Thursday, September 18, 2014

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The Blues were held to a 1-1 draw by the visitors on Wednesday, who are mired in the Bundesliga relegation zone early in 2014-15, and the coach was proud of his players' efforts

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The England goalkeeper was 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 coach was thrilled with how the Bavarians dispatched the English champions - even if they did require a late goal to give them all three points

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See how all of the stars involved in Wednesday's European action fared by checking out all eight of our match player ratings and comments

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COMMENT: The manager's encouraging words reaped dividends with a captivating display from the attacker, although he must add more goals and cutting edge to become a modern great

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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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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Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's clinical second-half strike denies Jose Mourinho's men an opening-day victory in Group G after a game which saw the Blues waste a host of chances

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The 45-year-old has signed a new contract that will keep him at Villa Park until the summer of 2018, having led his club to an unbeaten start to the Premier League season

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Jose Mourinho's men have made a storming start to the new Premier League season and will be confident of seeing off their struggling German opponents. Follow it LIVE with Goal

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Pep Guardiola will once again pit his wits against Manuel Pellegrini, as the champions of Germany take on the champions of England in Bavaria

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Despite interest from Liverpool and Tottenham, the Ivorian stayed at the Liberty Stadium during the summer and is now hoping for another stellar campaign

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The Toffees are exploring the idea of moving to Walton Hall Park and both the manager and captain insist it would benefit the club

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The German posted a 'Where's Wally?' mock-up on his Instagram account after scrambling around looking for one of his shin pads on Tuesday, but will Gunners see the funny side?

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If passed, the changes could lead to a drop in players from outside Europe plying their trades in the Premier League, though high transfer fees would make the rules exempt

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The Merseysiders begin their Europa League campaign against a side without a win in four away games in Europe

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The striker was brought to Old Trafford by the Scot in 2004 and ten years on believes the former coach's achievements cannot be bettered

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The defender has been named as Michael Dawson's successor and will lead the side out as Mauricio Pochettino & Co. begin their tilt at the competition