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Daily Archives: September 16, 2015

Dinamo Zagreb v Arsenal preview: Gunners eye fourth clean sheet

Arsenal start their Champions League campaign with a trip to Croatia to face Dinamo Zagreb on Wednesday, looking for a fourth clean sheet in as many games. In the Premier League, the Gunners played out a goalless draw with Liverpool before beating Newcastle and Stoke without conceding a goal. Arsene Wenger’s side now begin their 18th consecutive season in Europe’s ...

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Everton new boy Ramiro Funes Mori targets Champions League spot

Ramiro Funes Mori says he “did not think twice” about signing for Everton and believes his new club can challenge for a place in the Champions League. The Argentina defender, a £9.5m deadline day signing from River Plate, made his Everton debut in Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Chelsea as a second-half substitute, playing the final 13 minutes at Goodison Park. ...

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Wales fear Gareth Bale may miss Euro 2016 qualifiers after injury

Gareth Bale limped off during Real Madrid’s win over Shakhtar Donetsk last night with a suspected calf injury sparking fears he could miss Wales’ crucial Euro 2016 qualifiers next month. The 26-year-old forward was replaced by Mateo Kovacic after just 32 minutes having gone down holding his calf a couple of minutes earlier. Bale was one of three Madrid players ...

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Bordeaux v Liverpool preview: Reds out to return to winning ways

Liverpool kick-off their Europa League campaign with a trip to France to take on Bordeaux on Thursday. The Reds will be looking to get back to winning ways after conceding six goals in losing to West Ham and Manchester United in their past two Premier League games. It remains to be seen whether Brendan Rodgers will opt to play his ...

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Steven Gerrard tells Raheem Sterling to ‘sharpen up’ and admits Manchester City midfielder must ‘do better’ in the Champions League

Steven Gerrard didn’t hold back in his assessment of former teammate Raheem Sterling after criticising the Manchester City midfielder’s composure following their 2-1 Champions League defeat to Juventus on Tuesday night. Sterling missed two chances to score – the first to put City ahead and the second to double their lead that would have put them two goals clear of ...

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Manchester City 1 Juventus 2: Massimiliano Allegri hails Gianluigi Buffon as the ‘best ever’ following goalkeeper masterclass

Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon was hailed as the best goalkeeper of all time by his manager Massimiliano Allegri after a superb display to defy Manchester City. Buffon produced a number of brilliant saves as his side came from behind to win their Champions League Group D opener 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium. The 37-year-old Italy veteran denied Raheem Sterling early ...

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Chelsea vs Maccabi Tel-Aviv: Will Jose Mourinho be thinking about Arsenal’s visit on Saturday?

Chelsea take on Israel’s Maccabi Tel-Aviv in their first Champions League group match on Wednesday. Here, we take a look at five talking points ahead of the match at Stamford Bridge. WILL MOURINHO MAKE CHANGES? Blues boss Jose Mourinho plans to tinker with his line-up for the visit of the Israeli qualifiers, but knows people will read more into who ...

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Chelsea to drop John Terry, Diego Costa, Nemanja Matic and Branislav Ivanovic for Champions League opener

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is considering whether to drop four first-team regulars for tonight’s Champions League clash with Maccabi Tel Aviv. John Terry, Nemanja Matic, Branislav Ivanovic and Diego Costa could all be sat on the sidelines on Wednesday evening, having under-performed in the opening weeks of the season. In their place, Mourinho is expected to play Ruben Loftus-Cheek alongside ...

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Hector Moreno says sorry for breaking Luke Shaw’s leg during Champions League tie between Manchester United and PSV Eindhoven

Hector Moreno has apologised to Luke Shaw for breaking his leg, but the PSV defender insists he should not have been penalised for the tackle that has sidelined the Manchester United defender for six months. Shaw spent Tuesday night in an Eindhoven hospital after suffering a double fracture of his right leg in United’s 2-1 defeat at the Philips Stadion. ...

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Luke Shaw injury news: Manchester United defender in race to play again this season as Euro 2016 hopes hit by horror double leg break

Luke Shaw will be lucky to play again this season after suffering a horrific double leg fracture during Manchester United’s 2-1 defeat to PSV Eindhoven. The seriousness of Shaw’s injury was made immediately clear by both the England defender’s screams in agony and the looks on the players’ faces surrounding him, with medics rushing on to his aid. Replays showed ...

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