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Tottenham’s Rose quashes fresh talk of Pochettino rift

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London (AFP) – Tottenham defender Danny Rose has played down fresh talk of a rift with manager Mauricio Pochettino, calling for an end to “silly” rumours after he was substituted against Apoel Nicosia.

The England player was taken off in the 70th minute at Wembley on Wednesday after a tussle with Roland Sallai left him needing stitches around the top of his left eye.

Tottenham’s Rose quashes fresh talk of Pochettino rift

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London (AFP) – Tottenham defender Danny Rose has played down fresh talk of a rift with manager Mauricio Pochettino, calling for an end to “silly” rumours after he was substituted against Apoel Nicosia.

The England player was taken off in the 70th minute at Wembley on Wednesday after a tussle with Roland Sallai left him needing stitches around the top of his left eye.

Spurs stroll as Kane bags brace

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Huddersfield (United Kingdom) (AFP) – A Harry Kane masterclass ensured Tottenham cruised to a 4-0 victory against Huddersfield on Saturday.

Tottenham beat Cypriot champions APOEL Nicosia 3-0 courtesy of a brilliant Kane hat-trick on Tuesday and he was just as impressive in West Yorkshire, killing off Huddersfield inside the opening 20 minutes with two superbly taken goals.

Spurs stroll as Kane bags brace

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Huddersfield (United Kingdom) (AFP) – A Harry Kane masterclass ensured Tottenham cruised to a 4-0 victory against Huddersfield on Saturday.

Tottenham beat Cypriot champions APOEL Nicosia 3-0 courtesy of a brilliant Kane hat-trick on Tuesday and he was just as impressive in West Yorkshire, killing off Huddersfield inside the opening 20 minutes with two superbly taken goals.

Man Utd draw Rostov in Europa League last-16

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Nyon (Switzerland) (AFP) – Favourites Manchester United were drawn on Friday to face modest Russian side Rostov in the last-16 of the Europa League.

Jose Mourinho’s side beat French club Saint-Etienne 4-0 on aggregate in the last 32. The English club will travel to Russia on Thursday, March 9 with the second leg a week later on March 16.

Man Utd draw Rostov in Europa League last-16

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Nyon (Switzerland) (AFP) – Favourites Manchester United were drawn on Friday to face modest Russian side Rostov in the last-16 of the Europa League.

Jose Mourinho’s side beat French club Saint-Etienne 4-0 on aggregate in the last 32. The English club will travel to Russia on Thursday, March 9 with the second leg a week later on March 16.

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Tweets and Photos: Spurs players react to beating Apoel Nicosia

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Tottenham Hotspur players have been posting on social media to react to last night's victory over Apoel Nicosia. Mauricio Pochettino's...

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Le sorprese della settimana: Apoel e Xandao e quel gusto di zittire Lione e City

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Fabrizio Ravanelli, grande attaccante della Juve pigliatutto di Lippi, oggi vive a Perugia e dirige una squadretta di ciclismo. Nel programma di Mediaset premium Graffiti, format davvero ben fatto, ha rivissuto la sua parabola da calciatore. Raccontando gli anni vissuti alla juve, non tralasciò una sua celebre frase: "con quello spirito, qualsiasi cosa accadeva andavaContinua a leggere .

APOEL Nicosia qualify for the Champions League Quarter-Finals

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Whilst there was the assumption last night that Lionel Messi's five goals against Bayer Leverkusen was the greatest performance in Champions League history, it could be argued that it wasn't even the most impressive display of the night. Step forward APOEL Nicosia, who beat French giants Lyon on penalties to qualify for the quarter-finals of [.

Champions League Results: Ugly, Pretty & What Lies Between

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Image: REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini.

We're at the business end of the Champions League now, Kickettes. For some, this is an opportunity to continue what looks to be an irresistible march towards Munich, while for others (namely a certain North London outfit), it was a brutal exposure of the frailties they've been struggling to overcome all season.

Barca and Lyon take advantage

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Barcelona and Lyon have one foot in the Champions League quarter-finals after deserved first-leg victories on Tuesday.

