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Ajax misery, Borussia storm into Champions League group stage

Ajax misery, Borussia storm into Champions League group stage

Four-times European champions Ajax missed out on the Champions League group stage after losing 4-1 to Rostov as Manchester City and Borussia Moenchengladbach eased through. Russia's Rostov, who qualified for the first time, completed a 5-2 aggregate win in the playoff tie against Dutch side Ajax who fell in the qualifying rounds for the second season...

  • Pogba at United training complex for medical test

    Pogba at United training complex for medical test

    Paul Pogba was at Manchester United’s Aon Training Complex yesterday to begin his medical ahead of a proposed world-record switch back to the club from Juventus. United on Sunday announced the France midfielder had been granted permission to have...

  • Zabaleta confirms he will remain with City

    Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta says he will be staying at the club, with boss Pep Guardiola having told him he is part of his plans for this season. Zabaleta, who has one year left on his contract, has been linked with a move to Italy...

  • Klopp level-headed about mixed weekend

    Klopp level-headed about mixed weekend

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits conclusions are hard to draw after an up-and-down weekend of friendlies. Summer signing Sadio Mane starred in a morale-boosting 4-0 win over Barcelona on Saturday, before the Reds flew straight to Germany...

  • Real without Bale, Ronaldo and Kroos

    Real without Bale, Ronaldo and Kroos

    Real Madrid will be without forward pair Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, midfielder Toni Kroos and defender Pepe for today’s UEFA Super Cup encounter with Sevilla in Trondheim, Norway. France striker Karim Benzema is also doubtful for the match...

  • Caretaker Phelan set to lead Hull into the new season

    Hull City caretaker manager Mike Phelan looks increasingly likely to lead the club into the Premier League season and has started preparing the team to face Leicester City on Saturday. Phelan worked as number two to Steve Bruce, who resigned last...

  • Vermaelen joins Roma on loan

    Barcelona have confirmed defender Thomas Vermaelen has joined Roma on loan for the upcoming season. The 30-year-old Belgium centre-back travelled to Italy for a medical over the weekend and Barca announced that a deal had been finalised between...

  • Brazil held scoreless again

    Brazil held scoreless again

    Brazil’s hopes of winning Olympic gold on home soil looked more distant than ever on Sunday after they were held 0-0 by Iraq, while South Korea and Germany shared the spoils after an entertaining 3-3 draw. The host nation, who also drew 0-0 with...

  • Sporting briefs

    Lafferty: Norwich City and Northern Ireland striker Kyle Lafferty has been fined £23,000 by the English FA and warned about his future conduct after accepting a charge of misconduct over a betting offence. Lafferty, 28, played at Euro 2016 in...

  • Football news

    England’s Premier League will be able to continue to seek top prices for domestic TV rights for top flight games after the media regulator dropped a two-year investigation into the auction process. Alarmed by the runaway costs broadcasters have to...

  • Roberto Mancini quits Inter

    Roberto Mancini quits Inter

    Inter Milan have parted company with coach Roberto Mancini "by mutual agreement", less than two weeks before the start of the Serie A season, the Italian club said. "Inter would like to place on record its thanks to Roberto for the work carried...

  • Aston Villa beaten on their return to the second tier

    Aston Villa beaten on their return to the second tier

    Aston Villa marked their return to the second tier of English football with a 1-0 defeat by Sheffield Wednesday when their Championship campaign got off to a stuttering start at Hillsborough yesterday. Villa failed to clear their lines following a...

  • Paris SG too strong for Lyon

    French champions Paris St Germain warmed up for their Ligue 1 title defence with a convincing 4-1 win over Lyon in the Trophee des Champions late on Saturday. Javier Pastore, Lucas Moura, new signing Hatem Ben Arfa and Layvin Kurzawa got on the...

  • Juventus score late winner at WHam’s London Stadium

    Juventus score late winner at WHam’s London Stadium

    Andy Carroll scored his first goals at the London Stadium as West Ham officially opened their new home with a 3-2 friendly defeat to Juventus, yesterday. The Hammers may have already hosted their first game at the venue formerly known as the...

  • Sinclair hit a debut winner as Celtic beat Hearts away

    Sinclair hit a debut winner as Celtic beat Hearts away

    Scott Sinclair kicked off his Celtic career in style by coming off the bench to score the late winner in a 2-1 Scottish Premiership victory over Hearts, yesterday. The 27-year-old’s four-year deal following a transfer from Aston Villa was only...

  • Football news

    Reports in the Spanish media yesterday suggested that Real Madrid are ready to part with Isco with Milan looking very keen to sign the midfielder. AS said in its report that with Isco, 24, failing to command a regular place in the Real line-up, he...

  • Sporting briefs

    Taylor: Former Newcastle defender Steven Taylor had a tough start to life in the United States, enduring a challenging debut for Portland Timbers reserves against Los Angeles Galaxy II. He diverted the ball past his own goalkeeper after just nine...

  • Ibrahimovic heads late Community Shield winner for Manchester United

    Ibrahimovic heads late Community Shield winner for Manchester United

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic headed home a late debut goal to secure a 2-1 victory for Jose Mourinho's Manchester United against Premier League champions Leicester in the Community Shield. Jesse Lingard followed up his memorable FA Cup final winner with a...

  • Mourinho needs time to change team mentality

    Mourinho needs time to change team mentality

    Jose Mourinho admits it could take some time for Manchester United to move on from the Louis van Gaal era in terms of their brand of football. Mourinho took over as United boss in May as successor to the sacked Van Gaal, under whom the Red Devils...

  • Gers rescue draw on top-flight return

    Gers rescue draw on top-flight return

    Glasgow Rangers ended their four-year exile from the Scottish Premier League with a disappointing 1-1 draw against Hamilton Academical at Ibrox yesterday. Martyn Waghorn hit an excellent second-half equaliser for Rangers to cancel out Ali...

  • Keeper Szczesny targets Serie A title with Roma

    Roma’s on-loan keeper Wojciech Szczesny is determined to end the club’s long wait for the Serie A title this season. Szczesny spent last season on loan at Roma from Arsenal and has returned to Italy for another temporary spell at the club having...