We start this week's European sojourn in St Etienne as Lyon's Nabil Fekir not only runs riot but almost causes one too in a huge derby win. After that there's time to pore over Der Klassiker as Borussia Dortmund miss the chance to go top and now find themselves playing catch up to Bayern Munich.
Elsewhere we mark Andrea Pirlo's retirement with a glowing tribute to the great man and wonder what's eating Diego Simeone at Atletico Madrid, and there's obviously time for one or two listener missives as well.
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