Champions League

Thursday, September 18, 2014

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Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's clinical second-half strike denies Jose Mourinho's men an opening-day victory in Group G after a game which saw the Blues waste a host of chances

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The 24-year-old scored three goals for his side while Jackson Martinez, Adrian and Vincent Aboubakar were also on target as the Portuguese giants picked up an easy three points

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The centre-back proved to be the difference as Luis Enrique's first European game in charge of the Catalan club ended with a win

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The Spaniard had given the hosts the lead although Klaas-Jan Huntelaar struck past Thibaut Courtois in the second half to secure a point for the Bundesliga outfit

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The Slovenians held off the Portuguese club for most of the match until the visitors struck with 10 minutes from time, but the hosts had the last laugh with a stoppage-time effort

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The Denmark international's free kick goal ensured his side avoided defeat against Laurent Blanc's men in the Amsterdam ArenA

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The Barcelona midfielder turns out for his 142nd appearance in the competition proper, pulling level with former Real Madrid and Schalke striker Raul

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Jose Mourinho & Co. kick off their Champion League campaign against the Bundesliga side at Stamford Bridge, hoping to go one better than last season's semi-final exit

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The Premier League champions have been drawn against the German giants for a second season on the trot as they look to reach the latter stages of the competition for the first time

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The Ivorian makes his first start for the Blues since the 2012 Champions League final while the Brazil-born Spaniard is rested ahead of Sunday's clash with Manchester City

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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The Real Madrid skipper was jeered by the Santiago Bernabeu crowd, much to his team-mate's disappointment, following a difficult start to the season

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The Sweden Under-21 international says he was the victim of an unprovoked assault, alleging that the Swiss punched him in the groin while lying "helpless" on the ground

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The Dutchman is full of ambition as the Bavarians prepare to take on Manchester City in their Group E opener, and has set his sights on the showpiece event in Berlin on June 6

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The German posted a 'Where's Wally' mock-up on his Instagram account after scrambling around looking for one of his shin pads on Tuesday, but will Gunners see the funny side?

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New Paddy Power customers can back the Argentina international to score anytime in tonight's Champions League clash at the Allianz Arena at a massive enhanced price

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After reaching the knockout rounds of the tournament for the first time in their history, can Manuel Pellegrini & Co. finally make an impact in Europe and reach the latter stages?

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The Blues are set to kick off their pursuit of Champions League glory against Schalke on Wednesday night and Goal takes a look at what you can expect from them this year