Good signing by AC Milan who have finally landed midfielder Keisuke Honda from CSKA Moscow. Milan tried unsuccessfully to get the Japanese midfielder in the summer, but were unable to agree on a transfer fee. He will join Milan on January 1 on a free transfer and has been given the No. 10 shirt.
"From the 3 January 2014 Keisuke Honda will be a Milan player," Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani said on the club's official website.
Regarding his conditional AC Milan interest, I should add that there is one other condition. See, the Rossoneri would almost certainly only want Landon Donovan if they could get him before the summer window closes. Quite simply, this is because CSKA Moscow star Keisuke Honda will be arriving in January.
With both Bayern Munich and Manchester City already through to the last 16 of this competition, to-nights match-up will be more about pride than the actual result as City look to end Bayern's record 10 game winning streak in the Champions League.
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Jose Mourinho thinks that Manchester City have the best squad in England and that is high praise indeed since the Portuguese has won numerous titles with four different clubs in four different countries. After failing to qualify past the Champions League group stages in the last two seasons, the club has finally managed to see the light of the knockout stages.
Manchester City qualified for the Champions League knockout stages for the first time in their history after a 5-2 thrashing of CSKA Moscow. City have failed to progress past the group stages in the previous two attempts. This is widely believed to be the reason behind Roberto Mancini's sacking at the end of last season.
An Easyjet flight carrying CSKA Moscow fans to their Champions League clash with Manchester City was forced to divert to Denmark to eject drunken passengers. The flight landed at Copenhagen Airport after reports that an intoxicated passenger had started pushing staff. The fan was taken away by Danish police and friends travelling with him were [.
Manchester City failed to defeat Bayern Munich in their first major showdown of the UEFA Champions League, but they did however dispatch CSKA Moscow in their first encounter with the Russian side and will hope for the same results when the Etihad plays host to their fourth round tie Tuesday evening.
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure was encouraged to lie about being racially abused as part of a conspiracy by English journalists angry that Russia beat England in the 2018 World Cup bidding process. That's the outlandish claim made by a CSKA Moscow director after the Russian side were ordered to partially close their stadium for [.
Former Liverpool star John Barnes says education is the only way to get rid of racism in football. The ex-England international was asked for his thoughts following the racist abuse suffered by Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure during last week's Champions League win over CSKA Moscow. Amid calls for the Russian side to be thrown [.
Enough of the empty promises. It is long past time for UEFA to prove whether or not they are as serious about punishing racist behavior from fans in club competitions across Europe as they claim to be. And with another incident occurring on Wednesday in which Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure revealed after his club's victory over CSKA Moscow that he was targeted with racist chanting by the Russian side's home supporters, now is the perfect time to for UEFA lay down the hammer.
UEFA President Michel Platini has demanded an internal investigation look into why the UEFA protocol wasn't followed by the referee in the Champions League match between CSKA Moscow and Manchester City earlier this week.
The new UEFA protocol to combat racism says that the referee should stop the game if he receives a complaint of racism (which City captain Yaya Toure informed the referee about during the game), and the referee must then instruct the public announcer to tell supporters to refrain from the racial abuse.
CSKA Moscow have released a ridiculous statement denying that their fans racially abused Yaya Toure during last night's game against Manchester City. The monkey chants aimed at the Ivory Coast international were clearly audible during the game. But CSKA didn't see it that way. A club statement said: "Having carefully studied the video of the [.
While Manchester City defeated CSKA Moscow, 2-1, on a dilapidated field in Moscow on Wednesday evening, much of the focus from the following the match centers on reported racist chanting from the CSKA ultras.
At one point in the second half, Man City midfielder Yaya Toure was reportedly the subject of racist chanting and following the game, Toure called on UEFA to punish the club and the fans for their actions.
Manchester City claimed a hard-fought three points against CSKA Moscow after they ran out 2-1 winners at the Arena Khimki in their Champions League clash on Wednesday.
City fell behind but immediately replied through Sergio Aguero, prior to the Uruguayan grabbing his second goal of the game just before half time, which made the score 2-1 to the Manchester based side.
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Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure was subjected to racist abuse during this evening's Champions League win at CSKA Moscow. Monkey chants could clearly be heard coming from Russian supporters behind one of the goals during the second half of the game. Toure said he was aware of the abuse during the game.
Gameweek 3 of the UEFA Champions League continues today with several matches of note including CSKA Moscow against Manchester City, Manchester United versus Real Sociedad,
For viewers in the United States, here are some of the matches being shown live:
CSKA Moscow vs Manchester City, Noon, FOX Sports 1, FOX Deportes andFOX Soccer 2Go Manchester United vs Real Sociedad, 2:45pm, FOX Sports 1 andFOX Soccer 2Go Austria Vienna vs Atletico Madrid, 10am, FOX Soccer Plus andFOX Soccer 2Go Real Madrid vs Juventus, 2:45pm, FOX Sports 2 andFOX Soccer 2Go
DirecTV is offering a free preview this week to FOX Soccer Plus, so even if you don't subscribe to the channel, you'll be able to watch it for free.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini fears that the UEFA Champions League match between CSKA Moscow and his team could be called off in the next 24 hours if it rains due to the poor condition of the pitch.
