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Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has admitted exploratory discussions were held between his family and representatives of Real Madrid and Manchester City, and added that he wants to play for the Spanish football giants some day but pointed out he still has time.

After scoring 39 goals in all competitions last season, there was speculation that Aubameyang would leave Dortmund in the most recent transfer window.

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Tottenham Hotspur picked up a hard earned 2-0 win at White Hart Lane to halt the runaway train that has been Manchester City this season, bringing an end to the Citizens' perfect start to the season, whilst still maintaining their own unbeaten run.

An own goal fromĀ Aleksandar Kolarov inside the opening 10 minutes, and a silky finish from Dele Alli after being setup by the in-formĀ Son Heung-min 8 minutes before the interval powered Tottenham back up to second place in the Premier League standings, and crucially to within a point of City, who had won all 6 of their domestic games this season coming into this match.

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Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola praised the Argentine coach of Tottenham Hotspur football club Mauricio Pochettino calling the later as one of the best managers in the world. City and Tottenham will play this Sunday at London's White Hart Lane stadium in the seventh round of the English Premier League (EPL).

Guardiola and Pochettino have a shared history in the Catalan derby when the former was coach of Barcelona and the latter led Espanyol.

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Real Madrid's Toni Kroos and Barcelona keeper Marc Andre ter Stegen are part of Germany's list of 22 players announced by coach Joachim Low for the 2018 World Cup qualifying duels against Czech Republic on October 8 and Northern Ireland three days later.

The list, which was released on Friday, saw no surprises except for the return of Ilkay Gundogan, who missed the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016 because of injury.

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Barcelona came from behind to beat Borussia Monchengladbach 2-1 on Matchday 2 of the UEFA Champions League, a victory owed to second-half goals from Arda Turan and Gerard Pique.

Hosts Monchengladbach grabbed the opener through Thorgan Hazard, the younger brother of Chelsea star Eden, before substitute Turan and Pique smoothed the way for the victory on the road in front of 46,283 spectators at Borussia Park on Wednesday.

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Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers was delighted with the passion and heart his side showed against Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night as the Scottish Champions bounced back from their 7-0 thrashing at the hands of Barcelona on Matchday 1 to hold the Manchester giants to a 3-3 draw at home.

Rodgers was effusive in his praise for his team, saying, "I can't criticise the team, but there's always elements we can be better in. We were brilliant, the pressing and the energy. Every time we went forward we looked like we could score."

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Pep Guardiola's perfect run at Manchester City was brought to a dramatic halt in the UEFA Champions League away to Celtic on Wednesday night as the Premier League's runaway leaders were held to a stunning 3-3 draw in what was arguably the match of the day.

Celtic took the lead thrice in the match, only to be pegged back on each occasion by Manchester City, with Guardiola unsurprisingly believing his side should have really won the match and picked up all three points against the Scottish champions.

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