Competition favourites Barcelona beat Bayer Leverkusen 3-1 in Germany, while Lyon edged past Apoel Nicosia to take a slender advantage to Cyprus.

Barcelona dominated as only they can but were given a scare along the way by an out-of-sorts Bayer Leverkusen side.

Lione vittorioso allo Gerland. Lacazette piega la resistenza dell’Apoel

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Nell'andata degli ottavi di Champions League il Lione piega la resistenza, ad oltranza, dei ciprioti dell'Apoel Nicosia e rimedia una vittoria sofferta solo nel punteggio, di 1 a 0, deciso dalla rete del giovane attaccante francese, originario della Guadalupa, Alexandre Lacazette. Serata storica per l'Apoel di Jovanovic, rivelazione dei questa Champions.

UEFA Champions League TV Listings – 14 February 2012

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Below are television listings for all the Champions League matches on February 14, 2012. Times listed are GMT or local UK time.

UEFA Champions League Match Predictions

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Bayer Leverkusen v Barcelona, 19:45 Fox Soccer Channel (USA), Sky Sports 2 (UK), Sky Sport (Germany/Italy), Sport TV1 (Portugal), SuperSport (Africa), TVE La Primera (Spain), TV6 (Latvia/Estonia/Luthiania), TV10 (Sweden), TV3 (Ireland), C+ Sport (France), Sport 1 (Netherlands), Rogers Sportsnet (Canada), Al Jazeera Sport (Middle East)

Lyon v APOEL Nicosia, 19:45 Fox Sports Net (USA), Sky Sports 4 (UK), Sky Sport (Germany/Italy), Sport TV2 (Portugal), SuperSport (Africa), C+ (France), Rogers Sportsnet (Canada), Al Jazeera Sport (Middle East), Setanta Sports (Ireland), TV2 Sport (Denmark), Viasat (Sweden/Norway), Digi Sport (Hungary)

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UEFA Champions League Match Predictions – 14 February 2012

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UEFA Champions League Match Predictions 14 February 2012 - The 90th Minute Soccer Blog

Below are predictions for all the Champions League matches on February 14, 2012. Times listed are GMT or local UK time.

UEFA Champions League Match Predictions

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Bayer Leverkusen v Barcelona, 19:45 Barcelona wins 3-1

Lyon v APOEL Nicosia, 19:45 Lyon wins 2-0

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St Totteringham's Day Or Champions League?

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When I look at the league table I get a shudder down my spine.

Of course S*urs sitting higher than us in the league table contributes to that shudder massively, but what really causes that horrible feeling is that we sit outside the Champions League places.
Now don't get me wrong, the thought of that lot finishing above us is indeed truly horrific.

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Dortmund under pressure after Spurs-Real draw

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Bosz admits the Germans face an uphill Champions League battle after struggling to a draw at APOEL Nicosia while Tottenham Hotspur earned a point at Real Madrid.

Bosz said Dortmund have now got their work cut out in their next two home games - against APOEL in a fortnight and Spurs on November 21 - before facing holders Real away.

Dortmund under pressure after Spurs-Real draw

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Bosz admits the Germans face an uphill Champions League battle after struggling to a draw at APOEL Nicosia while Tottenham Hotspur earned a point at Real Madrid.

Bosz said Dortmund have now got their work cut out in their next two home games - against APOEL in a fortnight and Spurs on November 21 - before facing holders Real away.

The Grasshoppers vs. The Praying Mantes.

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Grasshopper Club Zurich vs. Olympique Lyonnais

Stadion Letzigrund, Third Qualifying Round Champions League 2013/14.

Few thought the Third Qualifying Round for Champions League would be this competitive for Lyon. A startling number of close shaves for Anthony Lopes later, there can be no doubt that Grasshopper Club Zurich are not Anderlecht (OL then won 8-2 in two legs in the 2009 Play-offs).

Cristiano Ronaldo Receives Bavarian Shoes After Real Madrid Boot Theft Incident

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Real Madrid became the unwilling victims of an incident on Tuesday, when mysterious thieves crept into the Bayern Munich visitors' dressing room and stole three boots belonging to Mesut Ozil, Karim Benzema and Ronaldo. Of course, it's not so funny when you're actually in the situation and kick-off is only moments away.

