The Netherlands registered a 4-2 win over Germany in Hamburg as the home side failed to pick up a point for the first time in the campaign.
Manchester City fired the first shot in their battle for supremacy with rivals Liverpool as they snatched the Community Shield with a 5-4 penalty shoot-out win.
Georginio Wijnaldum midfielder struck in the eighth minute, emphatically converting a cross from Adam Lallana, as second-place Liverpool trimmed Chelsea's advantage back to six points.
Goals from Robin van Persie, Daley Blind and Wijnaldum helped Netherlands finish third in World Cup 2014. Catch all highlights here.