SkyBet have announced the initial odds for this season’s UEFA Champions League winner, giving holders Dortmund relatively long-odds of 9-1 on becoming the first club to retain the trophy in its current format. Manchester United are installed as 5-2 favourites, ahead of Barcelona (3-1) and Real Madrid (4-1).
Bayern Munich are priced at 5-1, Chelsea, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund are at at 9-1, with the remaining top-seeds AC Milan and Arsenal at 12-1. You can view the Group Stage draw here.
Real Madrid won their tenth Supercopa with a 2-0 win over Mallorca at the Bernabéu tonight, taking the trophy for the third consecutive season after a 5-1 aggregate win. Fielding a second-string, Real still had enough about them to look comfortable against the 2014 Copa Del Rey winners.
Raúl de Tomás scored his first goal for the club just after the interval, turning home a cross from Omar, but pulled up in agony chasing a long-ball moments later, with initial scans showing a hamstring tear that will sideline him until Christmas. His replacement Carlos set-up the second when he squared for Lucas Torró to slot home late on.
Dortmund U19s have arranged a friendly at SC Verl on Wednesday 24 September. The youngsters will play the first team of the fourth-tier side at their Stadion an der Poststraße stadium, some 60 miles from Dortmund.