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Gerrard Refuses Shirt Swap With Arbeloa till After They Get of Anfield Turf

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There most definitely was words exchanged in the Liverpool dressing room at half-time following Mario Balotelli's infamous shirt swap with Pepe at half-time which seen the Italian not returning for the second half and deservedly so because he was brutal to be fair.

However the proof is in the pudding they say and Gerrards refusal to swap shirts with former team-mate Arbeloa at full-time is the proof as he refused to swop shirts till after they left the hollowed turf of Anfield.

Carragher, Redknapp and Souness Condemn Balotelli and Blame Rodgers

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Former Liverpool greats Jamie Carragher, Jamie Redknapp and Graeme Souness hame condemned Mario Balotelli's antics last night infront of a packed Anfield but also suggest that manager Brendan Rodgers should shoulder some of the blame for what they believe was a panic buy at a cut price yet costly mistake.

Champions League

Dortmund’s Marco Reus Scores 30-Yard Tomahawk With Perfect Trajectory vs Galatasaray (Video)

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Dortmund pretty much passed Galatasaray to death on their way to a 4-0 victory in Istanbul in the Champions League last night, thus preserving the Bundesliga side's immaculate start to the competition.

With some truly delightful interplay from a midfield strata boastingShinji Kagawa, HenrikhMkhitaryan, Marco Reus and later the returning Ilkay Gundogan, Dortmund dismantled their hosts though it was Reus who grabbed the goal of the night with an altogether more direct approach.

Next Liverpool manager? Jamie Carragher predicts correct tactics for Real Madrid game

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Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher called the perfect tactics for last night's Champions League game against Real Madrid. Reds boss Brendan...

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Video: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hails ‘unexpected’ win over Anderlecht

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says picking up a win against Anderlecht in last night's Champions League clash was "a bit...

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Stunning Roberto Save v Juventus

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Pajtim Kasami may have got the goal but it was Olympiakos keeper Roberto who stealed the show as he denied Juventus an equalizer on several occasions in the second half most notably this one from point blank range which he deflected onto the crossbar much to the frustration of the Serie A champions.

Kasami Goal Stuns Juventus

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Former Fulham player Pajtim Kasami netted a brilliant team goal last night as Olympiakos stunned Serie A champions Juventus with a 1-0 win in Greece last night with the homeside's keeper Roberto denying the Turin side on numerous occasions in the second- half to leave Juve on the brink of early elimination from this years Competition.

Arsenal’s Snatch and Grab Victory v Anderlecht

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Aresenal's snatch and grab victory in Belgium may only be papering over the cracks in Arsene Wenger's side but last nights victory was as big as claiming their first trophy in 9 years back in May against Hull.

Anderlecht lead up until the 88th minute before Kieran Gibbs volleyed home the equalizer before German sub Lukas Podolski completed the smash and grab with a scrabbled goal in injury time.

Video: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers to ‘deal’ with Mario Balotelli over shirt swap

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has promised to "deal" with Mario Balotelli after he swapped shirts with Real Madrid defender Pepe at...

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Super Marco Reus Goal v Galatasaray (Vine)

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Marco Reus was bang in-form tonight as Borussia Dortmund thumped Galatasaray 4-0 in Turkey!

Reus who's a wanted man showed exactly why he's a hot commodity right now with a super long range lob over Fernando Muslera to make it 3-0 4 minutes before the break!

Champions League: Anderlecht 1-2 Arsenal – Gunners Waffle But Get To Eventually Get To Point In Beligum (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Anderlecht 1-2 Arsenal Champions League Group D 22nd October 2014

Arsenal produced a poor performance away in Brussels but still managed to come away with all three precious points, courtesy of a very late rally.

For the vast majority of the game, the Gunners struggled to produce a decent final ball against a vibrant young Anderlecht side who threatened the north Londoners' backline on a number of occasions.

Champions League: Liverpool 0-3 Real Madrid – Reds Outclassed As Ronaldo & Co. Stroll To Victory (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Liverpool 0-3 Real Madrid Champions League Group B 22nd October 2014

Liverpool were given a footballing lesson on Wednesday night, with European champions Real Madrid simply too good for the hosts.

Madrid were 3-0 up by the break, courtesy of a superb opener from Cristiano Ronaldo and a brace from Karim Benzema as the Reds struggled to cope withLos Merengues' pace and movement.

