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Costa, Atleti win Super Cup, snap European derbi hex

Diego Costa and Atletico Madrid both reversed history and fired a real warning shot in beating Cristiano Ronaldo-less Real Madrid in the Super Cup.

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Burley: Atleti pounced on Ronaldo-less Real Madrid

Craig Burley explains how the absences of Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo seemed to embolden Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup.

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Costa, Correa 9/10 as Atleti outlast rivals Real

Diego Costa scored twice against Real Madrid and was the man of the match as Atletico Madrid finally got over the hump against Real in Europe.

Football Headlines

Nigeria

Victor Moses announces international retirement

Chelsea winger Victor Moses stunned the Nigerian football community by announcing his international retirement.

Omeruo completes loan to Leganes

Nigeria international defender Kenneth Omeruo completed a season-long loan from Chelsea to Spanish side CD Leganes on Wednesday.

Transfer Talk

Transfer Talk: Zidane eyes Man United job

Could Man United's next manager be Zinedine Zidane? Leicester are near a new £75,000-a-week deal for Harry Maguire. Transfer Talk is on it.

Diego Godin 'rejected' Man Utd, Juve offers

Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin said he is proud to take over as the club's captain after having rejected offers from Man United and Juventus.

Is Zidane the manager Manchester United need?

With reports that Zinedine Zidane is interested in the Man United job, the FC panel assess how he'd fit in should Jose Mourinho abdicate his position as manager.

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Premier League

The most important 15

Mourinho needs Sanchez, Pogba to spark Manchester United title bid

Rob Dawson: Alexis Sanchez is Manchester United's most important player this season, with Paul Pogba not too far behind.

Salah Liverpool's star as Van Dijk leads Klopp's new boys

Mohamed Salah is Liverpool's talisman, and a year on from the last time we looked at Jurgen Klopp's most important men, there are seven new entries.

Barcelona

Messi, Malcom score as Barca beat Boca Juniors

Goals from Malcom, Lionel Messi and Rafinha helped Barcelona ease to a 3-0 win over Boca Juniors in the annual Joan Gamper trophy match.

Embattled Suarez 'getting up to speed' - Valverde

Ernesto Valverde has backed under-fire Barcelona striker Luis Suarez to deliver when it matters.

UEFA Champions League

Klopp vs. Ramos

Ramos tells Klopp to 'stick to his own business'

Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos said Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp should "stick to his own business" as he continues to talk about a 2018 UCL final loss.

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Klopp clash with Ramos highlights wider Liverpool issue

Far from being embarrassed by Jurgen Klopp's refusal to let the Champions League final go, supporters find it to be sweet music to their ears.

Ramos hits back at Klopp comments

Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos believes Jurgen Klopps comments about his collision with Mo Salah were out of frustration because Liverpool lost the Champions League final.

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Manchester United

Flashback to Ronaldo's Manchester United debut

This week marks 15 years since Cristiano Ronaldo made his Manchester United debut. Here is what happened back in 2003.

For United, is a director of football the answer?

Managers have always been all-powerful at Old Trafford, but things are set to change. Would a Mourinho-DoF-Woodward dynamic help address issues?

Blind pays tribute to 'true winner' Mourinho

Former Manchester United defender Daley Blind said he was grateful to play for Jose Mourinho and that his approach could help him now at Ajax.

Absa Premiership

Wits claim shock win over Pirates

An own goal in the last 10 minutes allowed Bidvest Wits a 'snatch and grab' win away at Orlando Pirates on Wednesday.

Tshabalala goal earns Chiefs draw against Baroka

Veteran Siphiwe Tshabalala scored a trademark free-kick to secure an ill-deserved point for Kaizer Chiefs in their 1-1 draw with Baroka FC.

Who has the most starts at each PSL club?

KweséESPN looks at who holds the appearance record at all 16 PSL clubs for top-flight, cup and CAF club competition matches.

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    The Premier League transfer window is over for the summer. But who came out on top on Deadline Day? And who will be wishing they had done a bit more?

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  • Transfer grades: Which teams aced the test?

    With the buying season over for clubs in England, ESPN FC's Nick Miller grades how each Premier League team fared in the summer window.

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