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Neil Johnston

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  1. Post update

    It's time to say farewell. Despite scoring one and setting up another, Lionel Messi will have to wait to become La Liga's all-time leading scorer, while Juventus are left frustrated by a team that started the day bottom of Serie A.

    Thanks, as always, for your company. We're back on Sunday with live text commentary of Inter Milan against Napoli (19:45 BST), while we'll also be looking ahead to next week's Champions League games.

    And remember. Whatever you have planned next Saturday make sure you cancel it. El Clasico is going to be a cracker.

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    Sassuolo 1-1 Juventus

    Credit to Sassuolo who remain without a win in Serie A but move two places up the table after a battling display. It's a good job the referee brought this to a finish when he did. Things were starting to turn a little ugly. Juventus need to regroup ahead of Wednesday's Champions League group game with Olympiakos in Greece.


    Sassuolo 1-1 Juventus

    Drama right at the end as Juventus substitute Simone Padoinis, who is standing by the side of the pitch, is shown a straight red card. Seconds later it's all over. The leaders drop points for the first time since March.


    Sassuolo 1-1 Juventus

    Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci talks his way into the referee's notebook. Frustration oozing from those in the black and white shirts.

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    Sassuolo 1-1 Juventus

    Four minutes of added time. Sassuolo are throwing bodies forward.

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    Sassuolo 1-1 Juventus

    Juventus's 13-match winning run in Serie A is coming to an end unless they can pull something out of the bag in the dying stages. One minute of normal time remaining.

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    Sassuolo 1-1 Juventus

    Time is running out for Italy's most powerful team. Nearest challengers Roma will be delighted with this. Having defeated Chievo 3-0 earlier, they will be just one point behind Juve if Sassuolo can hold out.

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    Sassuolo 1-1 Juventus

    Even Carlos Tevez can't find a way through. The former Manchester City man has been in rich form for Juventus this season, scoring six times in five league games. Tevez attempts to curl the ball into the top corner form the edge of the area but his effort is disappointing.

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    Sassuolo 1-1 Juventus

    Massimiliano Allegri directs

    Massimiliano Allegri lets out a huge yell as another Juventus move breaks down. Allegri managed Sassuolo for ne season seven years ago. This is a frustrating return for him.

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    Sassuolo 1-1 Juventus

    Golden chance for Kingsley Coman to score his first senior Juventus goal but the young substitute blazes high and wide from close range. It's been that kind of game for the champions.

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    Sassuolo 1-1 Juventus

    The last time Juventus dropped points in Serie A? 30 March when they lost 2-0 at Napoli. Since then the Old Lady have won 13 on the trot. They need to get a move on here.

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    Sassuolo 1-1 Juventus

    Another chance for Sassuolo as the impressive Simone Zaza lets fly from the edge of the area to force Juve's keeper into a decent save. We're set for a grandstand finish, with the home fans urging their side forward.

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    Sassuolo 1-1 Juventus

    Andrea Pirlo reacts

    Things are getting interesting in Italy. Juventus, chasing a fourth successive Serie A title, have won six out of six this season but it is not going to plan at bottom of the table Sassuolo. It remains 1-1 with half an hour remaining but the hosts are looking lively.

  14. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Barcelona 3-0 Eibar

    Wale ibraheem: Barcelona are on top of La Liga, with the return of Luis Suarez next week, Maybe we should just begin writing Barca's name on the title.

  15. CLOSE!

    Sassuolo 1-1 Juventus

    Sassuolo may be bottom of Serie A but they are having chances to retake the lead against Juventus, the table toppers.

    Domenico Berrardi curls a 25-yard free-kick at goal, that has a panicking Gianluigi Buffon scrambling across his goal. Luckily for the Italian veteran goalkeeper, the ball goes narrowly wide of the post.

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    Barcelona 3-0 Eibar

    OptaJoe: Lionel Messi has now scored 250 La Liga goals (in 285 games), just one short of the all-time competition record.

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    Barcelona 3-0 Eibar

    Wonder what Luis Suarez thought of that? He's back next week. Things are looking up for Barcelona after the trophyless campaign they endured last season.


    Barcelona 3-0 Eibar

    It's all over but not before Messi is denied again. The record will have to wait but Barcelona go four points clear at the top of the La Liga. Workmanlike rather than spectacular.

