Wednesday, 17 September 2014

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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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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 capital club were beaten by city rivals Atletico in La Liga over the weekend but bounced back to get the defence of their Champions League crown off to a perfect start

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

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COMMENT: The club captain was cheered after one fine save and received the warmth of the Bernabeu as Real Madrid claimed a morale-boosting victory in the Champions League

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Leonardo Jardim's side get off to a winning start on their return to Champions League football courtesy of Joao Moutinho's second-half strike

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Diego Simeone's outfit fail to follow up on their impressive Madrid derby win at the weekend as they are narrowly defeated by the Greek champions in Group A...

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Burak Yilmaz's stoppage time equaliser salvages a point for Cesare Prandelli's men, robbing a well-organised Anderlecht side of a valuable three points at the death in Istanbul

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Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, James Rodriguez and Karim Benzema were all on the scoresheet as los Blancos got their Champions League title defence off to the perfect start

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The Portugal midfielder handed Leonardo Jardim a timely boost as his goal just after the hour mark got the Ligue 1 club's European campaign off to a winning start

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Diego Simeone's men might have reached the final last season, but they were dealt a rude European awakening as they fell to a surprise defeat at the Stadio Georgios Karaiskaki

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The Argentine struck twice in the second half to edge Massimiliano Allegri's side past a resolute Swedish outfit on Tuesday night

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The Belgium midfielder scored against his former employers to continue the Russian club's impressive start to the campaign in Portugal

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The former Italy boss went close to watching his team suffer a shock defeat at the Turk Telekom Arena before his star striker netted in stoppage-time

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Carlo Ancelotti's men had been under pressure heading into their first European clash of the season, but a first-half flurry ensured they eased to three points

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The coach says his side are purely focused on getting out of the group stage and warned his team not to take anything for granted in their opening Champions League game

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The 19-year-old has been given his first start for the Gunners in the Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund following the ankle ligament injury suffered by Mathieu Debuchy