Welcome to our new twice-weekly feature, Around the SB Nation. Instead of burying these at the end of Bernabeu Bites, we've decided to give them the spotlight they deserve. While we'll mostly deal with the European side of things as far as this goes, we may through in some Major League Soccer coverage as well.
VIDEO: Pato Scores Fastest Goal In UEFA Champions League History For AC Milan V.s. Barcelona - SBNation.com
Pato set a new Champions League record by scoring just 23 seconds into Milan's match at Barcelona--and we have the video.
Europa League requires reform - Cottagers Confidential
For all the junketing journeys and for all the anticipation that comes hand in hand with even the bleakest of Thursday evenings, there is little doubt that the Europa League is a flawed concept.
UEFA Champions League: Opening the post-AC Milan debate - Barca Blaugranes
Overreaction, fickle and spoil: It gives me no pleasure to say this, but those are the three words that describe Culés. I am just as guilty as everybody and over the last couple of games, I have come to realize that it is no longer enough that our team wins, but that we, the fans, demand a comprehensive victory.
Sunderland Defender Phil Bardsley Charged With Violent Conduct After Juan Mata Stamp - We Ain't Got No History
Phil Bardsley looks set to receive his just deserts for that stamp on Juan Mata last weekend - the FA have charged the Sunderland defender with violent conduct after reviewing the match.
Petrov seeking the back of the net, Jenas and Heskey timetables and more - AVFC Roundup - 7500 To Holte
The Wednesday news roundup in which we find Jermaine Jenas will soon make his debut and more.
NextGen Series: Liverpool U19's vs. Wolfsburg U19's - Anfield Asylum
While most other top European sides are busy this week playing European competitions with their first teams, Liverpool's U19's are once again in action, while the first team gets a rest to train. Currently in second place in Group 2 (three points behind Sporting Clube de Portugal, and ahead of Molde because of GD), the Liverpool U19's have had a mixed start to the NextGen Series.
Arsenal tie up Lansbury extension - The Short Fuse
Young midfielder Henri Lansbury has signed a contract extension with Arsenal, ending speculation that he could leave the team after the season. The length of the extension has not been announced, but considering the fact that this was the last year of his contract, any extension is preferable to the alternative.