Twice Champions League finalists in the last four seasons, Atletico Madrid are staring at an embarrassing and financially damaging Champions League exit - unless they beat an in-form Roma on Wednesday.
Ousmane Dembele could soon become the second most expensive player in history as reports claim Barcelona have finally agreed a deal that could rise to 150 million euros ($177 million) for the wantaway 20-year-old.
Champions League draw: Madrid get Dortmund & Spurs
Holders Real Madrid will face Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League group stage while five-time winners Barcelona were drawn with last season's runners-up Juventus on Thursday.
Cristiano Ronaldo was hit with a five-match ban by the Spanish football federation (RFEF) on Monday after pushing the referee when sent-off in Real Madrid's 3-1 Spanish Super Cup, first leg win over Barcelona.
Barcelona target Philippe Coutinho has submitted a formal transfer request to Liverpool, defying the Premier League club's insistence that they will not release him, a British newspaper reported on Friday.
England right-back Kyle Walker is set for a reported £50 million ($64.5m, 56.7m euros) move to Manchester City from Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur, which would make him the world's most expensive defender.