Champions League

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Allegri pleased with Juventus attitude despite stalement

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri praised his side’s attitude against Barcelona despite a 0-0 draw in Turin stalling last year’s finalists’ path to the Champions League last 16.

Five-time European champions Barcelona advanced to the knockout rounds and clinched top spot in Group D after the Turin stalemate.

Allegri pleased with Juventus attitude despite stalement

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri praised his side’s attitude against Barcelona despite a 0-0 draw in Turin stalling last year’s finalists’ path to the Champions League last 16.

Five-time European champions Barcelona advanced to the knockout rounds and clinched top spot in Group D after the Turin stalemate.

Messi on bench but Barcelona advance to last 16

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Lionel Messi started on the bench but Barcelona advanced to the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday and clinched top spot in Group D after drawing 0-0 with Juventus in Turin.

Last season’s finalists Juventus remain second in the group following the stalemate, a point ahead of third-place Sporting Lisbon, and can secure their qualification with victory at Olympiakos on December 5.

Messi on bench but Barcelona advance to last 16

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Lionel Messi started on the bench but Barcelona advanced to the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday and clinched top spot in Group D after drawing 0-0 with Juventus in Turin.

Last season’s finalists Juventus remain second in the group following the stalemate, a point ahead of third-place Sporting Lisbon, and can secure their qualification with victory at Olympiakos on December 5.

Manchester United rocked by Basel late show

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Basel (Switzerland) (AFP) – Manchester United were forced to wait to book a place in the Champions League last 16 as Michael Lang’s last-gasp strike gave Basel a shock 1-0 win St Jakob-Park on Wednesday.

Jose Mourinho’s side were moments away from securing top spot in Group A when Lang pounced on sloppy defending to steal the points for second-placed Basel a minute before the end.

Manchester United rocked by Basel late show

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Basel (Switzerland) (AFP) – Manchester United were forced to wait to book a place in the Champions League last 16 as Michael Lang’s last-gasp strike gave Basel a shock 1-0 win St Jakob-Park on Wednesday.

Jose Mourinho’s side were moments away from securing top spot in Group A when Lang pounced on sloppy defending to steal the points for second-placed Basel a minute before the end.

Ronaldo hits brace as Real surge into last 16

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Nicosia (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema both scored twice as holders Real Madrid crushed APOEL 6-0 in Nicosia on Tuesday to seal a place in the Champions League last 16.

Luka Modric volleyed Zinedine Zidane’s team into the lead on 23 minutes before Real floored Cypriot champions APOEL with five goals in a 15-minute blitz either side of half-time.

Real Madrid cruise into last 16, Liverpool blow three-goal lead

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Paris (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as holders Real Madrid thrashed APOEL 6-0 in Cyprus to reach the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday, while Liverpool blew a three-goal lead in a thriller at Sevilla.

Zinedine Zidane’s Real bounced back from their 3-1 loss at Tottenham Hotspur last time out by crushing APOEL, with four of the goals coming before half-time.

Real Madrid cruise into last 16, Liverpool blow three-goal lead

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Paris (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as holders Real Madrid thrashed APOEL 6-0 in Cyprus to reach the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday, while Liverpool blew a three-goal lead in a thriller at Sevilla.

Zinedine Zidane’s Real bounced back from their 3-1 loss at Tottenham Hotspur last time out by crushing APOEL, with four of the goals coming before half-time.

Chelsea

FC Qarabag 0-4 Chelsea: A professional performance earns praise from the boss.

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Chelsea sealed their progress into the last 16 of the Champions League with a emphatic 4-0 win over FC Qarabag with goals from Eden Hazard, Willian (2) and Cesc Fabregas.

Antonio Conte mindful of a big game at Anfield coming up on Saturday evening made the decision to make four changes to his starting eleven and a chance to our formation heading into the game.

