1 win over Brest.
Rafael Benitez won the sixth major trophy of his managerial career on Wednesday night when he led Chelsea to the Europa League.
The Spaniard can be a prickly character at times, and is despised by a significant section of the Chelsea support after his fall-out with Jose Mourinho when in charge of Liverpool, but his record vindicates his methods.
Manchester City and Wigan play out the FA Cup final on Saturday, with the respective sides at contrasting ends of the Premier League table.
Roberto Mancini's men will look to win the game to salvage some silverware from an otherwise disappointing campaign, while the Latics are right in the relegation mire and could well be playing Championship football next term.
Bayern Munich are favorites to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski, although Manchester United and Chelsea lurk in the background.
Bayern have an agreement with the Polish star, but have yet to agree a price with Dortmund, who are holding firm for the moment, having only two weeks ago agreed to sell young prodigy Mario Gotze to the Bavarians.
They were unable to mount a sustained title challenge but Napoli all but wrapped up second place in Serie A with a 3-0 win over bottom club Pescara on Saturday.
Goals from Gokhan Inler, Goran Pandev and Blerim Dzemaili put Walter Mazzarri's men 10 points clear of third-placed Milan. The Rossoneri still have five games to play, but the gap is surely insurmountable and Napoli will achieve their highest finish in Serie A since Diego Maradona inspired them to the title in 1990.
Meanwhile, Napoli's win ensured that Juventus cannot now seal the title until next weekend at the earliest.
Two of the most exciting semifinals are set to be played this week and an array of world-class talent will be on display. We will not just see the household names play but will also get a glimpse of the future of these clubs as they have some of the best youth academies across Europe. Let's take a look at what the semifinals have to offer us:
The clock had barely struck 9pm on Sunday evening when Luis Suarez issued an apology for his bite on Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic just a few hours earlier.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was reluctant to criticize his star man in the immediate aftermath of the 2-2 draw, but it did not take long for Suarez, managing director Ian Ayre and Rodgers all to issue unreserved apologies after viewing the footage. You cannot defend the indefensable.
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The painstaking hours that must have gone into this fabulous flipbook capturing Ronaldinho in his pomp.
Youtube user etoilec1 should take a bow for producing this artful montage of Ronaldinho at his best in a Barcelona shirt and scoring one of those trademark free-kicks for AC Milan.