Friday, August 29, 2014

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The champions of Spain finished as runners-up last season but they are taking nothing for granted this time around, having been placed in the same pool as the Bianconeri

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The Northern Irishman believes being paired with the reigning European champions is just reward for the Reds' surprise second-placed finish in last season's Premier League

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The Blaugrana and the Ligue 1 champions are expected to cruise into the last 16 but the former Spain international is refusing to underestimate the threat posed by Ajax and APOEL

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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The 29-year-old struggled at this summer's World Cup in Brazil and the Ballon d'Or winner has confessed that he paid the price for givein his all for his club

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The striker's wages had threatened to provide a stumbling block but both clubs are working closely with the player to smooth his exit from Stamford Bridge

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Very few European giants are likely to suffer shock elimination as the selection had a very familiar feel, with regular foes meeting once again in the group stage

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Join Goal to pick over some tantalising ties for this season's tournament and whether Cristiano Ronaldo deserved to win the Uefa Best Player award

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The Croatian lavished further praise on his Argentine team-mate and stressed Xavi's idol status, despite being picked ahead of him for La Liga's opener

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The centre-back has nothing but praise for the creative attacker and has insisted that Bayern want to win as much silverware as possible this term

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The Spaniard will be monitored by the Blues' medical staff to determine the extent of the problem, and no decision has yet been made on whether he will feature against Everton

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The Portugal international has laughed off suggestions that he does not get along with the prolific Argentine after years of going head-to-head in La Liga

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The experienced midfielder is set to continue his career at the Bundesliga champions after losing his starting berth at Madrid and will undergo a medical imminently

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The former Benfica star's father has voiced his dismay with the Champions League holders' treatment of the winger prior to his switch to Manchester United

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The former PSV star believes the Bavarians will only get better and has admitted that winning the Champions League in 2013 lifted a weight off his shoulders

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The Blues have reportedly agreed a €12.5m deal for the striker but would lose out on over €7m of the fee after agreeing a payoff for the Spain international

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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 Welshman says he can enjoy watching the transfer window this year after his protracted move in 2013-14 and says their win over Bayern Munich was their best last term

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The Old Trafford side need defenders and midfielders and already have Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Juan Mata - but the Argentina puts that impressive trio in the shade