Champions League

Monday, August 18, 2014

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The Polish champions have been refused re-entry following their elimination from the competition after fielding an ineligible player against Celtic

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The Gunners boss is concerned that a quick turnaround from beating Crystal Palace could affect his side when they travel to Turkey

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After wins over Manchester City and Crystal Palace in the season's early stages, the manager hopes for more of the same while hinting at changes to his starting line-up

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The former Blues centre-forward, who was offloaded to Besiktas in the summer, insists that he was not given a fair chance to prove himself at Stamford Bridge

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COMMENT: Aurelio De Laurentiis is under attack for tightening the purse strings ahead of Tuesday's meeting with Athletic Bilbao but is he being parsimonious or prudent?

Sunday, August 17, 2014

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The 21-year-old attacker is wary of the threat posed by the Partenopei on the break but he is confident that having the second leg at home will work in the Basques' favour

Friday, August 15, 2014

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The veteran attacker says his side's hard work in pre-season will pay off as they bid to win Serie A and take the fight to Europe in their return to the Champions League

Thursday, August 14, 2014

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The Polish side are determined to see their expulsion from the tournament overturned in order to allow them back into play-off round at the expense of Celtic

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The club captain signed a new five-year deal on Wednesday and wants the Premier League titleholders to make their mark in the Champions League

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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The Spanish striker is confident that his side will be scrapping it out for Europe's biggest prize this coming season - despite failing to get out of the group stage last term

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No team has successfully defended the continent's top prize since it was rebranded and restructured in 1992 - but the centre-half says Carlo Ancelotti's men intend to change that

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The Wales winger supplied the assist for Cristiano Ronaldo's opening goal and departed his home city with yet another trophy in the white of Real Madrid

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The Portuguese forward was in lethal form against Sevilla in Cardiff, scoring twice and showing little sign of the injuries which slowed him down at the World Cup

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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The Real Madrid talisman played his first meaningful minutes of pre-season and starred as los Blancos overran Sevilla in Cardiff, comfortably outshining the new Galacticos

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The European champions take on the Europa League holders in Cardiff for the first continental trophy of the season

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The Spain international played a part in eliminating his new team from the Champions League last season but is keen to make amends with the supporters after his summer move

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Following Celtic's reprieve in European football's elite club competition, Henning Berg's side have requested that their case be looked at by the tournament's governing body

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COMMENT: The world's most expensive player features in his hometown for Real Madrid in the Uefa Super Cup on Tuesday and Cardiff is very proud of its favourite son

Monday, August 11, 2014