Section: Bundesliga

Champions League: Bayern Munich 1-0 Man City

Bayern Munich’s Jerome Boateng scored a stunning last-minute winner to deny Manchester City a point in their opening Champions League group game.

Former City defender Boateng lashed a fierce shot across Joe Hart after the visitors had failed to clear a corner.

Hart had earlier kept City in the match with a string of saves from Thomas Muller, Mario Gotze and Boateng.

City’s best chance arrived in stoppage-time when Sergio Aguero beat Dante to the ball but poked narrowly wide.

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Champions League: Chelsea 1-1 FC Schalke

Cesc Fabregas scored his first Chelsea goal but was unable to help Jose Mourinho’s side to victory in their Champions League group-stage opener as they were held by Schalke.

The Spain midfielder, 27, who joined from Barcelona in the summer, swept in the opener from Eden Hazard’s pass.

Didier Drogba shot wide when through before striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar drove in an equaliser after a counter.

Chelsea’s Loic Remy had a shot cleared off the line as Schalke held on.

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Champions League: Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Arsenal

Arsenal endured a chastening start to their Champions League group campaign after being overwhelmed by Borussia Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park.

Ciro Immobile and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck either side of half-time and the German club would have been more emphatic victors than 2-0 but for the reflexes of Wojciech Szczesny and their own wastefulness.

For the second time in two matches Danny Welbeck illustrated why his finishing is considered below par for a top forward by failing to convert a one-on-one with a goalkeeper.

With the match goalless and Arsenal under relentless attack, Welbeck managed to drag Aaron Ramsey’s clever pass wide with just Roman Weidenfeller to beat.

It was a key moment and the £16million signing from Manchester United, who had other chances to open his Gunners account, only enhanced concerns over his record in front of goal.

Had he scored it would have been a grave injustice, however, given that Arsenal’s back four were tormented throughout in a display that will see Arsene Wenger face renewed criticism for refusing to sign defensive reinforcements over the summer.

At times they were comically poor with Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker fully culpable, although they were offered little protection by Mikel Arteta, who was also exposed by the quick wits of Dortmund.

And in front of Arteta, Mesut Ozil once again drifted around aimlessly, contributing nothing until his second-half withdrawal.

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Premiership: Bayern Munich confirm Reina to join from Liverpool

Pepe Reina will complete a £2 million switch to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich, according to the German club’s CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

“Yes we’ve made an agreement,” former Germany striker Rummenigge said from Portland, Oregon, during Bayern’s US tour.

“Reina is our new keeper. He’s very experienced and he would like to come to Munich, even though Manuel Neuer is the number one.”

The fee for the 31-year-old thought to be in the region of £2 million. He had been linked with AC Milan and Napoli, having spent last season on loan at the latter.

Reina, who has 33 caps for Spain, helped Napoli finish third in Serie A and qualify for the Champions League.

However, it appears as though Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers deems the former Villarreal man as surplus to requirements with Simon Mignolet set to continue as the Merseyside club’s number one.

He will now rejoin Bayern coach Pep Guardiola, having played with the legendary midfielder at Barcelona at the turn of the millennium.