Champions League review: featuring Chelsea & Manchester City

The second day of Champions League action took part last night with Bayern Munich hosting Premier League champions Manchester City, Chelsea taking on the visiting Germans of Schalke, PSG travelling to Dutch giants Ajax whilst Barcelona welcomed Cypriots Apoel Nicosia. There were goals galore across Europe and plenty of drama so here is Brandish’s review of Wednesday night’s Champions League …

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Gareth ThomasChampions League review: featuring Chelsea & Manchester City

Champions League preview: featuring Chelsea and Manchester City

  Last night the Champions League of 2014/15 kicked off in style with Premier League clubs Liverpool and Arsenal in action. Tonight though, we have plenty more fixtures to look forward to as Manchester City travel to 2013 winners Bayern Munich, Chelsea host German side Schalke and Barcelona get ready for the visit of Cypriot team Apoel Nicosia. Here is …

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Champions League review: featuring Liverpool & Arsenal

  Last night saw the opening fixture from the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League, as Liverpool made a return to the competition after five years and Arsenal travelled to Germany to face 2013 finalists Borussia Dortmund. Real Madrid also opened their Champions League title defence and last year’s runners up Atlético Madrid took a trip to Greece. Full Champions League results, …

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Gareth ThomasChampions League review: featuring Liverpool & Arsenal

Champions League preview featuring Liverpool & Arsenal

The Champions League is back!! Yes that’s right, tonight we welcome back the best club competition on this planet, the Champions League! Tuesday night sees Liverpool return after a 1,742 day exile from the competition as they face Bulgarian side Ludogorets. Arsenal will also travel to Germany to face a tough test against Borussia Dortmund and defending champions Real Madrid …

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Arsenal defensive woes ahead of Champions League clash

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has many defensive worries ahead of his sides Champions League clash away at Borussia Dortmund. Arsenal are without first choice right back, Mathieu Debuchy after he sustained a twisted ankle against Manchester City, an injury that will keep him out of action for up to 3 months. Meanwhile, Wenger also reported in his pre-match press conference …

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Dortmund’s Marco Reus out for a month

Borussia Dortmund and Germany midfielder, Marco Reus is set to be sidelined for a month after suffering an ankle ligament injury in Germany’s 2-1 win over Scotland. The play-maker went down in injury-time and the doctors have diagnosed the injury has ligament strains and damage in the ankle. He is expected to be out of action for around four weeks, …

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Have Arsenal just thrown away a top 4 finish?

Once again there are a number of deflated Arsenal fans this summer after a anti-climatic transfer deadline day thus far. A side who are in desperate need of at least a striker, early this afternoon suggested that they would not be participating in today’s transfer deadline day. A statement that shocked Gunners fans, have Arsenal and Arsene Wenger just thrown …

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Oliver BainesHave Arsenal just thrown away a top 4 finish?
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Champions League Draw – Who did they get?

Yesterday saw the Champions League Group-Stage draw, an nervy few minutes for all the clubs involved who anticipate whether their fate lies in Europe or not. England were represented this year by Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City – four sides who all have potential to do well in the competition. The only big name who didn’t make the cut, …

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Oliver BainesChampions League Draw – Who did they get?

Spurs ready to unleash £11m bid for QPR striker

Spurs have been subject to speculation this morning, insisting they are preparing an £11m bid for QPR and France striker Loic Remy according to the Daily Star. The 27-year-old striker was all set to announce his departure from Rangers last month as he looked to be on his way to Liverpool for £8.5m. However, due to unforeseen circumstances (believed to be …

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Arsenal fans – what would be a good result tonight? Can we scrape a win?

There were a few brief moments a couple of days back when I saw a glimmer of hope. I looked at that Bayern team sheet and thought, well no Ribery, Robben or Schweinsteiger. Several of the players that inflicted so much damage at The Emirates are missing. If only Giroud could oblige us with an early goal, then maybe just …

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Arsenal update: Wilshere out, Podolski to Juve? And Raul Albiol targeted

The big news today focuses on the upcoming Champions League game against Bayern on Wednesday. And what looked like just about possible for Arsenal, now looks like impossible. After a series of injuries dogged the German side, the Gunners now have to deal with the absence of their talismanic midfielder Jack Wilshere. According to The Guardian Wilshere is still in …

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AshleyArsenal update: Wilshere out, Podolski to Juve? And Raul Albiol targeted

Five reasons why Arsenal fans shouldn’t be too down today

Losing to Spurs is never easy and to be honest it is not something  that Arsenal fans have had to endure too may times in the Wenger era. And yes it does open up a seven point gap between the Gunners and their north London rivals. But if Spurs fans can hear the Fat Lady singing they are mistaken, she hasn’t even started clearing her throat yet. Besides there are a few positives that Arsenal fans can …

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Arsenal vs Bayern Munich – Wilshere ok, but who will play left back?

A week today Arsenal take on Bayern Munich in what is one of three classic Champions League encounters involving British sides this month. Having won their group, and also knocked Arsenal out before, the in-form Germans will start as clear favourites but Arsenal will hope to make things very tricky for them with a decent win at The Emirates. On …

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Arsenal update: Good and bad news on the injury front

So the nightmare didn’t happen. Rather than calling up Sebastian Squilacci Arsene Wenger chose Bacary Sagna as his makeshift centre half and played Carl Jenkinson at right back against Sunderland. And it kind of worked too. Sagna played well and Jenkinson looked comfortable until his second rather rash tackle that is. Jenkinson’s misdemeanor means that at least Ignasi Miquel got …

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A Champions League games in England ‘was fixed.’ Which team was involved in that game?

In case you haven’t heard yet shocking news from the BBC and others. Apparently a Champions League game in England has been implicated in a huge European match fixing investigation. Europol, who are the European Police agency, have fingered more than 380 dodgy games including a CL one played in England. Admittedly most of the investigations are nothing to do …

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AshleyA Champions League games in England ‘was fixed.’ Which team was involved in that game?
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Champions League draw; Arsenal face Bayern Munich and Man United tackle Real Madrid

So here it is. Arsenal have been drawn against Bayern Munich in the last 16 of the Champions League while Man United will face Real Madrid in the plum tie of the round. The draw means that Ronaldo will be returning to the stadium that made him famous. In 2000 and 2003 the two sides played with Real winning both ties. At …

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Who are the main challengers for the Champions League?

Sponsored post With the qualifying rounds already well under way, the buzz for the return of the Champions League is starting to build and it won’t be long until the group stage draw is upon us. Last season’s victors Chelsea will be keen to get going, as will clubs such as Real Madrid, Manchester City and Manchester United who failed …

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shinychrisWho are the main challengers for the Champions League?