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    Ronaldo equals Raul’s Real record

Ronaldo equals Raul’s Real record

Cristiano Ronaldo equalled Raul's all-time goals record for Real Madrid after he scored both goals in a 2-0 win at Swedish side Malmo in Champions League Group A on Wednesday.   The Portugal international opened the scoring when he latched on to Isco's pass and clipped the ball home. He added a second late on with a simple finish after he [...]

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    UCL PREVIEW: Ahmed Musa ‘battle ready’ for Wolfsburg

UCL PREVIEW: Ahmed Musa ‘battle ready’ for Wolfsburg

Super Eagles forward, Ahmed Musa, is looking to start the 2015 UEFA Champions League campaign of CSKA Moscow on a bright note as they tackle Wolfsburg in Germany on Tuesday. With four goals already under his belt in the qualifying rounds, Musa is hoping to score more that will help his Russian side out of Group B. “We’re battle ready and [...]

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    Champions League draw: Musa and CSKA to play Man United

Champions League draw: Musa and CSKA to play Man United

Ahmed Musa and his club CSKA Moscow will play Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League. In a draw conducted in Monaco, France, on Thursday PSV Eindhoven and last year's German Bundesliga runners-up Wolfsburg are also in the group. Musa fired CSKA into the group stage with a late winner as the Russian team mounted a second-half comeback to beat Sporting Lisbon [...]

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    Champions League draw: Man United to play Club Brugge

Champions League draw: Man United to play Club Brugge

Manchester United will play Belgium's Club Brugge in the UEFA Champions League play-off round. Brugge finished top of the Belgian league last season but were second in the title play-offs while United finished fourth in the Barclays Premier League. The first legs of the play-off tie will take place on August 18-19 with the second matches on August 25-26. Southampton face Danes FC [...]

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    Barcelona sign Turan for £24m

Barcelona sign Turan for £24m

Barcelona have signed Turkey captain Arda Turan from Atletico Madrid for an initial fee of £24m. The UEFA Champions League and La Liga winners said the four-year deal for the 28-year-old could reach £29m with potential add-ons. The former Galatasaray player will not be able to play an official game for Barcelona until January 2016 due to a transfer ban imposed by [...]

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    Juventus played well, says Allegri

Juventus played well, says Allegri

Juventus coach, Massimiliano Allegri, is satisfied with his players despite the 3-1 loss to Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League final. In a match watched by more than 70,000 fans in Berlin’s Olympic Stadium, Juventus striker Alvaro Morata cancelled out Ivan Rakitic’s early opener. But Lionel Messi set up the vital second for Luis Suarez, and Neymar secured Barcelona’s fifth European [...]

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    Emotional Benitez takes charge of Real

Emotional Benitez takes charge of Real

New Real Madrid coach, Rafa Benitez, couldn’t contain his emotions as he was unveiled as the club’s manager. The 55-year-old was unveiled earlier today, having agreed a three-year contract following his exit from Napoli. But few would have expected the Spaniard to shed a tear at the presentation and that’s exactly what happened when the former Liverpool coach was appointed to replace [...]

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    One year after La Decima Real fire Ancellotti

One year after La Decima Real fire Ancellotti

Three hundred and sixty-six days after Carlo Ancellotti led Real Madrid to their 10th UEFA Champions League cup victory, easily dubbed La Decima, the erudite coach has been shown the way out. Ancellotti was sacked on Monday, following a disappointing end to the 2014-2015 Spanish football season. Florentino Perez, the club’s president, revealed this to the press, saying it was not an [...]

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    Barcelona advance to Champions League final

Barcelona advance to Champions League final

Barcelona lost 3-2 to Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena, but qualified 5-3 on aggregate to reach the UEFA Champions League final. Barca will now meet either Juventus or Real Madrid in Berlin. The Germans could not overcome the 3-0 loss at Camp Nou last week but began the second leg in an explosive manner. With just seven minutes into the match ex-Roma [...]

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    Liverpool’s UCL hopes fade after draw at the Bridge

Liverpool’s UCL hopes fade after draw at the Bridge

Liverpool's hopes of booking a place in next season’s UEFA Champions League (UCL) are all but over after a 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The Reds now sit six points behind bitter rivals Manchester United with two games left and a vastly inferior goal difference. With the title already in the bag, Jose Mourinho handed young Ruben Loftus-Cheek his first [...]

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    Protest as UI Student dies after Barcelona-Bayern match

Protest as UI Student dies after Barcelona-Bayern match

The University of Ibadan lost one of its own late on Wednesday after Barcelona’s thrashing of Bayern Munich, following suffocation at the football viewing centre. Mayowa Alaran, as the 200 level student of Human Kinetics from the faculty of Education was named to us, was said to have had an asthmatic attack as the match got to its crescendo. He was immediately [...]

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    Barcelona tear Bayern apart

Barcelona tear Bayern apart

Lionel Messi scored a late brace and Neymar struck in added time to leave Bayern Munich with an uphill task to make the UEFA Champions League final in Berlin after a 3-0 away defeat to Barcelona at the Camp Nou. And Pep Guardiola’s return to Spain did not go according to plan after a late collapse in the closing stages of [...]

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    Juventus upset Real in Champions League semifinal

Juventus upset Real in Champions League semifinal

Juventus take a 2-1 lead to the Bernabeu thanks to victory in Champions League first leg in Turin against holders Real Madrid. Alvaro Morata opened the scoring eight minutes into the match as the Old Lady’s zeal paid dividend. The former Real Madrid striker latched on to the ball at the back post after Iker Casillas was unable to hold [...]

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    UCL: Guardiola returns to Camp Nou

UCL: Guardiola returns to Camp Nou

Bayern Munich coach, Pep Guardiola, will return to former club Barcelona after the two European giants were drawn together in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals. Guardiola won 13 trophies as a manager – including the Champions League in 2009 and 2011 – during four years at Barcelona. But this will be the first time he will be facing the team he [...]

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    Hernandez sends Real to semis

Hernandez sends Real to semis

Javier Hernandez scored a late winner as Real Madrid edged past 10-man Atletico Madrid 1-0 to secure their place in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals. The on-loan striker from Manchester United tapped in from close range as the hosts constantly pressed for the all-important winner, after Diego Simeone’s men had Arda Turan sent off for a second yellow card with 13 [...]

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    UCL: Porto beaten ‘pants’ down

UCL: Porto beaten ‘pants’ down

Porto's hopes of making it to the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) were shattered in 22 devastating minutes as Bayern Munich scored five first-half goals against the Dragons at the Allianz Arena. Bayern slowed down in the second half and Porto pulled a goal back through Jackson Martinez, but Xabi Alonso's late free kick earned the Bavarians an [...]

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