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  • Ibrahimovic scores on CL return to Malmo, Juve beats City

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrated his return to his first senior club with a goal as Paris Saint-Germain advanced to the knockout phase of the Champions League on Wednesday while Juventus claimed top spot to qualify from Group D with a 1-0 win over Manchester City. Ibrahimovic played his first…

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  • Atletico beats Galatasaray 2-0, advances in Champions League

    Antoine Griezmann scored a goal in each half as Atletico Madrid comfortably defeated Galatasaray 2-0 on Wednesday to advance to the knockout stage of the Champions League for the third straight season. Griezmann scored in the 13th and 65th minutes at the Vicente Calderon Stadium, both times set up…

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  • Rooney tells United to be more ruthless after 0-0 vs PSV

    Manchester United's Champions League ambitions were plunged into doubt after a 0-0 home draw against PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday that highlighted the English team's attacking shortcomings under manager Louis van Gaal. On a day when Old Trafford paid tribute to the late George Best on the 10th…

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  • Gladbach run riot to end Sevilla Champions League hopes

    Borussia Moenchengladbach enjoyed an historic first Champions League win on Wednesday as their 4-2 home victory over Sevilla ended the Spaniards' hopes of reaching the knock-out phase. A brace by Lars Stindl, plus goals from Fabian Johnson and Raffael capped Gladbach's win which lifted them off…

  • Four-goal Real survive Shakhtar rally to wrap up Champions League group A top spot

    Spanish giants Real Madrid survived a nervous finish when they conceded three late goals to edge Shakhtar Donetsk 4-3 and wrap up top spot in Champions League Group A. Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice while Luka Modric and Dani Carvajal were also on target for Real who had already made sure of their…

  • Juve, PSG, Atletico, Benfica secure Champions League progress as United sweat

    Last season's beaten finalists Juventus joined Paris Saint-Germain, Atletico Madrid and Benfica in clinching qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League with one round of group games to spare on Wednesday. Mario Mandzukic turned in Alex Sandro's cross to give Juve a 1-0 win over…

  • PSG cruise into last 16 on Ibrahimovic's Malmo return

    Malmö (Sweden) (AFP) - Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored on his return to hometown club Malmo as Paris Saint-Germain strolled into the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday after routing their Group A rivals 5-0 in Sweden. First-half goals from Adrien Rabiot and Angel Di Maria put the French champions in…

  • PSG routs Malmo 5-0, advances in Champions League

    Angel Di Maria scored twice as Paris Saint-Germain crushed Malmo 5-0 on Wednesday and secured a spot in the knockout stage of the Champions League. Returning to his hometown, Zlatan Ibrahimovic also scored for PSG and enjoyed a standing ovation from the fans of his former club. This is where…

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  • Man United made to wait after PSV stalemate

    Louis van Gaal's Manchester United squandered an opportunity to reach the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday after being held to a 0-0 draw at home to PSV Eindhoven. On a night when Old Trafford marked 10 years since the death of United legend George Best, the hosts saw plenty of the ball but…

  • Griezmann double guides Atletico into Champions League last 16

    Antoine Griezmann struck twice as Atletico Madrid sealed their place in the last 16 of the Champions League with a 2-0 win over Galatasaray at the Vicente Calderon on Wednesday. Just as in the first meeting between the sides in a 2-0 Atletico win back in September, Griezmann was the difference as…

  • Ronaldo stars as Real Madrid beats Shakhtar 4-3

    Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals and set up two more as Real Madrid weathered a late Shakhtar Donetsk revival to win 4-3 in the Champions League on Wednesday. Already qualified for the knockout stages, Madrid's win ensures it will finish top of Group A, while defeat ends Shakhtar's slim…

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  • Schuerrle steers Wolfsburg to 2-0 win over CSKA Moscow

    Andre Schuerrle scored one goal and made the other as Wolfsburg beat CSKA Moscow 2-0 on Wednesday in the Champions League. An erratic performance by CSKA goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev played a crucial part in his club's defeat, which ended the Russian champion's hopes of qualifying for the knockout…

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  • Jimenez double rescues draw for Benfica at Astana

    Raul Jimenez scored twice to haul Benfica back from two goals down and earn a 2-2 draw with FC Astana in the Champions League on Wednesday. The win put Benfica on the verge of qualification, which was sealed later in the evening when Atletico Madrid beat Galatasaray 2-0 in Group C's other game. …

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  • United held 0-0 by battling PSV in Champions League

    Manchester United failed to break down a stubborn PSV Eindhoven in a 0-0 draw in the Champions League on Wednesday, missing the chance to qualify from Group B with a game to spare. After wasting a string of openings and then fading against the Dutch champions, United may have to beat Wolfsburg in…

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  • Champions League roundup: week 5

    There is only one Champions League matchday remaining, and because of the results from English Premier League teams on matchday five -- some good, some bad -- three EPL teams will fight for their UCL lives in two weeks.

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  • While Madrid remains in turmoil, Barcelona keeps on thriving

    It's a good time to be a Barcelona fan. While Madrid is embroiled in turmoil and trying to avert a crisis, Barcelona just keeps on winning and impressing. A day after Madrid's president came out to publicly support coach Rafa Benitez amid widespread discontent from fans, Barcelona thrashed Roma…

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  • Manchester United fans honour late hero Best

    Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Manchester United's supporters paid tribute to late club great George Best as their team played PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday, 10 years to the day since he died aged 59.