UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino confirmed that the European governing bodywill introduce changes to the Champions League group-stage, so that only the winners of the highest ranking leagues and the title holders will be among the top-seeded teams.
Currently, UEFA ranks clubs over five years of results, leaving domestic champions Manchester City, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain among the number two-seeded teams(Pot 2) this season.
Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has told the club's official website that he believes the Premier League is a tougher competition than La Liga and Serie A.
Thequestion of 'which league is better' is the topic of an endless debate between fans of the European leagues. Although there is no straightforward way of gauging the strength of each country's domestic competition, it won't stop supporters from claiming theirs as the best.
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Borussia Dortmund have had a terrible start to their new campaign. They are currently lying 13th in the Bundesligawith only seven points on board and 10 points behind Bayern Munich, title challenge is almost as good as over before it really started.
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Mats Hummels saysthat he is not tempted to join Manchester United or any other big European club, adding that if he ever moves abroad, it won't be because of money.
The 25-year-old defender washeavily linked with Manchester United in the summer, and although the Germanis happy to see him name being linked with other top clubs, he sees himself playing at Dortmund for the rest of his career.
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If you so desired this weekend, you could spend more or less your every waking moment watching a bitter derby somewhere in the world, as the fixture computes have conspired to produce a truly scintillating line-up.
Just a few days after scoring an absolutely stonking volley in the Europa League last Thursday, Wolfsburg winger Kevin De Bruyne came crashing back down to Earth againstAugsburg at the weekend when , in trying to imitate a kick to the official, defender Tobias Werner inadvertently flicked his boot directly into the former Chelsea man's technical area.
We know what you're thinking: You wait ages for a Christoph Kramer post then two, etc, etc...
Anyway, the Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder managed to wriggle his way out of a booking against newly-promoted SC Paderborn at the weekend when opposing strikerStefan Kutschke sort of admitted to taking a tumble to the referee.
With the game square at 1-1 and the clock ticking over into stoppage time, Chelsea loanee Lucas Piazon stepped up and whiffled this little beauty into the top corner to snag all three points for Eintracht Frankfurt against Hamburger in the Bundesligayesterday.
Kaiserslautern beat Union Berlin 1-0 in the Bundesliga on Wednesday evening, though we can't help but feel that their winning margin perhaps could and should have been a little more convincing especially once wewitnessed the golden chance delivered to and spectacularly spurned by FCK forwardPhilipp Hofmann in the second half.
Having wandered over to take part in a spot of light keepy-uppies with a few of the younger members of his squad, Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola swiftly brought the light-hearted drill when he flubbed a touch which appeared to bounce awkwardly away off his crotch.
Spanish journalistMarti Perarnau has written a new book entitled "Pep Confidential" in which he, as you may be able to guess, profiles Pep Guardiola's first season in charge at Bayern Munich.
While compiling the book, Perarnau was allowed to shadow Guardiola day-to-day and, as such, was privy to a number of clandestine remarks, with the Bayern coach even apparently admitting to hating "tiki-taka" the obsessive possession-based tactical approach on which he seemingly based his entire Barcelona tenure.
We're guessing that Schalke's HR department looks like a tornadohas torn through it given the amount of paperwork they must have chomped their way through over the last few hours.
In short, the German club have sacked coach Jens Keller and sworn in Roberto Di Matteo as his replacement in the space of a morning this being Di Matteo's first managerial job since being let goby Chelsea in November 2012.
In the Bundesliga, there is an inevitable end, and it is dressed in red and blue — Bayern Munich will win the league. This does not make the league any less exciting though, and as we take a breather for the Euro 2016 qualifiers, it is a perfect time to assess where we have been and where we are going in Germany.
In transfer windows, elite teams generally spend more money than their lesser counterparts. This is due to more success and larger war chests. Bayern Munich has pulled something of a U-turn on that school of thought.
The team had to spend a justifiably large wad of cash on AS Roma center back Mehdi Benatia, but other than that were very economical with their spending.
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Bayern Munich have done the thoroughly decent thing and refunded a small group of intrepid fans who rented out an office in tower block overlooking CSKA Moscow's stadium in order to watch their team play a "behind closed doors" Champions League tie on Tuesday evening.
'Tis that time of year again and, let off the leash following Saturday's 4-0 win over Hannover, the Bayern Munich squad donned their finest lederhosen and suede hat combos and hit Oktoberfest the following day...
Bolivian club Universitario have inadvertently kicked up a bit of fuss in the German press this week after being forced into turning out for their game against Oriente Petrolero at the weekend wearing a set of knock-offVfB Stuttgart strips.
Having turned up and even lined up for the pre-match photos, the referee chose that point to declareUniversitario'sstandard white away jerseywas too similar to Oriente's striped, though predominantly white home kit.
Oriol Romeu moved on loan to Stuttgart shortly after signing a new three year deal last summer. Having been fully involved in their league campaign so far, he is refusing to rule out a permanent move to the Bundesliga.
The whole situation with Romeu was confusing to say the least in the summer.
Bad news, folks. Thanks to a ruling made bya prominent German product safety organisation, the free-kick vanishing spray that has revolutionised the way football is played across the world will not be allowed to be used by referees in Germany's Bundesliga.
Andrew Wooten sure is making a habit out of scoring late winners.
For the third straight match, Wooten pushed Sandhausen to a 1-0 victory by nettinga dramatic goal on Tuesday. The 24-year-old, German-American forward scored his latest game-winner two minutes into second-half stoppage time to edge 1860 Munich, and to raise his season total to three goals.