Germany

Pep surprised by Hamburg

Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola says he was surprised at Hamburg's intensity in his side's 3-1 DFB Pokal win at the Imtech Arena.

Schalke not amused by Avdijaj

Schalke starlet Donis Avdijaj is risking the wrath of his club after crashing his Mercedes-Benz on Monday in a reported illegal road race.

Ribery attacked by Hamburg fan

Franck Ribery was struck in the face with a scarf wielded by a Hamburg fan during Bayern Munich's 3-1 win in the DFB-Pokal on Wednesday.

Schweinsteiger set to return

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has revealed that midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is on the verge of making a return to first-team training.

Klopp: BVB on the right track

Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp believes his side are heading in the right direction following a 3-0 DFB Pokal win over St Pauli on Tuesday.

Mandzukic: Pep disappointed me

Atletico Madrid striker Mario Mandzukic has lambasted Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola for what he perceives to be a lack of respect.

Xhaka blow for Gladbach

Monchengladbach have been dealt a major blow, with Granit Xhaka set for a spell on the sidelines with an ankle injury.

Bayern having a look at Muller

Bayern Munich have invited former Mainz goalkeeper Heinz Muller to train with the first team as they seek experienced cover for Manuel Neuer.

Suarez not on Ballon d'Or list

Despite winning the European Golden Shoe last season, Luis Suarez has missed out on a place on the 23-man list of nominees for the Ballon d'Or.

Reus calls for calm

Marco Reus believes Borussia Dortmund cannot afford to panic following their calamitous start to the Bundesliga season.

Muller praises Neuer show

Thomas Muller has given most of the credit for Bayern Munich's 0-0 draw with Borussia Monchengladbach to goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.

Firmino makes Brazil ambitions

Roberto Firmino has set his sights on making an immediate impact in the Brazil squad after earning his first senior call-up for next month's matches.

Dutt dismissed by Werder

Robin Dutt has been relieved of his duties by Bundesliga strugglers Werder Bremen, with the side the deep in relegation trouble.

Golden Boy shortlist announced

Liverpool's Raheem Sterling and Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj have been included in a 40-man shortlist for the 2014 Golden Boy award.

Hecking embraces tight schedule

Dieter Hecking does not think that the tight schedule, during the past week, will have an adverse effect on his team ahead of the match against Mainz.

Results
South African ABSA Premier League
Wednesday 22nd October
Ajax Cape Town 2 - 1 Platinum Stars
Free State Stars 0 - 0 Amazulu
Kaizer Chiefs 1 - 1 Moroka Swallows

Barclays Premier League
Monday 27th October
Queens Park Rangers 2 - 0 Aston Villa
Sunday 26th October
Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 2 Newcastle United
Burnley 1 - 3 Everton
Manchester United 1 - 1 Chelsea
Saturday 25th October
Southampton 1 - 0 Stoke City
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