Goals from David Alaba and Karim Benzema were enough to earn victory over Eintracht Frankfurt in the UEFA Super Cup, Europe's curtain-raiser.
Sydney FC and Macarthur Bulls are through to the quarter-finals of the Australia Cup.
Mandurah City have scored a local soccer coup, signing controversial former Scottish and Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths on a very short-term deal.
The Confederation of African Football is to introduce a new 24-club super league with prize money worth $143 million.
Socceroo Nikita Rukavytsya is closing in on Champions League group stage action while Rangers completed a stunning comeback in the third round of qualifying.
Socceroos captain Mat Ryan expects to get more game time ahead of the World Cup after signing to join FC Copenhagen on a two-year deal.
Perth Glory signing Mark Beevers has taken a huge step into the unknown - but he was never going to end his career wondering ‘what if’.
Sydney FC have boosted their A-League Men team rebuild by signing Slovakia striker Robert Mak.
Ismaila Sarr has scored a stunning long-range goal, but missed a penalty, in Watford's 1-1 draw at West Brom in the Championship.
Anthony Modeste has joined Dortmund, Isco Sevilla and Alexis Sanchez is set for Marseille as several European soccer clubs look for short-term fixes.
Everton have signed Wolves captain Conor Coady on loan as a replacement for defender Ben Godfrey, who will be out for three months with a broken leg.
Big off-season signing Robert Lewandowski has finally got his goal-scoring feats going at Barcelona, netting in their final friendly before La Liga kicks off.
Marseille have put off-field dramas aside to defeat Reims 4-1 in their opening Ligue 1 match of the season, while there were also victories for Lens and Lille.
Manager Erik ten Hag says there are positives to be taken out of Manchester United's 2-1 defeat to Brighton at Old Trafford in their EPL season opener.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says star signing Erling Haaland has already silenced the doubters by scoring both goals in their EPL win over West Ham.
Schalke have made a losing start on their return to the Bundesliga, going down 3-1 to Cologne, while Leipzig and Stuttgart drew 1-1 to begin their campaigns.
Australia striker Martin Boyle has made an immediate impact for Hibernian, stepping off the bench to score a 95th-minute equaliser against Hearts.
Erik ten Hag has pleaded for time after starting his Manchester United reign with a disappointing home defeat against Brighton.
Lionel Messi bagged a brace as Paris St Germain dominated to beat Clermont 5-0 in the French league.
Celtic scored a 3-1 victory over Ross County as they continued a winning start to their Scottish Premiership defence.
Union Berlin have beaten city rivals Hertha Berlin 3-1 to kick off their Bundesliga season with a win that stretched their dominance in the fixture.
Alexandre Lacazette has scored in a winning return to Lyon who beat Ajaccio 2-1 in the French league.
Arsenal have kicked off the English Premier League season by scoring a 2-0 away win over Crystal Palace.
New signing Sadio Mane has opened his Bundesliga account in a convincing win for the champions.
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