As Champions League resumes, moves aplenty at top, bottom of Europe’s major leagues

With the Champions League on the cusp of returning to action, headlines were made at the top and bottom of the five major leagues around Europe.

Premier League champion Leicester City lost again to increase fears of relegation. In Spain, Barcelona hit Alaves for six goals but lost a key player to injury in a Copa del Rey final preview. Bundesliga doormat Darmstadt shocked Borussia Dortmund in a surprising week in Germany, while French league leader Monaco continued its run of form–and goals–thanks to new star Kylian Mbappe. In Italy, meanwhile, things are looking grim for bottom side Pescara both on and off the field.

This is what caught our eye this week Around Europe:

PREMIER LEAGUE: Relegation fears, Ranieri's job security worsen at Leicester

BUNDESLIGA: The law of the ex applies for Darmstadt, Dortmund in shock of the season

LA LIGA: Barcelona's rout of Alaves in Copa final preview comes at a cost

LIGUE 1: Monaco's Mbappe oozes with star potential

SERIE A: Pescara's season is going up in flames–literally and figuratively

TOP GOALS/PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Fernando Torres's sensational overhead kick steals the show

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