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    Barcelona 3-0 Eibar

    Chance for Federico Piovaccari but he plants his header wide from a corner. One lesson the Basque's will go away with - take your chances when they come. This could have been a different outcome if they had taken those two first-half opportunities.

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    Barcelona 3-0 Eibar

    Lionel Messi falls in to the net

    Astonishing. Messi beats four players before unleashing a terrific curling drive from just inside the area that looks as though it is going to break the back of the net before Xabi Iruretagoiena manages to keep it out.

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    Barcelona 3-0 Eibar

    Three minutes of normal time remaining. The points are in the bag. Barcelona are coasting to yet another clean sheet win. Messi might not have broken the record - yet. But he has made one and scored one. A decent day at the Nou Camp office.

  22. Post update

    Barcelona 3-0 Eibar

    Anyone got a spare ticket for El Clasico? There's a week to go but already it is shaping up into the must-see game of the year. Whatever you have planned next Saturday, cancel it. Real Madrid versus Barcelona is going to be huge!

  23. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Tom Watson: Would it not be something of a record if Messi played an entire La Liga match without breaking a record?

    John McEnerney: The floodgates have opened, Barcelona look like they could score at will now. Real Madrid and Barcelona looking good for El Clasico.

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    Barcelona 3-0 Eibar

    It's a little harsh on Eibar who have given a good account of themselves. But the visitors need to make sure they leave without suffering any further damage. Messi can smell that record and there's still more than 10 minutes remaining plus stoppage time.


    Sassuolo 1-1 Juventus


    Sassuolo 1-1 Juventus

    Only a wonderful double save from Sassuolo goalkeeper Andrea Consigli stops Serie A leaders Juventus from moving into the lead.

    Paul Pogba, who scored the equaliser earlier in the half is denied by a one-handed save, before the follow-up attempt from Carlos Tevez is also pushed wide by the diving keeper.

  27. GOAL

    Barcelona 3-0 Eibar - Messi

    Messi and Neymar celebrate

    Hang on, maybe Messi can get the record before El Clasico next week.

    The magical Argentine bursts into the Eibar penalty area before producing a beautiful low finish which beats the outstretched hands of the visiting keeper to move to within two goals of becoming La Liga's all-time leading scorer.

  28. GOAL

    Barcelona 2-0 Eibar - Neymar

    Neymar celebrates

    For the first time Barca's fans can relax as Neymar volleys home Dani Alves's chip from 12-yards. Quality.

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    Barcelona 1-0 Eibar

    Eibar are not finished. Federico Piovaccari shrugs off his marker just outside the penalty area but his shot is tame. Barca need a second goal.

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    Barcelona 1-0 Eibar

    That was Messi's seventh assist of the league season. The guy knows how to create as well as finish.

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    Barcelona 1-0 Eibar

    It is looking increasingly likely that Lionel Messi is going to have to wait at least another week to become La Liga's all-time leading goalscorer. He can at least console himself that it was his fine pass that finally allowed Barca to breach Eibar's defence. It's been scruffy and unspectacular. But the Catalans are in control.

  32. GOAL

    Barcelona 1-0 Eibar - Xavi

    Xavi scores

    Just when Barcelona looked to be running out of ideas up pops captain Xavi to chip his side into the lead after Lionel Messi's pass splits the Eibar defence. A rare moment of quality by the hosts.

  33. Post update

    Barcelona 0-0 Eibar

    Barcelona are suffering a post international break hangover. Luis Enrique's side simply haven't got going and have just over half an hour to find a way through a well-drilled Eibar defence. Frowns all around the Nou Camp.


    Barcelona 0-0 Eibar

    A crunching challenge that could be heard all around Barcelona leaves Sergi Roberto and Lillo sprawled out on the pitch. That's Roberto's last action as Andres Iniesta comes on for the hosts.

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    Barcelona 0-0 Eibar

    Composed, hard-working, creative...Eibar are certainly winning new friends as they go toe-to-toe with one of La Liga's powerhouses.

  36. GOAL

    Sassuolo 1-1 Juventus - Paul Pogba

    Paul Pogba celebrates

    Well, that didn't last long. Serie A's bottom side are only ahead for six minutes against league leaders Juventus.

