The threat of Typhoon Hagibis has put Scotland's key Rugby World Cup clash with Japan in doubt and a legal challenge could come into play.
Carlo Ancelotti responded to reports of discontent among his squad following Sunday's loss to Bologna.
Barcelona beat Atletico Madrid 1-0 on Antoine Griezmann's return to the Wanda Metropolitano, but the Frenchman offered precious little.
The Ligue 1 match between Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain will not go ahead as scheduled on Sunday because of wet weather.
The road to Istanbul started with the draw for the group stage of the Champions League, which was made in Monaco on Thursday.
Jesse Lingard will wear the armband and lead out a team of mostly youngsters when Manchester United face Astana on Thursday.
Thierry Henry will draw on his experience from a poor spell in charge of Monaco as he takes charge of MLS club Montreal Impact.
Paris Saint-Germain, without Neymar, Edinson Cavani or Kylian Mbappe, dispatched Metz 2-0 away from home with a clinical display.
After undergoing surgery on his ankle, Fiorentina attacker Franck Ribery is set to miss 10 weeks.
Western Sydney Wanderers and Melbourne Victory sit outside the top six after poor showings on Saturday, but Sydney FC are on the march.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp talked up the position the club were in after re-signing.
Having been given a last chance by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Jesse Lingard says the Manchester United manager has helped him regain happiness.
Mason Greenwood's bright future became obvious to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in an early meeting between the pair.