Pep Guardiola has assured Premier League clubs that they have a long way to go before they can claim the sort of Champions League domination enjoyed by Spanish teams in recent years. Manchester City, like Manchester United and Liverpool, have already won their group ahead of facing RB Leipzig on Tuesday and are among the favourites for the crown, along with holders Chelsea. Both Chelsea and Liverpool have won the competition in the past three years with City and Tottenham making the final, leading to suggestions that English football is dominating the continent.
A criminal complaint has been filed against Jude Bellingham to German police for raising the match-fixing past of a referee who awarded a decisive late penalty to Bayern Munich in their Bundlesliga win at Borussia Dortmund.
World Cup winner Lucas Hernandez revealed on Monday how his record-breaking move to Bayern Munich turned into a nightmare with recurring injuries and the threat of a prison sentence in Spain.
West Ham defender Arthur Masuaku was the unlikely match-winner as the Hammers twice came from behind to shock Chelsea 3-2 at the weekend in the Premier League.
Borussia Moenchengladbach coach Adi Huetter was under mounting pressure Sunday after his side slumped to a historic 6-0 humiliation at home to Freiburg, leaving them just three places above the Bundesliga drop zone.
Fred seals victory in Rangnick's first match United failed to convert dominance into goals New narrower 4-2-2-2 formation tried Ayew misses fine Palace chance to take the lead against run of play
RB Leipzig said Sunday that coach Jesse Marsch is leaving his job with immediate effect, amid a disappointing season for the ambitious Bundesliga side.
Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munich opened up a four-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga with a 3-2 win at second-placed Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.
Czech Republic striker Patrik Schick scored four second-half goals as third-placed Bayer Leverkusen thrashed bottom club Greuther Fuerth 7-1 in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
American coach Jesse Marsch was under fire after RB Leipzig slipped to a third straight Bundesliga defeat with a 2-1 loss at Union Berlon on Friday with club chief executive Oliver Mintzlaff saying "all options are on the table" to halt the slide.
Horst Eckel, the last remaining member of the West Germany team which won the World Cup in 1954, died Friday at the age of 89, the German FA (DFB) has confirmed.
Borussia Dortmund legend Karl-Heinz Riedle says the Bundesliga club is 'praying' star striker Erling Haaland stays next season as they fend off interest from the Premier League.
The Champions League match between Bayern Munich and Barcelona will be played behind closed doors after a rise in Covid-19 cases in Bavaria. State officials have agreed to ban fans from attending matches as part of a lockdown across the region, with Christmas markets cancelled and restrictions placed on indoor mixing. Bayern are therefore set to see out the year behind closed doors, including Wednesday’s visit of Barcelona.
Bayern Munich hope Germany midfielder Leon Goretzka can shake off a hip injury to feature in their Bundesliga showdown at Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.
Paris Saint-Germain have been milking the fact that they have this year's Ballon d'Or winner in their ranks, but Lionel Messi was crowned the world's best player for the seventh time in his glittering career entirely because of what he achieved elsewhere.
Bundesliga star strikers Erling Haaland and Robert Lewandowski go head-to-head on Saturday when Borussia Dortmund host Bayern Munich in the top-of-the-table clash.
Arsenal travel to Manchester United tonight looking to secure successive league wins at Old Trafford for the first time in 42 years. The Gunners bounced back quickly from a 4-0 drubbing at Liverpool that ended their positive run with a comfortable win over Newcastle and will head north hopeful of sending the hosts into the Ralf Rangnick era on the back of a demoralising defeat. Rangnick has a watching brief only tonight after being confirmed as United’s new interim manager until the end of the season, after which time he will take up a consultancy role, but he will take charge of the team for the first time when Crystal Palace come to town on Sunday.
It is 13 months since Thomas Partey put in such an impressive display at Old Trafford that Roy Keane said he wished the Arsenal midfielder played for Manchester United. Keane is notoriously hard to please, but the Sky Sports pundit even went as far as saying he felt Partey could match what his old adversary Patrick Vieira achieved at Arsenal. Partey was at the heart of everything good about Arsenal that day and his man-of-the-match performance helped the Gunners secure their first Premier League win at Old Trafford since 2006, and their first victory away against any ‘Big Six’ rival since 2015.
Middlesbrough are one of a number of Championship clubs looking to sign Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun on loan in January. Balogun, who signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal in April, has struggled for action this season and played just 77 minutes of first-team football. Several Championship clubs are keen on loaning Balogun for six months, with Middlesbrough pushing hard.
During their bad dream eight years post-Alex Ferguson, Manchester United have cycled through four very different types of manager.
Lionel Messi says Robert Lewandowski should be awarded the cancelled 2020 Ballon d’Or after pipping the Bayern Munich striker to this year’s prize. Messi claimed the most prestigious individual prize in football for a record seventh time at last night’s gala in Paris, beating Lewandowski by a fine margin of just 33 voting points. The Argentine was rewarded for his magnificent performances in leading Argentina to the Copa America title this summer, claiming his first international trophy.
Lionel Messi wins seventh Ballon d'Or ; Robert Lewandowski runner-up and named top striker Alexia Putellas receives women's award | Pedri wins Kopa (best U-21) | Gianluigi Donnarumma is best keeper; Chelsea win club of the year But Cristiano Ronaldo (absent) still manages to steal the headlines
Togo international Ihlas Bebou scored a hat-trick for fifth-placed Hoffenheim at the weekend in a 6-3 Bundesliga triumph at bottom club Greuther Fuerth.
Manchester United's new interim manager Ralf Rangnick once mentored Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel and now "The Professor" will use his studious approach to revive his troubled Premier League club.
Hertha Berlin, currently sitting 14th in the Bundesliga, sacked Pal Dardai as coach on Monday, replacing the Hungarian with former Turkey international Tayfun Korkut.