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Dortmund’s Euro hopes hurt by home draw with APOEL

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund suffered a significant Champions League set-back on Wednesday when Peter Bosz’s team were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Cyprus’ APOEL.

Raphael Guerreiro’s superb early goal for Borussia was cancelled out by Mickael Pote’s second-half equaliser on a frustrating night for hosts Dortmund.

Where to find Real Madrid vs. APOEL on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Real Madrid vs. APOEL, you’ve come to the right place.

Studio coverage on Wednesday begins at 2:00 PM ET with host Rob Stone and analysts Alexi Lalas, Brad Friedel and Warren Barton. Studio coverage on FOX Deportes begins at 1:00 PM ET with hosts Claudio Suarez and John Laguna.

Real Madrid: Marco Asensio To Miss Champions League Opener With ‘Leg Shaving-Related’ Injury Problem

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Real Madrid are due to begin their Champions League title defence with a group stage curtain-jerker against APOEL tonight, but they'll have to do so without the services of man-of-the-moment Marco Asensio.

Indeed, Asensio is set to miss Los Blancos' Group H opener due to injury and not just any old injury, oh no.

In an alternate history, Barcelona just won the Champions League

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Last year, I examined how each year's UEFA Champions League final would've looked if the old format of only the league champions (plus the holders) was in place. The switch was made in 1997-98, and Manchester United was the first non-champion to win the competition a season. The post can be found here.

APOEL’s Journey - a film by Tyler Maag. Anytime a video...

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APOEL's Journey - a film by Tyler Maag.

Anytime a video (about anything, really) begins with music from Sigur Rós, you can assume it will be either amazing or horribly pretentious. In this case, the former is justified. The Republic of Cyprus has a population of about one million people.

WCR Top 25 Clubs in the World - Super Bonus Points Edition

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It's that time of the year. We've reached the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League and it's time to award Super Bonus Points to clubs that made it this far. Super Bonus Points are the largest rankings modification that we make and the results will be obvious below, especially when you see a club that is in fifth place in its domestic league sitting at sixth place in the overall rankings.

Cristiano Ronaldo Not Impressed By ‘Very Ugly’ Fan Caricature, Signs It Anyway (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Spotted after Real Madrid's mauling of APOEL at the Bernabeu on Tuesdaywednesdaywhenever, Cristiano Ronaldo being temporarily put out by a particularly unflattering caricature of him held aloft by an autograph-hunting fan...

To be fair, it's not nearly the most harrowing depiction of Ronaldo we've ever seen, with that title firmly belonging to a float at the 2009 Portugal Carnaval.

Cristiano Ronaldo put off by ugly caricature of himself, autographs it anyway

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As Cristiano Ronaldo signed autographs (for journalists?) at the Santiago Bernabeu after Real Madrid finished off APOEL to advance to the Champions League semifinals, one fan held out a monsterish caricature for him to sign. For someone as concerned with his physical appearance as Ronaldo is, this was quite the shock.

Real Madrid Romp Past APOEL Again

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Real Madrid will face Bayern Munich in the semi-finals of the Champions League as they professionally took care of business tonight against APOEL, winning 5-2 on the night.

Prior to their 450th game in Europe, Real Madrid paid their respects to midfielder José María Zárraga, a winner of five European Champion Clubs' Cups with Madrid, who passed away on Tuesday.

Spanish Giants Remain On Course For Dream Champions League Final

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RealMadridandBarcelonamoved a step closer towards the very first "El Clasico" Champions League Final this week by comfortably winning their Quarter Final ties against APOEL and AC Milan respectively. RealMadridovercame their Cypriot opponents 8-2 on aggregate, winning away 3-0 before ending APOEL's fairytale jounrey 5-2 at the Bernabeu, while defending champions,Barcelona, who were held to a goalless draw inMilanlast week finished offMilanat Nou Camp, winning 3-1.

Champions League: Real Madrid 5-2 APOEL (8-2 Agg.) – Bernabeu Blitz Sets Up Bayern Semi (Photos & Highlights)

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By Chris Wright

APOEL's heroic Champions League run came to it's inevitable conclusion in the Bernabeu last night, with Real Madrid adding to their comfortable 3-0 first-leg tally by blitzing their Cypriot opponents on their own patch with a five-goal flurry several of which were bordering on indecently beautiful.

Football GIF: Kaka Curls In Jesus-Powered Beauty vs APOEL

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By Chris Wright

(Post-marital) sex on legs that Kaka boy...

GIF: Mocksession

APOEL’s Paulo Jorge Has Two Teeth Knocked Out, Pulls Another Out Himself vs Real Madrid (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Real Madrid's second-leg 5-2 pulverising of APOEL at the Bernabeu produced some absolutely beautiful goals (we'll have more on those later) and an impromptu trip to the dentist for Paulo Jorge who had two of his teeth knocked out during a hefty collision with teammate William.

