Kai Havertz scored his first goals for Chelsea with a hat-trick in a 6-0 thrashing of Barnsley as Arsenal also booked their place in the League Cup fourth round with a more hard-fought 2-0 win at Leicester....
Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick has played down the risk of Thursday's UEFA Super Cup clash with Sevilla becoming a super spreader event despite host city Budapest being designated a coronavirus risk zone....
Liverpool assistant manager Pep Lijnders believes new signing Diogo Jota will have no problem making his mark at the club despite some surprise at the reported £41 million fee ($54 million) the English champions paid Wolves for the Portuguese international....
Frank de Boer has been appointed as the Netherlands' new coach, the Dutch Football Federation (KNVB) announced on Wednesday....
Premier League
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho expects Dele Alli still to be at the Premier League club when the transfer window shuts next month, confirming he is in the squad for this week's Europa League fixture....
The Football Association has warned new coronavirus restrictions will have a "huge" impact on the game, with clubs facing the bleak prospect of six more months in empty stadiums....
Wolves announced the signing of Portugal right-back Nelson Semedo from Barcelona on Wednesday for a fee that could reportedly rise to £37 million ($47 million)....
Primera División
Luis Suarez left his last Barcelona training session in tears on Wednesday as he prepares for a move to La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid....
Spanish striker Alvaro Morata on Tuesday returned to Juventus on loan from Atletico Madrid, the Turin club announced....
Barcelona forward Luis Suarez is suspected of cheating to pass his Italian language test with the help of his teachers, the Perugia prosecutor's department in charge of the investigation said on Tuesday....
Bundesliga
The German FA (DFB) said Wednesday they have warned Bayern Munich and Schalke after senior officials of both clubs sat bunched together for the opening game of the season despite rising numbers of Covid-19 in Munich....
Football across Europe is well and truly up and running again after the Italian Serie A and German Bundesliga seasons kicked off over the weekend. AFP Sport rounds up some of the main talking points from the action across the continent:...
RB Leipzig showed no signs of missing Timo Werner on Sunday as they strolled to a comfortable 3-1 home win over hapless Mainz in their first Bundesliga game of the season....
Serie A
Italian Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora said Wednesday that plans to gradually reopen stadiums in Italy were set to be approved....
Spanish striker Alvaro Morata on Tuesday returned to Juventus on loan from Atletico Madrid, the Turin club announced....
An Italian disciplinary hearing on Tuesday punished Roma for fielding an unregistered player in the opening round of Serie A by changing their goalless draw at Verona to a 3-0 defeat....
Championship
The English Football League (EFL) and Football Association (FA) warned on Wednesday that the delay in bringing back crowds for up to six months will have a devastating impact on the game's finances....
Marcus Browne gave his absent manager Neil Warnock and 1,000 returning supporters something to cheer as Middlesbrough hit back to claim a 1-1 draw with Bournemouth at the Riverside Stadium....
Bournemouth began life back in the Championship with a dramatic 3-2 win over Blackburn in new manager Jason Tindall's first match in charge on Saturday....
Champions League
Bayern Munich duo Robert Lewandowski and Manuel Neuer have been nominated alongside Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne for the UEFA Men's Player of the Year prize for last season, European football's governing body announced on Wednesday....
FIFA on Wednesday put the cost of Covid-19 on football around the world at $11 billion in lost revenue....
Two-time European champions Benfica were dumped out of the Champions League in the qualifiers on Tuesday following a 2-1 defeat at PAOK Thessaloniki....
Europa League
European Club Association chairman Andrea Agnelli warned on Tuesday that football was still in "crisis-management" mode, predicting damaging financial fallout from the coronavirus pandemic over the next few years....
Celtic were handed a trip to face either Riga FC of Latvia or Tre Fiori of San Marino in the draw for the third qualifying round of the Europa League made on Tuesday....
Tottenham Hotspur will face a trip to Bulgaria in the Europa League second qualifying round in September after being paired with Lokomotiv Plovdiv in Monday's draw....
AFC Champions League
Qatar's Al Sadd made the last 16 of the Asian Champions League after Group D rivals Sepahan and Al Ain could only manage a goalless draw....
Former Germany and Chelsea midfielder Marko Marin struck the only goal of the match as Saudi Arabia's Al Ahli beat Iraq's Al Shorta to become the first team to qualify for the knockout phase of the Asian Champions League on Monday....
Football
Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel Di Maria received a four-match ban on Wednesday for spitting during this month's fiery Marseille game which saw five players red-carded and claims by Neymar of racial abuse....
Italian Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora said Wednesday that plans to gradually reopen stadiums in Italy were set to be approved....
The German FA (DFB) said Wednesday they have warned Bayern Munich and Schalke after senior officials of both clubs sat bunched together for the opening game of the season despite rising numbers of Covid-19 in Munich....
Luis Suarez left his last Barcelona training session in tears on Wednesday as he prepares for a move to La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid....
Lawmakers in France have agreed in principle to allow larger crowds into stadiums in areas where the coronavirus is less prevalent and if venues are big enough, in what has been called a "common sense" move....
The English Football League (EFL) and Football Association (FA) warned on Wednesday that the delay in bringing back crowds for up to six months will have a devastating impact on the game's finances....
Kai Havertz scored his first goals for Chelsea with a hat-trick in a 6-0 thrashing of Barnsley as Arsenal also booked their place in the League Cup fourth round with a more hard-fought 2-0 win at Leicester....
Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick has played down the risk of Thursday's UEFA Super Cup clash with Sevilla becoming a super spreader event despite host city Budapest being designated a coronavirus risk zone....
Liverpool assistant manager Pep Lijnders believes new signing Diogo Jota will have no problem making his mark at the club despite some surprise at the reported £41 million fee ($54 million) the English champions paid Wolves for the Portuguese international....
Frank de Boer has been appointed as the Netherlands' new coach, the Dutch Football Federation (KNVB) announced on Wednesday....