Champions League

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

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The Chile international has had a difficult 2014 due to injury, but his off-the-pitch behaviour has also left the club doubting their star man

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The Ballon d'Or winner boasts an incredible goal record at club level, particularly at Real Madrid, but he has found some opponents tougher than others over the years

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Our Spanish expert, Phil Kitromilides, thinks that the reigning European champions will continue their recent fine run of form by recording a first-ever win over the Reds

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Luka Modric and Toni Kroos cannot be allowed to supply Cristiano Ronaldo, the Reds must tighten up at set-pieces and Raheem Sterling should be deployed centrally

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The Russian side had been ordered to play the game without supporters present after crowd trouble but had visible backing on Tuesday while Manchester City fans were barred

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The Gunners have spent big on the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez in recent times but with their rivals possessing so much Belgian talent, has the Frenchman missed a trick?

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The Reds have endured a difficult start to the season but the 34-year-old expects them to raise their game against the European champions and backs them to cause an upset

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The five-time European champions were sensational as they thrashed Roma in the Champions League on Tuesday but their Spanish coach insists that they can play even better

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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The midfielder has apologised to fans after the Giallorossi were thrashed 7-1 by the Bundesliga giants in their Champions League Group E clash at the Olimpico on Tuesday

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The previous best mark of 36 strikes in one night was beaten in a superb evening of entertainment across the continent, with both the Germans and Ukrainians netting seven

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The Blues legend returned to the club in the summer and struck from 12 yards against Slovenian champions Maribor and praised the Belgium international for stepping aside

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The Portugese will be weighing up his forward permutations as an injury to Remy means he could have to consider an alternative plan for the Old Trafford showdown

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Loic Remy stood in for the injured Diego Costa but was himself substituted just minutes after opening the scoring against Maribor having injured his groin whilst shooting

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COMMENT: The German champions were in sensational form at the Stadio Olimpico, laying down a real marker in Europe and teaching their opponents a painful lesson

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A controversial last-minute penalty from Eric Choupo-Moting seals Roberto Di Matteo's first Champions League win as boss of the Bundesliga outfit

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Edinson Cavani scored in the 87th minute to secure all three points for Laurent Blanc's side on what looked as if it was going to be a frustrating night for the Ligue 1 champions

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Dynamic duo Neymar and Lionel Messi were on target again as the Blaugrana bounced back from their loss to Paris Saint-Germain with a win over the Dutch champions

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The Ukrainians racked up their first win in this season's Champions League thanks primarily to Luiz Adriano, who netted a record-equalling five goals

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Pep Guardiola's men were imperious as they dismantled the Giallorossi to maintain their 100 per cent record in Group E and record their biggest away win in the Champions League

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The Uruguay international struck with just three minutes remaining in Cyprus to ensure that Laurent Blanc's men remain above Barcelona at the top of Champions League Group F