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Arsenal Fire Four Past Porto

Arsenal showed they could be serious Champions League contenders this season when they crushed FC Porto 4-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday. Despite recording the big win, the Gunners were close to conceding the opener in the 13th minute when Porto launched a counter attack resulting in a driving header from Rodriguez which just…

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United to wheel out big guns in CL clash

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson intends to learn from past mistakes and unleash all his big guns on Aalborg on Tuesday night. It is only two years since Manchester United last came to Denmark to tackle FC Copenhagen in the fourth game of their Champions League group. With qualification virtually in the bag, Ferguson…

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Friedel Slams U.S Youth Set-Ups

Aston Villa keeper Brad Friedel has taken the academy system in America to task for charging players to join prestigious clubs. Aston Villa keeper Brad Friedel has taken the academy system in America to task for charging players to join prestigious clubs. The World Cup 2002 hero has his own youth soccer school in Ohio,…

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Ronaldinho Rules Milan Derby

Ronaldinho picked the ideal time to open his AC Milan account as his first-half goal gave them a 1-0 win over city rivals Inter on Sunday. The Brazilian powerfully headed home a cross from compatriot Kaka in the 36th minute as Jose Mourinho tasted his first defeat as Inter boss. The Nerazzurri finished the game…

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Milan derby: Contenders or Pretenders?

AC Milan’s title aspirations will be put to the test on Sunday when they meet pre-season favorites and city rivals Inter Milan at the San Siro. Three wins in four games have put unbeaten Inter at the top of Serie A, a position many people predict Jose Mourinho’s side will occupy for the duration of…

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Arsenal youngsters impress in 6-0 win

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was impressed by the performance of his youngsters and feels they can make it all the way to the Carling Cup final at Wembley. The Gunners crushed Sheffield United 6-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday with 19-year-old Carlos Vela scoring a hat-trick. The average age of the London side was…

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Ronaldo told to become a hero

Sir Alex Ferguson has told Cristiano Ronaldo to establish himself as a Manchester United hero before eventually making the move to Real Madrid. Ronaldo got off the mark for the season with a trademark bullet header in a 3-1 Carling Cup third round win over Middlesbrough on Tuesday. The game represented the winger’s first start…

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Donovan Winks At Bayern

Fresh off a hat trick on the weekend, Los Angeles ace Landon Donovan has reacted favorably to a persistent transfer link with Bundesliga kings Bayern Munich. FC Hollywood appears prepared to wave goodbye to Lukas Podolski in January, and could return with a new enquiry for the Galaxy man should that attacker slot become vacated….

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Gullit: MLS 'Has To Change'

Former Los Angeles coach Ruud Gullit says MLS could easily be at a level on par with leagues like the Eredivsie if it alters the league system a bit. While conceding that the summer heat and travel will affect quality of play, the Dutchman is far more concerned with things like scheduling around FIFA dates…

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England can play like Brazil – Scolari

Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari believes the English game is on track to match the style of Brazil by playing with flair as well as power. Scolari believes this weekend’s clash against Manchester United will be an exhibition of “beautiful” football, with the Premier League improving standards every year. “English football is fantastic and they…

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Ronaldo Fires Chelsea Warning

Manchester United’s star winger Cristiano Ronaldo has fired a warning to Chelsea ahead of the vital Premier League clash between the English giants on Sunday. The Red Devils have failed to show the form of last season which earned them the Champions League and Premier League double. However, Ronaldo – back from an ankle injury…

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Gallas Earns Vital Point for Arsenal

A late goal from William Gallas saved Arsenal’s blushes as they came back from a goal down to record a 1-1 draw against Dynamo Kiev at the Valeri Lobanovski Stadium on Wednesday night. The Gunners took just two minutes to create their first real chance of the match as Emmanuel Adebayor threaded through Robin van…

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Lampard Leads Blues Past Bordeaux

Chelsea got their Champions League group stage campaign off to the perfect start as they saw off French outfit Bordeaux 4-0 at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night. The Blues wasted no time at all in taking the lead as Bosingwa made space for himself on the wing before delivering a pin-point cross to Frank Lampard,…

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Gerrard Inspires Reds Over Marseille

Steven Gerrard showed all his European experience to bring Liverpool back from an early goal down to eventually record a crucial 2-1 over French side Marseille at the Stade Velodrome on Tuesday night. OM had a golden opportunity to take an early lead as Mamadou Niang beat the off-side trap, but after taking his run…

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Brazilian Ronaldo Keen On Man City

Former Real Madrid star Ronaldo says he will join Manchester City and is excited about what he and fellow Brazilian Robinho can achieve together. The 31-year-old has been a World Football of the Year on three occasions but has been hampered recently by injuries, the most recent of which is a knee problem from which…