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Stunning bicycle kick lifts Milan

Defender Philippe Mexes produced a near carbon copy of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's overhead kick wonder goal to help AC Milan into the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday after a 3-1 win at...

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Balotelli joins AC Milan from Man City

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Mario Balotelli's chequered career at Manchester City is set to come to an end, with the English champions agreeing to sell the temperamental Italian striker to AC Milan for a reported 20 million...

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AC Milan stun Barcelona in Champions League

AC Milan's Kevin-Prince Boateng, left, celebrates with teammate Philippe Mexes, of France, after scoring during their?Champions League round of 16, first leg soccer match, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Felice Calabro')

Barcelona’s hopes of winning the Champions League for the fourth time in eight seasons are hanging by a thread after a 2-0 defeat to AC Milan on Wednesday, while Galatasaray and Schalke played out an...

Gunners blown up by merciless Milan

Soccer Arsene Wenger cut a distraught figure after his Arsenal side was humiliated 4-0 by AC Milan in the Champions League second-round first leg at the San Siro yesterday.

Milan veterans frustrate Barcelona in first leg

Pirate Irwin A superb defensive display by AC Milan saw it draw 0-0 with holder Barcelona yesterday, while four-time winner Bayern Munich took a giant step towards the Champions League semi-finals with a 2-0 away...

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Young guns eye Jets

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Lee Gaskin The fruits of Canberra's failed A-League bid will be on display when Youth United makes its inaugural appearance.

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Champions League draw: Bayern to face City, stiff test awaits Arsenal

Messi (L) and FC Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery.

Andy Scott Reigning European champions Bayern Munich were paired with Manchester City for this season's Champions League group stage, while the draw was particularly unkind for Arsenal and Celtic.

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Liverpool and Arsenal take derby honours

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge

Tom Williams Daniel Sturridge sent Liverpool top of the Premier League with a 1-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday, while Arsenal clipped Tottenham Hotspur's wings in the north London derby.

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Chelsea have another special one in Eto'o

Samuel Eto'o

Jose Mourinho has turned a former critic into his biggest fan, writes Ian Chadband.

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Lionel Messi hat-trick sweeps Ajax aside as Chelsea suffer shock loss

Lionel Messi.

Barnaby Chesterman Lionel Messi hit a hat-trick as Barcelona began their Champions League campaign with a 4-0 win over Ajax on Wednesday but Jose Mourinho's Chelsea suffered a shock home defeat.

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Portuguese men at war: Spurs coach lifts lid on Mourinho rift

Jim White Andre Villas-Boas says former mentor Jose Mourinho tried to block his progress as a coach and that they have not spoken in four years.

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Fernando Torres sees red as Chelsea hold on for draw against Tottenham

Chelsea's manager Jose Mourinho (R) talks to his striker Fernando TorresPUBLICATIONS

The first managerial meeting between former colleagues Jose Mourinho and Andre Villas-Boas ended in stalemate on Saturday as Chelsea drew 1-1 at Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.

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Repeat of Celtic fairytale unlikely, but Brits should claim three spots

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Alan Hansen Alan Hansen rates the chances of the five British representatives in the Champions League, which kicks off on Tuesday.

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Canberra stars hoping to shine

David Polkinghorne The 2013-2014 A-League season has three very different meanings for its three Canberrans, writes David Polkinghorne.

Real Madrid cool on Bale, Manchester United remain in picture

Gareth Bale

Pete Jenson and Mark Ogden Real Madrid's interest in Gareth Bale appears to be cooling after head coach Carlo Ancelotti told club president Florentino Perez that he did not consider the Tottenham player integral to his plans...

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Lewandowski hits four as Dortmund rout Real

Robert Lewandowski.

Ryland James Poland striker Robert Lewandowski netted all four goals in Borussia Dortmund's 4-1 win over Real Madrid in Wednesday's Champions League semi-final, first-leg to strengthen the possibility of an...

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Chelsea reach their first Europa League final

Chelsea's Brazilian defender David Luiz

Chelsea reached soccer's Europa League final for the first time in their history after surviving a first-half scare to defeat Swiss champions FC Basel 3-1 on Thursday in the second leg of their...

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Beckham calls time on glittering career

Becks

Football megastar David Beckham announced on Thursday that he is to retire after a glittering 20-year playing career in which he became one of the most widely recognised figures in world sport.

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The truth about Becks

David Beckham

Henry Winter DAVID Beckham was a good footballer, very good at times, but he will not be remembered as a great footballer.

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He'll always have Paris: Beckham bids tearful farewell

David Beckham.

David Beckham bade a tearful farewell to Paris on Saturday as the former England star made his final home appearance for Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint Germain before heading into retirement.