Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring their second goal from the penalty spot. Photograph: Reuters

GROUP D: Borussia M’gladbach 1 (Stindl 54) Manchester City 2 (Otamendi 66, Aguero 90pen) Manchester City continue to confound. They appea(...)

Manuel Pellegrini: stood by his record in in Europe since joining City. Photograph: Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images

Manchester City take on Borussia Mönchengladbach hoping to relocate their X-factor. Their scintillating early-season form drew a maximum 15 points an(...)

Wolfsburg’s Maximilian Arnold, Dante and Josuha Guilavogui  react after their side lost 5-1 to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga, with Robert Lewandowski scoring five goals in nine minutes. Photograph: Michael Dalder/Reuters

One of the phrases we reach for increasingly often is football’s “bubble”. This is not in the innocent sense of West Ham and Upton Park; rather, it(...)

Pep Guardiola walked out of a Bayern Munich press conference after being quizzed over reports linking him with the England job. Photograph: Reuters

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola walked out of a press conference on Friday after being asked about reports linking him with the England manager’s jo(...)

 Rafinha of FC Barcelona damaged his anterior cruciate ligament playing against Roma. Photograph: Paolo Bruno/Getty Images

Barcelona midfielder Rafinha will undergo surgery after damaging the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in Wednesday’s 1-1 Champions League (...)

Arsenal head coach Arsène Wenger: “Let’s put the hard work in. We are ambitious but we are not dreamers.” Photograph: Antonio Bronic/Reuters

Arsène Wenger returns to a familiar stage against Dinamo Zagreb tonight, when he leads Arsenal into their 18th consecutive Champions League group phas(...)

Both Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben and Frank Ribery are currently out injured. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters

Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery will return to action this year after fully recovering from a dragging ankle injury, club Chief Executive Karl-Hein(...)

Niall Murray and Dr James Crew (to Murray’s left) give a press conference at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, California. Murray’s mum in on the back left, beside his brother. Photograph: Talia Herman

Misty-eyed but immensely grateful to be alive, Niall Murray is looking forward to returning to Ireland sometime next week after months of physical reh(...)

Germany moved to the top of Euro 2016 qualification Group D after a 3-1 win over Poland in Frankfurt. Photograph: Reuters

Germany 3 Poland 1 Germany’s Mario Götze struck twice as the world champions beat rivals Poland 3-1 in an entertaining Euro 2016 qualifying enc(...)

The International Olympic Committee will set up a $2 million (€1.8 million) refugee fund as the migrant crisis grips Europe. Tens of thousands have f(...)