Juventus and Borussia Dortmund were facing a year away from the top table - who made the Champions League?
Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham, Genk, Valencia and Rubin Kazan were among the sides to clinch their UEFA Europa League groups on Thursday.
Saint-Étienne Supercopa de Espana winners Athletic Bilbao return to UEFA Europa League action in their play-off first leg clash with Zilina.
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Zenit Hulk's brace ensured Andre Villas-Boas' Zenit reign got under way with a win as they beat Krylya Sovetov 2-1 on Monday.
Zenit CSKA Moscow's unbeaten start to the Russian Premier League season continued with a 1-0 victory over Rostov on Saturday.
Spartak Moskva Krasnodar ended Spartak Moscow's unbeaten start to the Russian Premier League season in spectacular fashion with a 4-0 victory on Thursday.
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