Five things we learned in European football this weekend
Barcelona got their season up and running even though Lionel Messi was again absent, while Paris Saint-Germain lost Kylian Mbappe to injury but saw another striker emerge from the shadows to grab the headlines.
Griezmann double helps Barcelona back to winning ways
An Antoine Griezmann double allowed FC Barcelona to return to winning ways with an emphatic 5-2 La Liga win over Real Betis on Sunday.
Coutinho joins Bayern Munich on loan
Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho has joined Bayern Munich on a one-year loan worth 8.5 million euros ($9.5 million) with an option to buy, the Spanish club confirmed Monday.
Barcelona confirm Suarez suffered leg injury in La Liga opener
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez suffered a right leg injury during his side's defeat at Athletic Bilbao in Friday's La Liga opener, the Spanish champions have confirmed.
Barcelona goalkeeper Neto sidelined after wrist surgery
Barcelona's back-up goalkeeper Neto will be sidelined for 4-6 weeks after he underwent surgery Tuesday on his injured wrist, the club said.
Barcelona officials head to Paris for Neymar talks - reports
Barcelona officials headed to France on Tuesday for talks with Paris Saint-Germain to seal a return to the Spanish club for Brazilian star Neymar, reports said.
Barcelona to kick off La Liga next Friday after court's fixture ruling
Barcelona's opening match of their La Liga title defence at Athletic Bilbao will take place next Friday after a judge ruled that matches could be played on that day but not on Mondays.
Real Madrid go head-to-head with Barcelona for Neymar
Real Madrid will rival Barcelona in the race to sign Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar this summer, according to reports in the Spanish press on Friday.