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In other news: Mail name Ronaldo world's best

NUMBER ONE: The best player in the world, according to the Daily Mail.

NUMBER ONE: The best player in the world, according to the Daily Mail.

Elsewhere in the world of football…

Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the world according to the Daily Mail. 

The Portuguese edged four time Ballon D’or winner Lionel Messi into second place in the paper’s countdown of the world’s top 100 players.

Adam Shergold believes Ronaldo’s success at international level – following Portugal’s Euro 2016 victory – sees him eclipse the Argentine, who is yet to lift a trophy with his country.

He writes: “Ronaldo confounded us by producing some of his finest football yet, though it wasn’t all plain-sailing. There were very public shows of fussiness and petulance when team-mates didn’t supply the right pass, there were some comments that didn’t toe the party line.

“But when you plunder 16 goals to deliver your club their 11th European Cup and then help your country to win their first piece of international silverware at the European Championship, all that can be forgiven. “


  • Roberto Mancini says Mario Balotelli can score 20 goals in Ligue 1 this season. (L'Equipe)
  • Saturday's opponents Everton, have stepped up their search for a new stadium with majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri visiting two proposed sites. (Guardian)
  • Spurs are chasing Real Madrid's Isco. (ESPN)
  • An American consortium are close to taking over Nottingham Forest. (Telegraph)

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Media City: Is Aguero PL's greatest striker?

IN FORM: Sergio Aguero has been devastating so far this season

There’s plenty of City copy to be found in this morning’s papers and pixels as we build up to the return of the Premier League.

Sergio Aguero features prominently along with Kevin De Bruyne, while there is also high praise for an up-and-coming City striker from a Barcelona first-team star, plus a dash of Mario Balotelli and Roberto Mancini for your perusal.

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Watch Barca v City for free with BT

FREEVIEW: Tune in to Barcelona v City with BT Sport.

BT Sport will broadcast City’s trip to Barcelona live on their free-to-air Showcase channel.

Pep Guardiola returns to his former club on Wednesday 19 October and fans who are not travelling to the Nou Camp can tune in regardless of whether they have a BT Sport subscription or not.