A mouth-watering derby double header awaits, with the Superclasico plus Marseille v Lyon LIVE on beIN SPORTS this week.
Belgium and FIFA World Cup winners France are the first teams to share top spot in the FIFA rankings in the classification's 25-year history.
Willian's early goal gave Chelsea a winning start to their Europa League campaign in a 1-0 triumph over PAOK that made it six victories in a row for Maurizio Sarri's men.
Juventus' Emre Can has apologised for comments he made in the aftermath of Cristiano Ronaldo's sending off against Valencia.
Dimitri Payet produced an early goal of the year contender as Marseille thrashed Guingamp 4-0 at the Stade Velodrome on Monday (AEST).
Cruzeiro coach Mano Menezes complained of a conspiracy against Brazilian clubs after Dede was shown a red card for a challenge that left Boca Juniors goalkeeper Esteban Andrada with a fractured jaw.
Kevin De Bruyne expects to be available for November's Manchester derby as the Manchester City midfielder continues his rehabilitation from a knee injury.
Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre has heaped praise on Marco Reus despite the German netting just once this season.
Australia international team-mates Massimo Luongo and James Meredith faced off for QPR and Millwall respectively in the Championship and it was the midfielder who came away with bragging rights.