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(...)

Vincent Kompany: his absence breaks up a defence that has kept five clean sheets in the five Premier League matches. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Manuel Pellegrini believes Vincent Kompany’s intensity makes the Manchester City captain vulnerable to injury. Kompany will miss today’s game against(...)

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany during a  press conference ahead of the Champions League opener against Juventus. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Everything has fallen into place so neatly for Manchester City early this season that there was a question for their captain, Vincent Kompany,(...)

Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero reacts before being taken off injured against Crystal Palace. Photograph: EPA

Sergio Aguero has been ruled out of Manchester City’s Champions League Group D opener against Juventus, manager Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed. The A(...)

Manchester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho celebrates scoring in the 90th minute to secure a 1-0 win  against Crystal Palace. Photograph:  EPA/Facundo Arrizabalaga

It was an ending that could have been plucked out of the Manchester United playbook – well, when Alex Ferguson was their manager and they were renown(...)

Juventus’ and Chievo’s players compete as the stand of Juventus’ supporters is closed after the clash between Torino and Juventus Supporters, during the Italian Serie A football match between Juventus and Chievo. Photograph: Getty Images

Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci criticised supporters who jeered the Serie A champions off the pitch after their 1-1 draw at home to Chievo. Juvent(...)

AS Roma’s Edin Dzeko celebrates with his team mates after scoring against Juventus. Photograph: Alberto Lingria/Reuters

Roma picked up their first win of the new season on Sunday at the Stadio Olimpico with a 2-1 victory over 10-man Juventus to send the defending champi(...)

Manchester City last met Juventus in the Europa League group stages five years ago. Photo: Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

There may be no group of death in this season’s Champions League but the one containing last year’s beaten finalists, Juventus, and the Europa Leag(...)