Thursday, October 2, 2014

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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 Dinamo Zagreb midfielder

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PSG heroes Marquinhos and Blaise Matuidi also make the cut, along with Borussia Dortmund's two-goal star and Chelsea matchwinner Nemanja Matic

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The former Italy boss watched his Galatasaray side torn to shreds by the Gunners before half-time on Wednesday, but he thinks a lack of aggression was the problem

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The Arsenal manager celebrated his 18th anniversary in charge of the north Londoners in style with a 4-1 win over Galatasaray delivered in large part by the youngster's goals

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The Bulgarian's coach was immensely proud at how his team went close to pulling off a shock draw with the reigning European champions, even taking an early lead

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The coach was critical of his team's defensive woes from corners, which reared its head again at Ludogorets on Wednesday, and explained his rotation reasoning

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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The former Manchester United man thanked the Frenchman for playing him as a central striker in his first few weeks in north London, which paid off in a 4-1 win on Wednesday

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The striker emerged from the bench to net the winner for his side against Ludogorets after Cristiano Ronaldo missed one penalty and scored another to tie it up

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The Reds followed up an unconvincing victory over Ludogorets with a 1-0 defeat in Basel and the club captain admits that his side deserved nothing from the Group B game

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COMMENT: The injury-ravaged Gunners brushed aside a pitiful Galatasaray as the pace and thrust of Welbeck, Alexis Sanchez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain proved too hot to handle

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Marco Streller struck the only goal of the game as Brendan Rodgers's side failed to take a host of second-half opportunities in their second Champions League group game

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Danny Welbeck bagged his first professional hat-trick as the Gunners secured their first points of the Champions League roup stage with a classy performance at home

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The 33-year-old capitalised on slack marking from a corner to bundle in the winner on 52 minutes and dent the Reds' hopes of reaching the Champions League knockout stage

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The striker made the difference for his side as they recovered from their defeat in the first week of the competition to collect all three points against the Greek club

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Stefan Kiessling, Hakan Calhanoglu and Son Hueng-min fired home for the German side as they beat the Portuguese giants in a crucial encounter

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Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty not long after the hosts took a shock lead and, though he converted a later spot kick to level affairs, the French striker scored the late winner