Thursday, November 27, 2014

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The Turkish team will finish bottom of their Champions League group after losing to Anderlecht on Wednesday, which has proven to be the final straw

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The Nerazzurri triumphed 1-0 when the two sides met in Ukraine earlier in the competition but Roberto Mancini's men only need a point this time around in order to progress

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Marko Marin and Khouma Babacar gave the Serie A side an early lead but Jose Maria Basanta's sending off allowed Claudio Beauvue the chance to score from the spot

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Two goals in the opening 13 minutes from the visiting Italians ensured that Claudio Beauvue's goal on the 45-minute mark was merely a consolation

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The Czech hosts kept the Italians from breaking the deadlock to ensure the two teams remain on level points heading into the final matchday, when either side could be eliminated

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Rafael Benitez's men can guarantee themselves top spot in Group A by winning in the Czech Republic but the hosts will be just as desperate for all three points

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Vincenzo Montella's men romped to a 3-0 win when the pair met in Florence on matchday one but they will be expecting a far tougher game in France

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The 29-year-old striker has not featured for La Roja since November 2013 but he claims that he does not mind if he no longer retains the confidence of Vicente del Bosque

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The striker is yet to score a goal in the Premier League since joining for €20m in the summer, and his agent says not seeing his daughter regularly is making it difficult for him

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The Sweden international has compiled his personal dream team consisting of former and current team-mates, including Xavi, Lionel Messi and Gianluigi Buffon in the side

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Harry Redknapp may miss out on the former Catania defender with the Serie A side looking to gazump the Premier League strugglers

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The Argentina international has demanded more from his team-mates as their qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League goes to the last day

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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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The Italian says Paulo Sousa's men are in better shape than the Reds and feels the Swiss will get the result they need at Anfield to make the Champions League knockout stage

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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The Bianconeri only need a point from their final fixture to progress to the last-16 but their coach says the Italian champions will be targeting a victory by two clear goals

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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