Europe

Thursday, September 18, 2014

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The former France international is bitterly frustrated that he is once again out of action and has no idea when he will be fit to return

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The France international, who was linked with a move to Chelsea during the summer, has agreed a new six-year deal with the European champions

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The Netherlands international was dismayed at Cesc Fabregas's strike against his Schalke side on Wednesday but was encouraged by the way in which they fought for a draw

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The Blues were held to a 1-1 Champions League draw at home by their visitors, who are struggling in the Bundesliga, and the coach is proud of his players' efforts

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The former Germany international feels that the Premier League side were the better team early on but believes that his side eventually deserved their Champions League win

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The French coach is delighted with his side's performance as they took apart CSKA Moscow 5-1 in the Champions League and has special words of praise for both attackers

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The towering Barcelona defender feels that he was "lucky" with his winning goal and acknowledged the challenge posed by Apoel in Tuesday's Champions League match

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The Dutchman acknowledges that the Bundesliga champions still have room for improvement after their 1-0 win over Manchester City in the Champions League group stage

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Porto's hat-trick hero, Roma star Gervinho and chief Arsenal tormentor Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang all make the cut in Goal's first Europeanbest XI of the 2014-15 season

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The Dane has become better known for his endless soundbites than his ability in front of goal and must now produce the goods for Wolfsburg or face an uncertain future

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In the first feature of a new series for this season's Europa League dedicated to uncovering tomorrow's stars of European football, Goal profiles the 20-year-old Italian sensation

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Jose Mourinho's encouraging words reaped dividends with a captivating display from the No.10, although he must add more goals and cutting edge to become a modern great

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The Brazil international defender hails new cocah Luis Enrique's good work at Camp Nou so far and is delighted with their narrow Champions League win over Apoel

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The 20-year-old overcame a quiet start to torment the Chelsea defence with his trickery and direct running, eventually setting up Klaas-Jan Huntelaar for the equaliser

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The coach was frustrated that his side could only secure a slender win over APOEL on Wednesday but says changing his line-up is necessary to keep players fit

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The winger believes that Laurent Blanc's side have to perform to a higher standard, while compatriot Marquinhos had praise for the spirited Dutch champions

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