Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

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The continent had 13 teams at last year's tournament in Brazil while there will be 14 at the 2018 event as Russia have been chosen as the hosts

Friday, March 20, 2015

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Rafa Benitez's side will take on the Bundesliga side while reigning champions Sevilla meet Andre Villas-Boas' Russian giants

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Zenit lost 1-0 to Torino in the second leg of their Europa League last-16 tie but still made it to the quarter-finals with 2-1 aggregate victory

Thursday, March 19, 2015

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The Slovakian was pleased Rafa Benitez's men were able to hold Dinamo Moscow to a draw on Thursday which sealed their place in the last eight

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The Granata face an uphill task after losing 2-0 in Saint Petersburg last week - can they pull off a remarkable comeback?

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The Partenopei hit the woodwork twice but progress to the Europa League quarter-finals after a goalless draw with the Russian side, who had two goals disallowed for offside

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The Russians had two goals chalked off during the first half, but Rafael Benitez's men also went close to scoring, with both Dries Mertens and Jose Callejon hitting the woodwork

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The Russian were beaten 3-1 at the San Paolo last week, with Gonzalo Higuain hitting a hat-trick, but they will take heart from the Partenopei's poor recent form away from home

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COMMENT: The Belgium international has the talent and, more importantly, the mental strength to cope with the pressure of filling a potential void in the Bianconeri midfield

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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The Italians trail 2-0 from last week's first-leg clash in Russia but their coach still believes that they can turn the last-16 tie around on home soil

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The Spanish coach is expecting a tough test in the Russian capital but he is confident that the Partenopei can end their hosts' unbeaten home record

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A 2-0 loss in Russia means Giampiero Ventura's side must risk all-out attack if they want to keep their Europa League hopes alive

Sunday, March 15, 2015

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The Brazilian said he could only smile after being on the receiving end of monkey chants but his coach was furious with those responsible

Friday, March 13, 2015

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The World Cup hosts have been issued a warning by one of Fifa's top executives, who is determined to see the tournament bring about a change of attitudes

Thursday, March 12, 2015

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The Portuguese trainer was happy with his side's 2-0 Europa League first-leg victory over Torino but is expecting a much closer game for the return in Turin

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Higuain nets a hat-trick to fire Rafa Benitez's men into pole position to qualify for the quarter-finals over the Europa League after a comfortable win over the Russian outfit...