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Ronaldo banned for 5 matches after pushing referee

Cristiano Ronaldo has been suspended for five games after he was sent off in Real Madrid's 3-1 win against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup first leg on Sunday.

Neymar has displayed why PSG signed him – Alves

Brazilian International and Paris Saint Germain defender Dani Alves lauded Neymar’s debut after the world’s most expensive player marked his PSG start with a goal.

Chelsea table £50m for Southampton’s Van Dijk

Chelsea are now set to add Southampton defender, Virgil van Dijk, to their lineup after the shock defeat to Burnley in the first day of the Premier league season.

Barca couldn’t beat Real Madrid even with 12 men – Arbeloa

Former Real Madrid right-back, Álvaro Arbeloa, has criticized the officiating of the Supercopa de Espana first leg at the Camp Nou and suggested that referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea was favouring the Catalan side.

Lindelof needs time to adapt at Man United – Mourinho

Jose Mourinho says defender Victor Lindelof will be shown plenty of patience after an uncomfortable start to his Manchester United career.

Costa’s situation is a problem for Chelsea – Hasselbaink

Former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has called for a speedy resolution over Diego Costa’s future.

People think leaving Barca is to die – Neymar

Brazilian striker Neymar said he feels "more alive than ever" after marking his Paris St-Germain debut with a goal and an assist at Guingamp.

Pochettino will give Tottenham youngsters a chance – Dele Alli

Dele Alli has told Tottenham's young guns that Mauricio Pochettino will give them opportunities to shine if they put in the hard work.

Mikel gives Eagles major boost with return in China

Super Eagles have received a major boost ahead of next month’s crucial World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon with the return of skipper Mikel Obi to full action after more than four months out due to injury.

Rooney to get better and improve Everton – Cottee

Former Everton and England forward Tony Cottee says there is "a lot more to come" from Wayne Rooney after his match-winning display against Stoke.

Paulinho joins Barcelona from Guangzhou Evergrande

Barcelona have completed the signing of former Tottenham midfielder Paulinho from Guangzhou Evergrande.

Barca target Coutinho not in Liverpool squad for Hoffenheim

Barcelona target Philippe Coutinho has been left out of Liverpool’s squad for their Champions League play-off first-leg match away to Hoffenheim on Tuesday.

Spectre of 2015 looms after Chelsea false start

For Chelsea’s supporters, Saturday’s calamitous 3-2 loss at home to Burnley will have immediately rekindled uncomfortable memories of their last Premier League title defence.

Don’t use kids against Cameroon – Mgbolu tells Rohr

Former spokesman of the Nigeria Football Federation, Austin Mgbolu, has cautioned the Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, against using inexperience players when his side confront the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in the back to back World Cup qualifiers next month.

Diego Costa demands loyalty bonus from Chelsea

Costa claims he is entitled to the payment, as he is being forced out by manager Antonio Conte.

Why Redknapp wants me at Birmingham City – Onazi

Ogenyi Onazi has revealed he is on his way to English Championship side Birmingham City because manager Harry Redknapp has long wanted to sign him and he believes his experience will help the club return to the Premier League.

I feel ‘more alive than ever’ – Neymar

Neymar says he feels "more alive than ever" after starring on his Paris St-Germain debut on Sunday.

Chelsea must add more experienced players – Azpilicueta

Cesar Azpilicueta fears for Chelsea’s title hopes if they are unable to sign top-class players during the remainder of the transfer window.

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