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Iker Casillas says Real Madrid's newly-returned coach Zinedine Zidane reminds him of Vicente del Bosque while praising him for his work in the Santiago Bernabeu hot seat.

Rivaldo: Paris Saint-Germain taught Real Madrid a lesson

Former Barcelona forward Rivaldo believes Real Madrid were taught a footballing lesson by Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League and believes Zinedine Zidane may have to spend big again in January.
Inter boss Antonio Conte has urged his players to forget about the hype designating them as Juventus' chief rivals for Serie A glory this season.

Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan ready to kick back against AC Milan

Antonio Conte branded himself a ‘jackass’ for his tactical blunders which saw Inter Milan struggle to a draw in their European opener this week, but warned they would kick back into gear on Saturday against city rivals AC Milan.
Cristiano Ronaldo has clarified that a hand gesture he aimed at Atletico Madrid supporters during Juventus's 2-2 draw with the Liga side was not intended to offend them.

Cristiano Ronaldo explains controversial gesture during Atlético draw

Cristiano Ronaldo has denied suggestions he tried to offend Atlético Madrid’s supporters with a hand gesture during Wednesday’s Champions League group stage clash.
Jurgen Klopp has denied his Liverpool future will be determined by the English weather, saying his agent was just making a joke.

Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool always looking for world-class potential

Jurgen Klopp has overseen some of Liverpool’s most productive transfer business of the modern era and admits that his recruitment philosophy is to seek out "world-class potential".
Iranian women have been prohibited from entering stadiums since early 1980s [Raheb Homavandi-Reuters]

It is time to allow women into stadiums – FIFA tells Iran

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has told Iran it is time to allow women into football stadiums and that the global soccer body expects “positive developments”, starting with their next home match in October.
Peter Olayinka has expressed delight after the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) failed to cancel his goal which inspired Slavia Prague to a shock 1-1 away draw against Inter Milan in the UEFA Champions League opener,

Peter Olayinka: I’m happy VAR didn’t cancel historic goal

Peter Olayinka has expressed delight after the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) failed to cancel his goal which inspired Slavia Prague to a shock 1-1 away draw against Inter Milan in the UEFA Champions League opener.
Chelsea hero Ruud Gullit has reacted to Frank Lampard appointment as the club manager

Ruud Gullit advice Real Madrid to get former Barcelona manager

Dutch legend Ruud Gullit has advised crisis hit-Real Madrid to sign former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola to help the club solve their on-field problems after the huge defeat against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.
Jurgen Klopp has revealed the process behind Liverpool's successful pursuit of Virgil van Dijk last year, insisting the centre-back has already fulfilled his world-class potential.

Virgil van Dijk rubbishes contract speculation at Liverpool

The Dutch defender is already tied to terms at Anfield until the summer of 2023, with a five-and-a-half-year deal penned upon his arrival from Southampton in January 2018.
Chelsea have started negotiations to improve contracts to Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori.

Reports: Chelsea to offer Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori five-year contracts

According to the Guardian, the Blues hierarchy are ready to roll out five-year contracts to the Anglo-Nigerian duo after impressing under manager Frank Lampard.
Being forced to remain at Paris Saint-Germain can be beneficial to Neymar, says Kaka, with the Brazilian expected to be a leader in what could prove to be a “great year”.

Kaka: PSG stay is good for Neymar

Being forced to remain at Paris Saint-Germain can be beneficial to Neymar, says Kaka, with the Brazilian expected to be a leader in what could prove to be a “great year”.
Erling Braut Haland

Barça keeping a close eye on Salzburg sensation

After netting a hat-trick on his Champions League debut in mid-week, it was only a matter of time before the Erling Braut Håland transfer rumours started rolling in.
Riyad Mahrez has praised Manchester City’s impressive start to the Champions League following their 3-0 victory over Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday.

Riyad Mahrez lauds Manchester City’s perfect Champions League start

Pep Guardiola’s men cruised past the Ukrainian Premier League side with the Algeria international playing a key role in the victory.
Nigerian duo of David Okereke and Emmanuel Dennis both started for Club Brugge in their UEFA Champions league game against Galatasaray at Jan Breydel Stadium on Wednesday.

David Okereke, Emmanuel Dennis fail to lift Club Brugge over Galatasaray

Nigerian duo of David Okereke and Emmanuel Dennis both started for Club Brugge in their UEFA Champions league game against Galatasaray at Jan Breydel Stadium on Wednesday.
Cristiano Ronaldo has clarified that a hand gesture he aimed at Atletico Madrid supporters during Juventus's 2-2 draw with the Liga side was not intended to offend them.

Cristiano Ronaldo mocking Atletico Madrid fans with hand gesture

Cristiano Ronaldo has clarified that a hand gesture he aimed at Atletico Madrid supporters during Juventus's 2-2 draw with the Liga side was not intended to offend them.
Former Liverpool forward El-Hadji Diouf has drawn similarities between Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane and how they complement each other's performances.

Phil Thompson: Sadio Mane’s pass to Mohamed Salah cost Liverpool against Napoli

Ex-Liverpool caretaker manager Phil Thompson has stated Sadio Mane “made the wrong decision” in the Reds 2-0 Champions League loss to Napoli on Tuesday night.
Iker Casillas says Real Madrid's newly-returned coach Zinedine Zidane reminds him of Vicente del Bosque while praising him for his work in the Santiago Bernabeu hot seat.

UCL: Zinedine Zidane admits Real Madrid midfield collapsed in PSG thrashing

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has rued his team’s heavy 3-0 defeat to PSG in Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League Group A match at the Parc des Princes, saying his midfield collapse cost them the match.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insisted Manchester United were still heading in the right direction, but the manager is eager for improved results.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits it was great to watch Erling Braut Haland

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has seemingly been keeping an eye on Red Bull Salzburg’s wonder-kid Erling Braut Haland after admitting he’s great to watch.
Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen believes he and his Lille teammates have learnt useful lessons following their 3-0 in the Champions league by Ajax on Tuesday.

UCL: Victor Osimhen down plays Lille’s 3-0 loss to Ajax

Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen believes he and his Lille teammates have learnt useful lessons following their 3-0 in the Champions league by Ajax on Tuesday.

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