Chelsea star mocks team-mates after skipping Qarabag trip

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Tweets and Photos: Chelsea players celebrate qualifying for Champions League knockout rounds

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Chelsea recorded a 0-4 win over Qarabag in Azerbaijan this evening to book their place in the Champions League knockout stages. The Blues secured...

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Visualized: Liverpool 3-3 Sevilla 

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Reds Throw Away 3-0 Lead

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Only Liverpool could let a 3-0 lead slip like that couldn't they? In the grand scheme of things the draw probably won't even matter but it's not the point is it? The Reds are so unbelievably weak at the back and facing a distinct lack of leadership I just don't think we have enough in the attack to carry us through the season.

Champions League: Sevilla Confirm Players Were Made Aware Of Eduardo Berizzo’s Cancer Diagnosis ‘Few Days’ Before Liverpool Match, Not At Half-Time

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Sevilla have confirmed that their players were told of coach Eduardo Berizzo's prostate cancer diagnosis "a few days" before last night's Champions League tie against Liverpool not at half-time, as was widely reported in the wake of the match.

Reports emanating in the Spanish press claimed that having gone in 3-0 down at the break, Berizzo informed the Sevilla team of his illness during the interval, only to watch them battle their way back to a heroic 3-3 draw at theRamon Sanchez Pizjuan.

Champions League: Sevilla Coach Eduardo Berizzo Revealed Prostate Cancer Diagnosis To Players At Half-Time Of 3-3 Draw Against Liverpool

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Whether it was intended as a motivational tool is a matter of debate, but Sevilla coach Eduardo 'Toto' Berizzo reportedly informed his players that he's been diagnosed with prostate cancer diagnosis at half-time in their topsy-turvy 3-3 draw against Liverpool in the Champions League.

Liverpool Throw Away Three Goal Lead In Seville

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Liverpool fans got to see both sides of their team on Tuesday night in Spain as they raced to a 3-0 lead over Sevilla as Roberto Firmino scored either side of a goal from Sadio Mane in a blistering opening 30 minutes.

But thenReds fans had to sit and watch in horror as Liverpool's defensive frailties reared their head once again as they conceded three times in the second half and squandered a chance of early Champions League qualification.

Confirmed Team News: Sevilla vs Liverpool lineups

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Champions League: Antoine Griezmann Scores Belting Overhead Kick As Atletico Madrid Keep Faint Qualification Hopes Alive (Photo & Video)

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Atletico Madrid kept their faint hopes of squeezing through to the Champions League knockout stages alive with a 2-0 win over Roma at the Metropolitano on Wednesday night.

The home side took until the 69th minute to make the break through when Antoine Griezmann dispatched Angel Correa's cut-back with a handsome overhead kick.

Video: Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard jokes he was still drunk from Istanbul during 2006 Champions League campaign

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Video: Highlights of Basel 1-0 Man Utd

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Manchester United slipped to a 1-0 defeat to Basel last night in their penultimate Champions League group game. The Red Devils were on the verge of...

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Champions League: PSG Set New Record For Most Group Stage Goals After Battering Celtic 7-1 In Paris (Video)

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Celtic found themselves on the end of a right thrashing in Paris on Wednesday day, with the Bhoys losing 7-1 against a rampant PSG side.

Celtic had got off to the perfect start, with PSG youth product Moussa Dembele scoring on 56 seconds.

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Video: Highlights of Qarabag 0-4 Chelsea

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Chelsea are through to the Champions League knockout rounds after a 0-4 win over Qarabag in their penultimate group game. The Blues cruised to...

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Video: Chelsea’s Willian scores a beautiful team goal vs Qarabag

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Chelsea coasted to a 0-4 away win over Qarabag in Azerbaijan this evening. The pick of the goals was the second of the evening, which was the first...

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Champions League: Kane And Son On Target As Tottenham Win Group With 2-1 Win In Dortmund (Video)

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Tottenham put their north London derby heartache behind them with a hard-fought 2-1 win away to Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night.

The win sees the Lilywhites win Group H ahead of holders Real Madrid and book their spot in the last 16.

