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A magical beginning

sports Updated: Aug 16, 2011 23:22 IST

Sergio Aguero made a stunning debut as the Argentina striker scored twice after coming on as a substitute in Manchester City's crushing 4-0 victory over Premier League debutants Swansea.

Aguero, a £38 million signing from Atletico Madrid, made it 2-0 from close range in the 68th minute after Edin Dzeko had broken the deadlock 11 minutes earlier.

Man of the match David
Silva added the third before Aguero capped a delightful performance with a spectacular 30-yard finish in stoppage time Monday.

Gervinho banned for three games
New Arsenal striker Gervinho has been banned for three matches by the Football Association (FA) after being sent off on his Premier League debut at Newcastle United on Saturday. Gervinho had been suspended for violent conduct, the FA said on its website.

Robben fit for Bayern's playoff
With the Champions League final in Munich this season, expectation weighs heavily on big-spending Bayern Munich as it prepares to host FC Zurich in the first leg of the Champions League playoffs.

Munich will host the final next May, and a desire not to miss out on its own party prompted the four-time champions to spend close to $63m on new players in the offseason.

Failure to even reach the group stage for only the second time since 1997-98 would shatter Bayern's hope of recovering some of that.

Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes said on Tuesday Arjen Robben is fit to play against FC Zurich.