As pictured above, the state of the pitch at the Khimki Arenais appalling with large amounts of sand deposited on the field.
MOSCOW LIVE: The lads gather round for a team talk under the lights of the Khimki Arena #cskavcity #cityontour #mcfc pic.twitter.com/X9hwPqA2yy Manchester City FC (@MCFC) October 22, 2013 Manchester City's player were well wrapped up for a training session in Russia ahead of tomorrow's Champions League clash with CSKA Moscow.
Chelsea, Arsenal, Man Utd, Man City UCL Match Day 3 Predictions - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Champions League is back this midweek and we have come cracking games to engross ourselves with. Arsenal will take on German giants Borussia Dortmund while Chelsea will travel to Germany to face Schalke 04.
Matchday two in the Champions League saw Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain all put in eye-catching displays while Juventus were held 2-2 at home by Galatasaray and Manchester United drew away at Shakhtar Donetsk.
The performance of the night took place at the Etihad stadium in Manchester as City were humbled 3-1 by a brilliant Bayern side that looks even better than the one that won the Champions League last season.
If anyone were ever to write a biography about me (pretty boring, but please play along), today would be a day to write down: the very first time in my life that I supported Real Madrid! It was of course the Danish champions of FC Copenhagen, whose second defeat in a week would give me more happiness after Brondby finally defeated them last Saturday in the Danish league.
Champions League Preview: City and United face a tough test of character - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester City, Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are all in action on Matchday 2 of the Champions League on Wednesday. The focus will be on the game at the Etihad Stadium, as City host defending champions Bayern in what promises to be an absolutely thrilling encounter.
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Manchester City manager Manuel Pelligrini has endured some tough criticism over English Premier League results this season, but on Tuesday he delivered on a goal that the team's ownership didn't see accomplished each of the last two seasons.
With a 5-2 victory over CSKA Moscow at the Etihad Stadium against CSKA Moscow, Man City clinched a place in the UEFA Champions League knockout round.
Manchester City's captain last night, Yaya Toure, has demanded that UEFA reacts to the awful racist chanting that he and his teammates received from the supporters of CSKA Moscow in the UEFA Champions League match.
Toure informed the referee regarding the racist chanting, but no action was taken.
If you missed yesterday's UEFA Champions League matches, or you want to see the highlights again, here are the eight UCL matches from Wednesday gameweek 3:
Manchester United vs Real Sociedad Real Madrid vs Juventus CKSA Moscow vs Manchester City Anderlecht vs Paris Saint-Germain Bayer Leverkusen vs Shakhtar Donetsk Benfica vs Olympiakos Bayern Munich vs Plzen Galatasaray vs Copenhagen
Man United vs Real Sociedad, Real Madrid vs Juventus, CSKA Moscow vs Man City, Etc: UEFA Champions League Match Highlights [VIDEO] is a post from World Soccer Talk.
The defending UEFA Champions League title holders start the defense of their crown at home against a traveling CSKA Moscow side that are in top form with six victories and two draws in their last eight matches.
While Pep Guardiola has seen his reign in Bavaria start out with four wins and a draw in his first five, a host of injuries to the side have his selection being limited every week.
The Anzhi exodus: Major setback for Russian football - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
On August 7th,Anzhi Makhachkala president Konstantin Remchukov announced that due to issues with the club finances, the Russian Premier League side will have to have a fire sale of many of their players as they look to "restructure following and focus on developing young players through the academy".
A man was seen removing the snow from the lines on the pitch during half time of the Champions League group D soccer match between CSKA Moscow and Bayern Munich in Moscow this evening (currently, the score reads 3-1 to the German Champions) Due to the time difference and the fact that is winter, Champions League matches in Russia usually kick off two hours than the prescribed time by UEFA.
Bayern Munich launched their bid to become the first Champions League winners to successfully defend the title as Real Madrid scored six of Tuesday's 30 goals, the most on an opening night since the current format began in 1999/2000.
The defending champions wasted no time getting their campaign off on the right foot through David Alaba's superb fourth-minute free-kick against CSKA Moscow.
Bayern Munich today announced the squad that will do their best to retain the Champions League title in this year's elite European club tournament. The German giants overcame bitter rivals Borussia Dortmund in last year's final at Wembley, but changes in Munich mean the current holders will have a slightly different look squad going into this season.
Tottenham are said to be close to securing a deal to sign Japan star Keisuke Honda on a free transfer. The CSKA Moscow forward's contract expires on December 31, and he is being tracked by a host of top European clubs. Juventus, Monaco and Liverpool are among those thought to be interested in the 27-year-old.
Viktoria Plzen was already losing their second of two Champions League matches in a group which includes Manchester City and champions Bayern Munich. In the grand scheme, this probably isn't going to matter too much. But Radim Reznik now has a bit of insult added to injury when Viktoria finishes dead bottom of their group.
We were first linked with CSKA Moscow striker Seydou Doumbia over two years ago, and it's not surprising the Magpies will be linked with a number strikers before January, because it's very likely the Tyneside club will bring in a striker we tried to sign in the summer, but failed during that transfer window.