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More Misery For Henry As Monaco Crash Out Of Champions League

Thierry Henry’s Monaco slumped to an embarrassing 4-0 home defeat to Club Brugge on Tuesday as the French side tumbled out of the Champions League group stage with two games still to play. Giant striker Hans Vanaken scored twice, the second from the penalty spot, while Brazilian forward Wesley banged in a third as Monaco fell three goals behind in …

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Juve Are Champions League “Super Favourites”, Says Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho claimed that Juventus are “super favourites” to win this season’s Champions League ahead of their clash in Turin on Wednesday. Three-time winners United are second in Group H after three games on four points – five behind leaders Juventus who are poised to qualify for the last 16. Mourinho said that United would not be …

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Pogba Has “No Regrets” About Leaving Juve For Man United

Paul Pogba said Tuesday that he had “no regrets” about leaving Juventus for Manchester United three years ago. The French World Cup winner was the most expensive player in world football when he joined United for a second time in an £89 million deal. “Do I look sad? Obviously I’m happy to wear this shirt. I’m really happy to have …

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Late Harry Kane Double Keeps Tottenham In Champions League

Harry Kane scored two late goals to secure a 2-1 victory against PSV Eindhoven and keep Tottenham’s Champions League hopes alive. It was a must-win game and manager Mauricio Pochettino named a strong team. Lucas Moura, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Heung-Min Song and Harry Winks all started in midfield behind Harry Kane. Paulo Gazzaniga was selected over Michel Vorm in goal. …

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Liverpool Put To The Sword In Belgrade After Two Stunning Goals

Liverpool succumbed to defeat in their Champions League group stage match against Red Star Belgrade after two goals in six minutes from Milan Pavkov. Manager Jurgen Klopp rotated his squad on Tuesday night and started Joel Matip, Adam Lallana and Daniel Sturridge. The England forward should have scored with a half-volley from eight yards out with the score at 0-0. …

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Reports: Klopp Considering Dropping Shaqiri From Belgrade Visit

Reports have emerged on Sunday night indicating that Jurgen Klopp has a big decision to make ahead of the Champions League this week. The Liverpool boss and his side travel to Belgrade, Serbia to take on Red Star in the competition’s group stage. Red Star Belgrade, now known as Crvena Zvezda, lost 4-0 to the Reds at Anfield two weeks ago …

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Lloris: From Captain Courageous To Captain Calamity

Hugo Lloris opted for football over tennis when he was a youngster but may have grounds for regretting that decision given the sharp downturn in the France captain’s fortunes since lifting the World Cup in July. Seen as a cool head of the field and a calm presence in goal for Tottenham Hotspur and France over the years, things have …

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Shaqiri Sparkles As Liverpool Ease Past Red Star Belgrade

Mohamed Salah continued his return to scoring form by taking his tally for Liverpool to 50 goals as the five-time European champions eased past Red Star Belgrade 4-0 at Anfield. The Egyptian ended a four-game goal drought with the winner at Huddersfield on Saturday and struck twice to open his Champions League account for the season after Roberto Firmino had …

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Mourinho Says United Not On Same Level As “Top Teams”

Jose Mourinho has attempted to deflect from another drab display by citing Manchester United’s lack of transfer activity as the reason for the club’s poor form. In a rant reminiscent of David Moyes’ time as manager of United, Mourinho conspicuously referenced Juventus, Barcelona, Real Madrid and rivals Manchester City as the world’s “top teams”, and suggested that United are not in …

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13 Quickfire Conclusions As Juve Outclass United At Old Trafford

Manchester United were defeated by a goal to nil against Juventus in their Champions League group tie at Old Trafford on Tuesday night. Juventus impressed on Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford and the Portuguese was heavily involved in the only goal of the game after his cross fell to Pablo Dybala in the box who finished smartly. Manchester United kept …

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Ronaldo’s Return & Four Other Champions League Talking Points

As the Champions League returns for its third round of fixtures, Pundit Arena counts down five talking points from Tuesday and Wednesday night’s action.  ___ 1) Ronaldo’s Return Cristiano Ronaldo went from skinny showboater to the best player in the world during his time at Manchester United. The Portugal striker scored 84 goals in 198 appearances for the Red Devils before …

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Red Star Belgrade Slump To Silence Over Match-Fixing Scandal

Red Star Belgrade, embroiled in a Champions League match-fixing scandal, have erected a wall of silence around the Rajko Mitic Stadium ahead of their clash with Liverpool on Wednesday. The trip to Anfield should have been a celebration for the team, 27 years after they won the European Cup, the first and last triumph in the competition for a club …

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Mourinho Unfazed On Real Return As He Prepares For Ronaldo

Jose Mourinho refused to dwell on his return to Real Madrid as he prepares for the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday. A run of five games without a win has left Real boss Julen Lopetegui on the brink of the sack just four months after accepting the thankless task of replacing Zinedine Zidane …

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Lacklustre Liverpool Unlocked By Lorenzo Insigne’s Late Winner

Liverpool were overrun by Napoli before Lorenzo Insigne’s late winner gave the Italians a 1-0 win to go top of Group C on Wednesday. The hosts had the better chances throughout as Insigne, Jose Callejon, Fabian Ruiz and Arkadiusz Milik all threatened under-pressure Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson. Lorenzo Insigne scored after 90 minutes in a game Napoli dominated from the start with …

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Messi Magic Sinks Sloppy Spurs’ Qualification Hopes

Mauricio Pochettino admitted Tottenham had only themselves to blame for Lionel Messi’s mesmerising masterclass in Barcelona’s 4-2 Champions League win at Wembley. Pochettino’s side found it impossible to subdue Messi as Barcelona ended their three-match winless streak in emphatic style. The Spanish champions punished a howler from Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to take a second-minute lead through Philippe Coutinho. Ivan …

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Pogba “Not Allowed” To Talk After Another Drab United Loss

Paul Pogba said he was not allowed to talk after Manchester United failed to arrest their recent slump with a drab 0-0 Champions League draw against Valencia. Jose Mourinho’s United have made their worst start to a league campaign in 29 years after an embarrassing 3-1 loss at West Ham and are already out of the League Cup. Tuesday’s stalemate …

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“I Want To Match That” – Kane Eyes Messi’s Scoring Standards

Harry Kane has set his sights on matching the goalscoring standards set by Lionel Messi as the Tottenham Hotspur striker prepares for his shoot-out with the Barcelona legend. Kane and Messi will be the leading men at Wembley on Wednesday when Tottenham host Barcelona in a crucial Champions League clash. Messi has already scored eight times this season, including a …

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