    Carlos Tevez takes advantage of some hesitant Sassuolo defending, wins the ball and passes it ball back to Paul Pogba, who is on the edge of the penalty area.

    The former Manchester United midfielder produces a stunning strike to curl the ball into the far corner of the net. And we're level.

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    Barcelona 0-0 Eibar

    Another chance goes begging for Barcelona.

    Messi whips in another delightful free-kick into the Eibar penalty area but Gerard Pique's heads well over from eight-yards out. The big defender should have done much better.

  38. KICK-OFF

    Barcelona 0-0 Eibar

    Back to the Nou Camp. Off we go again...

  39. GOAL

    Sassuolo 1-0 Juventus - Simone Zaza

    Simone Zaza celebrates with his teammates

    Terrible defending from Juventus allows Simone Zaza to fire Serie A's bottom club into a surprise lead against his former club from eight-yards. Are Juventus staring at a first league defeat?

  40. Top of the shots

    Lens 1-3 Paris St-Germain

    Edinson Cavani

    A remarkable story in France where Paris St-Germain striker Edinson Cavani was sent off for his trademark gun celebration and subsequent protest as the French champions beat Lens.

    The Uruguayan was booked after bending on one knee and firing an imaginary shot during Friday's 3-1 victory.

    He reacted by touching referee Nicolas Rainville's arm, with the official then showing him a red card. PSG president Nasser Al Khelafi backed Cavani and said the 27-year-old "did not deserve" to be dismissed.

    He told Canal Plus television: "Why did he get the yellow card before? He always celebrates the same way."

    Edinson Cavani
  41. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Wale ibraheem: When you don't take your chances against a big team, it will come to hunt you. Berjorn should have scored that.

    DrHolmes: This Barcelona defence is still shaky after all that investment They need a leader. Pique isn't one. Kompany/Thiago Silva would do.

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    Levante 0-5 Real Madrid

    Spanish La Liga

    Earlier, Real Madrid warmed up for their Champions League game at Liverpool next Wednesday with a convincing 5-0 La Liga victory at struggling Levante.

    Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring with a penalty after Juanfran fouled Javier Hernandez, who then put his side 2-0 ahead with a close-range header. Ronaldo finished off a counter-attack for his 10th goal in four league games.

    James Rodriguez then scored from Toni Kroos's through-ball, before Isco added a fifth from outside the penalty area. Real's win lifted them to within a point of leaders Barcelona.

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    Sassuolo 0-0 Juventus

    Italian Serie A

    They are under way in Italy where it is top versus bottom in Serie A.

    Juventus are looking to make it seven league wins out of seven, while Sassuolo are seeking their first win of the season.


    Barcelona 0-0 Eibar

    How costly will those two chances be for Eibar?

    Jeers around the Nou Camp as the teams head off. This is supposed to be Lionel Messi's big night but Eibar are frustrating the Catalans.


    Barcelona 0-0 Eibar

    Another chance for Eibar! This time Saul Berjon is through but Claudio Bravo stands his ground to save his team's blushes. Barcelona's defence is all over the place.

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    Barcelona 0-0 Eibar

    Goodness! How did he miss that?

    Ander Capa is behind the Barca defence and rounds Claudio Bravo who has come rushing off his line.

    Surely a goal for Eibar? No! Capa scuffs his finish and puts it wide.


    Barcelona 0-0 Eibar

    Barca in charge, but Eibar are defending solidly and in numbers. The mood around the Nou Camp does not improve as Neymar picks up a harsh yellow card for what appeared a legal challenge on Dani Garcia.

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    Barcelona 0-0 Eibar

    Luis Enrique looks on

    Another chance goes begging for Barca. Having spurned a series of good chances, Messi whips in a delicious cross for Xavi but the Spain midfielder is unable to make contact. Frustrating for the hosts.

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    Barcelona 0-0 Eibar

    Barca have just gone past the 11 hour mark without conceding in La Liga. No wonder Carles Puyol looks happy as he looks down from the Nou Camp's VIP seats.

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    Barcelona 0-0 Eibar

    Pedro Rodriguez tries to get on the end of a cross

    Another chance for Barca but keeper Xabi Iruretagoiena manages to punch clear as Pedro looks to get on the end of a looping cross. There's an air of expectancy inside the Nou Camp. It's all a bit too quiet. They're waiting for some Messi magic.

