Thursday 28 August 2014

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The group phase of the tournament has become all too predictable and Uefa could consider amendments to the competition's format in order to liven things up

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The Reds qualified for Europe's elite club competition as they finished second in the Premier League behind Manchester City and they could face a baptism of fire

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The striker scored twice to send his side into the group stage of Europe's elite club competition and both he and coach Ernesto Valverde believe their mental strength was key

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The Italians conceded three goals in 13 minutes thanks to a handful of errors which saw them lose out on a group-stage place to Spanish outfit Athletic Bilbao

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COMMENT: Rafael Benitez's side's elimination at the hands of Athletic Bilbao has only served to further highlight the grave state in which calcio currently finds itself

Wednesday 27 August 2014

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Arsenal and Bayer Leverkusen both progressed to the group stages of the competition but Napoli were dumped into the Europa League by Spanish side Athletic Bilbao

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The centre-back took over in goal after the Bulgarians' first-choice keeper had been sent off, and his resulting heroics helped to see them past Steaua Bucharest

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The Chilean opened his account for the Gunners against Besiktas and may need to adapt to a new role quickly due to injuries to both Olivier Giroud and Yaya Sanogo

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The Arsenal striker injured his ankle in the 2-2 draw with Everton at the weekend and will miss up to four months, though the Gunners boss may not dip into the transfer market

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Goal lists all the draw dates for Europe's elite competition, through from the group stages to the semi-finals as Real Madrid bid to defend the title they won by defeating Atletico

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The Chile international bagged his first goal for the club to send the north Londoners into the Champions League group stages at the expense of the Turkish giants

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Arsene Wenger's team progressed into the Champions League group stages for a 17th consecutive year after Alexis Sanchez scored his first goal for the club in a tense match

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The Gunners host the Turkish side in a crucial Champions League play-off second leg on Wednesday evening, with the tie poised at 0-0 from eight days ago

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The Scottish giants were knocked out of Europe's elite club competition for the second time this season on Tuesday after defeat at home to Maribor

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Our man in Spain Phil Kitromilides believes the trend of goals in the second half of games at the new San Mames stadium will continue this evening with the visit of Napoli

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After a stalemate in Turkey last week, the Gunners return to the Emirates looking to book their place in the Champions League group stage, with a comfortable win expected