In England, David Moyes' Manchester United side have suffered early in the season but remain only a point or two away from a top-six place on account of the tight league, but their weekend draw at home to Southampton changed all that.
Leading the game by a goal going into the final minutes, United couldn't keep the away team at bay and Southampton stole an 89th-minute equaliser, which now leaves Moyes and his side in eighth place in the Premier League—four points behind seventh-place Everton, who they will now not catch next week regardless of their next result.
It's early in the season, but United have to improve. Having won the league title last season they have won just one of their last four league games, and play at home to Stoke City next time out.
Travelling East a few time zones, Russian Premier League champions CSKA Moscow started the season well—but have gone rapidly downhill.
After initially winning six of their first eight matches, CSKA have been hit by injuries to key attackers and have now lost four of their last five—and haven't scored a single goal in that period.
Even before their weekend 2-0 defeat to title rivals Zenit St. Petersburg, it was already a record length without a single strike for them.
Following that latest defeat, CSKA are down to sixth place and trail Zenit, top of the league, by 11 points.