1. Mario Balotelli's Smooth Start Should Have Liverpool Fans Cautiously Optimistic

    Most agreed that when Liverpool paid £16 million for Mario Balotelli , he was great value for money. Given his seamless transition into the Reds' squad, he'll have that fee paid back in a matter of months...

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  2. Tottenham Leave Danny Rose at Home on Trip to Serbia for 'Football' Reasons

    Tottenham left-back Danny Rose has been spared an uncomfortable return to Serbia after being left out of the Europa League squad to take on Partizan Belgrade, just two years on from being subjected to racial abuse here with England Under-21s...

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  3. Barcelona Continue Their Struggles with Deeper Lying Defences

    When Barcelona took the field against APOEL Nicosia it would be a fairly safe bet that a two-thirds-full Camp Nou expected goals. Lots of them...

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  4. Chelsea Draw, but Fabregas and Hazard Display Against Schalke Is Major Positive

    STAMFORD BRIDGE, LONDON — In the immediate aftermath of Chelsea ’s draw with Schalke in their Champions League opener, Jose Mourinho , his players and the Blues fans were rightly disappointed...

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  5. Champions League Roundup: Crowd Trouble Mars Roma's 5-1 Win

    Crowd trouble marred in the second half Roma's 5-1 victory over CSKA Moscow in Group E as the away fans let off flares in the stands and fought with stewards before riot police restored order...

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  6. Hart Positive Despite Bayern Defeat

    Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart is confident his team can qualify for the knockout stage of the Champions League despite losing their first group match...

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  7. Roma vs. CSKA Moscow: Winners and Losers from Champions League Game

    Roma's long-awaited return to the Champions League couldn't have gone better thanks to a 5-1 win against sorry-looking CSKA Moscow at the Stadio Olimpico...

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  8. Gervinho, Roma Make It Look Easy in Champions League Group of Death

    Following a match in which he scored twice, picked up an assist and relentlessly tortured opposition defenders until his withdrawal in the 71st minute, Gervinho could only shrug at his memorable Champions League debut for AS Roma ...

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  9. Kagawa: My Heart Stayed at Borussia Dortmund After Move to Manchester

    Shinji Kagawa admits life at Manchester United was "particularly difficult", but the playmaker says his heart was always at Borussia Dortmund ...

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  10. Final Whistle Verdict: Sense of Frustration

    Jose Mourinho was pleased with the performance of his side but disappointed we were unable to open our Champions League Group G campaign with a victory, after watching the Blues held 1-1 by Schalke at Stamford Bridge...

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  11. Making Peace with Sir Alex Ferguson Underlines Maturing Wayne Rooney at Man Utd

    Last month, Wayne Rooney celebrated 10 years at Manchester United . It was in August 2004 that an 18-year-old Rooney became the world's most expensive teenager when he swapped Goodison Park for Old Trafford ...

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  12. Chelsea Captain Rues Disappointing Draw with Schalke

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  13. Man United's Luke Shaw Will Be World's Best Left-Back, Says Jonny Evans

    Jonny Evans has been impressed with Manchester United 's summer transfer business and believes teammate Luke Shaw will mature into the world's best left-back.....

    Eric Drobny Written by Eric Drobny about 6 hours ago 496 reads 1 comments

  14. Chelsea Seeking 10-Year Stay for Jose Mourinho, Says Ron Gourlay

    Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay has told the London Evening Standard he wants Jose Mourinho to "stay 10 years."....

    Eric Drobny Written by Eric Drobny about 6 hours ago 388 reads 0 comments

  15. Can Raheem Sterling Join Messi and Ronaldo as the World's Best Players?

    Raheem Sterling debuted in 2012 under Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish . Ever since then, Sterling has continued to improve under the tutelage of Brendan Rodgers...

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  16. Chelsea vs. Schalke: Winners and Losers from Champions League Game

    Chelsea and Schalke kicked off their respective Champions League campaigns with a closely contested 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night...

    Thomas Cooper Written by Thomas Cooper about 7 hours ago 2,489 reads 5 comments

  17. Three Points: Chelsea Earn Champions League Draw with Schalke 04

    After Chelsea and Schalke 04 battled to a Group G Champions League draw, ESPN FC looks at three important takeaways from the match.....

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  18. Man City Show Improvement, but Champions League Target Remains Unchanged

    Before Manchester City ’s 1-0 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Allianz Arena, Vincent Kompany spoke of the need for his side to announce themselves as serious Champions League contenders...

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  19. CL: Five-Star Roma Crush CSKA

    Roma demolished CSKA Moscow 5-1 on their Champions League return, but Juan Iturbe and Davide Astori were injured...

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  20. Hart: 'Boateng's Come Back to Haunt Us'

    A tough result to take but City's last gasp defeat to Bayern Munich is not terminal to their UEFA Champions League hopes.....

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  21. Ajax vs. PSG: Winners and Losers from Champions League Game

    Paris Saint-Germain’s away-day blues continued on Wednesday night as Ajax struck midway through the second half to start their Champions League campaign at the Amsterdam Arena with a surprise 1-1 draw...

    Andrew Gibney Written by Andrew Gibney about 7 hours ago 1,784 reads 1 comments

  22. Athletic Bilbao 0-0 Shakhtar Donetsk

    Athletic Bilbao have waited 16 long years to get back into the Champions League and when their big moment finally came, they got stage fright...

    Ilario Huober Written by Ilario Huober about 7 hours ago 18 reads 0 comments

  23. Chelsea's Ruben Loftus-Cheek Sets Up Superb Goal in U19 Match with Schalke

    Chelsea 's senior side may not have been able to overcome a plucky Schalke side in the Champions League, but their U19s secured a 4-1 win over the Germans in the UEFA Youth League...

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  24. Barcelona Continue La Masia Focus in Win over Apoel

    It has been an interesting start to the season for Barcelona. The new Luis Enrique era is in full blossom and things are starting to come together for La Blaugrana ...

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  25. Hart: 'Boateng's Come Back to Haunt Us'

    Joe Hart @MCFC "The goal's come from a deflection. Jérôme Boateng has come back to haunt us. I think a draw would have been fair...

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