Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed a brace on his return from suspension for Real Madrid, as Tottenham Hotspur ended their Wembley jinx and Liverpool were held on their Champions League comeback on Wednesday.
Harry Kane admits he is glad England's World Cup qualifier against Malta falls on September 1 after the Tottenham Hotspur star suffered another barren August.
Emre Can struck twice as Liverpool convincingly defeated Hoffenheim 4-2 at Anfield on Wednesday to reach the Champions League group phase for only the second time since 2010.
Antonio Conte said he would be happy for Chelsea to creep up on the rails in the Premier League title race following their clinical 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur.
Ousmane Dembele capped a thrilling performance with the deciding goal as 10-man France beat England 3-2 in a friendly in Paris on Tuesday in which the video assistant referee played a central role.
Bayern Munich right-back Joshua Kimmich earned Germany a 1-1 draw against Denmark on Tuesday with an acrobatic bicycle kick in a warm-up for a World Cup qualifier and Confed Cup campaign.
France coach Didier Deschamps revealed on Thursday that Kylian Mbappé was uncertain for Friday's friendly against Paraguay as fellow wunderkind Ousmane Dembélé returns to the grounds of his former club Rennes.
Mauricio Pochettino insists there is no chance Harry Kane will be allowed to leave Tottenham after his "special" striker’s four-goal blitz in the 6-1 rout of Leicester.
Tottenham Hotspur have "bigger things" in their sights than finishing above Arsenal this season as they step up their pursuit of Premier League leaders Chelsea, according to manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said his side had taken a "big step" towards the Premier League title after their 2-1 defeat of Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.