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AC Milan

AC Milan Transfers: Who Should Milan Buy with their Champions League Money?

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Last night, Milan defeated PSV at the San Siro by a score of 3-0, bringing their aggregate score to 4-1 and subsequently clinching advancement to the 2013-14 UEFA Champions League Group Stage, where they were just drawn in Group H along with Barcelona, Ajax and Celtic. Not only will the Italian giants have the opportunity to compete in Europe's premier club competition, the club also receives a portion of the TV revenue of their domestic league, Serie A, which is €30 million.

Van Persie slams Emirates Stadium critics

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Arsenal skipper Robin van Persie has hit back at suggestions that the atmosphere at the club's football stadium is not good enough, arguing that supporters at home games have been critical to any success that the Gunners have had.

While the Gooners who travel to away games have been praised consistently for their intensity, those at the Emirates Stadium have been questioned for going silent for long intervals and also jeering some of their own players (most notably former right-back Emmanuel Eboue and most recently winger Theo Walcott).

Champions League

Legia Warsaw fans respond to UEFA sanctions with massive pyro display

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A 2-2 draw in the second leg of the Champions League playoff between Legia Warsaw and Steaua Bucharest put the aggregate score at 3-3 and allowed the visitors to advance to the the group stage on away goals. Before the match, Legia fans were more focused on another adversary, though: competition organizers UEFA.

Gerard Pique blasts in an own goal off his knee, sums up Barcelona’s futility against Bayern

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Bayern Munich beat Barcelona 3-0 in the second leg of their Champions League semifinal to advance to an all-German final with an astonishing 7-0 aggregate score. The only goal Barcelona managed to score in the tie was a Gerard Pique own goal in the 72nd minute, which he drove into the net with an attempt to clear a Philipp Lahm cross that went off his knee.

UEFA Champions League – Match Recaps – 8 August 2012

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AEL, NK Maribor, Helsingborg, Dynamo Kiev, Hapoel, Anderlecht, Celtic, CFR, Basel, Fenerbahce, Copenhagen, Dinamo Zagreb, and Panathinaikos all advanced in UEFA Champions League qualifying on August 8, 2012.

F91 Dudelange 0-1 NK Maribor

Maribor scored a late second half goal to get the second leg win and advance 5-1 on aggregate.

UEFA Champions League – Match Recaps – 24 July 2012

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The UEFA Champions League continued its second qualifying round with twelve second leg matches on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. Some of the notable teams advancing to the next round of qualifying are FC Basel, Partizan Belgrade, Maribor, and HJK. The aggregate scores are in parentheses.

Shakhter Karaganda 1-1 (2-1) Liberec

A 40th minute penalty kick for Shakhter sent the match to extra time but it was a 120th minute Jan Blazek goal for the visitors that was the difference.

West Ham reach Championship playoff final, groom loses his best man

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West Ham beat Cardiff on an aggregate score of 5-0 in their Championship playoff semifinal as they try to make a quick return to the Premier League. Russell Brand was in attendance for their successful second leg at Upton Park and so was the man holding the sign in the above photo.

Apparently confident that West Ham wouldn't blow their first-leg lead, this man brought a sign breaking the news that he wouldn't be serving as best man at his pal Chris' wedding due to a conflict with the Hammers' trip to Wembley for a final against Blackpool or Birmingham City on May 19.

In a shootout with five misses, Sergio Ramos’ was the most emphatic

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Bayern Munich will play a Champions League final at home against Chelsea after missing fewer penalties than Real Madrid in a shootout that would probably be best described as "wacky."

With two early goals from Cristiano Ronaldo (including a penalty), Real Madrid beat Bayern 2-1 in regular time of their semifinal second leg to put the aggregate score at 3-3 and away goals even at two for each side.

Bayern Munich is Next

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Real Madrid won their match pretty clearly in the champions league against APEOL with an aggregate score of 8-2. Ronaldo scored two goals and one of them was an absolute screamer of a goal from a free kick and man what a great free kick it was. Kaka also scored a stunner of a goal. He also came close to scoring another stunning goal just minutes later but was denied by the post.

