Thursday, February 26, 2015

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Goal took in the action at De Kuip, where the Italians claimed a vital away victory in a match that was disgraced by poor conduct from the home fans

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An excellent finish from star substitute Arslan set Besiktas on their way to a penalty-shootout win, after a fantastic home display from Slaven Bilic's men at the Ataturk stadium

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The Croatian blazed Liverpool's fifth penalty over the bar in a high-quality shootout to ensure that Slaven Bilic's men overturned a first-leg deficit to reach the last 16

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COMMENT: The Argentine is left counting the cost of his decision to leave Harry Kane on the bench as Spurs bow out of Europe after a shocking error from Roberto Soldado

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Spurs face Fiorentina in the Europa League last 32 on Thursday before Sunday's League Cup final against bitter rivals Chelsea at Wembley in a make-or-break run of games

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COMMENT: The Barca star had what was paradoxically his best and worst game of the season, while those complaining about Qatar and Russia should look closer to home

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PROFILE: A mix of the Chelsea man and Thierry Henry, the late bloomer has as many goals as Ibrahimovic and is firing the French minnows towards their best season ever

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PROFILE: He has shown potential to be a star but, despite interest from Southampton and Napoli, Vilhena is out of favour at the Dutch club

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COMMENT: The IFAB is preparing to vote on the introduction of a fourth substitute in football – and its addition will have a huge impact on the game

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COMMENT: Wednesday's 3-1 defeat to Monaco has left the Frenchman on the brink of his most embarrassing European exit and the sense is of a coach who has reached his ceiling

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Following the first legs of the eight Champions League Last 16 clashes, Goal look back at the fortunes of Africa's performers in Europe's primary continental club competition

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COMMENT: The Ligue 1 side offloaded stars last summer and looked ill-equipped for the Champions League but their dismantling of Arsenal was their best performance this season

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COMMENT: Diego Simeone's side were beaten at their own game in Germany and, deprived of several key players, face an uphill battle to make the Champions League's last eight

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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A thunderous second-half effort from young midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu was the only thing separating the two sides at the BayArena, with Bernd Leno in good form for the hosts

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ANALYSIS: The French side recently clocked up 1,400 minutes without conceding a goal in regulation play and defensive strength is key to their chances of beating Arsenal

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EXCLUSIVE: The Croatia international holds the Gunners in the highest esteem but he still believes that the Ligue 1 outfit are capable of springing a surprise