Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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COMMENT: The Mexican was given a chance to impress by coach Carlo Ancelotti, but looked lost for long periods and Real improved immensely after he was replaced by the Frenchman

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COMMENT: The Japanese star returned to Dortmund this summer after two miserable years at Man Utd and showed in Belgium that he is already close to getting back to his best

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The Atletico Madrid boss made a winning impact with his changes from the sidelines, while his Juventus counterpart reacted only when it was too late

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The Portuguese super-agent is reponsible for the interests of players on both sides and has a proven track record of supplying talent to clubs awash with Russian money

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The Bianconeri have made a 100 per cent start to the season in the absence of their veteran playmaker, placing a question mark over his status as a first-team regular

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COMMENT: The Turkish giants arrive at the Emirates for their Champions League clash on Wednesday with numerous problems both on and off the pitch

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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The Chelsea striker failed to score but played the full 90 minutes against Sporting, despite ongoing concerns over his fitness with a clash with Arsenal on the horizon

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Manuel Pellegrini's side were predictable in attack throughout the 1-1 draw with Roma, meaning a third group-stage exit in four seasons is on the cards after just two matches

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COMMENT: Luis Enrique's side had not conceded a single goal all season, but let in three in a dismal defensive display against a buoyant Paris Saint-Germain side

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COMMENT: The Bavarians survived numerous scares on the counter at CSKA Moscow, raising yet more questions about the Spaniard's tactics

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CSKA entertain Bayern Munich tonight in an empty stadium due to a previous incident and they expect to be punished heavily later this week for their fans' behaviour in Rome

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The Argentine surpassed 400 goals for the Blaugrana and also assisted two as his Brazilian team-mate hit a hat-trick in the 6-0 win over Granada at Camp Nou

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COMMENT: The Ivory Coast star was mismanaged at the Emirates Stadium and became a figure of fun. Under Rudi Garcia he is a man possessed

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COMMENT: Still a formidable force, the Argentine has returned from his hamstring problems a different player to the one hailed as the game's greatest goalscorer in 2012

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EXCLUSIVE: The pair have played alongside one another for years at international level with Bosnia and Herzegovina but they will be rivals at the Etihad on Tuesday night

Monday, September 29, 2014

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The 22-year-old attacker's fine run in front of goal continued when he netted against Koln, with the Dutchman and Xabi Alonso also shining for Bayern Munich