Guardiola faces reunion with Barcelona

Impeccable record: Manchester City head honcho Pep Guardiola.

Guardiola's City were paired with Barcelona - along with Borussia Mönchengladbach and Brendan Rodgers' Celtic - in one of the more intriguing and eye-catching groups as the Champions League draw was made in Monaco.

Hart upset at treatment as Guardiola 'breaks promise'

Feeling unloved: Joe Hart.

Joe Hart feels he has been jettisoned by Manchester City, who are poised to announce the signing of Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo for £17 million ($29.5 million), after initially being told he should fight for his place in the team.

Bale double gives Real Madrid winning start

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale smiles after scoring his second goal.

Gareth Bale scored a double in a commanding 3-0 win for Real Madrid in their La Liga opener at Real Sociedad on Sunday, building on his stunning displays for Wales at Euro 2016.

Boro win north-east derby, West Ham edge Bournemouth

Boro's George Friend celebrates victory.

Middlesbrough handed Sunderland's new manager David Moyes a 2-1 defeat on his home debut and West Ham United beat Bournemouth 1-0 with a late goal to record a welcome first Premier League win at their new London Stadium on Sunday.

Socceroo joins Dutch team

Jason Davidson aims to get more game time playing for FC Groningen.

Australian defender Jason Davidson has joined Dutch side FC Groningen on a season-long deal from English Football League side Huddersfield Town.