UEFA could invite American teams into revamped Super Cup

American teams could be invited to take on the Champions League winners in a revamped Super Cup being considered by UEFA. It is understood a new four team season opening format could be adopted under the plan with the MLS Champions invited to compete against the Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League winners.

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Haaland strikes late as City comeback to defeat Dortmund

Erling Haaland’s outrageous finish against his old club completed a dramatic turnaround as Manchester City defeated Borussia Dortmund 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium. Pep Guardiola’s side had looked to be heading for Champions League defeat when Jude Bellingham headed Dortmund in front early in the second half but John Stones levelled it late on from distance before Haaland had the final say with his cushioned volley.

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Clinical Bayern beat Barcelona on Lewandowski’s return

Bayern Munich scored twice in three minutes to overcome Barcelona in their Champions League Group Stage clash. Barca enjoyed the better chances in the first half but were left to rue several misses from Robert Lewandowski on his return to Bavaria as Lucas Hernandez and Leroy Sane struck early in the second half.

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Napoli hit four past disjointed Liverpool

Liverpool’s Champions League campaign got off to a nightmare start in hot and humid Naples on Wednesday as sensational Napoli ran out comprehensive 4-1 winners. Victor Osimhen set the precedent early on, hitting the post inside the opening minute before James Milner conceded a fifth-minute penalty, which Piotr Zielinski kept his cool to convert.

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Dinamo Zagreb stun Chelsea in Champions League opener

Disjointed Chelsea suffered a shock defeat to Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb on the opening night of their Champions League campaign as Mislav Orsic’s first-half strike was enough to earn a 1-0 victory. Thomas Tuchel’s side were caught napping in 13th minute as Orsic ran from his own half, latching onto a ball from strike partner Bruno Petkovic, to outpace £70m signing Wesley Fofana before dinking the ball over Kepa Arrizabalaga.

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