The summer signing from Real Madrid showed the Bianconeri just what they have been missing in a commanding performance in his first outing since recovering from injury.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
The Gunners have been leapfrogged by Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus after two surprising defeats while Barca's draw with Roma on matchday one has cost it second place.
The standard of player being turned out by Barca's academy has diminished but the famous finishing school came up trumps against Leverkusen.
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Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Massimiliano Allegri's men showed no signs of their Serie A woes with a comfortable Champions League win over their injury-ravaged visitor, Alvaro Morata and Simone Zaza netting.
The Italian outfit move into top spot in Group D with a home win over their La Liga opponent thanks to a first half header from their in-form Spanish striker .
The forward, who has been perennially injured since he joined the club from Villarreal in 2013, has agreed to take home a smaller salary until June 2017.
Injury has kept Sami Khedira on the sidelines, but he is primed to make his Juventus debut in the Champions League clash with Sevilla.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Giuseppe Rossi has agreed to reduce his salary as the Fiorentina striker works his way back to full fitness.
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The Porto goalkeeper thwarted old foe Jose Mourinho in his 152nd Champions League outing, while Barcelona came from behind and Arsenal lost.
The Italian outfit is left at the foot of Group E with one point after a first-half horror show on Wednesday at the Borisov Arena sees it suffer defeat away in Belarus.
The coach was critical of the mistakes his team made to lose 3-2 at BATE Borisov, a result which leaves it bottom of Group E with four Champions League fixtures to go.
Chelsea lost at Porto, Messi-less Barcelona came from behind to win, Olympiacos won for the first time in England and Lewy bagged another hat-trick - check out the best images!
A first-half brace from Filip Mladenovic was enough to help the hosts to a huge three points in Champions League Group E, despite a late fightback from the Giallorossi
The host went three goals ahead to set up a shock victory and, despite a late comeback from Rudi Garcia's visitors, held on for all three points in the European clash.
Juventus has taken disciplinary action against Martin Caceres following his car crash on Monday.
Inter forward Stevan Jovetic has been diagnosed with a hamstring pull and is set to be ruled out for up to 10 days.
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