Father-figure Ancelotti out to keep Bayern on top

Berlin (AFP) - Bayern Munich will chase a fifth straight Bundesliga title when the new season starts on Friday, with new coach Carlo Ancelotti attempting to continue the dominance forged by …

Guardiola confirms Bravo on his way to replace Hart

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Pep Guardiola insisted on Tuesday that he will continue working with Joe Hart at Manchester City, even as Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo flew in to replace the …


Muscat unsure on A-League guests

He's welcomed Tim Cahill to Melbourne City but Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat isn't sure whether any guest players will follow him to the A-League.


Tite names uncapped quintet in first Brazil squad

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - New Brazil head coach Tite on Monday named five uncapped players in his first 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Colombia in September.


Bale fires Real Madrid to opening win

Barcelona (AFP) - A Gareth Bale brace and a Marco Asensio lob helped Real Madrid make light work of Real Sociedad, running out 3-0 winners at Anoeta in their opening game of the season in La Liga.


Werder Bremen suffer shock German Cup defeat

Berlin (AFP) - Bundesliga side Werder Bremen kicked off their new season by being dumped out of the German Cup in the first round with a 2-1 defeat at third-tier club Sportfreunde Lotte on Sunday.


Cologne run riot, RB Leipzig exit German Cup

Berlin (AFP) - Cologne routed sixth-division Berlin-based BFC Preussen 7-0 on Saturday in the first round of the German Cup, as newly-promoted RB Leipzig were the only Bundesliga team to suffer a …