Champions League

Thursday, March 12, 2015

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The Sweden international was dismissed in the first half but the French champions twice fought back to book their place in the quarter-finals at the Blues' expense

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The quickest red card in Champions League history dug an early hole for Mircea Lucescu's side as Pep Guardiola's men steamrollered their way into the quarter-finals

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The defender's sending-off after just three minutes allowed the German champions an easy passage into the quarter-finals, with Thomas Muller scoring twice in the rout

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The Ukraine international was sent off after just three minutes at the Allianz Arena and takes his place in the history books, usurping previous record holder Craig Bellamy

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A banner was unfurled adorned with the message in the Matthew Harding stand, while the words were also printed on the front of the matchday programme ahead of their clash with PSG

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The Sweden international was dismissed after a late tackle on Blues midfielder Oscar in the first-half, much to the dismay of his PSG team-mates. But was the decision correct?

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The two sides played out a 0-0 draw in the first leg in Ukraine, which saw Xabi Alonso sent off, and Pep Guardiola's men will be out to build on that result at Allianz Arena

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The Blues hold a slender advantage against the French champions, having drawn the opening leg 1-1, and Jose Mourinho's men will be out to progress to the quarter-finals

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The Germany and Bayern Munich legend thinks the team the Spaniard selects on Wednesday against Shakhtar Donetsk will be the side he views as his strongest

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From Cristiano Ronaldo haunting Schalke once again to Yacine Brahimi the free-kick king - all of Tuesday's top Champions League Opta stats

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Five men are now due to appear in Waltham Forest Magistrates' Court later in March as part of the ongoing investigation of a black man being racially abused by Chelsea fans

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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The Spain international pretended to be fluent in French during his pre-match press conference on Tuesday evening as he blew off steam before the visit of Paris Saint-Germain

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Political unrest in the east of Ukraine forced the club to vacate their home and, ahead of Wednesday's tie with Bayern, their coach revealed the extent of their issues

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The man denied access to the Paris Metro by a group of Blues fans would never consider attending their clash with Paris Saint-Germain after being offered free admission

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The Portuguese fired home twice for the Blancos against Schalke and, without his efforts, the club director knows they would have been eliminated from the Champions League

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The defender describes the Champions League clash as "the game of the season" for his side, who would reach the quarter-finals with a victory at Stamford Bridge

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The striker insists that he has nothing against the club who cast him aside after only half a season in 2009 following his two goals in Schalke's 4-3 win on Tuesday

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The actions of a minority of fans have tainted the Blues' continuous and comprehensive anti-discrimination work and they will be keen to correct their image on Wednesday

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EXCLUSIVE: The former Bayern and Shakhtar midfielder has offered his take ahead of Wednesday's Champions League clash and believes the Bavarians can win it all under the Spaniard