No sign of Premier League procession as Chelsea and Arsenal up their games | Paul Wilson

Pep Guardiola’s refusal to countenance a two-horse race for the title may have merit and other leagues look similarly openWhen Pep Guardiola was asked whether he thought the Premier League was turning into a two-horse race last week, before Manchester …

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Cristiano Ronaldo scoring for Juventus is just a goal, nothing else | Paolo Bandini

The Ronaldo case is bringing out the worst aspects of football’s tribalism, with reactions driven by club loyalties over any consideration of the human beings involved Cristiano Ronaldo scored a goal on Saturday. Not one that is likely to be remembered…

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Cristiano Ronaldo scores at Udinese to help keep Juventus at 100%

• Ronaldo in action for first time since Der Spiegel article• Juventus have won 10 competitive games, eight in Serie ACristiano Ronaldo helped Juventus maintain their perfect start to the season with a goal at Udinese at the end of a week overshadowed …

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Juventus in daunting form as Ronaldo turns provider against Napoli | Paolo Bandini

The record signing rediscovered some old wing wizardry as the champions won 3-1 amid their best start to a season since 1930For a man who launched an app devoted to football tactics, Massimiliano Allegri does not always sound terribly fond of them. “We…

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Crowd trouble and collapsed gate mars Montpellier’s derby win over Nîmes

• Referee halts game for 30 minutes because of disturbances• Two people injured after celebrating fans cause gate to fallMontpellier’s 3-0 home win against their local rivals Nîmes was interrupted for more than 30 minutes after a crowd disturbance.Afte…

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Krzysztof Piatek’s glorious run goes on as Genoa swat aside Chievo

The Rossoblu spent just €4.5m on the Polish striker but he is comfortably outscoring more expensive summer signingsKrzysztof Piatek did not require any act of misdirection to save himself from getting mobbed at the airport when he arrived for his medic…

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European roundup: Bayern’s run ends while Inter scrape past Fiorentina

• Bayern Munich held 1-1 at home by Augsburg• Inter win 2-1 with help from a VAR penaltyBayern Munich conceded a late equaliser as their perfect start to the season come to an end with a 1-1 draw against Bavarian neighbours Augsburg at the Allianz Aren…

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Revamped Roma’s rapid decline leaves Di Francesco in line of fire | Paolo Bandini

Summer deals have left last season’s Champions League semi-finalists imbalanced and time is not on the manager’s sideFive games in, and the Serie A top scorers chart has a decidedly unfamiliar feel. Fans might have expected to see Cristiano Ronaldo in …

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Juventus leave it late in unimpressive win over lowly Frosinone

Ronaldo on target as Juve extend their 100% startDi Maria, Meunier and Chuopo-Moting score for PSGCristiano Ronaldo and Federico Bernardeschi scored late goals as Juventus continued their 100 per cent start to the Serie A season with an unconvincing 2-…

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Marco Asensio winner against Espanyol sends Real Madrid top of La Liga

• Julen Lopetegui shuffles pack but midfielder comes up trumps• Bayern continue perfect Bundesliga start with defeat of SchalkeMarco Asensio’s strike earned Real Madrid a 1-0 home win over Espanyol to send them provisionally top of La Liga on Saturday….

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