Champions League QF: Apoel hold their head high as Real win, 5-2 (agg 8-2)

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szólj hozzá: Real Madrid 5-2 APOEL (HD)

The best moments came in the 67th minute and the 82nd minute when Gustavo Manduca and Esteban Solari scored Apoel's goals. At the Santiago Bernabeu no less! Real played real spoilsports to this David slayed Goliath story as Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace with Kaka, Callejon, and Angel Di Maria adding to the tally.


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REAL MADRID CF cruised into the semi finals of CHAMPIONS LEAGUE after defeating tonight 5 - 2 APOEL (8-2 agg). The Spanish Football Club will meet German team Bayern Munich in a top level semis clash not to be missed. Kaka scores for Real Madrid Real Madrid gave Benzema, Xabi Alonso, Ozil a rest & started with Varane, Altintop, Sahin & Granero.

Real Madrid vs APOEL 5-2 Champions League Highlights 2012 Ronaldo Kaka Callejon Manduca Goals Video

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DTotD: APOEL’s Paulo Jorge gets teeth knocked out by teammate’s back

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(Warning: Video shows a man pulling teeth out of his head.)

Real Madrid beat APOEL Nicosia 5-2 in the second leg of their Champions League quarterfinal to advance by a comfortable 8-2 margin. Though the Man of the Match award surely went to a Real player, the most hardcore footballer of the day honor goes to APOEL defender Paulo Jorge.

UEFA Champions League Match Predictions – 4 April 2012

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Below are predictions for all the Champions League matches on April 4, 2012. Times listed are local UK time.

Chelsea v Benfica, 19:45 Chelsea wins 2-1

Real Madrid v APOEL, 19:45 Real Madrid wins 3-0

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UCL Look Ahead: Chelsea cling to lead, Real Madrid aim to put away APOEL

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Despite all of the strife surrounding Chelsea this season, the Blues are a result away from another trip to the UEFA Champions League semifinals.

If Chelsea are able to make their 1-0 lead against Benfica stand up at Stamford Bridge, a berth in the semifinal against Barcelona -- in what would be a rematch of the classic, yet controversial, 2009 semifinal -- will be on tap.

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.

Some Soccer News for Fri Mar 30, 2012

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So brutal: Aston Villa announced today that their Bulgarian captain Stilian Petrov has been diagnosed with Acute Leukaemia.


After a final appeal Luke Rodgers was DENIED a work visa and the New York Red Bulls released him from his contract today.

Iker Casillas Wipes His Nose Candy Across Kid Mascot’s Face (Video)

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By Chris Wright

In which Saint Iker, well, just watch...


Iker Casillas picks his nose and then wipes his hand on a kid’s face

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In the tunnel before the Champions League quarterfinal first leg match between APOEL and Real Madrid this week, Real captain Iker Casillas apparently had a nuisance inside his nose. After clearing up whatever the problem was, he went about his business and, a few moments later, decided to tenderly wipe the hand that was just knuckle deep in his nostril on the face of the young mascot next to him.

Some Soccer News for Thu Mar 29, 2012

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HERCULEZ! (see below) Nine goals in seven games! Smashing!


Today Jurgen Klinsmann sent out a Twitter letting Herc know that he is paying attention. Why doesn't he just pick up the phone.
-@J_Klinsmann : Another goal for @herculezg, who keeps finding the net.

UEFA Champions League Recap – 27 March 2012

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Real Madrid earned an easy victory at APOEL and Chelsea got a crucial away goal in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday, March 28, 2012. Below is a recap of all the matches.


APOEL 0-3 Real Madrid

Benfica 0-1 Chelsea

Chelsea Scores Away Goal

Salomon Kalou scored a 75th minute goal to get Chelsea a very important lead heading into the second leg.

Resultado Apoel Real Madrid

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El Real Madrid fundió al Apoel 3-0,lo más seguro es que gané la vuelta, (Qué es en el campo del Real Madrid).Los goles fueron 2 de Benzema y 1 de Kaká,los 2 muy buenos goles y eso fue todo tengo que admitir que en este partido se han esforzado todos,y casi todo cambio cuando metieron a Marcelo y a Kaká,una pena que Xabi Alonso estuviera sancionado.

Mesut Ozil’s Exquisite Assist For Karim Benzema’s Second Goal vs APOEL (Video)

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By Chris Wright

What a beauty...

As the prophecy foretold, Real Madrid yomped to a 3-0 first-leg victory over APOEL in Cyprus last night; Benzema grabbing a brace (after spluffing one clean over the bar from roughly 30cm out) and the excellent Kaka posting home t'other.

L’Apoel resiste 75 minuti poi Mourinho lancia la coppia Marcelo-Kaka’ e il Real vola

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Ci sono voluti ben 75 minuti, e i cambi azzeccati di Mourinho (Kakà e Marcelo per Higuain e Coentrao) per piegare la resistenza della volenterosa formazione cipriota dell'Apoel, chiusa in difesa in una resistenza ad oltranza. Il Real fatica ma poi dilaga e, con il 3 a 0 rimediato a Nicosia, nell'andata dei quarti diContinua a leggere .