Finisce la favola dell’Apoel. Il Real strapazza i ciprioti e si prepara al Bayern

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Sontuoso, regale, Real che certo fa fuori i ciprioti nei quarti di Champions League, rifilando cinque reti (a due) al club di Nicosia, già liquidato per 3 a 0 all'andata, e dimostra una personalità da vendere, una freschezza atletica encomiabile ed un ritrovato Kakà . Mourinho ha tra le mani una squadra bellissima e divertente aContinua a leggere .

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

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UEFA Champions League: Your Running Commentary

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Half of the UEFA Champions League semifinals spots are spoken for, and the other two will be filled today, as Chelsea and Real Madrid look to hold on to their first-leg advantages to complete what would be a star-studded final four.

Chelsea nurses a 1-0 edge over Benfica thanks to a late away goal from Salomon Kalou in their meeting last week.

Creatures of Habit (APOEL Nicosia 0 - Real Madrid 3)

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Mr. Champions League does it again: Karim Benzema broke APOEL's dam last night What is that smell?.. or rather, that scent? That my friends is the smell of the Champions League Semi-Final. . Short of a catastrophe that would be far greater than Alcorconzo, Mourinho and his men would likely be arranging early travel plans to Munich – not for the Final, but to likely to meet Bayern in the Semi-Finals (unless Marseille would have something to say about it).

Resultados cuartos de final Champions League 2011/2012

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Cuartos de Final IDAMartes 27 marzo de 20120 APOEL Nicosia (CYP) - Real Madrid (ESP) 30 Benfica (POR) - Chelsea (ING) 1Miércoles 28 marzo de 2012O. Marsella (FRA) - Bayern Múnich (GER)Milan (ITA) - Barcelona (ESP)
Cuartos de Final VUELTAMartes 3 abril de 2012Bayern Múnich (GER) - O.

Champions League Observations, Pt I: Is Less Ever More?

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It's quarter final time, and we have a few questions...

Benfica 0-1 Chelsea

1. Why the hell haven't we made good on our plans to speak to adidas about Chelsea's shorts? Speculation is rife in the Kickette newsroom (ok, sofa, but it's important we maintain a veneer of glamour) that the players are being issued specialist pants which propel their equipment forward for happier effect.

Video: Karim Benzema’s incredible miss (Apoel Nicosia v Real Madrid)

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Real Madrid did eventually manager a comfortable away victory against Champions League minnows Apoel Nicosia, but they must have wondered if it was going to be their day when this happened. Karim Benzema, arguably Europe's most in-form striker, managed to miss an open goal against the Cypriots. The Frenchman just had to tap-in after the [.

Noticias : Mario Balotelli Gatecrashes Inter Milan, Liverpool’s Henderson Cracks Up At ‘Carragher’

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We all know that there's nothing Mario Balotelli enjoys more than stealing the thunder. And he did just that at Inter's unveiling of their new coach, Andrea Stramaccioni in Milan yesterday. Thank God Ranieri has finally left and taken his raincoat with him- even if some of you Interistis believe he should've brought Diego Forlan on the way out!

APOEL Wasn’t Complicated Enough for Madrid

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Real Madrid's awareness over the strength of their opponents in the Champions League, APOEL Nicosia, reaps its reward as they shut down the Cyprus representatives 3-0 with Karim Benzema bagging a brace, while Ricardo Kaka adding another one.

It wasn't actually a ride in the park for Los Blancos, although the were totally dominating the match, but the goals didn't arrive until the last 15 minutes into the game.

Apoel-Real Madrid e Benfica-Chelsea. Al via i primi quarti di finale

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Basta chiacchiere, la parola passa al campo. Anzi ai due, il GSP Stadium di Nicosia e l'Estadio Da Luz di Lisbona che illumineranno i riflettori sulle squadre impegnate nei primi due match di andata dei Quarti di Finale della Champions League. Questa sera, infatti, alle 20 e 45, sono in programma le sfide tra ApoelContinua a leggere .

