Barcelona exorcised some of their Champions League demons by thrashing Hungarian minnows Ferencvaros 5-1 on Tuesday
Brazil romped to a 5-0 victory over Bolivia, which sent them top of the South American World Cup qualifying table.
Victory makes it two wins out of two for Barcelona, who began by thrashing Villarreal 4-0 on Sunday yet this was arguably a more impressive performance, and not just because of the numerical disadvantage.
Lionel Messi scored twice on Wednesday as Barcelona beat second-division Girona 3-1 in a preseason friendly.
Both Lionel Messi and Barcelona appear keen to put on a united front, at least for now, ahead of their return to La Liga later this month.
After deciding to stay in FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi resumed training with the club on September 8
Bayern Munich opted not to sign Philippe Coutinho as his loan from Barcelona came to an end.
Thomas Mueller and Philippe Coutinho both scored twice as Bayern Munich blew Barcelona away in a merciless display that will prompt serious questions over Lionel Messi's future in Spain.
Bayern host Chelsea at the Allianz Arena in the last 16, return leg holding a 3-0 advantage after routing the Blues at Stamford Bridge in February.
Philippe Coutinho featured in 23 of 25 league games for Bayern Munich before the season was halted in March due to the coronavirus but started just 15 times.
Philippe Coutinho is on a season-long loan from Barcelona and has scored eight goals in 22 Bundesliga appearances for Bayern Munich.
A section of fans unfurled an offensive banner during a Bundesliga match between Hoffenheim and Bayern Munich on Saturday that led to a bizarre finish to the game.
Philippe Coutinho was everywhere for his team, chalking up two assists in addition to his three goals as Bayern pulled to within 4 points of leaders Borussia Moenchengladbach.
Philippe Coutinho has joined Bayern Munich on a one-year loan worth 8.5 million euros (USD 9.5 million) with an option to buy.
Philippe Coutinho joined Barcelona from Liverpool in January 2018 for an initial 120 million euros (USD 133 million), plus another 40 million euros in potential add-ons.
Brazil made a winning start to the Copa America on Friday with a 3-0 victory over Bolivia in the absence of superstar Neymar.
Philippe Coutinho sustained the injury on his left leg during Barcelona's UEFA Champions clash versus Inter Milan earlier this week.
Tottenham Hotspur have lost both of their group matches after a 1-2 defeat at Inter Milan in their Champions League opener.