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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Rashford, Iwobi, Sanches, Sane and Alli in the running to become Golden Boy

Renato Sanches impressed at Euro 2016 for Portugal and is in the running to win the Golden Boy award.

Some of the biggest rising stars in world football are in contention for the Golden Boy prize, but who should take the crown?

The prestigious award, with past winners including Lionel Messi and Paul Pogba, was established by Tuttosport in 2003 and is voted for by journalists from 30 European newspapers. All nominees must be under 21, play in the top tier in a European league and can only be included if they haven't won before.

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford joins the likes of Bayern...

Bayern and Dortmund's "works in progress" shown in Champions League

The key stats ahead of the weekend's Bundesliga action as Carlo Ancelotti chases a record start with Bayern Munich.

Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski and Bayern struggled to generate much tempo against Atletico but don't seem too worried yet.

The clocks haven't gone back yet. It's still the beginning of the season, a time for learning the ropes, easing into a stride. Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund knew full well that their Champions League results, against Spanish giants Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid respectively, would be largely irrelevant as far as their ambitions for the rest of their campaigns are concerned. What they did expect to find out, however, after their drastic changes of the summer -- Bayern got a new coach in...

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Trending: Pep Guardiola fails to win as Man City manager in Celtic thriller

Pep Guardiola's men had to battle back on several occasions to fight off a resilient Celtic and were held to a 3-3 draw.
Pep Guardiola believes his club's 3-3 draw with Celtic serves as a good experience for Man City in the Champions League.
Brendan Rodgers credits the Celtic supporters with playing a big role in his side's 3-3 draw against Man City.
While Pep Guardiola was impressed with Celtic's UCL home environment, he is proud of Man City's own atmosphere.

Here are the latest stories for Thursday.

MAN CITY: Pep Guardiola praised the resilience of his Manchester City side after they fought back to secure a 3-3 draw with Celtic in the Champions League. Guardiola went into the game at Parkhead having won his previous 10 matches in charge of City.

CELTIC: Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers was delighted with his side despite losing the lead three times against City.

BARCELONA: Andres Iniesta admitted Barcelona were caught cold in the...

 By Mark Lovell

Brilliant Neuer fails to stop Bayern Munich from 1-0 loss to Atleti Madrid

Craig Burley and Steve Nicol explain how Atletico Madrid are constantly able to down the big boys of European football.

A below-par Bayern Munich slipped to their first defeat of the season, going down 1-0 away to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League -- the same margin as the semifinal first leg loss five months ago. Yannick Carrasco's strike after 35 minutes proved the difference and the Rojiblancos could even afford the luxury of Antoine Griezmann's late missed penalty.


The German champions are left with a mountain to climb to top the group, but as skipper Philipp Lahm said, "it's doesn't matter,...

Atletico Madrid produce vintage performance in 1-0 victory over Bayern

Atletico have now won 26 of their last 31 European home matches, as Yannick Carrasco's strike downed Bayern Munich 1-0.

MADRID -- Three points from Atletico Madrid's 1-0 win over Bayern Munich on Wednesday in Group D action in the UEFA Champions League.

1. Simeone gets one over Ancelotti

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone clearly got the better of his Bayern Munich counterpart, Carlo Ancelotti, in a high-quality Champions League clash at the Estadio Vicente Calderon.

Yannick Carrasco's fine first-half strike was the only difference between the two teams on the scoreboard, but on the benches Simeone again showed...

 By Mark Lovell

Bayern stars Alonso and Martinez appear on Spanish metro station

Bayern Munich fans are feeling very much at home as they travel around the Spanish capital on the underground ahead of their mouth-watering Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.

Semifinalists five seasons in a row, the German champions know all about navigating their way through to the latter stages of the competition, and are in town to plot a route past last season's runners up Atleti, the side that agonisingly knocked them off course five months ago on away goals.