Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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COMMENT: The Gunners qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League for a 15th consecutive season with a strong performance in Wednesday's 2-0 win over Dortmund

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COMMENT: The Anfield side's hopes of qualification for the last 16 remain in tact but a late Ludogorets equaliser showed there is still plenty of work to be done on Merseyside

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COMMENT: Two club records were equalled in Switzerland as Ronaldo drew level with Raul in Champions League goals and Carlo Ancelotti guided the team to a 15th straight win

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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

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Chancel Mbemba's brace ended a 12 match winless run in the competition for the hosts, while booking their place in the Europa League round of 32

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Goal took in the action at the Petrovsky Stadium, where the home side left it late to score, which keeps them in the qualification mix, while the visitors were eliminated

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The chiefs have little room for sentiment as they seek to return the club to the top four, as former Boston Red Sox boss Terry Francona found out to his cost

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COMMENT: While Antoine Griezmann and Mario Mandzukic have settled in well in Madrid, Diego Simeone's three other high-profile summer signings represent a waste of over €40 million

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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Just three days after making La Liga history with a hat-trick, lightning strikes twice as Lionel Messi nets three to become the Champions League's leading scorer outright

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An Edinson Cavani double and a masterful finish from Zlatan Ibrahimovic ensured three points for Les Parisiens, keeping them in top spot in Group F with one match to play

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SPECIAL REPORT: After he surpassed Raul's record for goals in European Cup football, Goal examines the forward's journey from anonymity in Argentina to greatness with Barcelona

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COMMENT: The Argentine has broken two of the game's greatest marks in less than a week and showed the Catalans that they must build their future around him

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Goal took in the action in Russia, where Roma were denied a place in the knockout stages by a late goal, sending Group E into the last day with one qualification place up for grabs

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The Portuguese side were forced to work hard, but goals from Hector Herrera, Jackson Martinez and Cristian Tello secured all three points and eliminated the hosts

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A win over Dortmund would fire Arsene Wenger's side into the last 16, while Cristiano Ronaldo looks to pull level with Lionel Messi, who has already equalled Raul's record