Kenny Miller came to the rescue with the winner in a 2-1 victory for Rangers against St Johnstone as he maintained his record of scoring in every game in the SPL so far this season.
Former Manchester United captain Bryan Robson has urged Owen Hargreaves not to give up the fight to rescue his career as he continues to battle serious injury problems.
Azzurri legend Roberto Baggio is set to return to international football as part of the Italian Football Federation's overhaul following a woeful World Cup.
Under-fire France coach Raymond Domenech has diverted the mounting pressure onto his players, telling them they are the only ones who can spark their World Cup campaign into life.
Liverpool could be given a financial lifeline as Barclays may be set to back a GBP;300 million refinancing deal at the club, according to a report in the Sunday Times.
Fernando Torres believes Liverpool need a "much, much more complete squad" and has told the club's owners they have to invest to rescue the team.
Newcastle United's caretaker coach Chris Hughton insists he has the complete backing of the players despite reports the relegation threatened club are lining up Terry Venables to ride to their rescue.
Paul Ince appears to have been handed a stay of execution by Blackburn Rovers chairman John Williams, but has been set a target of winning at least nine games in order to rescue the Ewood Park club's faltering season.
Ronaldinho struck deep into injury time to give favourites AC Milan a 1-0 UEFA Cup group stage win at home to Braga on Thursday while twice winners Sevilla lost 1-0 at Standard Liege.
Yoann Gourcuff was delighted he was able to ride to France's rescue in Wednesday's World Cup qualifying win over Serbia.