Much of the pre-match talk has been about the role Martin Odegaard could play after the Norwegian's successful loan spell at Real Sociedad earned him a quick return to the Santiago Bernabeu.
Frank Lampard's expensively assembled Chelsea side also began the new season with three points, winning 3-1 away at Brighton & Hove Albion in the Monday evening kick-off.
Jaime Mata's second half goal saw Getafe start their season with a 1-0 win at home to Osasuna. The goal scored from close range was confirmed by a VAR review after Mata had looked to be offside. Enditem
Roma's Lorenzo Pellegrini (R) vies with Hellas Verona's Davide Faraoni during a Serie A soccer match between Hellas Verona and Roma in Verona, Italy, Sept. 19, 2020. (Photo by Alberto Lingria/Xinhua)
The 31-year-old had one year left on his previous contract and would have been able to leave for nothing in the summer of June 2021.
According to the organizer's media release on September 11, 14th China National Games is scheduled to be held between Sept. 15 and 27 in 2021 and the 11th China National Games for Persons with Disabilities & the 8th China National Special Olympic Games will be held between Oct. 22 and Oct. 29, 2021. All of the events are to be held in Shaanxi province. Enditem
Up to 20,000 fans will be allowed to enter the 79,000-capacity Maracana Stadium for Flamengo's home match against Athletico Paranaense in Brazil's Serie A on October 4.
The collaboration between Premier League and Tencent came after the termination of the English top flight's big-money contract with its former broadcaster PP Sports on September 3.
Leo Messi returned to action against Girona and will also face Elche, while Koeman said that new signing Miralem Pjanic would "certainly play some minutes, although he is not 100 percent," on Saturday. Enditem
"Staying at the top might be much harder than getting to the top. One has to consider all the possible details both on and off the pitch."
The Bayern striker indicated his club might use different line-ups and tactical approaches to get through the season.