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Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies After former United right-back Gary Neville said the move was "more possible" because of the arrivals of world class stars such as Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao, speculation is ramping up further.
The Germany international was withdrawn midway through the second half of Arsenal's defeat to Borussia Dortmund. Should he be dropped permanently by manager Arsene Wenger? Mesut Ozil again turned in a near anonymous performance in a big game on Tuesday, as Arsenal slipped to a disappointing defeat against Borussia Dortmund .
Super Mario: enigmatic striker Mario Balotelli scored his first goal in Liverpool's famous red to help the 2005 champions to a 2-1 win. Photo: Reuters BERLIN: Real Madrid began their title defence with a 5-1 thrashing of Basel, while city rivals Atletico slipped to a 3-2 defeat at Olympiakos in the first group matches of the UEFA Champions League.
Real Madrid looked like the favorite for another UEFA Champions League title during its 5-1 win over FC Basel in the first group-stage match. Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo each totaled a goal and an assist in the win, as the squad earned an important three points to kick off its 2014-15 campaign.
Los Blancos marched past the Swiss thanks to goals from Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, James Rodrigiez and Karim Benzema at the Bernabeu The record European Cup winners showed glimpses of their brilliant best as woeful Basel were no match for the Spanish giants. Gareth Bale, on the receiving end from disgruntled fans when he refused to stop to sign autographs outside the club's Valdebebas training ground earlier this week, then added a second after half an hour.
Liverpool's return to Champions League action for the first time in five years and Real Madrid's shaky start to the season dominate the start of the new battle for the elite European title on Tuesday. Liverpool's players stretch during a training session in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 15, 2014, on the eve of their UEFA Champions League first-leg match against Ludogorets Razgrad - by Paul Ellis Liverpool take on surprise Bulgarian team Ludogorets Razgrad, while defending champions Real clash with Switzerland's Basel in the key matches of the first day.
A fans poll revealed the Real faithful want Keylor Navas to start tonight's encounter, despite not playing a minute of football since joining Madrid Iker Casillas has faced challenges before, lots of them. The 33-year-old is one of the most experienced and decorated players on the planet having won the World Cup, European Championships, Champions League and La Liga amongst others.
Real Madrid have struggled so far this season and after a weekend loss to rivals Atletico Madrid the defending European champions will be looking to right their ship. Carlo Ancelotti is expected to pull out all the stops to ensure his club get off to a winning return to Europe.
The Ballon d'Or winner is said to be unhappy with Real's transfer dealings, selling three key players over the past year in Xabi Alonso, Mesut Ozil and Angel di Maria. Suggestions have arisen that Manchester United's limitless spending power could finance a stunning deal for the Portuguese international next summer.
Robert Rowan used to spend his working week scouring the continent as a former opposition scout for the Scottish Football Association. His little black book is a veritable who's who of European football.
Wenger has taken his Arsenal squad, which includes German trio Per Mertesacker, Mesut Ozil and Lukas Podolski, to Westphalia to tackle Dortmund in the Sky Live match on Tuesday night and he expects the main challenge for the European crown to come from the Bundesliga and La Liga. It is the third time in four seasons that Arsenal have played Dortmund at this stage and Wenger said: "It's not such an advantage to have three German players in the squad because we know Dortmund anyway.
Juventus will face Swedish club Malmo in Group A on Tuesday. Atletico, which lost to Real Madrid in extra time in last year's final but won the Spanish league, will face Olympiakos.
The summer transfer window closed a couple of weeks ago. However, news and rumours regarding possible incomings and outgoings at Real Madrid are still circulating.
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.
Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas admits his side need to quickly solve their problems in defending set-pieces after slumping to defeat at the hands of arch-rivals Atletico Madrid. Atletico's opening goal in the 2-1 win at the Bernabeu came from a corner, Tiago glancing home a near-post header, and it was a similar story in the European champions' 4-2 defeat at Real Sociedad a fortnight ago, where the home side netted twice from dead-ball situations as they fought back from 2-0 down.
Madrid: Real Madrid's highly-paid superstars were booed off the pitch after they slumped to a 1-2 defeat against arch-rivals Atletico Madrid at the Bernabeu on Saturday. Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and Javier Hernandez react after Atletico de Madrid scored their second goal at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.
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