Italy

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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Qualification for the Champions League knockouts was there for the taking for the Giallorossi, but Rudi Garcia's men blew their chance against a weakened Manchester City side.

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The Citizens were forced to work extremely hard but goals from Samir Nasri and Pablo Zabaleta ensured they would be in the hat for the Champions League last 16

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

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The Serie A champions advanced to the Champions League knockout stage with a 0-0 draw against Atletico but missed out on winning the group.

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The Italian champions secured a Champions League last-16 berth thanks to a 0-0 draw against last year's finalists but remain a long way off the standard required.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

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Simone Verdi and Daniele Rugani put the visiting side in complete control but Rafael Benitez's men nicked a point thanks to Duvan Zapata and Jonathan de Guzman.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

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The Argentine hobbled off after suffering an injury in the first minute of City's win over the Toffees and will play no part in the Champions League showdown in Rome

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The Partenopei are desperate to add to their attacking options, with Lorenzo Insigne out of actions for up to six months, and are being linked with Manolo Gabbiadini.

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Cash and quality have become precious commodities within the Italian game, which is all the more reason to avoid acquiring has beens on high wages.

Friday, December 5, 2014

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The hosts matched their opponents throughout the 90 minutes and were able to hold them to a goalless draw, bringing their run of four straight wins to a halt.

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The 38-year-old forward is 39 strikes shy of Silvio Piola's historic haul but the World Cup winner is in no doubt that he still has sufficient time to take top spot.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

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The striker has scored just one goal from the 10 games he has played for AC Milan but his former Atletico Madrid teammate insists he will shine.

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A stunning Viola comeback saw them win 4-2 in the same fixture last season and the current Serie A leader will be determined to prevent another shock.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

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The 28-year-old center back had an operation to resolve a neurological condition that has sidelined him since the Sept. 13.