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  • Real off to a flying start

    Real Madrid got off to a flying start in La Liga by beating Celta Vigo 3-1 away from home on Saturday with the help of a magnificent long range strike from Toni Kroos, although they had Ballon d’Or winner Luka Modric sent off for a straight red card.

  • Guardiola backs Sterling to reach 30-goal mark

    Pep Guardiola wants to see the on-form Raheem Sterling break the 30-goal barrier for the first time in his career this season, but will only judge the England forward on his overall contribution to the Manchester City team.

  • Lampard eyes first Chelsea win in home debut

    Frank Lampard admits his first match as Chelsea manager at Stamford Bridge will be a proud occasion, but only a win against Leicester will make Sunday's homecoming a truly memorable occasion.

  • Barca beaten in Bilbao by thunderous Aduriz strike

    Champions Barcelona fall to a 1-0 defeat at Athletic Bilbao in their opening La Liga game of the season thanks to a sensational late overhead kick from veteran striker Aritz Aduriz.

  • Lewandowski brace saves Bayern's blushes

    Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski scores twice to save the champions' blushes as they have to come from behind to rescue a 2-2 draw against Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga season opener.

  • Barca agree to loan Coutinho to Bayern

    Barcelona's record signing Philippe Coutinho is set to move to Bayern Munich on loan for the remainder of the season, the Spanish champions said on Friday.

  • Morocco appoint Halilhodzic

    Former Japan boss Vahid Halilhodzic was named as the new coach of Morocco on Thursday, his third job with an African nation.

  • Hazard to miss opener against Celta

    Eden Hazard will miss the start of the season after sustaining a thigh injury in training on Friday, the day before Real Madrid’s La Liga opener against Celta Vigo.

  • Zidane now counting on Bale

    Zinedine Zidane has admitted Gareth Bale is back in his plans ahead of Real Madrid’s opening La Liga game of the season against Celta Vigo on Saturday.

  • Alaba calls for more Bayern transfers

    David Alaba became the latest Bayern Munich star to urge the club to ramp up their activity in the transfer market, and also cast doubt upon his own future in comments to the Austrian news agency APA on Friday.