Barnaby Chesterman Lionel Messi hit a hat-trick as Barcelona began their Champions League campaign with a 4-0 win over Ajax on Wednesday but Jose Mourinho's Chelsea suffered a shock home defeat.
Glenn Jackson It's been a tough week for Manchester United. About the same time as they were arriving in Sydney, it was announced that the touring club had lost its title as the world's most valuable sporting team.
Manchester United manager David Moyes on Monday revealed he has stepped up his pursuit of Cesc Fabregas after making a second bid for the Barcelona midfielder.
Pete Jenson and Mark Ogden Real Madrid's interest in Gareth Bale appears to be cooling after head coach Carlo Ancelotti told club president Florentino Perez that he did not consider the Tottenham player integral to his plans...
Dominic Bossi Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata, Mile Jedinak and more: the players to keep your eye on as the season kicks off.
Pete Jenson Real Madrid's decision to sell Mesut Ozil to Arsenal has sparked a backlash from the Spanish club's most senior players.
Barry Whelan Spain, Italy and Germany moved close to World Cup qualification, while Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick for Portugal on Friday.
Real Madrid swept to a 3-0 victory over Galatasaray in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.
Real Madrid all but secured their place in the Champions League semi-finals on Wednesday with a 3-0 defeat of Galatasaray in their quarter-final first leg.
Sebastian Hassett Fresh from the euphoria of finally breaking through for their first A-League grand final win after four attempts, the Central Coast Mariners are on the cusp of more history - and a showdown against...
Ryland James Poland striker Robert Lewandowski netted all four goals in Borussia Dortmund's 4-1 win over Real Madrid in Wednesday's Champions League semi-final, first-leg to strengthen the possibility of an...
Henry Winter Football's coming home and it will be striding through the Wembley door wearing lederhosen and yellow-and-black shirts.
You can still see the boy in Sir Alex Ferguson, even now we have reached the end. The elder statesman who called a halt after 27 years at Manchester United needs a hip replacement and feels he has...
Shane Brady Picking a best first XI from Fergie's 26-year dynasty at Manchester United might appear easy at first - until you get down to the nitty gritty. But here goes.
Mark Ogden and Jeremy Wilson examine what the Van Persie deal means for the buyers and the sellers.
You've seen one of the best goals in the world. Now, watch one of the worst penalty misses of all time.
Chris Wright Manchester City's first tilt at Champions League glory ended in a heartbreaking group stage exit a year ago from a tough group - though the club then went on to lift the English Premier League crown.
Ian Whittell MANCHESTER: Alex Ferguson predicts a long, hard English Premier League title race with champions Manchester City after his team opened up a seven-point gap over rivals Chelsea.
Sao Paulo Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Andres Iniesta have been shortlisted for this year's Ballon d'Or.
David Polkinghorne An accusation from Perth Glory playmaker Lisa De Vanna has erupted in a Twitter war.