Boca Juniors defeated Venezuela's Zamora 2-0 and ended at the second place of the Group 4, reaching the Libertadores de América Cup last 16.
Didier Drogba scored late in the first half and Chelsea kept free-scoring Lionel Messi in check to secure a 1-0 win over holders Barcelona in their Champions League semi-final first leg.
Rafa Nadal gave his troublesome knees a quick outing today as the Spaniard launched his bid for a record eighth successive Monte Carlo Masters title with a 6-4 6-3 win over Finland's Jarkko Nieminen.
Former Australia captain and 1991 rugby World Cup winner Michael Lynagh is in a Brisbane hospital after suffering apparent blood clots in his brain, local media reported.
As well as a potential title decider, Saturday's La Liga "Clásico" between bitter rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona serves up the latest installment in the goal-scoring drama featuring record-setting marksmen Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Atletico Madrid have one foot in the final of the Europa League after a Radamel Falcao double fired the 2010 winners to a 4-2 semi-final first leg win at home to La Liga rivals Valencia.
Valery Vasilyev, who won two Olympic and eight world titles as a member of the great Soviet Union team in the 1970s and 80s, has died at the age of 62, the Russian ice hockey federation (FHR) said today.
World number four Andy Murray moved into the Monte Carlo Masters quarter-finals after France's Julien Benneteau retired from their third round match.
Bahrain riot police fired tear gas and stun grenades at anti-government activists and members of the Force India race team were caught up in a petrol bomb incident as unrest simmered ahead of this weekend's Formula One Grand Prix.
Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola would rather be out on the pitch again than suffering through 'Clasico' games against Real Madrid from the bench, the former midfielder said.