Manchester City will open the defence of their Barclays Premier League title against the same opponents as last season as they face Newcastle United. At the same time, New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will face Swansea City at home.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo top the most 50 valued football players in the world. Here, in accordance with the market values from transfermarkt look at the 50 most valuable players on the market at the moment, to give you a sense of what fees we could expect this summer.
The Bundesliga will be commencing its 52nd season with a match between two German champions: At 20:30 on Friday, 22 August 2014, the reigning champion FC Bayern München will be welcoming the 2009 champion VfL Wolfsburg.