Barcelona & Bayern Advance, Six More Semifinalists To Go

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Barcelona beat Milan 3-1 in yet another controversial Camp Nou Champions League result, while Bayern finished off Olympique Marseille with another 2-0 victory, for an aggregate score of 4-0.

Wednesday, April 4 (both kickoffs at 2:45pmET):

Chelsea vs Benfica:Â The match to watch on Wednesday.

Di Matteo Confident Of Semi Final Slot

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Chelsea's caretaker coach Roberto Di Matteo is confident that his team can make it to the semi final of the the Champions League for the first time since 2009, when they were controversially knocked out by Barcelona.

The rivalry between the two teams dates back to the 2004/2005 season when Chelsea under Mourinho at the time felt aggrieved by the referees decision to send Didier Drogba off after his side had taken a shocking lead at the Nou Camp.

Didier Drogba plays peek-a-boo with Sergio Busquets

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Though Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has largely shed his reputation as a diver over the last few years, old habits returned during Wednesday night's Champions League round of 16 second leg match against Napoli.

Drogba, who scored the first goal in Chelsea's 4-1 extra-time win that allowed them to advance to the quarter finals on a 5-4 aggregate score, feigned getting hit in the face by Salvatore Aronica and fell to the ground clutching his face.

Future News: Di Matteo reveals key to being Chelsea manager is letting John Terry manage

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Chelsea's caretaker manager Roberto Di Matteo has revealed the secret to winning all three matches since Andre Villas-Boas was sacked after just seven months in charge. The former assistant under Villas-Boas has sparked new life in an aging side that was showing its age a few weeks ago, resulting in wins in the FA Cup, Premier League and, most recently, a 4-1 extra-time win over Napoli in the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie that allowed Chelsea to advance on a 5-4 aggregate score.

Chelsea 4-1 Napoli (Agg. 5-4) – Old Guard Fire Blues To Superb Win At The Bridge (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy


Chelsea, under the temporary stewardship of Roberto Di Matteo, looked to have a massive task ahead of them on Wednesday night, with visitors Napoli taking a 3-1 advantage to Stamford Bridge from the first leg of the last 16 Champions League tie.

Basel manager had ‘absolutely no fear’ Bayern would score seven before they scored seven

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On Saturday, Bayern Munich beat Hoffenheim 7-1 -- an impressive showing and a very well timed one at that. Yet, it left Basel manager Heiko Vogel unimpressed going into the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie with a 1-0 lead against Bayern.

From the Guardian:

"The margin of victory does not impress me.

Lionel Messi makes Champions League history with five goals against Leverkusen

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Barcelona ran riot in the Champions League tonight, coming out 7-1 winners against Bayer Leverkusen at the Nou Camp, giving them an aggregate score of 10-2 and a place in the quarter finals.

Five of the goals were scored by Lionel Messi, who is so good this season that he is making the majority of human beings feel utterly unaccomplished by comparison.

Five Star Messi Plus Lyon Shocked In Cyprus

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Lionel Messi single-handily destroyed Bayer Leverkusen 7-1 at the Nou Camp. Messi was at his mesmerizing best, scoring five goals as Barca showed the rest of Europe that they will not give up their Champions League trophy without a fight.

Messi became the first man to score four goals in a game twice in the Champions League and then he set a new record, becoming the first player to score five goals in a game, when he scored his fifth with six minutes to go.

Arsenal 3 – 0 Milan: Match Thoughts And Individual Analysis

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There are games where even a defeat feels like a win. Then there are those where victory can't quite overcome the feeling of losing out. On a rare occasion though, one gets to experience both these contradicting sentiments at the same time! Arsenal's heroic effort against Milan will surely fall into that exceptional category.

Boca Juniors

Newell’s Old Boys eliminate Boca Juniors from Copa Libertadores after 13 rounds of penalties

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Newell's Old Boys faced Boca Juniors in the second leg of an all-Argentine Copa Libertadores quarter-final on Wednesday evening, with the aggregate score 0-0 after both games. Fans who may have felt cheated by the lack of regular-time action were then treated to a marathon shootout that lasted for thirteen rounds.

