Morning football news
Chelsea suffered a shock 1-0 loss to Dinamo Zagreb in their opening Champions League game at the Maksimir Stadium.
Mislav Orsic scored the winner for Dinamo after just 13 minutes following a brilliant ball by Bruno Petkovic.
This upset adds to the Blues’ miserable start to the season, which has seen them lose two out of six Premier League matches – of which they have won three.
Manchester City, on the other hand, got their Champions League campaign off on the right foot with a 4-0 triumph over Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
Erling Haaland broke the deadlock after just 20 minutes when he picked up a beautiful cross by Kevin de Bruyne to beat Bono.
Phil Foden doubled City’s lead on 58 minutes after receiving a pass from Joao Cancelo to beat Nemanja Gudelj with some quick feet before hitting the net.
Haaland completed a brace in the 67th minute when Bono saved an effort by Foden only to set the Norway international up in front of open goal.
Ruben Dias sealed the defending Premier League champions’ triumph in the second minute of stoppage time after converting a ball from Cancelo.
Meanwhile, Diego Costa only missed out on the work permit he needs to play for Wolves by two points, which has left Bruno Lage hopeful he could yet land him on appeal, reports SunSport’s Graeme Bryce.
SunSport understand Costa had to gain 15 points on the Home Office’s points-based system to be given their blessing to play in the UK – but he fell just short with 13.
The main objection to the Brazilian-born centre-forward’s bid to sign for Wolves centred around his lack of recent match-time at club level and recent lack of international appearances for Spain.
The former Chelsea star only made 19 appearances for his previous club Atletico Mineiro and hasn’t played competitively since December, prior to terminating his contract with the Brazilian club in January.
However the fact the 33-year-old’s initial application was rejected by such a narrow margin has encouraged Wolves to push ahead with an appeal, which should be decided soon.
The Molineux outfit will focus on the exceptional career Costa enjoyed and his pedigree as an elite athlete, which saw him perform at the highest level for club and country for over a decade.
Finally, Manchester United and Liverpool have been joined by Bayern Munich in the transfer race to sign Barcelona ace Gavi.
The Premier League rivals have been heavily linked with a move for the 18-year-old prodigy.
It is a proposition too good to pass up as the Spaniard’s contract expires next summer, so he will be available on a free at the end of the season.
According to Bild, Bayern remain keen on trying to acquire the midfielder in the near future.
Barca president Joan Laporta recently confirmed an offer has been made for Gavi as the Blaugrana are looking to renew his deal