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Mourinho more wary of Dortmund than City

Posted Monday, September 10, 2012 by ESPNSTAR.com

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho believes Borussia Dortmund pose the biggest threat to his side in the UEFA Champions League. Los Blancos were drawn in what many believe to be the "Group of Death" after being pitted against Dortmund, Barclays Premier League champions Manchester City and Dutch giants Ajax. And while many believe Real and City are the two strongest sides in the group, Mourinho ...Full Story »

Neuer: Give Martinez time to adapt

Posted Monday, September 10, 2012 by ESPNSTAR.com

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer believes new signing Javi Martinez needs time to adapt to the Bundesliga, and asked fans to be patient with the Spain international. Martinez joined Neuer at Bayern Munich from Spanish outfit Athletic Bilbao to much fanfare, with the Spain international representing the biggest coup of the summer transfer window for the Bavarian club. However, Neuer has ...Full Story »

'Benfica still have a very strong squad' - Lennon

Posted Thursday, September 06, 2012 by Goal.com

The Northern Irishman believes the Portuguese giants are still to a side to be feared in this season's Champions League despite the recent loss of two of their key men Celtic manager Neil Lennon has insisted Benfica are still a force to be reckoned with in this year's Champions League, despite selling two of their star players this week. The Glasgow side qualified for the competition for the...Full Story »

We fell to pieces: Cahill slams Chelsea showing after Super Cup humiliation

Posted Saturday, September 01, 2012 by

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill revealed his frustration after the Blues were humiliated by Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup. Radamel Falcao scored a first-half hat-trick before Joao Miranda wrapped up the 4-1 win with a close range strike in the 60th minute, with Cahill's goal proving to be scant consolation. The Blues looked anything but European champions in what was one of their most c...Full Story »

Essien re-united with Mourinho

Posted Saturday, September 01, 2012 by ESPNSTAR.com

Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien joined Spanish champions Real Madrid on loan on transfer deadline day. The Ghanaian rejoins former Blues boss Jose Mourinho, who brought him to England in 2005, at the Bernabeu. The 29-year-old has made 247 appearances for Chelsea, scoring 25 goals and twice winning the club's goal of the season award. He also helped the club to two Premier League titles, f...Full Story »

Champions League focus

Posted Friday, August 31, 2012 by The Sun

GROUP DMANCHESTER CITY THE eventual Premier League champs didn’t make much impact in their first Champions League foray. LAST SEASON: Group stage. PREDICTION: Semi-finals REAL MADRID — PIPPED in a penalty shootout last term, you can be sure Jose Mourinho has been plotting ways to glory ever since. LAST SEASON: Semi-final. PREDICTION: Winners AJAX — THE Dutch champions an...Full Story »

Ronaldo: Madrid are Real contenders for European glory

Posted Friday, August 31, 2012 by The Sun

UP FOR IT ... Cristiano Ronaldo is ready for glory CRISTIANO RONALDO reckons Real Madrid can go all the way to Wembley in the Champions League. Jose Mourinho’s La Liga giants have been drawn in Group D alongside Premier League champions Manchester City, Ajax and Borussia Dortmund. It is already being labelled the ‘Group of Death’ but Real forward Ronaldo still expects to be ...Full Story »

Hell fire! Fergie: We won’t muck up again

Posted Friday, August 31, 2012 by The Sun

IT'S A KNOCKOUT ... Fergie won't allow another group-stage KO ALEX FERGUSON will put his players through hell to guarantee they qualify for the Champions League knockout stages.Manchester United were drawn in Group H yesterday with Galatasaray, Braga and Romanian minnows CFR Cluj. It looks easy. But that is what everyone thought last season when they crashed out of a group containing Otelul Ga...Full Story »

Hazard: Europe will be gunning for Blues

Posted Thursday, August 30, 2012 by ESPNSTAR.com

Eden Hazard claims the whole of the continent will aim to beat Chelsea this season as he prepares to make his European debut for the club in the UEFA Super Cup. Hazard, who has taken English football by storm since his £32million move from Lille, believes the Blues have become an even bigger scalp since their astonishing Champions League triumph last season. It was that European Cup suc...Full Story »

Celtic 2 : 0 Helsingborg - Bhoys book Champions League spot

Posted Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by PA

Goals from Gary Hooper and Victor Wanyama saw Celtic beat Helsingborg 2-0 and make it into the group stage of the Champions League for the first time since the 2008/09 season. Neil Lennon's men took a 2-0 lead into the second leg of their play-off against the Swedish side and Hooper's close-range strike on the half-hour mark, albeit from what looked like an offside position, effectively ended t...Full Story »

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