Chelsea And Madrid Move Closer To Champions League Semi Finals

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Important wins for both Chelsea and Real Madrid last night as both clubs took a giant step towards the semi finals after win over Benfica and APOEL Nicosia respectfully.

Of course the biggest result of the biggest result of the night was Madrid's 3-0 win over APOEL. The win make it very hard for APOEL to move onto the last four especially with a return leg at the Bernabeu in two weeks time.

Champions League QL: Real Madrid 3 Apoel 0

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szólj hozzá: APOEL 0-3 RMCF BOSNIA

Full marks to Apoel for keeping Real Madrid at bay for 74 minutes. But once they were breached, they gave away two more goals in quick succession. Benzema scored twice after missing an absolute howler and Kaka added to the tally. The Brazilian provided the spark needed to break Apoel's highly organized defense by creating Benzema's first goal.

FC Barcelona

Messi Champions League Record- APOEL vs Barcelona 0-4 Suarez Goals Messi Hat trick Highlights 2014 Video

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FC Barcelona vs APOEL Match Pictures | Barca Match Pictures

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Pictures from Barca's 1-0 victory against APOEL from last night at the Camp Nou. Pique scored the only but decisive goal to start FC Barcelona's UEFA CHampions League 20145-15 Campaign.

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FC Barcelona - 1, APOEL - 0 UEFA Champions League Match Highlights Video | FC Barcelona Videos

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Inspite of all the strike force at their disposal, Barca had to rely on their star defenders heading capability to see off Champions League minnows APOEL at the Camp Nou. Once again FC Barcelona dominated the match from the start but failed to capitalize on that. That's quite a headache for Luis Enrique as this seems to happen every game now.

Chelsea Must Dig Deep To Repel Barcelona

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Ahead of Barcelona v Chelsea in the Champions League tomorrow night, we looks at the importance of Petr Cech and the Chelsea defence in keeping out Barcelona and Lionel Messi.


Chelsea Must Dig Deep to Repel Barcelona

According to Castrol EDGE Performance analysis, Petr Cech could be the key if Chelsea are to spring a surprise and resist Barcelona's attacking advances in next week's Champions League semi-final second leg.

Weekend Soccer on Television - March 31/April 1, 2012

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Here we are again with your all of your weekend action. Once again, the schedule is a little light, but there are some potentially great matches to be played, just as there always are.
There is one matchup this weekend featuring a pair of WCR Top 25 Clubs. As fate would have it, it's not being televised, but it will be available on your computer on ESPN3.

The Rest

Christiansen named new Leeds manager

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London (AFP) – Former Spanish international Thomas Christiansen is the new manager of fallen English football giants Leeds United, the second-tier club announced on Thursday.

The 44-year-old - born in Denmark but who qualified to play for Spain through his Spanish mother - replaces Garry Monk, who shocked the club by rejecting a new contract last month.

2012/13 FC Porto Home Shirt

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2012/13 FC Porto Home Shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The 2011/12 season was a good one for Porto as they soared to victory in the Portuguese Liga but their European performance was somewhat average. Outdone by APOEL and Zenit St. Petersburg in the UEFA Champions League and lost to Sporting in the Round of 32 of the Europa League.

Lisandro López le da la Copa de Francia a Lyon

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30.04.2012 - Con gol de Lisandro López (´29), Olympique de Lyon venció (1-0) al Quevilly en el Stade de France y se llevó (por 5º vez) la Copa de Francia (jugada desde 1918).
No son los mejores días del Lyon y quizás de ahí devenga la exaltación de los festejos por una Copa que llega como consuelo en una temporada que no lo tuvo en la lucha por la Ligue 1, fue eliminado de Champions en octavos de final (Apoel Nicosia de Chipre) y cayó en la final de la Copa de la Liga (Marsella 0-1).

D-Words and P-Words (Real Madrid 0 – Valencia 0)

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I woke up this morning wanting the ‘D' Word to stand for ‘Defense' – as it was in my opinion, the main talking point to last night's match vs. Valencia. Having read some of the comments from the liveblog at RMFB (and what some Madrid fans are saying), perhaps another ‘D' Word should be added into the mix: disappointment – Madridisimo's collective disappointment for the result (an obvious one) and my personal disappointment for their nitpicky reaction to the game.

Wednesday's TV: More Champs

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UEFA Champions League on Fox Soccer: Chelsea - Benfica at 2:30pm with Chelsea leading 1-0 and Real Madrid - APOEL at 5pm (2:30pm on Fox Soccer Plus and some Fox Sport regional networks) with Real leading 3-0. CONCACAF Champions League semifinal second-legs on Fox Soccer and TeleFutura: Satos Laguna - Toronto at 8pm with the series tied 1-1 and UNAM Pumas - Monterrrey at 10pm with Monterrey leading 3-0.