Wednesday, 17 September 2014

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Didier Drogba started in place of the Brazil-born Spaniard and failed to score as a profligate Chelsea were held to a surprise draw by Schalke in their Group G opener

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The England goalkeeper was finally beaten late on having kept out Pep Guardiola's side for the majority of the 90 minutes as City suffered defeat in their group stage opener

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The Spaniard had given the hosts the lead although Klaas-Jan Huntelaar struck past Thibaut Courtois in the second half to secure a point for the Bundesliga outfit

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The Barcelona midfielder turns out for his 142nd appearance in the competition proper, pulling level with former Real Madrid and Schalke striker Raul

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The Argentina coach says he felt like he was "constantly being watched over" during his lone season at Camp Nou because of an alleged lack of faith in his methods

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The 45-year-old Scot has signed a new contract that will keep him at Villa Park until the summer of 2018, having led his club to an unbeaten start to the Premier League season

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The Catalans have announced that the midfielder, who had been courted by other clubs, will commit himself to Camp Nou for another five years

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Despite interest from Liverpool and Tottenham, the Ivorian stayed at the Liberty Stadium during the summer and is keen to improve upon last season's impressive debut campaign

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Dodo and Mario Fernandes are the only new faces for October's clashes with Argentina and Japan, with Luis Felipe, Ramires, Willian and Oscar all retaining their place

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The Real Madrid skipper was jeered by the Santiago Bernabeu crowd, much to his team-mate's disappointment, following a difficult start to the season

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The Sweden Under-21 international says he was the victim of an unprovoked assault, alleging that the Swiss punched him in the groin while lying "helpless" on the ground

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The Toffees are exploring the chance to move a mile away from Goodison Park to Walton Hall Park, with both the manager and captain insisting it will only serve to improve the club

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The Dutchman is full of ambition as the Bavarians prepare to take on Manchester City in their Group E opener, and has set his sights on the showpiece event in Berlin on June 6

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The Serie A side are in talks with the 38-year-old's legal team over a financial compensation over his summer dismissal, but negotiations have so far been unfruitful

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The club return to European football on Thursday night after a four-year absence, and the manager feels the increased competition will only serve as beneficial to his squad

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The striker has fallen out of favour at Aston Villa - playing just 20 minutes this season - but will not be returning to his former side according to Addicks boss Bob Peeters

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The creative midfielder is one step closer to making his comeback for the Bavarians nearly six months after his last official game