Brilliant Ronaldo Goal v Liverpool

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Cristiano Ronaldo got a standing ovation from some of the Liverpool fans after he was substituted tonight with Real Madrid coasting to victory with the game ending 3-0.

And it was Ronaldo who started the scoring on 23 minutes with a brilliant finish his first ever goal at Anfield at the sixth attempt!

Video: Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli swaps shirts at half-time, gets subbed

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Mario Balotelli was hauled off at half-time during tonight's Champions League game between Liverpool and Real Madrid. It is not clear at the...

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Video: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers’ crazy greeting for Carlo Ancelotti

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers welcomed Real Madrid counterpart Carlo Ancelotti to Anfield by pulling a crazy face at him. The Reds boss unleashed...

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Video: Dan Crowley scores a hat-trick (Anderlecht U19 4-3 Arsenal)

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Arsenal youngster Dan Crowley scored a hat-trick as the club's under-19 side lost 4-3 at Anderlecht in the Uefa Youth League dress rehearsal...

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Cristiano Ronaldo improved after leaving Man Utd, says Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says Cristiano Ronaldo has become a better player since leaving the Premier League. The Real Madrid superstar is...

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Edinson Cavani’s Lucky Goal v Apoel Nicosia

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Edinson Cavani has gone through a bit of a rough patch of late, sent off for his rifle celebration against Toulouse last week and various media source's questioning his price-tag which I still think was way over the odds to be honest.

However his luck changed a bit last night with this lucky late winner for PSG against Apoel last night in the Champions League while on his arse, and his reinvention of his Toulouse celebration seems to have worked for him also!

Video: Big-game Balotelli will come good, says Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he has confidence that Mario Balotelli can score in big games like tonight's clash with Real Madrid. The...

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Bate Birisov Keeper Unlucky Not to be Sent-Off

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Bate Borisov were taken to the cleaners last night as Luis Adriano bagged five (see below) of Shakhtar's seven Champions League goals and I bet the Bate keeper Sergei Chernik wishes he was sent off for his challenge on Alex Teixeira on the half hour mark. It could have saved him a lot of embarrassment.

Video: Dom Solanke discusses his Chelsea debut vs Maribor

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Chelsea youngster Dom Solanke said he was "over the moon" to get his first-team debut in last night's 6-0 win over Maribor in the...

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Edinson Cavani Scores Late Winner For PSG, Alters ‘Rifle’ Celebration So As Not To Cause Offence (Video & GIF)

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By Chris Wright

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Having been sent-off against Toulouseat the weekend after the referee took offence at his "sniper" goal celebration, PSG striker Edinson Cavani was treading on eggshells after he spun neatly and popped away the 87th-minute winner against APOEL in the Champions League last night.

Super Iniesta Pass For Messi Goal v Ajax

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He may be the wrong side of 30 but Andres Iniesta is still one of the best passer of the ball in the game as he proof's with this pass through the eye of a needle picks out Lionel Messi to put Barcelona 2-0 up against Ajax at the Nou Camp!

Fifth Official Cost’s Sporting Lisbon Share of Spoils Against Schalke with Major F..k Up

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10 man Sporting Lisbon were robbed of a share of the spoils against Schalke in Germany tonight after the fifth official behing the goal gave a handball against them in the 93rd minute despite the ball having smashed off the face of Jonathan Silva and not his arm as the official maintained!

Eden Hazard’s Sublime First Touch and Goal v Maribor

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Chelsea cruised to a 6-0 win against Maribor at Stamford Bridge tonight but it was this brilliant first touch from Eden Hazard which was the highlight for me before he finished the scoring for Jose Mourinho's men!

Champions League: Chelsea 6-0 Maribor – Drogba And Terry Roll Back The Years As Blues Cruise At The Bridge (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Chelsea6-0 NK Maribor Champions League Group G 21st October 2014

Old boys Didier Drogba and John Terry were both on the scoresheet for Chelsea on Tuesday night as the Blues battered Maribor at Stamford Bridge.

Loic Remy opened the scoring on 13 minutes but injured himself in the process, giving Drogba an early appearance off the bench.

Liverpool

Didi Hamann Accuses Balotelli of Trying to Wind-Up Liverpool Fans?

