James Rodriguez waves to the crowd during his presentation to Real Madrid fans at the Santiago Bernabeu yesterday. “It is a pleasure to be among so many stars and I’m sure I’ll learn a lot from everyone.” Photograph: Kiko Huesca/EPA.

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Midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, a key figure in Germany’s triumph,  with  the World Cup trophy after last Sunday’s victory in Rio. Photograph: Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images

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Borussia Dortmund’s coach Jurgen Klopp (right), seen here with attacker Henrikh Mkhitaryan, has again ruled him out of the running for the Manchester United job. Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay / Reuters

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Borussia Dortmund’s  Jurgen Klopp

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Gareth Bale of Real Madrid (left) scores past    goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller of Borussia Dortmund  at Santiago Bernabeu. Photograph: Juan Medina/Reuters

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Arsenal’s goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny and team-mate Per Mertesacker (right) celebrate after defeating Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League Group F  match on Wednesday. Photograph: Ina Fassbender/Reuters

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Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey heads home past Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller in last night’s game in Germany. Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

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 Neven Subotic of Borussia Dortmund fails to stop Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey head home during the Champions League Group F match in Germany. Photograph: Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images

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