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Atletico's Mandzukic strikes early to clinch Super Cup

Atletico Madrid striker Mario Mandzukic's early goal secured a 1-0 win over Real Madrid and a 2-1 aggregate success to clinch the Spanish Super Cup...

Ronaldo benched, Di Maria excluded from Real squad

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti dropped Cristiano Ronaldo to the bench and Angel di Maria from his squad entirely for his side's Spanish Super Cup...

Hanover snap up French forward Briand

French international forward Jimmy Briand, who was a free agent after his contract expired at Lyon, has joined Bundesliga club Hanover 96 on a...

Brandao set for court hearing after Motta headbutt

SC Bastia's Brazilian striker Brandao was held in custody for several hours on Friday and will face charges following his headbutt on Paris...

UEFA will not recognise results of Crimean clubs in Russia

European football's governing body UEFA on Friday said that it would not recognise the results of any matches played by clubs from Crimea in...

Liverpool match worth six points, says Pellegrini

LONDON (Reuters) - Monday's match between Manchester City and Liverpool, the top two teams in last season's Premier League, will effectively be...

West Brom sign Greek international striker Samaras

West Bromwich Albion have signed Greece striker Georgios Samaras on a two‑year contract following his release from Scottish champions Celtic, the...

Bayern face selection headache for Bundesliga opener

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola faces a selection headache ahead of the defending champions' Bundesliga opener against VfL Wolfsburg on Friday.

England braced for Balotelli return

Mario Balotelli was set for a shock move to Liverpool on Thursday as AC Milan acknowledged that the controversial Italy striker was on his way out.