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Liverpool's former German star and scorer of one of those famous Istanbul goals in 2005 Didi Hamann has accused Mario Balotelli of purposefully trying to wind up the Liverpool fans with his Swap shirt antics last night and if we're honest anything is possible from the headcase that is Mario Balotelli.

Super Coutinho Strike v Real Madrid

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On a night to forget for Liverpool Philippe Coutinho despite being subbed off looked the most likely to break the deadlock and almost did on the stroke of half-time with this 25 yard strike which cannoned off the post and left Liverpool trailing 3-0 at the break against Real Madrid.

Shameless Balotelli Swaps Shirts with Pepe at Half-Time

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Mario Balotelli was his usual self again at Anfield in one of the biggest nights in Anfield in over 5 years as he went down with nothing more than a whimper as Real Madrid coasted to a 3-0 win in the Champions League.

And to make matters worse the temperamental Italian had the audacity to swap shirts with Real's Pepe before going down the tunnel and disappearing into the night having been replaced by Brendan Rodgers for Adam Lallana at the break.

Video: Ex-Man City striker Mario Balotelli can now do bibs, Liverpool team-mate Fabio Borini can’t

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It was perhaps the defining moment of Mario Balotelli's time at Manchester City (well, the defining moment that didn't involve...

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Video: Real Madrid youngster Borja Mayoral hilarious penalty miss vs Liverpool U19

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Ahead of the Champions League game between Liverpool and Real Madrid, the two sides' under-19 teams battled it out in the Uefa Youth League....

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Championship

Here’s Derby Midfielder Jeff Hendrick Laughing At A Windswept Steve McClaren (Video)

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By Chris Wright

As the fellasover at Balls.ie point out, this is far, far funnier than it probably should be: Derby midfielder Jeff Hendrick giggling off-camera at a thoroughly windswept Steve McClaren...

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Bitblushtery, Shteve?

Video: Leeds’ Giuseppe Bellusci allegedly racially abuses Norwich’s Cameron Jerome

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Leeds defender Giuseppe Bellusci is under investigation by the Football Association after allegedly abusing Norwich striker Cameron Jerome. The...

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The Rest

Diego Braghieri’s Individual Wonder Goal v Cerro Porteño

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Diego Braghieri's super goal for Lanus against Cerro Porteño had many in Argentina comparing it too Maradona's goal of the Century against England in 1986 however though it was good as he glided past four defender's and the keeper before scoring came up well short of Maradona's!

Fantastic Manuel Neuer Save v Roma

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I missed this on Tuesday night but having seen it today it's just a save that can't be past up not to view here on attacking Soccer.

Manuel Neuer the sweeper keeper somehow denies Roma's Gervinho with this round house save during Bayern's 7-1 destruction of Roma Tuesday night in the Champions League.

Video: Mauricio Pochettino insists Jan Vertonghen is happy at Tottenham

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Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino claims that Jan Vertonghen is happy at the club. The dirty-minded manager initially cracked up after being asked how...

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Cheeky Ronaldo Nut-Meg on Skrtel

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Cristiano Ronaldo showed the Anfield crowd last night why he is regarded as one of the best player's in the World with his first goal at the venue having failed in 5 previous attempts as a Manchester United player but he did continue something he done many times as he cheekily nut-megged Martin Skrtel for unleashing a shot which was saved by Simon Mignolet.

AFC Bournemouth 2014/15 Carbrini Away and Third Kits

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AFC Bournemouthare now in eight place in the Football League Championship following a three match [...]

Poor Goalkeeping From Mignolet Hands Benzema a Tap-In

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Simon Mignolet continued his dodgy start to the season at Anfield tonight as he went feet first instead of diving on the lose ball which Karim Benzema gratefully tapped home to give Real Madrid a 3-0 lead before the break.

However the Liverpool number one redeemed himself a bit with a save in the second half which denied Cristiano Ronaldo equalling Rauls Champions League record though it did look like he knew little about the save on this occasion we'll give him the benefit of the doubt!

Kieron Dyer Finally Lifts Lid on Punch Up With Lee Bowyer Back in 2005

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It's almost a decade since both Kieron Dyer and Lee Bowyer were sent-off for their punch-up when Newcastle team-mates in 2005 and their captain Alan Shearer's disgust at what they had done on that infamous day!

Dyer said:

"We were playing the game, he came short and wanted the ball and I passed to someone else.