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The Corner: Our weekly football rendez-vous

The Corner: Our weekly football rendez-vous
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Arsenal fired a warning shot – or three to be precise – at Manchester City on Sunday, beating the current Premier League title holders 3-0 in the English Community Shield.

Goals by Aaron Ramsey, Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud ensured the FA Cup winners took home the shield for the 13th time.

The opening match of the new French Ligue 1 season didn’t go Ibra & Co’s way as Paris Saint Germain travelled to Reims.

Despite scoring two goals, Zlatan Ibrahimovic (IBRA-HIME-OVICH) missed a penalty, preventing Paris St Germain from winning their first match of the new Ligue 1 season at Reims (RAHMS).

With only a 2-2 draw, the Parisiens will need to redeem themselves on Saturday at home to Bastia.

Meanwhile, freshly promoted Caen (CON)top the table at the end of the first weekend after a 3-0 win against Evian.

Lyon, Saint-Etienne, Nice, Lorient, Nantes and Bordeaux also won their matches.

As well as France, the Dutch Eredvisie returned to our screens at the weekend, with Ajax Amsterdam starting the new season on Sunday with a 4-1 home victory over Vitesse Arnhem.

Goals from Nick Viergever, Mike Van Der Hoorn and two from Lasse Schoene ensured victory for Ajax.

Marko Vejinovic scored a consolation goal for the visitors six minutes from the end.

Other news this week…the World Cup’s all time top scorer Miroslav Klose has confirmed he won’t be wearing the famous red, white and black of Germany’s national side anymore.

Describing this summer’s win over Argentina in Brazil as “a childhood dream come true”, the 36-year-old confirmed his retirement from international football on Monday.

This summer, Klose added two more goals to his World Cup tally of 16, beating the previous record held by Ronaldo.

The Lazio striker made 137 international appearances and scored 71 goals over his 13 year career.

He is the second German player to announce his international retirement following Phillip Lahm almost a month ago.