Wednesday, 1 October 2014

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The Portuguese club's coach was in an upbeat mood after his team salvaged a point at Shakhtar on Tuesday but is adamant a victory would have been the fair result

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The Chilean says that his side let themselves down in ball retention but believes that they still have hope to qualify for the Champions League's knockout stages

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The former defender was furious at the penalty awarded against his side but is adamant their form in the competition has been encouraging

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The Chelsea captain was a winner on his 100th appearance in the competition for the club, Nemanja Matic's header making the difference in a 1-0 victory away at Sporting Lisbon

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The skipper believes Rudi Garcia's men more than matched the English champions while summer signing Ashley Cole was delighted with how they bounced back from conceding early on

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While rivals Schalke drew with Maribor on Tuesday, the Blues beat Sporting Lisbon 1-0 and their manager now believes that they are in pole position to dictate Group G

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The midfielder snatched the winning goal in superb 3-2 victory over Barcelona but has asked his team-mates to produce that level more regularly

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Juventus are set to face their toughest European test of the season and their coach piled praise on his opposite number for the way he has forged the Rojiblancos in his own image

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Manuel Pellegrini's side were predictable in attack throughout the 1-1 draw with Roma, meaning a third group-stage exit in four seasons is on the cards after just two matches

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The Englishman has not found it easy in Italy but looked at ease on home turf with a fine display against the Premier League champions

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COMMENT: Luis Enrique's side had not conceded a single goal all season, but let in three in a dismal defensive display against a buoyant Paris Saint-Germain side

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The striker was disappointed with the way Schalke deteriorated after a strong start, though coach Jens Keller blamed exhaustion rather than his players' performances

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Lucas Andersen's goal was not enough as the Dutch champions were forced to settle for their second 1-1 draw of the group stages so far

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The Belarusian champions record their first ever win over Spanish opposition as they narrowly overcome the Basque side in Group H

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Jackson Martinez's late goals secured a point for the Portuguese outfit after defensive errors allowed Alex Teixeira and Luiz Adriano to give the hosts a two-goal lead

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Goals from Lionel Messi and Neymar were not enough for the Catalan giants as Laurent Blanc's men took all three points in an electrifying game at Parc des Princes

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Nemanja Matic's header gave the Blues the Champions League win for which they were looking but they could have had many more, with Andre Schurrle missing the best chance