APOEL Nicosia v. Real Madrid Preview: the perfect Champions League quarterfinal for both sides

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APOEL Nicosia v. Real Madrid Preview: the perfect Champions League quarterfinal for both sides - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Coming into this season, Real Madrid were considered one of the top favorites to lift the UEFA Champions League trophy, and over the last several months, they've done nothing to change that status.

So, who thinks the Champions League is boring?

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Over the last few seasons, the Champions League has been accused of becoming predictable. With pretty much the same teams qualifying every year, the list of realistic winners could be reduced to three or four teams before the competition had even kicked off. UEFA even made some sweeping changes to the qualifying format in 2009/2010 in a bid to broaden access to the competition and loosen the grip that the English, Spanish and Italian teams had established.

Sfida stellare Milan-Barcellona nei quarti. Real contro la favola Apoel

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Barcellona-Milan quindi. I rossoneri pescano i blaugrana nel sorteggio di Nyon. Squadra più difficile non poteva esserci per il team di Allegri ma bando ad ogni inizio di pessimismo. Allegri e la sua band conoscono il dream team di Guardiola, avendoli affrontati nel girone. In quell'occasione il Milan non risultò poi così tanto inferiore alContinua a leggere .

The Champions League and Europa League paths have been set. AC...

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The Champions League and Europa League paths have been set.

AC Milan vs. FC Barcelona and Schalke vs. Athletic Bilbao will be another set of classic matches for us to enjoy. APOEL vs. Real Madrid, not so much... Benfica vs. Chelsea could be interesting, but at the moment a Real Madrid vs.

Cuartos de Final Champions LEague 2011/2012

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El Apoel Nicosia chipriota será el rival del Real Madrid en los cuartos de final de la Liga de Campeones, según el sorteo celebrado este viernes en la sede de la UEFA en Nyon (Suiza), mientras que el Barcelona, defensor del título, se enfrentará al Milán italiano.
El Real Madrid y el Barcelona tienen la ventaja teórica de disputar los partidos de vuelta en el Santiago Bernabéu y el Camp Nou, y se evitarían hasta una hipotética final, ya que han quedado en distintas partes del cuadro.

UEFA Champions League: Barcelona in action as knockout stage kicks off

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Two teams on opposite sides of the European spectrum take to the field Tuesday in separate ties as the UEFA Champions League knockout stage kicks off.

On one end, there's defending champion Barcelona, who squares off against Germany's Bayer Leverkusen in the first leg of one of the more anticipated pairings in the Round of 16.

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Aguero de Saviour and Messi's record

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Sergio Aguero and Lionel Messi are friends, and today they stole the attention in this round of the Champions League. Aguero has before been the last minute saviour for Manchester City, and tonight, against mighty Bayern Munich, he was the saviour throughout. The first warning of his fast runs towards goal came when Mehdi Benatia brought him down in the area as the Argentine was getting through.

AC Milan-Barcelona headlines UCL quarterfinal draw

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Defending champion Barcelona will take on Italian power AC Milan in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals, the toughest match-up in the quarterfinal draw, which took place on Friday.

While Barca earned the toughest draw, Real Madrid was given the easiest quarterfinal draw, taking on Cyprus-based APOEL Nicosia.

Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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Two more tickets to the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals will be punched Wednesday, with the defending champions looking to maintain their dominance and the tournament underdog hoping that its time is not up.

Barcelona breezed by Bayer Leverkusen 3-1 in Germany in the opening leg of their Round of 16 tie and will look to hold serve at home to keep their hopes of a repeat alive.

Lyon vs APOEL 2012 Highlights 1-0 Lacazette Goal Video But Champions League Round of 16 OL

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UEFA Champions League: Your Running Commentary

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The UEFA Champions League is back in action, as defending champion Barcelona looks to take its first step toward a quarterfinal berth against an upstart but capable Bayer Leverkusen side in the opening match of the knockout stage. Barcelona is a bit shorthanded for the match, as an injured Xavi has been left out of the lineup, and Gerard Pique is out as well.