Thursday, November 27, 2014

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Goal took in the action at San Siro, where the home side dug deep to overcome a goal and a man disadvantage to win the game and confirm their finish as Group F winners

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Two evenly matched sides played out an entertaining Europa League contest at El Madrigal, with a stunner from Granit Xhaka capping Gladbach's second-half resurgence

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Wastefulness and the woodwork were to blame for an entertaining stalemate in Prague, with both sides not quite able to do enough to merit taking all three points in Group I

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Japan's 'god of soccer' caught the imagination of fans in Tokyo for the first time when he starred for Flamengo in the 1981 Club World Cup final against Bob Paisley's team

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COMMENT: After 20 years in the European wilderness, the Serie A club are back in continental competition and their fans are providing great support in home and away matches

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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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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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Goal took in the action in Sweden, where the Bianconeri dominated the hosts to clinch a deserved win, that puts them in a good position for qualification

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Chancel Mbemba's brace ended a 12 match winless run in the competition for the hosts, while booking their place in the Europa League round of 32

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Goal took in the action at the Petrovsky Stadium, where the home side left it late to score, which keeps them in the qualification mix, while the visitors were eliminated

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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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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