Thursday, November 27, 2014

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COMMENT: The Italian looks set to be relieved of his duties in Istanbul, while the record-breaking Lionel Messi can set his sights on 100 Champions League goals

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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 Feyenoord defender

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PROFILE: The Rijeka star, who has netted 21 goals in 15 Prva HNL games so far this season, is one of the most in-form and in-demand attackers in Europe

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COMMENT: The Gunners qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League for a 15th consecutive season with a strong performance in Wednesday's 2-0 win over Dortmund

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COMMENT: The Anfield side's hopes of qualification for the last 16 remain in tact but a late Ludogorets equaliser showed there is still plenty of work to be done on Merseyside

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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COMMENT: Two club records were equalled in Switzerland as Ronaldo drew level with Raul in Champions League goals and Carlo Ancelotti guided the team to a 15th straight win

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The chiefs have little room for sentiment as they seek to return the club to the top four, as former Boston Red Sox boss Terry Francona found out to his cost

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The midfielder announced his return to fitness with a goal in the Milan derby, and if he overcomes his injury concerns, could be the one to lead the Super Eagles into the future.

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COMMENT: One of the greatest goalkeepers in the history of the sport must be careful not to play on for too long or else he risks suffering a similar fate to the Real Madrid man

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COMMENT: While Antoine Griezmann and Mario Mandzukic have settled in well in Madrid, Diego Simeone's three other high-profile summer signings represent a waste of over €40 million

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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SPECIAL REPORT: After he surpassed Raul's record for goals in European Cup football, Goal examines the forward's journey from anonymity in Argentina to greatness with Barcelona

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COMMENT: The Argentine has broken two of the game's greatest marks in less than a week and showed the Catalans that they must build their future around him

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A win over Dortmund would fire Arsene Wenger's side into the last 16, while Cristiano Ronaldo looks to pull level with Lionel Messi, who has already equalled Raul's record

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After playing an important role for Germany in Brazil over the summer, the forward has slumped dramatically in form this season and faces an uncertain future