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  • Pep Guardiola celebrates Jerome Boateng's late winner against Man City by choking him

    Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng scored a 90th-minute winner against former club Man City (with a helping deflection off Mario Gotze) and that kicked off a touchline mosh pit starring Pep Guardiola. After Boateng ran over to celebrate with his coach and teammates, Guardiola gave him a celebratory…

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  • Ronaldinho blasts penalty kick into the stands on his Mexican debut

    Ronaldinho made his debut for Queretaro in their Copa MX match against Tigres and though he was presented with a golden opportunity to start with a bang, it didn't quite work out for him. Tigres jumped out to an early lead when Herculez Gomez scored in the ninth minute.

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  • Roma-CSKA match stopped briefly for violence

    A Champions League match between Roma and CSKA Moscow was briefly suspended in the second half due to fan violence. With Roma leading 5-0, CSKA supporters began throwing flares at Roma fans and riot police had to intervene. CSKA have already been forced to play their upcoming Champions League match…

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  • Why Toni Kroos and James Rodríguez are not a mismatched duo in Real Madrid's midfield

    Why Toni Kroos and James Rodríguez are not a mismatched duo in Real Madrid's midfield At first glance, Toni Kroos and James Rodríguez didn't look to match up too well. In yesterday's Champions League opener, Carlo Ancelotti trotted out the same formation which floundered against Atlético.

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  • Huntelaar clinches Schalke draw at Chelsea in CL

    Just how reliant Chelsea's revival has been on Diego Costa's goals became clearer against Schalke in their Champions League opener. A troublesome left thigh forced Costa to watch from the bench Wednesday as Didier Drogba failed to make the impact anticipated by the Stamford Bridge crowd on the…

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  • Ajax fans welcome back 'son of god' Zlatan Ibrahimovic and express Paris Hilton support

    Ajax fans welcome back 'son of god' Zlatan Ibrahimovic and express Paris Hilton supportZlatan Ibrahimovic returned to Amsterdam Arena with PSG to face former club Ajax in their first Champions League group stage match and when he walked out onto the pitch

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  • Sporting draws 1-1 with Maribor in Champs League

    Teenage substitute Luka Zahovic scored an injury-time equalizer as NK Maribor snatched a 1-1 draw against Sporting Lisbon in Group G of the Champions League on Wednesday. Nani, who is on loan from Manchester United, scored what looked destined to be the winner in the 80th minute — sending a rasping…

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  • Report: Everton want Deulofeu back

    There were huge expectations surrounding Gerard Deulofeu this summer. Deulo's former team, Everton, is aware of what's happening, and they seem to want Gerard back, reports from England suggest: Everton have been alerted to the possibility of bringing Gerard Deulofeu back to the club on loan in…

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  • Moreno Perseveres on Difficult Evening

    Alberto Moreno called Liverpool's Champions League return a tough, complicated game, but in the end the team earned all three points—in large part thanks to his efforts. There were, though, a few bright spots for a Liverpool side that on the whole struggled to put on a cohesive, convincing…

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  • Predict the Score: FC Barcelona vs APOEL Nicosia

    A chance for you to predict the score of Luis Enrique's UEFA Champions League debut against APOEL Nicosia Luis Enrique will make his UEFA Champions League debut as a coach tonight, as his unbeaten Barcelona take on Cypriot champions APOEL Nicosia at the Camp Nou. With a favourable draw, Barcelona…

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    UNC Climbs the Polls to #1 | ACC Soccer Weekly

    Still the proud owners of an unblemished record, the North Carolina Tar Heels have climbed the ladder to the top spot in the country. We also show off perhaps the goal of the year and catch you up on soccer all around the conference in this edition of ACC Soccer Weekly.

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  • Soccer-English FA moves to restrict foreign imports

    By Tim Collings LONDON, Sept 17 (Reuters) - The English FA has announced a package of proposals aimed at reducing by 50 percent the number of players from outside the European Union who enter English football and making it easier for home-grown players to succeed. In a consultative paper, as…

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  • Soccer-Gutierrez thanks fans after flying home for cancer treatment

    Newcastle United midfielder Jonas Gutierrez on Wednesday thanked fans for their support after flying home to Argentina for testicular cancer treatment. Always looking forward," the 31-year-old said on Twitter after revealing his illness in a television interview in Argentina on Tuesday. When I…

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  • Mandzukic to have surgery on broken nose

    Mandzukic to have surgery on broken noseMadrid (AFP) - Atletico Madrid striker Mario Mandzukic will undergo surgery on his nose which was broken during the La Liga champions' 3-2 Champions League defeat by Greek side Olympiakos on Tuesday.The 28-year-

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  • Barcelona's Xavi content with bit-part role

    Barcelona's Xavi content with bit-part role Barcelona (AFP) - Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez insisted he hasn't been frustrated by his lack of opportunities under new boss Luis Enrique after starting for the first time this season in a much-changed side in a 1-0 victory over APOEL Nicosia.…

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  • The happiness that Manchester City's billions can't buy

    The "punishment” laid out to Manchester City for investing too high a proportion of its revenue on new signings was a blueprint in modern soccer absurdity, and the message was this: Dare to spend too much money and we'll make you spend even more of it. Five years of investment from the ownership…

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  • Here's how to make the U.S. Open Cup even better

    Sounders historian Frank MacDonald first posted a version of this story on his personal website. Soccer got to do to get Joe Fan interested in the Open Cup? It seems that if the Lamar Hunt Open Cup is to survive the next century, it must aspire to do more than just slog along.

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