In case it needed to be spelled out for anyone, Lionel Messi is never coming to the Premier League. In fact, he's unlikely to transfer anywhere.
The expectations piled on Bayern Munich from the outside have created a lofty benchmark for Pep Guardiola, who should not be judged on this year's Champions League alone.
Javier Mascherano's tax conviction is just the latest scandal to affect Barcelona, a team that is quickly transitioning from one of the most admired teams to one of the most corrupt.
Bas Dost, Wolfsburg's leading scorer, will be sidelined for at least six weeks, so the team must sign a striker as they approach the pivotal knockout stages of the Champions League.
The 2015 FIFA FIFPro World XI features plenty of questionable selections including a multitude of players from a team that failed to win a trophy last year.
Zinedine Zidane has the loyalty and support of Real Madrid president Florentio Perez, so he will have a much longer leash than most top-flight football managers.
The top three teams in the Champions League power rankings will come as no surprise.
Bad decisions in the board room and on the field by Ed Woodward and Louis van Gaal make Manchester United's Champions League exit no surprise.
Manchester City play hosts to Borussia Monchengladbach on Tuesday in the Champions League, but the game will be one to forget for the Citizens.
Manchester United need a win when they travel to Germany to take on Wolfsburg on Tuesday, and the Red Devils must step out of their comfort zone if they are to secure the win they need.