Mauricio Pochettino's side had gone behind at theWestfalenstadion, withPierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring just after the half-hour mark.

Video: Future Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita destroys Monaco

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Video: Highlights of Liverpool’s reverse Istanbul (Sevilla 3-3 Liverpool)

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Liverpool performed a reverse Istanbul as they threw away a 0-3 half-time lead to draw 3-3 with Sevilla in Spain this evening. Goals from Roberto...

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Champions League: Liverpool Throw Away 3-0 Lead In Jekyll And Hyde Display In Seville (Video)

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Tuesday night's Champions League schedule produced a 'Miracle of Seville' as Liverpool threw away a 3-0 half-time lead to take only a point away from the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium.

Liverpool were superb in the first-half, blowing away their Spanish hosts, with Roberto Firmino netting within two minutes

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Video: Highlights of Borussia Dortmund 1-2 Spurs

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Video: Harry Kane’s goal for Spurs at Borussia Dortmund

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Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane bagged his sixth Champions League goal of the season as he set his side on the road to victory at Borussia Dortmund...

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Video: Spurs arrive to play Borussia Dortmund

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Huzzah: CSKA Moscow Goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev Keeps First Champions League Clean Sheet In 11 Years

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Last night, something utterly remarkable happened in the Champions League.

No, we're not talking about Celtic managing to restrict PSG to a mere seven goals, but the banishment of a dreadful record that had extended to over a decade.

In successfully keeping Benfica at bay to help ensure a 2-0 win for CSKA Moscow, erstwhile goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev managed to register his first Champions League clean sheet in 11 years.

Man United Stunned In Basel

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A surprised Jose Mourinho was left counting the cost of a first Champions League defeat of the season after Manchester United lost to a late goal in Basle on Wednesday night.

After four wins from their opening four group games, United travelled to Switzerland needing just a point to qualify for the knockout phase.

Borussia Dortmund

Dortmund 1-2 Spurs: Five Lilywhite Observations

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There will be a cheery whistle on the lips today no doubt, as this was a vastly more satisfactory pitstop than Saturday's rot. Not perfect, but on the scale of things this was far closer to click-the-heels-and-hat-at-a-jaunty-angle than morning-after-grogginess-and-for-the-love-of-all-things-please-close-those-infernal-curtains.

Spurs beat Borussia Dortmund to win Champions League group H

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Spurs beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the Champions League on Tuesday. The result means Spurs wins Group H and Dortmund can finish no higher than 3rd-place. Hanging onto 3rd-place and the Europa League qualifying spot was made a bit easier by APOEL losing 6-0 at home to Real Madrid.

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Tweets and Photos: Spurs players react to 1-2 win at Borussia Dortmund

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Video, GIF and Photo: Phil Foden makes his Man City debut

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Manchester City wonderkid Phil Foden made his first team debut this evening. The 17-year-old midfielder came off the bench as a 75th-minute...

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The Rest

Rangers legend hits out at "untouchable" Celtic manager Rodgers

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Former Rangers star Kris Boyd has blasted Brendan Rodgers after Celtic’s 7-1 drubbing by Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League earlier this week.

Celtic have gone unbeaten for 64 games on the domestic front, but their performances on the European stage have been less than impressive.

Insigne illumina il Napoli, Shakhtar al tappeto e ottavi ancora possibili

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Primo tempo in sofferenza, seconda ripresa da 5 stelle. Il Napoli cambia marcia e spazza via lo Shakhtar, nel penultimo appuntamento della fase a gironi di Champions League, rimandando il discorso qualificazione all'ultima giornata. 3 a 0 il risultato finale, allo Stadio San Paolo, con la magia di Insigne e le firme di Zielinski e [.

Confirmed Team News: Borussia Dortmund vs Spurs lineups

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Here is the confirmed team news for tonight's Borussia Dortmund vs Spurs game in the Champions League. Borussia Dortmund team to play Spurs TBA...

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