Juan Roman Riquelme is still scoring golazos for Boca Juniors

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Following a brief retirement, Juan Roman Riquelme is back with Boca Juniors and he's up to his old tricks. In the 25th minute of the second leg of Boca's Copa Libertadores round of 16 tie against Corinthians, Riquelme launched a shot from distance that floated over the diving keeper and into to far side of the net.

Corinthians win first Copa Libertadores title with Emerson Sheik double

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Corinthians, Brazil's second most popular club, finished off Boca Juniors with a 2-0 win in the second leg of the Copa Libertadores final to claim their first ever title in the competition (3-1 aggregate score). Brazilian-born, attempted Qatar international Emerson Sheik scored both goals for Corinthians within 20 minutes of each other in the second half.

UEFA Europa League

DTotD: Benfica’s Nicolas Gaitan kicks Fenerbahce player in the face, knocks him out

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Fenerbahce's Gokhan Gonul suffered a scary injury in the second leg of his side's Europa League semifinal against Benfica. With the aggregate score at 2-2 and Fenerbahce leading on their away goal in the 57th minute, Benfica's Nicolas Gaitan tried to reign in a high cross, but ended up kicking Gonul in the face instead.

2012 UEFA Europa League Qualifying First Round Results

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The Europa League has finished the first round of qualifying with several lopsided results and one needing extra time to be decided.

There were few surprises in this round of 2012 UEFA Europa League qualifying as most of the favorites advanced. Some of the more dominating performances include Swedish side Elfsborg defeated Floriana 12-0 (on aggregate), Twente crushing UE Santa Coloma 9-0 (on aggregate), and Gomel thrashing Vikingur 10-0 (on aggregate).

Europa League: Athletic Bilbao 3-1 Sporting (4-3 Agg.) – Last Gasp Llorente Lash Books Bilbao Bucharest Berth (Photos & Highlights)

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By Chris Wright

An 89th minute Fernando Llorente toe poke was enough to see Athletic Bilbao through to the Europa League Final in Bucharest on 6th May, overturning Sporting's 2-1 lead from the first leg in Lisbon last week.

A rip-snorting first half saw Athletic open the proceedings through Markel Susaeta, Llorente bringing down a cross with his chest and stepping aside for the little winger to lash home.

Joe Hart Almost Scores Last Minute Winner For Man City vs Sporting (Video)

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By Chris Wright

With the aggregate score tied at 3-3 and Sporting Lisbon going through on away goals, Man City sent everybody up for one last 'Hurrah' in the 95th-minute with the very last grain of sand about to fall through the Boggle timer of fate.

Nigel de Jong pumped a long ball to the back stick, where Joe Hart (a goalkeeper by trade, may we remind you) ran in behind, out-muscled Daniel Carrico and plonked a header back across goal, only for Rui Patricio to get a fateful finger on it and send the ball bobbling past the post.

Lionel Messi

Humiliated and Trounced at Home - FC Barcelona - 0, Bayern Munich - 3

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Bayern Munich sealed their place in the final of UEFA Champions League by beating FC Barcelona 3-0 at the Camp Nou. To be honest they had almost sealed their passage in the first half, only the confirmation was left. That was done tonight. The two legged tie ended with an aggregate score of 7-0 to Bayern Munich and that was a total humiliation.

If it continued… (Barcelona v Chelsea)

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Chelsea advanced to the Champions League final after a second-leg match against Barcelona that can only be described as bananas. Absolute bananas. Though Chelsea won on a 3-2 aggregate score, the second leg finished 2-2, which means there is really just one question left for us to ask.

Fernando ‘The Greatest’ Torres seals Chelsea’s place in the Champions League final

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Everyone said Chelsea would have to play two perfect matches to beat Barcelona in their Champions League seminfinal. They patiently waited in defense and held on for a 1-0 win at home in the first leg. In the first half of the second leg, Gary Cahill went off with an injury, Sergio Busquets equalized for Barcleona, John Terry got himself sent off to put Chelsea down to 10 men after just 37 minutes, Andres Iniesta put Barcelona ahead against a team with just 10 men and no centerbacks and then Ramires lobbed in a beauty to give Chelsea the advantage on away goals.

