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

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

Roberto Mancini failed to build upon last season's success

Roberto Mancini 'very happy' after returning to management with Galatasaray

The former Manchester City manager has agreed a three-year deal with the Turkish outfit

Nicklas Bendtner in action in his Arsenal return against West Bromwich on Wednesday

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Dane appeared for Arsenal for the first time since August 2011

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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Gareth Bale trains in Istanbul ahead of tonight’s game

Champions League: Gareth Bale to play in top tier of Europe for first time in two years if selected by Real Madrid

Former Tottenham player hopes for Turkish delight as Real Madrid visit Galatasaray

Gareth Bale warned Real Madrid fans may count first impressions

Ian Rush warns Welshman, who is not fully fit ahead of debut

Giovanni Trapattoni looks set for an exit as Republic of Ireland coach unless he can perform a miraculous turnaround

Giovanni Trapattoni accepts Republic of Ireland days are numbered with hope dwindling

Only an unlikely run of results can save the Italian while Wales and Scotland play for pride

Zinedine Zidane has claimed £86m for Gareth Bale is 'incomprehensible'

Transfer news: Zinedine Zidane claims £86m for Real Madrid star Gareth Bale is 'incomprehensible' after Tottenham switch

Former world-record transfer Zidane believes the fee is too much for any player although he is looking forward to helping Bale develop to his full potential

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Reading 'target' Mohamed Sissoko released by PSG

The former Liverpool player has seen his contract terminated by mutual consent

Gareth Bale at a press conference announcing his move to Real Madrid at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu

Gareth Bale, his £85m transfer deal, and how Real Madrid ruined football for fans

As the dealing reaches fever pitch, Borrusia Dortmund show you can join football's big boys without buying success

Nicklas Bendtner was on loan at Juventus last season

Transfer news: Crystal Palace sign Adrian Mariappa

Bendtner has struggled to hold down a first-team place with the Gunners, and has been out on loan for the past two seasons

Emanuele Giaccherini opens the scoring for Sunderland

Emanuele Giaccherini reveals motivation to leave Juventus and join Sunderland

The Italian scored in the 1-1 draw with Southampton at the weekend

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Transfer news: Juventus insist Arsenal 'target' Paul Pogba will remain in Turin

The Gunners have been linked with a £20m move for the former Manchester United player

Lazio fans pictured during the Supercoppa

Lazio to close Stadio Olimpico stand for first match of the season after 'racist abuse' during Supercoppa

Fans punished after allegedly directing abuse at Juventus players

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