Thursday, 21 August 2014

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Germany's top flight has been a hotbed of fresh young stars in recent years and the new campaign, starting on Friday, is set to see many others follow in their footsteps

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Spain's top teams have been busy strengthening over the summer and Goal takes a look at how the strongest-looking six sides will compete over the next nine months

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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The 24-year-old was impressive at left-back for Argentina at the World Cup and has also improved in the centre during his time with Sporting, though beware his disciplinary record

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The Portuguese giants have developed a very successful and rewarding transfer policy, buying talents for low fees and selling them on for large profits

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The Argentina international has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United and Goal takes a look at his performance in Real Madrid's Supercopa draw with Atletico Madrid

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

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The 19-year-old was calmness personified in the heart of Arsenal's defence against Besiktas on Tuesday night as the Gunners went in search of a vital victory in Istanbul

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The Turkish giants are deserved underdogs on home turf but have an organised and industrious team with the former Chelsea man providing the cutting edge

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Two of last term's top five forwards have jumped ship but, with Luis Suarez and Mario Mandzukic added into the mix, expect goals to come thick, fast and from all over in 2014-15

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COMMENT: Diego Simeone's side sold several of their best players but have also worked hard to renew their squad since winning La Liga last term and will be a force again

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The transfer window closes in under two weeks, and there are a number of clubs who could be set for miserable seasons unless they strengthen before the end of the market

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TALKING POINT: The Gunners face Besiktas in Turkey on Tuesday in the first leg of their Champions League qualification play-off but are they capable of going all the way?

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The Spanish midfielder was the best player on the pitch as Jose Mourinho's side brushed Burnley aside and the former Barcelona man will be key in his favoured central role

Monday, 18 August 2014

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From Manchester United's disastrous start to the campaign to Southampton's replacement for Adam Lallana - all the best stats from the opening round of Premier League fixtures

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CORRESPONDENT COLUMN: The opening-day defeat to Swansea City could be a blessing in disguise, with Louis van Gaal needing to splash the cash on his squad before the window closes

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The Uruguayan forward is set to make his non-competitive debut alongside the Argentine on Monday night and the two could hold the key to the club's success under Luis Enrique

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The Bosnian striker was selected to start Manchester City's Premier League opener against Newcastle but, with a new contract set to be signed, did he make his mark?