Saturday, 20 September 2014

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Criticism of the World Cup winner cranked up a notch following a lacklustre showing against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday, but he showed what he is capable of at Villa Park

Friday, 19 September 2014

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Ronny Deila's side earned a creditable 2-2 draw against Red Bull Salzburg having twice gone in front, while Napoli came from behind to see off Sparta Prague

Thursday, 18 September 2014

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Porto's hat-trick hero, Roma star Gervinho and chief Arsenal tormentor Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang all make the cut in Goal's first Europeanbest XI of the 2014-15 season

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The Dane has become better known for his endless soundbites than his ability in front of goal and must now produce the goods for Wolfsburg or face an uncertain future

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With the competition proper starting on Thursday, Goal take a look at the big-name players set to do battle for continental glory and a place in the Champions League

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In the first feature of a new series for this season's Europa League dedicated to uncovering tomorrow's stars of European football, Goal profiles the 20-year-old Italian sensation

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The Premier League champions were moments away from earning a creditable draw against Bayern Munich but fell just short while their key man was again found wanting

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The 20-year-old overcame a quiet start to torment the Chelsea defence with his trickery and direct running, eventually setting up Klaas-Jan Huntelaar for the equaliser

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The £42 million man played just 62 minutes in the 2-0 defeat by Borussia Dortmund, again prompting questions over his value to Arsenal and position in the starting XI

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

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The German champions took a long time to make their superiority count, but Jerome Boateng's late winner ensured they have the edge over Manchester City in Group E

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COMMENT: The young midfielder was superb on his debut as Barcelona beat APOEL 1-0 in an otherwise disappointing Champions League clash at Camp Nou

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Jose Mourinho's encouraging words reaped dividends with a captivating display from the No.10, although he must add more goals and cutting edge to become a modern great

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Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's clinical second-half strike denies Jose Mourinho's men an opening-day victory in Group G after a game which saw the Blues waste a host of chances

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The Blues are set to kick off their pursuit of Champions League glory against Schalke on Wednesday night and Goal takes a look at what you can expect from them this year

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After reaching the knockout rounds of the tournament for the first time in their history, can Manuel Pellegrini & Co. finally make an impact in Europe and reach the latter stages?

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COMMENT: The Bavarians have seldom had a successful season after Germany have gone far in the World Cup, but European domination is a must for them this term

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ANALYSIS: The Catalan club face a transfer ban in 2015 but there is plenty of talent to choose from in the youth teams. Here, Goal takes a look at the latest crop

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The standing of the secondary competition will be completely transformed this season by the award of a place in the Champions League for the winners