Udinese

UEFA Champions League – Match Recaps – 28 August 2012

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Anderlecht, BATE Borisov, Dinamo Zagreb, Malaga, and Braga all advanced to the Group Stage in the UEFA Champions League on August 28, 2012.

Anderlecht 2-0 AEL

The home side scored two late goals to secure their place in the Group Stage. AEL were able to hold onto their 2-1 lead from the first lead until the 81st minute when Anderlecht's Deiudonne Mbokani scored.

Besiktas vs Atletico Madrid 0-3 Highlights 2012 Europa League BJK Goals Adrian Falcao Salvio Video

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santos laguna

Classy Monterrey give champions Santos a guard of honor after loss in final

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Santos Laguna beat Monterrey 2-1 in the second leg of the Mexican Primera Division final to win the clausura on an aggregate score of 3-2. Last month, it was Monterrey who beat Santos on a 4-3 aggregate score in the CONCACAF Champions League final, so these two sides have played four matches with the titles on the line in about as many weeks.

Scrappy TFC Bows Out

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Toronto FC were 45 minutes away from making history, 45 minutes from not only shocking CONCACAF but from taking a giant step forward that would benefit all of MLS.

Then the bottom fell out.

Santos Laguna scored four second-half goals to down the Canadians by 6-2 on Tuesday and won their CCL semifinal series by an aggregate score of 7-3.

Pumas win big to complete CCL semis

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The CONCACAF Champions League semifinals are set after another rout capped off the latest round.

Pumas UNAM, which entered Thursday night's second leg against Isidro Metapan in a 2-1 hole, unleashed an 8-0 beating on its Salvadoran counterpart to become the third Mexican team to qualify for the tournament semifinals.

Musket Rounds: Runstrom, Agudelo, Toronto FC, USMNT, And More

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Yesterday provided plenty of Revs-related news for us to relay to you. Today, well, not so much. But here at the Bent Musket we strive to bring you the most up-to-date and relevant New England Revolution news, even when there's not all that much to bring you. Today we have a little of that, but also lots of news from around MLS.

Costas

Nigel De Jong attempts to carry an injured opponent off the pitch

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After a dismal first half, Manchester City made an impressive comeback to win the second leg of their Europa League tie against Sporting 3-2 on Thursday. They still lost on away goals with a 3-3 aggregate score because Joe Hart's nearly amazing last-second header was tipped just wide of the goal by Sporting keeper Rui Patricio.

DTotD: Cristiano Ronaldo tackled by the turf

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The pitch at the Santiago Bernabeu momentarily betrayed Cristiano Ronaldo during Real Madrid's 4-1 win over CSKA Moscow to advance to the Champions League quarterfinals on a 5-2 aggregate score. Ronaldo scored two goals, but the pitch was either unable or unwilling to support his brilliance in this moment, prompting him to respond with physical abuse.

The Rest

Red Bulls Await Revs in EC Final

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After defeating the Columbus Crew 7-3 on aggregate in the Eastern Conference Semifinal, the New England Revolution have advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2007.

Similar to the Conference Semifinals, the winner will be determined by the aggregate score between these two matches, with road goals acting as a tiebreaker.

Brazilian club’s masseur sneaks onto pitch to make double save before running for his life

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Non-players driven by desperation to take it upon themselves to become emergency goalkeepers are nothing new, but few instances have been quite as bizarre as this one.

The second leg of the Brazilian fourth division quarterfinal between Tupi-MG and GO Aparecidense was even at 2-2 early in the second half.

Top 10 conclusions: England 3-2 Scotland

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1. It's all about Rickie Lambert. Scoring your first international goal at the age of 31 with your first touch in an England vs Scotland game quite a story. 2. Watch out David Nugent and Francis Jeffers there's a new kid in Club 100% Strikerate. 3. James Morrison is even more English than [...]

UCL Rewind: Chelsea hold off Benfica, Real Madrid rout APOEL to advance

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By JOHN BOSCHINI

Real Madrid and Chelsea are through to the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League after holding on to first-leg advantages with home victories.

Chelsea were able to book their date with Barcelona despite long stretches of poor play in a 2-1 win over Benfica resulting in a 3-1 win on aggregate.