The round before another break for international matches takes on renewed importance given the hiatus that is to follow, so Chelsea and Liverpool fans will be particularly gratified after huge wins in the Premier League this weekend.
Barcelona came from behind to beat Sevilla in a thriller in La Liga, while Borussia Dortmund’s coach gave a masterclass in discipline to get the best out of his star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Elsewhere, Radamel Falcao is another player enjoying a good run of form back at Monaco, while in Italy, Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini has gotten the best out of his young team.
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Here is what caught our eye around Europe this weekend as clubs give way to the national teams.