  51. Post update

    Barcelona 0-0 Eibar

    Lionel Messi gestures

    So close for Messi. A loose ball falls at his feet just inside the Eibar penalty area and he smashes a shot narrowly wide. Barca's No 10 could have had a hat-trick. Could he be feeling the nerves with this record hanging over him?

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    Barcelona 0-0 Eibar

    Eibar arrived at the Nou Camp unbeaten in the previous four games. And the tiny Basque club have come through the opening 24 minutes undamaged.

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    Barcelona 0-0 Eibar

    Lionel Messi runs with the ball

    Brilliant by Neymar as glides past three challenges before teeing up Messi inside the Eibar penalty area but he can't get his shot away with a number of light blue shirts snapping at his heels.

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    Barcelona 0-0 Eibar

    Gerard Pique of FC Barcelona passes his son Milan to his wife Shakira

    Gerard Pique's other half Shakira is in the house adding a touch of glamour to the proceedings. I hope she's still awake. It hasn't been a great start.

  55. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    We asked who has made the bigger impact for their club - Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi?

    StoneWall Sid: The difference is Messi scores in big games and when it matters most.

    Dennis Waithera: I think both players are as important to their respective clubs, both miss a game and their teams can't find a rhythm.

    Dr Holmes: Zlatan Ibrahimovic said it best: Ronaldo's made in the gym. Messi's from another planet.

  56. Post update

    Barcelona 0-0 Eibar

    Barca beginning to move up the gears. A roar goes up each time Messi receives the ball anywhere near the Eibar penalty area. The Argentine has already won his side a couple of free-kicks, the latest after being kicked by Javier Lara.

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    Barcelona 0-0 Eibar

    Pedro Rodriguez runs with the ball

    Spanish football writer Andy West: Perhaps my favourite stat from Barca/Eibar comparison piece...official fan clubs (Penyas): Barca 1,267; Eibar 3.

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    Barcelona 0-0 Eibar

    Neymar threads the ball to Messi on the edge of the Eibar area and, for one brief moment, it looks as though Barca's No 10 is through on goal before he is stopped in his tracks.

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    Barcelona 0-0 Eibar

    Decent start by newly-promoted Eibar. There's no sign of stage fright as they settle quickly. Barcelona happy to allow the visitors enjoy early possession. Little sign of Lionel Messi so far.


    Galatasaray 2-1 Fenerbahce

    Galatasaray v Fenerbahce

    BBC World Service's Steve Crossman in Istanbul: It's all over. Three goals in a crazy finale. Wesley Sneijder's two win the day for Galatasaray, he takes his team over to the fans to celebrate. Galatasaray fans are enjoying this.

  61. KICK-OFF

    Barcelona 0-0 Eibar

    And off we go...

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    Barcelona v Eibar (19:00)

    Lionel Messi
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    Barcelona v Eibar (19:00)

    Man of the moment Lionel Messi is all smiles as he poses for a pre-match team photo. Is this the night he becomes La Liga's all-time leading goalscorer?

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    Galatasaray 2-0 Fenerbahce

    BBC World Service's Steve Crossman in Istanbul: Sensational goal from Wesley Sneijder. He runs in circles now surrounded by Galatasaray fans on all sides of TT Arena. Superb 20 yard curler! Then Sneijder with another superb strike from outside the box. He told me before the game he's never felt under more pressure. You wouldn't know it."

  65. LINE-UPS

    Barcelona v Eibar (19:00)

    Barcelona: Bravo, Alves, Pique, Mathieu, Alba, Xavi, Mascherano, Roberto, Pedro, Messi, Neymar. Substitutes: Ter Stegen, Iniesta, Rafinha, Bartra, Adriano, Ramirez, El Haddadi.

    Eibar: Iruretagoiena, Boveda, Albentosa, Ekiza, Lillo, Errasti, Garcia, Minero, Capa, Lara, Berjon. Substitutes: Nieto, Lektic, Vila, Boateng, Piovaccari, Navas, Jimenez.

  66. David v Goliath

    Barcelona v Eibar (19:00)


    As Barcelona splashed £75m on Luis Suarez this summer, their opponents on Saturday - Eibar - also broke their transfer record, shelling out 75,000 euros on winger Dani Nieto.

