MANUEL PELLEGRINI admitted Manchester City had endured the worst possible preparations for a Champions League trip to Real Madrid - but insisted he had no regrets about making eight changes at Southampton where they were beaten 4-2.
FC Basel are in seventh heaven and Villarreal also have cause to celebrate in BBC Sport's round-up from across Europe
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says he was forced to play a weakened team at Southampton, with the Real Madrid game in mind.
Villarreal have secured qualification for next season's Champions League after a 2-0 victory at Valencia on Sunday.
VICTOR VALDES is on his way out of Manchester United permanently - with Espanyol reportedly ready to take him.
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo could be fit to face Manchester City in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final after taking part in training on Sunday.
Manchester United have been linked with a £65million summer swoop to sign Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann.