Match Preview

Saturday, January 10, 2015

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The Catalans put some of their turbulent week behind them with a Copa thrashing of Elche but now take on the reigning champions in a bid to keep up with Real Madrid

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Ronald Koeman's side were unfortunate to be beaten 2-1 in the reverse of this fixture in December but Louis van Gaal has several squad members back in contention

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Asia's highest-ranked team have suffered injury setbacks in the past week but begin their campaign in Australia against a side who failed to score in the Gulf Cup

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The Switzerland star has signed from Bayern Munich, just days after Lukas Podolski arrived at San Siro, to bolster the Nerazzurri attack

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Djamel Belmadi's side are unbeaten in 11 games but begin their Asian Cup campaign against a team they have not beaten in nearly a decade

Friday, January 9, 2015

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Having lost all three group games in the last Asian Cup group stage, the Saudis will be hoping to put in a better show

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The new manager, who spent four years as an Eagles player, won his first game against Dover Athletic and will now take charge at Selhurst Park against the in-form side

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Both sides will be desperate to kick off their Asian Cup challenge with a victory, with games against Saudi Arabia and China coming up

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The Foxes are unbeaten in three games and recently beat Newcastle to reach the FA Cup fourth round and face Paul Lambert's Villans hoping to move off the bottom of the table

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Saturday's clash provides both sides with their first taste of the 2015 Asian Cup, with Australia having already beaten Kuwait 4-1 elsewhere in Group A

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The striker has departed for Africa Cup of Nations duty and is in discussions over a move to Manchester City, with the Swans facing the high-flying Hammers in his absence

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After seeing their four-game losing streak end with a last-minute equaliser against West Ham in the FA Cup, the manager wants his team to rip up the form book on Saturday

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The visitors were the first of two teams to beat Jose Mourinho's Premier League leaders this season but have won just once in the league at the ground since 1986

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Carlo Ancelotti's side have been beaten twice in a week in a nightmare start to 2015, with their Colombia international demanding an immediate return to form

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Laurent Blanc's men could only muster a goalless draw in their final league game of 2014 as they bid to begin the new calendar year on the front foot in Ligue 1

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The winger comes up against his old side having joined the Rossoneri on an 18-month loan deal last week

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

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The men in green and gold are charged with capturing silverware on home soil and the first hurdle is a tough encounter against dangerous opponents at AAMI Park

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After a turbulent few days at Camp Nou, the Blaugrana will be eager for victory in their Copa del Rey first leg as they prepare for four games in just 11 days

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

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The striker's return has come in time for the last-16 encounter with the current holders, who are looking to bounce back from their defeat to Valencia

Monday, January 5, 2015

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The hosts have lost their last four matches on the trot to fall to 13th in the Premier League and face one of the season's surprise packages in the seventh-placed Hammers