Match Preview

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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Claude Le Roy's men secured a point in their group opener but remain underdogs ahead of their clash with Jorge Costa's side

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The beaten finalists of 2013 lost their opening match against Gabon but the Al Jazira star still believes they can triumph in the tournament

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The League One outfit have a developed a knack for upsetting the form book and beat Mauricio Pochettino's old club Southampton to book a place in the semi-final of the League Cup

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The Catalans beat the Liga champions 3-1 earlier this month but the midfielder believes they must still work to raise their game ahead of Wednesday's first leg

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With Edinson Cavani and Ezequiel Lavezzi back in the fold and two victories recorded back-to-back, the former defender is adamant the dressing room is behind him

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With a potential tie against city rivals AC Milan lying in wait, the former Manchester City boss wants to see a far better showing than they produced against Empoli

Monday, January 19, 2015

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The midfielder, though suspended for Tuesday's clash, says the squad is united behind their coach after their dismal campaign at the World Cup last summer

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With the Chelsea striker having retired from international football, his former club team-mate has called on the Elephants to show a united front in Equatorial Guinea

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The Reds play host for the first leg and have lost only one of their last 14 games in all competitions, with Jose Mourinho's Premier League leaders their opponents

Sunday, January 18, 2015

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Bafana Bafana begin their Africa Cup of Nations campaign against one of the continent's standout sides from the World Cup last summer

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The striker has been forced to withdraw from the encounter after being diagnosed with malaria, but the winger believes they can go all the way in Equatorial Guinea

Saturday, January 17, 2015

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The 2012 Africa Cup of Nations winners open their 2015 campaign with a testing tie against a team coached by someone with continental cup experience' albeit at club level

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The north African nation are one of the favourites to succeed in Equatorial Guinea, whereas the underdogs are not expected to match their quarter-final showing two years ago

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The Hammers have kept just four clean sheets this season - in stark contrast to their 14 from last season - and the Irons boss wants to see his side build from the back on Sunday

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The victors from Sunday's match will join China in the last-eight and having done less travelling than their opponents, it's the Saudi's who will be most confident

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Having already secured their place in the knockout rounds, China will be looking to ensure they finish with a third win to set up an easier tie

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The Gunners have struggled against the bigger sides in the Premier League in recent years but the Frenchman hopes to tear up the form book against the champions

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Having been dumped out of the Spanish cup by Atletico Madrid in midweek, the European champions will be scrambling to find their feet on Sunday

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Luis Suarez, Neymar and Lionel Messi are among the familiar faces set to make their return having been rested for the midweek Copa del Rey thrashing of Elche