Dimitri Payet played well for West Ham United against Watford in the Premier League on Saturday.
Mario Balotelli scored twice for Nice in the win against Marseille in Ligue 1 on Sunday.
Pep Guardiola tends to look a little tired at the final whistle. At Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon he looked closer to exhausted: drawn, pale, woozy, a man released from some gorgeously more-ish kind of agony.
José Mourinho has confirmed Marcus Rashford will make his first club start of the season at Feyenoord in the Europa League on Thursday after giving another glimpse of what the Manchester United manager described as the 18-year-old’s “brilliant future” in the second half of Saturday’s derby defeat at Old Trafford.
The scrutiny surrounding Manchester City's goalkeeping position looks set to rumble on after Claudio Bravo's error-strewn debut at Old Trafford.
Nottingham Forest’s Hildeberto Pereira was sent off at Aston Villa.
Nurse, it’s happening again! Stoke City have suffered a relapse of the sickly form that beset them at the start and end of last season and Mark Hughes needs to find an effective treatment quickly. Otherwise his ears will be assailed anew by the three little words that he least wants to hear: Queens Park Rangers.
David Moyes believes the lack of a top-class centre-forward cost him a chance of winning the Premier League title with Everton and now fears Sunderland’s acute striker shortage could leave them struggling at the opposite end of the table.
Mario Balotelli was once again making headlines on and off the field, scoring twice on his Nice debut before calling his Liverpool move “the worst mistake of my life”.
Swansea City ended Chelsea's perfect start to the Premier League season with a 2-2 draw at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday.
On the front page of L’Equipe there was a portrait of Paul Pogba and a headline that doubled up as a demand. The accompanying photographs were of France’s legendes.
Eight months to the day after Taulant Xhaka anchored Albania’s midfield as they sealed a place at Euro 2016 with a 3-0 win over Armenia – while his brother, the Swiss international Granit, sent supportive messages on social media – the pair face a scenario neither could have seriously expected when cheering one another on in the qualifiers.
France are away, just about and not without a stutter and the odd clanging false step. On a steamy, occasionally fraught night at the Stade de France Euro 2016 kicked off with a gathering roar as the tournament favourites grappled their way to a 2-1 win against a gnarly and capable Romania.