Friday, September 19, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

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Leighton Baines scored one and created two more as Roberto Martinez's side ran out comfortable winners over their visitors from Germany on their return to Europa league action

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A heavily changed Spurs side boasting new faces were only able to pick up a point against their strong and disciplined Serbian opponents in a tough game in Belgrade

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Craig Gordon was in fine form as he continually denied the Austrian champions to see the Hoops earn an away point in their first Europa League Group D clash

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The Nerazzurri ground out a single-goal victory against the 10-man Ukrainian side in their Europa League opener, with Danilo D'Ambrosio's strike proving decisive in Kiev

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Ikechukwu Uche scored with his first touch as a second half substitute before coming off injured straight after the goal, as the Spanish side snatched a point in Germany

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The €50 million man played just 62 minutes in the 2-0 defeat by Borussia Dortmund, again prompting questions over his value to Arsenal and position in the starting XI

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Porto's hat-trick hero, Roma star Gervinho and Arsenal's tormentor Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang all make the cut in our first select XI of the season

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PROFILE: Every Europa League Thursday, Goal profiles a new starlet under the age of 21 who could be set for big things in the game. Here we look at the Fiorentina winger ...

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COMMENT: The young midfielder made a superb 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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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

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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COMMENT: A lacklustre performance from Laurent Blanc's side in Amsterdam suggests there is a great deal of work to do if they are to challenge for top honours

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The Spanish side's return to Champions League football for the first time since 1998-99 ended in frustration as they failed to break down their Ukranian visitors

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COMMENT: The Bavarians have seldom had a successful season after Germany have gone far in the World Cup. But European domination is a must for them this term

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The standing of the secondary competition will be completely transformed this season by the award of a place in the Champions League for the winners

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COMMENT: PSG have always maintained the importance of youth in their project, but a number of homegrown stars have paid the price of a strategy that may eventually hurt the club

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COMMENT: The club captain was cheered after one fine save and received the warmth of the Bernabeu as Real Madrid claimed a morale-boosting victory