    For the pile of money Barca sent to Liverpool to acquire Suarez, Eibar president Alex Aranzabal can run the tiny Basque club's entire operation for nearly five years.

    Yet, despite the enormous financial disparity, the La Liga debutants will face the Catalan giants as one of their peers this weekend. "A couple of years ago the idea of playing in the top flight was a dream," said Aranzabal. "This is a special moment for us."

    Read more of Andy West's feature about Eibar on the BBC Sport website.

  67. Fifteen minutes to kick-off

    Barcelona v Eibar (19:00)

    Fifteen minutes to kick-off and the players of newly-promoted Eibar can be forgiven for feeling a little nervous as they prepare step out at the Nou Camp. Their average home gate of 2,901 was smaller than 84 Football League clubs last season. Around 70,000 are expected for this one as Barca fans turn out to mark Lionel Messi's decade long service.

  68. Flare well

    Galatasaray 0-0 Fenerbahce

    Istanbul derby

    These were the scenes before the Istanbul derby as hundreds of Fenerbahce fans turned out in numbers to wave their players off before making the short journey across the city for the game with Galatasaray. They'll be pretty pleased with how it is going. Not long left and the 10 men of Fenerbahce are still holding out.

  69. Join the debate at the BBC Sport Facebook page

    We asked who has made the bigger impact for their club - Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi?

    Barça Republic: Cleary Messi has. Just look at the trophies Barcelona have won with him in the side and the increased fan base of the club

    Brian Summers: Ronaldo is one of the most athletically gifted people I have ever witnessed. A fantastic player. Messi is the best finisher I have ever seen. He is a great team player... Messi

    Matt Grimshaw: Ronaldo, his record for Real Madrid is different class.

  70. Lionel Messi: In numbers

    Barcelona v Eibar (19:00)

    Lionel Messi

    Our good friends at Opta have been crunching the numbers and have come up with this snazzy graphic about Lionel Messi.

    If you are thinking their maths is not quite adding up and are missing how he scored one of his goals, then full marks for the observation.

    In fact, Messi diverted the ball into the net with his hand for one goal during their match against Espanyol in 2007.

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    Barcelona v Eibar (19:00)

    Spanish football writer Andy West on Twitter: I really hope Lionel Messi doesn't score more than two. It would be a fantastic story to see him break the La Liga scoring record at the Bernabeu against Real Madrid next week.


    Galatasaray 0-0 Fenerbahce

    Galatasaray v Fenerbahce

    BBC World Service's Steve Crossman in Istanbul: Galatasaray now well on top with the extra man. Olcan Adin draws an anguished cry from the home fans after leaving keeper Volkan Demirel stranded but hitting the post.

  73. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    We asked who has made the bigger impact for their club - Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi?

    Jamie Lett: Lionel Messi, no doubt Barcelona are a different team without him though they have Neymar.

    James Benson: If a scientist built the perfect footballer it would be Cristiano Ronaldo.

    Philip Chibuike: The difference is clear. Cristiano Ronaldo is way up and has had the greatest impact of the two.

  74. Messi tribute at Bernabeu?

    Barcelona v Eibar (19:00)

    Can you imagine Manchester United fans paying tribute to Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard at Old Trafford or Arsenal supporters giving Chelsea skipper John Terry a standing ovation at the Emirates?

    Well, La Liga bosses are calling for Real Madrid fans to pay tribute to Lionel Messi at the Bernabeu next weekend if the Barca forward gets the three goals he requires to break the league's all-time goal record.

    "On that same pitch I've seen the crowd give Maradona and Ronaldinho a standing ovation," says league president Javier Tebas in Marca. "I think Spanish football realises how important the player is to our league."

  75. RED CARD

    Galatasaray 0-0 Fenerbahce

    BBC World Service's Steve Crossman in Istanbul: "What a save! Thirty seconds into second half and Wesley Sneijder's low shot is blocked and somehow held by Volkan Demirel. Moments later there's a red card to Fenerbahce's Bruno Alves following an ugly kick. That's got the Galatasaray fans bouncing."

  76. Ten years of Messi

    Barcelona v Eibar (19:00)

    Lionel Messi

    Barcelona v Eibar (19:00)

    Lionel Messi starts as he eyes the hat-trick he requires to become La Liga's all-time leading goalscorer. Neymar also features.

