The extent to Manchester City’s eye-watering spending last summer became most apparent on the first day of the season, when Pep Guardiola’s team traveled to the south coast. Chris Hughton’s Brighton and Hove Albion were the new boys in the Premier League, promoted to English football’s top table. The process had been in place for years, with the Seagulls climbing through the leagues and moving into a shiny new home in 2011: the sleekm 30,000-seater American Express Community Stadium, constructed in the winding hills of Sussex. In the years that followed, Brighton built a training ground as impressive as the stadium, which helped illuminate the gulf between the two teams on August 12. Both the
Oct 15 (Gracenote) - Results and standings from the Bundesliga matches on Sunday Sunday, October 15 Bayer 04 Leverkusen 2 VfL Wolfsburg 2 Werder Bremen 0 Borussia Moenchengladbach 2 Saturday, October 14 Mainz 3 Hamburg
Bayern Munich will be seeking to build on their demolition of Freiburg when they host Celtic in the Champions League, coach Jupp Heynckes said on Tuesday. Heynckes, in his fourth stint at the club, replaced sacked Carlo Ancelotti and made an instant impact in his first match in charge as Bayern crushed Freiburg 5-0 in the Bundesliga on Saturday. The 72-year-old, who led Bayern to the 2013 Champions League crown in a treble-winning season, wants an equally explosive European performance against the Scottish champions on Wednesday.