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Barca’s Neymar and Suarez shining in Messi absence

By Tim Hanlon REUTERS - The link-up play and understanding that Barcelona strike duo Neymar and Luis Suarez have developed in the absence of Lionel Messi was emphasised again in the Champions League victory over BATE Borisov. Over the last few...
Bayern Munich

Mueller double as formidable Bayern crush Arsenal

MUNICH (Reuters) - Bayern Munich dismantled Arsenal 5-1 in Champions League Group F on Wednesday after a sensational first-half performance to close on the knockout stages with two matches left. The Bavarians struck three times in the first half through...
Jose Mourinho

Mourinho amazed as Chelsea fans hail their Special One

By William Schomberg LONDON (Reuters) - Under-fire Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho said he was amazed by a mass show of loyalty towards him from supporters as the struggling London side fought their way to victory over Dynamo Kiev in a...
Bayern Munich

Bayern at full throttle in bid for sixth European crown

By Karolos Grohmann REUTERS - Bayern Munich's 5-1 demolition of Arsenal in the Champions League on Wednesday is a reminder that the Germans are holding nothing back in their pursuit of a sixth European crown. "We cannot play to draw," said...
Joe Hart Man City

No more Champions League naivety, says Man City’s Hart

REUTERS - Manchester City's 3-1 Champions League win at Sevilla shows the Premier League side have moved past the "reckless" and "naive" displays that caused them to stumble in previous campaigns, goalkeeper Joe Hart has said. The win on Tuesday...
Roma

Roma hold firm to sink Leverkusen in thriller

ROME (Reuters) - AS Roma squandered a two-goal lead but recovered to beat Bayer Leverkusen 3-2 following a late Miralem Pjanic penalty on Wednesday to move into second place in Champions League Group E. The Italian side moved on to...
Willian Free kick Chelsea

Willian free kick gives Chelsea nervy win over Dynamo

By Mike Collett LONDON (Reuters) - A stunning free kick from Willian seven minutes from time gave Chelsea a nervy and hard-fought 2-1 Champions League Group G win over Dynamo Kiev on Wednesday to lift some of the gloom surrounding...
Bayern Munich

Competition drives Bayern success, says Guardiola

MUNICH (Reuters) - Bayern Munich's 5-1 demolition of Arsenal on Wednesday placed the Germans in the driving seat in Champions League Group F and coach Pep Guardiola put their success down to competition among his players for a starting...