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:...
Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has tested positive for coronavirus, the Premier League club announced on Monday, hours ahead of their first match of the new campaign....
The gulf that still exists between Liverpool and Chelsea was on show on Sunday as the Premier League champions secured a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge in a match defined by the differing fortunes of the world's two most expensive goalkeepers....
Real Madrid began the defence of their Spanish title with a tepid 0-0 draw at Real Sociedad on Sunday as Martin Odegaard made his first league start for the reigning champions against his former club....
Premier League
Arsenal signed Iceland goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson from Dijon on Monday to act as back-up for first choice Bernd Leno....
Gareth Bale's desire to play for the "club of his heart" could speed his recovery from a knee injury, Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho said Monday....
Thiago Silva has set his sights on winning the Premier League title with Chelsea, insisting he does not lack motivation in the twilight of his career....
Primera División
Luis Rubiales was on Monday re-elected president of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) until 2024 in a vote at the Spanish football headquarters near Madrid....
Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal arrived in Italy on Sunday to complete a move to Inter Milan after agreeing his exit from Barcelona, the Serie A club confirmed....
Tottenham have gambled on the homecoming of Gareth Bale as the shot in the arm they badly need to arrest an alarming slide in the 15 months since reaching their first Champions League final....
Bundesliga
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....
Erling Braut Haaland scored twice and 17-year-old Giovanni Reyna shone as youthful Borussia Dortmund swept aside fellow Champions League side Borussia Moenchengladbach 3-0 on Saturday on the opening weekend of the Bundesliga season....
Bayern Munich board member Oliver Kahn has warned that the European champions will not agree a new contract with David Alaba at any price as the defender is stalling over signing a contract extension having been linked to Manchester City....
Serie A
Andrea Pirlo got his coaching career off to a winning start as Juventus launched their bid for a 10th consecutive league title with a 3-0 win over Sampdoria on Sunday....
Andrea Pirlo got his coaching career off to a winning start as Juventus launched their bid for a 10th consecutive league title with a 3-0 win over Sampdoria on Sunday....
Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal arrived in Italy on Sunday to complete a move to Inter Milan after agreeing his exit from Barcelona, the Serie A club confirmed....
Championship
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....
Watford's bid for an immediate return to the Premier League got off to a promising start as they opened the Championship season with a 1-0 win against Middlesbrough on Friday....
Champions League
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....
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....
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
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....
Six footballers from two countries have tested positive for the Covid-19 virus, the Asian Football Confederation said, as Champions League matches were set to kick off in Qatar Monday....
Football
Arsenal signed Iceland goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson from Dijon on Monday to act as back-up for first choice Bernd Leno....
Gareth Bale's desire to play for the "club of his heart" could speed his recovery from a knee injury, Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho said Monday....
Thiago Silva has set his sights on winning the Premier League title with Chelsea, insisting he does not lack motivation in the twilight of his career....
Croatia international Ivan Rakitic on Monday bid farewell to the national team with whom he reached the final at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the country's football federation said....
Celtic and Aberdeen have each been fined £8,000 by the Scottish Professional Football League following breaches of coronavirus protocols....
Sporting announced on Monday they will re-name their academy after former attacker and five-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo....
Taking the knee before football matches is not going to change attitudes to racism only actions will, Les Ferdinand, director of football at English second tier side Queens Park Rangers said on Monday....
One of Jose Mourinho's top priorities when he became Tottenham boss was to bring back the "real Dele Alli". But he is still waiting for the midfielder to rediscover his best form....
Senegalese Sadio Mane and Ivorian international Wilfried Zaha were two-goal stars for Liverpool and Crystal Palace respectively in the English Premier League at the weekend....
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:...