How much is too much football for a player under the age of 21? Some of the top clubs rely on young talent but will they burn out early?
Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal has said players would be open to taking a pay cut if it meant playing fewer games, reducing their workload and avoiding injuries.
ESPN and WhoScored brings you the best players from around Europe's top five leagues from the last round of action. And Real Madrid's Rodrygo shone.
Nigeria could only muster a meagre two goals and two points in recent World Cup qualifying, but Super Eagles players across Europe's leagues showed they do actually have goalscoring qualities this weekend.
There's an iconic photo of Terry Venables as Barcelona manager, with a young Pep Guardiola in awe at being on the pitch after a famous win. Looking at Barca and Guardiola now, it's easy to see how the beloved coach's presence helped both.
Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams scored a second-half equaliser to hold Girona to a 1-1 draw in LaLiga on Monday, denying the Catalan side a return to the top spot.
Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez said he feels supported by the club after receiving the backing of president Joan Laporta on Monday ahead of a huge week for the Spanish champions on the pitch.
Real Madrid's Rodrygo struck twice and Jude Bellingham was also on target as the visitors enjoyed a 3-0 win at lowly Cadiz in LaLiga on Sunday to move provisionally top of the standings.
Antoine Griezmann scored a header as Atletico Madrid snatched a 1-0 win despite an uninspiring performance against Mallorca on Sunday, moving them to third place in the LaLiga standings.
Xavi Hernández says Barcelona must change their mentality if they are to have success this season after coming from behind to draw 1-1 at Rayo Vallecano in LaLiga on Saturday.
Barcelona rescued a point with a 1-1 draw away at Rayo Vallecano on Saturday thanks to a late second-half own-goal by defender Florian Lejeune.
Carlo Ancelotti said Real Madrid's squad is strong enough to cope with an injury crisis that has left them without a string of key players, with Vinícius Júnior and Eduardo Camavinga the latest to be ruled out over the international break.
Barcelona coach Xavi Hernández said Gavi is irreplaceable after the midfielder tore his anterior cruciate ligament while playing for Spain last weekend.