Monday, 24 November 2014

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The Italian has endured an awful start in Istanbul since taking over from compatriot Roberto Mancini but financial constraints mean he is unlikely to be sacked any time soon

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With a place in the Champions League knockout stages beyond them, the former Valencia boss has urged his side to ensure they finish third in the group and remain in Europe

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The Dutch coach admits his side should use Wednesday's clash against the French champions as a learning curve after missing out on qualification for the next round

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The Bayern boss believes his compatriot, who turns 33 on Tuesday, still has many years ahead of him, while the midfielder himself says his experience makes him a better player

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The coach says his side are over their recent poor run of form, when they lost to Real Madrid and Celta, but says it would be naive to think they will be perfect until May

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The coach warned that the Russians will pose a sterner test than in the reverse fixture and with the two sides level on points, his team cannot underestimate their opponents

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The Italian guided the London outfit to their sole Champions League triumph in 2012, only to be sacked inside six months, but says he is only concerned by Schalke's own fate

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The 43-year-old is expecting more from his side following their 5-1 defeat at the Stadio Olimpico in their opening Champions League Group E clash

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The Reds were beaten 3-1 at Crystal Palace on Sunday making it four consecutive defeats and punters have been backing Brendan Rodgers to pay the price for their poor recent form

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The Merseyside outfit lost their fourth consecutive game on Sunday, a 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace, and the midfielder is desperate for the club to prove their worth in Europe

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The pair missed training on Monday but Manuel Pellegrini confirmed both are available for selection ahead of the crucial Champions League Group E clash

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The left-back’s perfectly struck shot from outside the box helped the Portuguese side to an important 4-2 victory over Schalke in the battle for second place in Group G

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The Argentine is now level with the Real Madrid icon on 71 strikes in Europe's premier club competition, but which of the two has had the greatest impact on the tournament?

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Having failed to find a win since routing Leonid Slutksy's men 5-1 in the opening Group E fixture, Al Hain-Cole expects the Giallorossi to find life more difficult this time out

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Laurent Blanc's men are unbeaten in their last 20 competitive matches but, having already qualified for the knockouts, could relax a little more against the Dutch champions

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Luis Enrique's side are looking to overhaul Paris Saint-Germain at the top of the group having already assured their place in the Champions League knockouts

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With qualification assured, the Portuguese giants could field a changed line-up against a side desperate to restore some pride in the group

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A win for the Serie A giants will be enough to seal their place in the next round should Manchester City fail to beat Bayern Munich