The main line-up in this season’s Champions League will be completed on Wednesday evening with ten sides fighting it out for positive second-leg results and a place in the most prestigious cup competition in Europe.
The final Euro 2012 Group C games take place on Monday night and Ireland face Italy playing for nothing but pride as they are already out of the tournament. The Azzurri on the other hand know that nothing but a win - and a helping hand from Spain - will see them through.
Everton vs Blackpool sees two in-form sides go head-to-head for a place in the FA Cup quarter finals. Everton last won this trophy in 1995 while Blackpool's only FA Cup success came in the 1953 competition when Blackpool could deploy the talents of Sir Stanley Matthews.
Wolfsburg go head to head with lowly Freiburg in the Bundesliga on Friday with both sides desperate to pick up points and elevate themselves up the table. Wolfsburg have failed to reach the heights that saw them win the league in 2009 and only finished one place above the relegation places last season.
Southend welcome Rotherham to Roots Hall on Friday evening in a League Two encounter that could alter the standings at the top of the table. Southend have been somewhat of a surprise package this season and find themselves in third place, two points behind top spot.
Fourth placed Lazio will look to continue their assault on Champions League qualification when they go up against Cesena in the Serie A on Thursday. Lazio have played some good football this season and find themselves six points behind top spot after 22 games of the season.
Celtic travel to Tynecastle on Wednesday to face a Hearts side lying in fourth place in the Scottish Premier League. Hearts had their good run of form come to a halt in their last SPL fixture when they lost to Inverness 1-0 away from home.
Middlesbrough welcome neighbours Sunderland to the Riverside Stadium on Wednesday in an FA Cup replay for a place in the fifth round. Expect a fiery Tees-Wear derby with so much at stake and a home tie against Arsenal will await the winners.