Trending: Gareth Bale nets brace as Real Madrid start La Liga with win
Here are the latest stories for Monday.
REAL MADRID: Zinedine Zidane hailed Real Madrid's two-goal hero Gareth Bale after their 3-0 win away to Real Sociedad as the Frenchman admitted this could be "an important year'' for the Welshman.
LA LIGA: Atletico Madrid dropped two points in extraordinary fashion after conceding a stoppage-time equaliser to Alaves in a 1-1 draw having only gone in front two minutes earlier.
BARCELONA: Neymar will miss Barcelona's game with Athletic Bilbao this weekend and won't return to Spain until after the international break at the beginning of September, according to multiple reports in the Spanish media.
MAN UNITED: Paul Pogba needs to be himself rather than try to emulate Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, according to former Juventus and France midfielder Patrick Vieira.
- Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes the club have what it takes to challenge for the Premier League title this season.
- Pep Guardiola is delighted with Sergio Aguero's brilliant start to the season, but insists the Manchester City striker must maintain his hard work.
LIVERPOOL: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said he would have to be "a real idiot" to rush into the transfer market purely on the basis of Saturday's 2-0 defeat to Burnley.
BRAZIL: Neymar has said that he will step down as Brazil captain after scoring the winning penalty in the 5-4 shootout victory over Germany that gave his country Olympic gold.
SUNDERLAND: Cristhian Stuani handed Aitor Karanka his first Premier League victory as Middlesbrough claimed the Wear-Tees derby honours at Sunderland.
MLS: LA Galaxy defender Robbie Rogers said in a post on his Facebook page that an opponent repeatedly called him an anti-gay slur in his return to action with the club's reserves against USL side Orange County Blues.
Follow @ESPNFC on Twitter to keep up with the latest football updates.