Friday 28 November 2014

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The La Liga champions have an exceptional record at home and our Spanish expert Phil Kitromilides thinks they will have no problems in overcoming a poor Deportivo side

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Carlo Ancelotti's side are the in-form side in European football and could break another statistical milestone this weekend after matching the 1961 and 2011 record against Basel

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The attacker has yet to find the net since his summer move to Valencia, but he is not panicking over his lack of goals this season with it not affecting his confidence

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Five Premier League-based players have made the cut, with the Arsenal man a surprise inclusion after an inconsistent season for both domestically and for Germany

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The Real Madrid summer signing has conceded that the amount of games he has played is starting to affect him after winning the Bundesliga with Bayern and World Cup with Germany

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The left-back has voiced his support for his compatriot, while hitting out at those who have suggested a German should win the award

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Our man in the Spanish capital, Phil Kitromilides, believes Carlo Ancelotti's men will see at least two goals scored in the first half of their game at Malaga on Saturday night

Thursday 27 November 2014

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Two evenly matched sides played out an entertaining Europa League contest at El Madrigal, with a stunner from Granit Xhaka capping Gladbach's second-half resurgence

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Luciano Vietto had fired the hosts into the lead in the first half before Raffael's equaliser, though that was rendered obselete by Denis Cheryshev until the Swiss attacker's goal

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Fred Rutten's men put in a fine display to confirm their place in the Europa League knockout phase, while the defending champions' title defence takes a bit of a dent

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The hosts scored twice in the second half through goals from Jens Toornstra and Karim El Ahmadi to hop into first place and secure qualification with a game to spare

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The 29-year-old striker has not featured for La Roja since November 2013 but he claims that he does not mind if he no longer retains the confidence of Vicente del Bosque

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The Manchester United assistant manager has nothing but praise for the Barcelona midfielder after he matched his record of 151 appearances in the Champions League

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Friday's hosts are usually strong in front of their own fans and in the first home match for the new manager, our man in Spain believes their supporters will have plenty to cheer

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The Argentine's ex-team-mate feels it's inevitable he will say farewell to the Catalan giants at some stage before the end of his career, insisting "everything comes to an end"

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The Real Madrid boss feels the Swiss outfit are in better shape than the Reds and expects them to get the result they need at Anfield to make the Champions League knockout stages

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The on-loan Manchester City midfielder is in awe of the Argentine striker, describing him as "different class", though he still has a soft spot for old pal Didier Drogba

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The Portugal international now shares second place in the all-time standings after his winner at St Jakob Park, meaning that he is now just three behind record-holder Lionel Messi

Wednesday 26 November 2014

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The Bianconeri only need a point from their final fixture to progress to the last- 16 but their coach says that the Italian champions will be targeting victory by two clear goals

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Two club records were equalled in Switzerland as Ronaldo drew level with Raul in Champions League goals and Carlo Ancelotti guided the team to a 15th straight win