On the eve of the SPFL season kick-off, defending champion Rangers produced a 2-1 statement win over Real Madrid in their final pre-season hit-out.
Australia's Ajdin Hrustic netted a double for Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday (AEST) but it wasn't enough to stave off a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Strasbourg in a pre-season friendly.
Ange Postecoglou has work to do ahead of Celtic's crucial UEFA Champions League tie against FC Midtjylland after watching his Hoops side get thrashed 6-2 by West Ham United in a pre-season friendly.
Julian Nagelsmann shrugged off the abuse he received from a small section of Bayern Munich supporters during a friendly against Ajax.
Mikel Arteta has confirmed Arsenal is on the verge of a transfer breakthrough after his team was held 2-2 by Rangers in its second pre-season friendly.
Karim Benzema expressed pride to have ended his near six-year exile from the France national side, but admitted there is room for improvement after missing a penalty in the 3-0 win.