Sunday 21 September 2014

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The 29-year-old made his first appearance for five months but, although he scored both goals, his manager revealed he was risked despite warnings from the club's medical staff

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The Armenian midfielder joins a growing list of absentees at Signal Iduna Park after the club announced he faces up to four weeks on the sidelines

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The reigning champions have had a stuttering start to the campaign but can pull level with league leaders PSV if they beat their fierce rivals

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Mauricio Pochettino's side are without a win in their last two Premier League matches, something they hope to rectify when they take on the bottom club

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Despite criticisms of their transfer policy, the Blancos president says he has confidence the playing staff already in place have what it takes to lead the club to more success

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Louis van Gaal's side are looking to build on last week's win over QPR when they take on the Foxes at the King Power Stadium

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The 34-year-old is happy to be at the newly promoted club and feels their exploits in the Championship, where they won the title, will be beneficial this season

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The coach says the 37-year-old plays a vital role for his side and that Napoli and Fiorentina are still contenders for the Serie A title despite poor starts to the season

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The Ivory Coast star appeared to back his agent over an incident surrounding his birthday last May yet the midfielder has now insisted any comments were intended as a joke

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The Argentine coach believes his side did more than enough to justify their 3-0 victory as Romain Alessandrini opened his account against his former employers

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The 23-year-old has been in good form and, after speaking with Sir Alex Ferguson, Wales assistant Osian Roberts believes the Arsenal man "got away" from the Red Devils

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The Blaugrana side have started the season perfectly while Sunday's opponents sit bottom of the table, but the coach insists his side should not take them lightly

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COMMENT: Two of world football's finest strikers go head-to-head at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday as Manuel Pellegrini's champions welcome Jose Mourinho's chief contenders

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The defender concedes his side were second best against the Old Lady but remains upbeat that the Rossoneri will improve on last season's showing

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The Argentine struck the only goal of the game as the Old Lady saw off Milan 1-0 on Saturday to maintain their Serie A lead

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COMMENT: The Reds were comprehensively outplayed by West Ham to suffer a third defeat in their first five matches, and the manager now has problems at both ends of the pitch

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The Spaniard conceded his side found Saturday's goalless draw with a Hamburg a bit of a slog following their Champions League exploits in midweek

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The Spain international claims he "takes advantage" of physical match-ups and will punish defenders who rile him as the table-toppers prepare to face the Premier League champions