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  • Brandao handed six-month ban for headbutting

    Paris (AFP) - Bastia's Brazilian striker Brandao has been hit with a six-month ban for headbutting Paris Saint-Germain's Thiago Motta, ruling him out for 24 games with the Ligue 1 side.

    AFP42 mins ago
  • Mourinho on Cristiano rumors, Talisca rumors, Chelsea future, Real past, Man United job, Champions League, and much more...

    Bits and pieces of a massive interview with Portuguese outlets TVI (television) and Maisfutebol (print) are slowly making their way over to England. Various headlines from this massive interview are already popping up this morning, relating mostly to the Cristiano Ronaldo rumors (and…

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  • Brandao banned 6 months for head-butting Motta

    Bastia striker Brandao was banned for six months by the French league on Thursday for head-butting Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Thiago Motta after a league match last month. Provisionally suspended since Aug. 22, Brandao was banned to Feb. 22 after a league disciplinary hearing. The 34-year-old…

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  • Fiorentina vs Guingamp: Match Preview

    French side EA Guingamp arrived in Florence to face Fiorentina in the first match day of Europa League. Montella must be under pressure from himself before the management or the fans to break the net silence. In other news, Cuadrado and Aquilani talks are still ongoing and are for some reason…

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  • Boateng, Huntelaar maintain German hold over English sides

    Paris (AFP) - Jerome Boateng's late goal and a second-half equaliser from Klaas-Jan Huntelaar on Wednesday completed a good week for German clubs against their counterparts from England in the opening round of Champions League group games.

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  • Bayern beats Man City 1-0 in Champions League

    Bayern Munich scored a 90th-minute goal to beat Manchester City 1-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday, while Barcelona had an easier time edging APOEL 1-0. Bayern defender Jerome Boateng's powerful shot appeared to deflect off teammate Mario Goetze, rising up and beyond the dive of his former…

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  • FC Barcelona Wins 1-0, Yet, Disappoints Against APOEL

    FC Barcelona got a 1-0 win over APOEL in the Catalans' first UEFA Champions League match of the competitive season. In this article, Xoel Càrdenas gives you his take on the game, Sergi Samper's night, parking the bus, and more. FC Barcelona's road to their fifth European championship began on…

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  • Schoene beauty as Ajax deny Paris

    Amsterdam (AFP) - A viciously struck free-kick by Danish international Lasse Schoene allowed Ajax to come from behind and draw 1-1 with Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League Group F opener on Wednesday.

    AFP
  • FC Barcelona News: 17 September 2014; Barça Honor Tito Vilanova, Dani Alves Given Medical Green Light

    Tito Vilanova is to have Barcelona training ground named after him | Sky Sports Barcelona have honoured the memory of former coach Tito Vilanova by renaming a training ground after him The Catalan club's board of directors agreed to name the number one pitch at the club's training camp at Sant…

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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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  • Barcelona vs APOEL: Predict the Lineup

    Play Lucho!Barcelona will debut in the UEFA Champions League this Wednesday, as the Blaugrana take on APOEL Nicosia at the Camp Nou. It's probably the weakest opponent Barça will face in the group stage, so it's good that we get to face them right at the start, so we can get confident for the more…

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  • Blanc urges Paris to prove European credentials

    Amsterdam (AFP) - Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc has said the Ligue 1 champions must prove they have what it takes to go all the way in the Champions League ahead of their clash with Ajax on Wednesday.

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  • Tuesday Champions League Discussion: Arsenal, Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool, Real Madrid

    Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus, and Real Madrid are all in action today. The group stage of the 2014-15 UEFA Champions League kicks off shortly. While the greatest team in the world FC Bayern Munich do not kick off until tomorrow, there are some…

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  • Sky's the limit for in-form Barca - Enrique

    Madrid (AFP) - Barcelona boss Luis Enrique is relishing his Champions League debut as a coach when his side host Cypriot champions APOEL Nicosia at the Camp Nou on Wednesday.

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  • Barcelona hosts APOEL in Champions League

    Luis Enrique will make his Champions League debut as Barcelona coach when the team hosts Cypriot club APOEL on Wednesday at the Camp Nou. Barcelona has made a perfect start to the domestic season, leading the Spanish league as the only team with nine points after three games. Enrique played with…

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  • Loan Update: Julian Green Makes Debut for Hamburger SV

    The 19-year-old American plays a half for Mirko Slomka as Hamburg continues their struggles in attack Green played a half of action on his much anticipated debut in the north, starting on the right for Hamburg. After coming off in the first half in Schalke's match against Bayern, Kirchhoff was…

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  • Chelsea FC Loan Report: The season so far...

    Until then, let's catch up with what's been happening in Chelsea's 26-man strong loanee army in the early season. With Mourinho's old Real Madrid assistant, Aitor Karanka occupying the hot seat at Championship promotion hopefuls Middlesborough, it's only natural that we've struck up a close…

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