Sport Eliaquim Mangala has also attracted interest from Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain

The Frenchman has also attracted interest from Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain

Arjen Robben celebrates Bayern Munich's third goal

Champions League: Arjen Robben expresses delight with Bayern Munich's 'easy' victory over Manchester City

While City manager Manuel Pellegrini admits his side 'played really badly', but refuses to single out goalkeeper Joe Hart for blame

Thomas Mueller, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Franck Ribery celebrate a comfortable victory for Bayern

Manchester City 1 Bayern Munich 3 match report: German masterclass leaves Joe Hart and his City team-mates humiliated

Disappointment for Manuel Pellegrini's team as European champions live up to every inch of their billing

The Sport Matrix: Thursday 3 October 2013

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Manchester United problems could be caused by David Moyes 'rotating too much' claims Shakhtar Donetsk manager

Ahead of Wednesday's Champions League meeting in Ukraine, the methods of the under-pressure United manager come into question

Andreas Weimann celebrates scoring Aston Villa’s winner

Manchester City loss not all bad news for Manuel Pellegrini ahead of Bayern clash

If ever a loss were to classified beneficial it might just be Manchester City’s reverse at Aston Villa: if it persuades the grandees of Bayern Munich to lower their shields even a fraction on Wednesday, it will not have been in vain.

The sporting week ahead (29/09/13)

Today

Sergio Aguero celebrates his first of two goals for Manchester City against Manchester United

Aston Villa v Manchester City: Sergio Aguero ruled out of Premier League meeting

The striker will not be risked ahead of the Champions League tie against Bayern Munich

Pep Guardiola has re-deployed Philipp Lahm

Bayern Munich can wait for Robert Lewandowski - the Champions League holders are beginning to click under Pep Guardiola

With a reinvented style of tika-taka an unexpected star is emerging under the former Barcelona manager

Chelsea's Fernando Torres scores

Fernando Torres is happy with the competition at Chelsea and backs himself, Samuel Eto'o and Demba Ba to all play a major role this season

The Spanish striker scored against Swindon in the Capital One Cup in midweek

Andre Villas-Boas offers directions to Lewis Holtby

Lewis Holtby claims Tottenham can 'do something big' over the coming years

The German midfielder joined from Schalke believing Spurs can reach the very top

Robert Lewandowski will sign a contract with Bayern Munich in January

Transfer news: Manchester United hopes dashed as Robert Lewandowski confirms transfer to Bayern Munich

Polish striker to sign pre-contract agreement in January

Arsene Wenger wants Premier League clubs to have feeder teams in the lower leagues to help develop young players

Arsene Wenger agrees with concept of entering feeder clubs into the lower leagues in an effort to develop a 'lost' generation of players

Both Spain and Germany have brought in the idea and Wenger feels it is time England gives it a chance

Pep Guardiola hasn't had the 'perfect' start to his career with Bayern Munich that many will have expected

Pep Guardiola needs time to succeed at Bayern Munich claims former East Germany international Uwe Rosler

The Brentford manager speaks to Jack Pitt-Brooke on how Guardiola's challenge to the Bayern squad will take time to sink in

Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo celebrate together

Champions League round-up: Gareth Bale provides assist as Cristiano Ronaldo scores hat-trick for Real Madrid

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Plzen v Manchester City: Pablo Zabaleta eyes 'great chance' to make amends for Champions League woe

City have failed to escape the group stage for the last two seasons

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