Barcelona were left stunned as Nelson Haedo Valdez struck twice to give promoted side Hercules a famous 2-0 win at the Nou Camp.
Jamie Carragher admits it will be "very difficult" for Liverpool to challenge for the Premier League title this season.
Frank Lampard will miss England's European Championship qualifiers against Bulgaria and Switzerland after limping off in the second half of Chelsea's 2-0 win against Stoke at Stamford Bridge.
Harry Redknapp said Tottenham's success in qualifying for the Champions League was a "dream" following a 4-0 win over Young Boys, but he will not be looking to strengthen his squad after reaching the lucrative group stages.
Lyon left-back Aly Cissokho has become the third player at the club to suffer a torn hamstring in the past week, and will be sidelined for up to a month because of the injury.
Marcell Jansen's agent says the Germany international will not be the solution to Liverpool's problems at left-back as he remains committed to Hamburg.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst has revealed he would refuse to take a drugs test if Netherlands win the World Cup final.
Robbie Keane will not be allowed to leave Tottenham on loan, despite a successful spell with Celtic last season.
Spain will defeat Netherlands in Sunday's World Cup final, according to the latest prediction from Paul the psychic octopus.
Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso says it is a "privilege" to play alongside Spain's galaxy of Barcelona stars at the World Cup.
Germany legend Franz Beckenbauer has labelled England stupid for failing to win their group, meaning the two nations will meet in Bloemfontein on Sunday.
Wayne Rooney is set to be fit to face Germany in Sunday's second-round clash after the Football Association described his injury as minor.
USA midfielder Landon Donovan has admitted that he is unsure over how Group C opponents Algeria will approach their game on Wednesday.
South Africa goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune has insisted that they will aiming to win all of their World Cup group games.
France striker Djibril Cisse says his side will be motivated by the desire to silence their critics when they embark upon their 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa campaign on 11 June.
Argentina coach Diego Maradona has promised that he will run naked through the streets of Buenos Aires if his side manage to win their first World Cup since 1986.