Europe

Wednesday 17 September 2014

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's tenure in South Wales is set to come to an end after just nine months in charge, after he replaced Malky Mackay last season.

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The England goalkeeper was finally beaten by a stoppage time strike from Jerome Boateng although he is confident Manuel Pellegrini's men can still qualify

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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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The French giants failed to get their Champions League campaign off to a winning start as Lasse Schone's second-half free kick cancelled out Edinson Cavani's opener

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Didier Drogba started in place of the Brazil-born Spaniard and failed to score as a profligate Chelsea were held to a surprise draw by Schalke in their Group G opener

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The Giallorossi return to the Champions League in style as strikes from Juan Iturbe, Gervinho (2), Maicon and a Sergei Ignashevich own goal give them an emphatic opening win

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A first-half header from Gerard Pique proved to be just enough for Luis Enrique's men, who weaseled their way to three points against a well-organised and spirited APOEL outfit

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On-loan star Nani was close to scoring the winning goal but Zahovic seized on an error from Mauricio in the last minute to draw level on their Champions League return

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Ernesto Valverde's team failed to break down the Ukrainian side and were forced to settle for a point in San Mames

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The England goalkeeper was finally beaten late on having kept out Pep Guardiola's side for the majority of the 90 minutes as City suffered defeat in their group stage opener

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A flurry of first-half goals left the visitors decimated and there was no way back in the second half, which was more of an even-sided affair

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The 24-year-old scored three goals for his side while Jackson Martinez, Adrian and Vincent Aboubakar were also on target as the Portuguese giants picked up an easy three points

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The centre-back proved to be the difference as Luis Enrique's first European game in charge of the Catalan club ended with a win

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The Spaniard had given the hosts the lead although Klaas-Jan Huntelaar struck past Thibaut Courtois in the second half to secure a point for the Bundesliga outfit

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The Slovenians held off the Portuguese club for most of the match until the visitors struck with 10 minutes from time, but the hosts had the last laugh with a stoppage-time effort

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The Denmark international's free kick goal ensured his side avoided defeat against Laurent Blanc's men in the Amsterdam ArenA

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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