...and the Spanish champions have come all the way from Spain - Channel 5 commentator
Celtic pick up an away goal as they draw with NK Maribor in the first leg of their Champions League play-off.
Malky Mackay will not succeed Tony Pulis as Crystal Palace boss as former club Cardiff complains about him to the FA.
Manchester United announce the £16m signing of defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon on a five-year deal.
Liverpool's move for Mario Balotelli collapses, Hull want Rhodes and Oxlade-Chamberlain reveals his new hobby.
Barcelona cannot sign players until 2016 once the current transfer window shuts, after Fifa reject their appeal over a ban.
Fulham suffer a third straight Championship defeat after Bakary Sako's goal earns Wolves victory at Craven Cottage.
Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko signs a new four-year deal with the defending Premier League champions.
Manchester United will pay Nani's wages - around £4.8 million - for the duration of his year-long loan to Sporting Lisbon.
QPR sign Netherlands international Leroy Fer from Norwich for £8m on a three-year deal.
Swansea City sign Argentina World Cup defender Federico Fernandez from Italian side Napoli for an undisclosed fee.
Hull boss Steve Bruce says Robert Snodgrass will miss at least six months with a dislocated kneecap suffered against QPR.
Cardiff say they are to take legal action against Crystal Palace and their sporting director Iain Moody over 'spygate'.
Chile forward Eduardo Vargas undergoes a medical at QPR ahead of completing a proposed season-long loan from Napoli.
England coach Mark Sampson wants to seal qualification for the World Cup finals with a win against Wales in Cardiff.
The player-chairman of a non-league side is offering to pay supporters £2 to attend the first home game of the season.
The President of the Italian Football Federation will face disciplinary investigations from Uefa over alleged racist comments.
Arsene Wenger says the decision to send off Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey in the Champions League draw at Besiktas was "unbelievable".
Lifelong fan Pope Francis is presented with the Copa Libertadores trophy by players and officials of Argentine side San Lorenzo.
Cristiano Ronaldo will have tests on a back injury he sustained during Real Madrid's 1-1 draw with rivals Atletico on Tuesday.
Eight teams prepare for the Indian Super League's player draft as football aims to rival cricket for popularity in the country.
Manager Uwe Rosler says Wigan are finding it difficult to compete with the spending power of other Championship clubs.
Left-back Joe Bennett joins Championship side Brighton on a season-long loan from Premier League Aston Villa.
Norwich sign striker Cameron Jerome from Stoke on a three-year contract and defender Carlos Cuellar on a one-year deal.
As Match of the Day turns 50, Gary Lineker and Barry Davies are among those to discuss their commentary memories.
Marcos Rojo, who is set to join Manchester United, scores Argentina's winner in a 3-2 World Cup win over Nigeria.
Manager Jose Mourinho says Chelsea have "fantastic mental stability" after recovering to beat newly-promoted Burnley 3-1.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says the club will help new signing Luis Suarez who "will change the way he acts".
Former Scotland international and Arsenal Ladies boss Shelley Kerr explains she is a coach first and foremost.
Manchester United fan Usain Bolt feels his side had "defensive problems" in what he describes as "bad start to the season".
Mark Chapman is joined by Danny Murphy and Philip Neville to discuss three key talking points from the opening weekend.
BBC Sport's Match of the Day experts give their thoughts on Manchester United after their 2-1 defeat by Swansea.
Lord Sugar and Piers Morgan talk about supporting Tottenham and Arsenal respectively and share their memories of watching Match of the Day.
Arsene Wenger says Aaron Ramsey's red card during their 0-0 draw with Besiktas in Champions League qualifying was "unbelievable"
The composer of the Match of the Day theme tune, Barry Stoller, explains the process of how he created the iconic score.
Manager Sean Dyche believes his Burnley side will learn from their 3-1 Premier League defeat to Chelsea at Turf Moor.
Wales and Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey lifts the lid on some of his favourite things when he talks to BBC Sport Wales TV.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says his team's strength in defence was the best aspect of their 2-0 win away at Newcastle to open their Premier League title defence.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers praises his side's will to win after they overcame Southampton 2-1, and believes the Reds will improve as the season goes on.
As we count down to the start of the 2014-15 season, BBC Sport remembers some of the finest opening-weekend moments.
Ahead of a BBC One special on Friday at 22:35 BST to mark 50 years of Match of the Day, we look at some facts about the famous show.
After years of underachievement, Tim Vickery asks whether this is the season new Swansea winger Jefferson Montero delivers.
Discarded by Barcelona, rejected by Arsenal, shunned by Spain, Cesc Fabregas appears ready to prove a point at Chelsea.
With the German and Spanish leagues kicking off this weekend, BBC Sport looks at what we can expect this season in Europe.
Manager Jarmo Matikainen on changing women's football in Wales, ahead of Thursday's World Cup qualifier against England.
Wins for Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal and defeat for Manchester United - BBC's pundits on the first weekend.
Track all the latest signings day by day in the final month of the summer window.
Track the managerial ins and outs and a list of every boss in the top five leagues in England and the Scottish Premiership.
Jordan White's double helps Livingston on the way to a comfortable win over Hearts in the Petrofac Training Cup.
Swansea City's Angel Rangel says new signing Federico Fernandez needs to gel quickly with the squad after signing from Napoli.
Joel Taggart and Chris Morgan review the second weekend of Irish Premiership fixtures.
Eleven-time Premier League winner Paul Scholes says he is "genuinely scared" for his former club Manchester United's future.
Charlie I'Anson, a 21-year-old from Luton, might have been facing Lionel Messi this weekend - a far cry from his days at Grimsby.