updated 5:48 PM EDT, Tue September 16, 2014
After an absence of five years, Liverpool showed a familiar penchant for drama in the European Champions League as a last-gasp Steven Gerrard penalty secured a 2-1 win over Bulgarian minnows Ludogorets.
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Real Madrid is aiming to become the first team to successfully defend its European Cup title since competition revamp in 1992.
"This is the start of the new Manchester United," trumpeted Louis Van Gaal after his expensively rebuilt side kick started its Premier League campaign with a 4-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford Sunday.
'Match-fixer' reveals all
Wilson Raj Perumal, described as the world's most prolific match-fixer, talks to CNN's Don Riddell.