The battle for seventh place in the Premier League and a place in the Europa League could be the only top half issue to be resolved come the last day of the season, but a poisoned chalice lies in wait.
Norway, Denmark and Scotland have each been given an extra place in next season's Europa League for taking the top three spots in UEFA's Fair Play table.
Werder Bremen confirmed talks with Juventus over the possible sale of Brazilian midfielder Diego on Friday but said no deal was yet in place.
Manchester City's spirited display in their UEFA Cup defeat to Hamburg looks to have been enough for Mark Hughes to hold onto his job.
Manchester City manager Mark Hughes is adamant they still have a chance of winning the UEFA Cup.
AC Milan's 1-0 win over Leeds United in the 1973 European Cup Winners' Cup final should be reversed if new evidence is found to suggest the match was fixed, according to a European Member of Parliament (MEP).
Mark Hughes will be handing the energy drinks to Robinho and his team mates as he tries to galvanise his tired Manchester City side into overturning a 3-1 UEFA Cup deficit when Hamburg SV visit on Thursday.
Eric Gerets insists it will not be mission impossible at the Stade Velodrome next week when his Marseille team aim to overturn a 2-0 deficit from the first leg of their UEFA Cup quarter-final against Shakhtar Donetsk.
Werder Bremen coach Thomas Schaaf still found room for complaint after his side's excellent 3-1 UEFA Cup defeat of Udinese.
Manchester City defender Micah Richards believes it could be years before the club realises its full potential under owners the Abu Dhabi United Group.