  78. Six of the best

    Bayern Munich 6-0 Werder Bremen

    Bayern Munich v Werder Bremen

    Earlier, Bayern Munich warmed up for Tuesday's Champions League game away to Roma with a crushing 6-0 win over Werder Bremen. It was a good day for the German champions, with winger Franck Ribery making his comeback as a substitute on the hour.

    Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso gave them an early two-goal cushion before a 43rd-minute penalty from Thomas Muller and Mario Goetze's shot two minutes later killed off the game before the interval.

    Lahm and Goetze got their second goals of the afternoon in the second half to lift Bayern to 20 points, four ahead of second-placed Borussia Moenchengladbach, who eased past Hanover 3-0.

  79. Post update

    Barcelona v Eibar (19:00)

    Less than an hour to kick-off at the Nou Camp. Team news coming up shortly...

  80. Galatasaray's Souness tribute

    Galatasaray 0-0 Fenerbahce

    Galatasaray v Fenerbahce

    BBC World Service's Steve Crossman in Istanbul: "Galatasaray fans mosaic recreates moment Graeme Souness planted their flag on the half way line after beating Fenerbahce.

    "It was well worth the tricky process of getting inside the Turk Telecom Arena. BBC pass almost confiscated, check. Microphone almost confiscated, check. Navigation of five security check points and scores of riot police for a game with no away fans, check. Even managed an awkward hello to former Galatasaray player Harry Kewell, a man I've never met before. Well worth the stress, this is an intoxicating cauldron."

  81. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Barcelona v Real Madrid

    This time next week the first El Clasico of the season will be under way. As usual, we'll bring you all the build-up and all the key moments from the game as Barcelona travel to Real Madrid. But first we want to know who you think is better - Lionel Messi or Real's Cristiano Ronaldo?

    Messi stands on the brink of the all-time La Liga goalscoring record but who has made the bigger impact for their respective clubs? Tweet #bbceurofooty or text (UK only) 81111. You can also post a message on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  82. Post update

    Galatasaray 0-0 Fenerbahce

    Half-time is approaching in Istanbul and we await the first goal. We'll have updates from that game and recap on all the key matches in Europe earlier where Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have been warming up for next week's Champions League games with big wins.

  83. Welcome to hell

    Galatasaray 0-0 Fenerbahce

    Galatasaray v Fenerbahce

    BBC World Service's Steve Crossman in Istanbul: "Such is the ferocity of this fixture that for several seasons now no away fans have been permitted. The rivalry is so deep that it has bled into all sport in the city. Not so long ago a wheelchair basketball match between the two sides was abandoned due to a mass brawl.

    "Nothing grabs the attention like Galatasaray v Fenerbahce though. Former Real Madrid and Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder has been telling me he feels more pressurised in this game than he did in the Milan derby or El Clasico.

    "They call it hell you know and it really is something like that," the Galatasaray player says. "You can feel the tension on the pitch, it's something amazing."

  84. Tonight's specials

    Sassuolo v Juventus (19:45 BST)

    While Lionel Messi and Barca top the specials board, tonight's menu also includes a slice of Turkish delight as well as a healthy portion of Italian.

    We'll be switching over to Italy to bring you updates on the bottom versus top game in Serie A between Sassuolo and Juventus. What sort of reception is awaiting Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri on his return to the banks of the River Secchia?

    Meanwhile, the Istanbul derby is up and running.

  85. Record breaker?

    Barcelona v Eibar (19:00)

    Six La Liga titles later, and a decade after making his Barcelona debut, Lionel Messi lines up for his 285th league appearance for Barca looking to write his name into the history books. The 27-year-old is three goals away from Telmo Zarra's all-time La Liga goalscoring record of 251 goals.

    Can he mark his landmark anniversary by becoming the Spanish League's all-time leading scorer?

  86. A star is born

    Barcelona's Lionel Messi

    The date is 16 October 2004. Over 30,000 fans fill the Montjuic for the Catalan derby between Espanyol and Barcelona. The visitors are leading 1-0 thanks to Deco's deflected effort from outside the area. Eight minutes are left on the clock when Frank Rijkaard signals to the fresh-faced Argentine substitute wearing the number 30 shirt to get ready for his debut. Aged 17 years, three months and 22 days, Lionel Messi makes his entrance. You know the rest.