Serie A also kicked off this week and was full of surprises and action. THT relives all the action from an exciting week of football in Italy's top flight.
The Bundesliga kicked off in style with the likes of Dortmund and Bayern picking up wins. TheHardTackle reviews the week's action in the weekly column, Beer And Bratwurst.
Chelseaa maintained their perfect record in the Premier League, Man Utd returned to old self while Man City and Liverpool play out an enthralling draw.
After witnessing the performance of Eden Hazard against Reading at Stamford Bridge, Jonathan Wilson explains where lies Roberto di Matteo's greatest challenge.
Van Persie and Villas Boas made all the headlines in the first week of the Barclays Premier League, playing villain and victim in an operatic first week we'd like to call 'V for Vanity'.
Brazil found its unique style of playing football through miudinho and Capoeira. Turning back the pages of history, we recall those days and also trace the connection between a footballer and a famous chocolate.
Bundesliga resumes this week, and with it will resume one of the most fierce rivalries in Germany, the Franconian Derby. TheHardTackle digs up its history.
In Classic Clashes, TheHardTackle will analyze some of the most famous football matches ever played. In Second Edition, Brazil's memorable team of 1982 destroys Jock Stein's Scotland.
QPR (Queens Park Rangers) defender Clint Hill, the QPR Players' Player of the Year and QPR Supporters' Player of the Year last season, speaks to TheHardTackle about his career. Hear and read what he has to say exclusively at THT!
Brazil, the land synonymous with samba, was introduced to the game of football only in the early 19th century. Turning back the pages of history, we recall how the greatest power in football took its first fledgling steps towards global supremacy.