Champions League

Thursday 26 February 2015

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The Spanish titleholders have confirmed that Guilherme Siqueira has picked up a hamstring strain, while Saul Niguez has suffered a kidney trauma

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The Uruguayan has now scored four goals in his last two games - for Uruguay and Barcelona - against the England and Manchester City goalkeeper

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The former Arsenal defender - who was sent off against Luis Enrqiue's side on Tuesday - feels the Blues need more experience if they are to compete with Europe's best sides

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Both the defender and club captain Gabi acknowledged they were outfought by Bayer Leverkusen as they suffered a 1-0 defeat in Germany

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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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Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone claims he is relieved that their UEFA Champions League tie with Bayer Leverkusen is still alive, after only losing 1-0.

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The 21-year-old Turkish playmaker, known for his remarkable free-kick taking, marked his UEFA Champions League knockout debut with a superb goal

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hits out at his side's "weak mentality" and "suicidal defending" after their 3-1 home defeat to Monaco in the Champions League.

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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

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The Barcelona striker insisted he did nothing wrong despite TV footage appearing to show him moving his head towards the hand of Martin Demichelis

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The Gunners were made to pay for a lack of organisation at the back and their boss admitted they have a mountain to climb if they are to reach the quarter-finals

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The Gunners are on the brink of a fifth successive Champions League exit at the last-16 stage after being beaten 3-1 by Monaco on Wednesday evening

Wednesday 25 February 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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Arsene Wenger's reunion with his former club ended in disappointment for the Gunners despite Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's late consolation