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29 min ago | Keighleynews.co.uk
Arsene Wenger was scathing of Arsenal's performance as they launched their Champions League Group D campaign with a chastening 2-0 defeat at Borussia Dortmund. Ciro Immobile and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck either side of half-time but the German club would have won by a landslide if it were not for the reflexes of Wojciech Szczesny and their own wastefulness.
1 hr ago | Washington Times
Steven Gerrard came to Liverpool's rescue once again in the Champions League, converting an injury-time penalty for a 2-1 victory over Ludogorets Razgrad on Tuesday in the English team's first game back among Europe's elite in five years. Gerrard, the only player remaining from Liverpool's last Champions League match in December 2009, capped a frantic final 10 minutes at Anfield by scoring his 40th European goal after Ludogorets' debutant goalkeeper Milan Borjan brought down Javier Manquillo.
5 hrs ago | USA Today
Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale took center stage as Real Madrid opened the defense of its Champions League title with a swaggering 5-1 rout of Basel in Group B on Tuesday. Having ended its 12-year wait for a 10th European Cup last season, Madrid started the long road back to the final with a Basel own-goal and strikes by Bale, Ronaldo, James Rodriguez and Karim Benzema.
9 hrs ago | KCCI-TV Des Moines
The Champions League is back -- but do you know who the rising stars of this year's competition are likely to be? CNN asked one of Europe's leading scouting experts, Tor-Kristian Karlsen, to give us his top five young players to watch out for in this season's competition. "Barcelona's attacking midfielder Halilovic, who made his full international debut Croatia at the age of 16, is currently playing for the Catalan club's B side but is expected to make his way into the first team this season.
14 hrs ago | Chardandilminsternews.co.uk
Alan Hutton has signed a new three-year deal with Aston Villa, completing an amazing U-turn by the club. The right-back had previously been frozen out for two years and had not played under boss Paul Lambert until this season.
17 hrs ago | RTE.ie
Jose Mourinho expects Eden Hazard to commit his long-term future to Chelsea after revealing the Belgium playmaker is discussing a contract extension. The 23-year-old signed for a reported 32million from Lille in 2012 and has become an increasingly influential figure in his two years at Stamford Bridge.
Deportivo La Coruna scored early and hung on for a 1-0 win at Eibar on Monday, earning the promoted side its first victory of the Spanish league season. Midfielder Juan Rodriguez scored what proved to be Deportivo's winner in the 13th minute when a poor clearance by Eibar defender Eneko Boveda fell to him in the area.
Lopez sustained the injury while attempting to reach Mattia De Sciglio's goal-bound back pass during the closing stages of Sunday's 5-4 win at Parma. Milan said on Monday that Lopez has a right thigh injury and will be reevaluated in a couple of weeks.
The Frenchman has led the side on several occasions this season and has now been chosen by manager Mauricio Pochettino as the permanent successor to fellow central defender Michael Dawson, who joined Hull last month. A post on the club's official Twitter feed read: " Mauricio has announced that Younes Kaboul has been named our new Club captain with Hugo Lloris and Emmanuel Adebayor as vice-captains."
Ahead of Tuesday's opening group games in Europe's biggest club competition, we take you through everything you need to know. Can Real Madrid retain its title? Will Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi break the goalscoring record? Can Jose Mourinho win with a third different club? All will be revealed on June 6 in Berlin, but here's the guide to who, what, where and when -- it's the Champions League and it's back.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has lept to the defense of Mesut Ozil, insisting the Germany international is a crucial team player. Ozil, who cost Wenger 42.5million in September 2013, has come under fire from some sections of Arsenal supporters who have been frustrated by his offerings to date.
Goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni converted a first-half penalty to help Sao Paulo defeat Cruzeiro 2-0 and move within four points of the defending champion in the Brazilian league on Sunday. Striker Alan Kardec scored the other goal in the high-profile match between the league's top two teams at a packed Morumbi Stadium.
Louis van Gaal set his sights on Premier League glory after watching Manchester United hammer QPR 4-0 at Old Trafford. Sixty days after being appointed United manager, Van Gaal finally earned his first competitive win thanks to goals from Angel di Maria, Ander Herrera, Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata.
14, 2014. . Manchester United's Radamel Falcao stands on the pitch during his team's English Premier League soccer match against Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday Sept.
After a disastrous World Cup for Spain, goalkeeper Iker Casillas is now feeling the pressure to turn things around at Real Madrid. Casillas appeared to be the target of jeers from some Madrid fans - while others chanted his name in support - during Madrid's 2-1 loss Saturday to crosstown rival Atletico Madrid.
Costa struck a hat-trick - taking his tally to seven goals from four Premier League games - as Chelsea beat Swansea 4-2 on Saturday to extend their 100 per cent winning start to the season. Midfielder Fabregas, the former Arsenal captain signed from Barcelona, laid on two assists for Costa, who joined in a A 32million deal from Atletico Madrid after long being coveted by Mourinho.
Rio Ferdinand, left, says he and his brother have never received an apology from John Terry, right, over the racism row Rio Ferdinand finds it "impossible to forgive" John Terry over his handling of the racism row involving his brother Anton but would still have been prepared to play alongside Terry for England if he had been given the chance. Ferdinand and Terry became estranged after the Blues skipper used racist language towards Anton Ferdinand during a Premier League match between QPR and Chelsea in November 2011.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:14 pm
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