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Chris Bascombe 9:24am As late European goals at the Kop end go, Steven Gerrard's last-minute penalty against Bulgaria's Ludogorets 1945 will not sit alongside that of Olympiakos, 2004.
Alan Baldwin 8:36am A Swiss goalkeeper has threatened legal action after fans of a rival lower-league team urinated in his water bottle and then taunted him when, unaware, he took a sip during a match at the weekend.
8:29am Italian striker Ciro Immobile has scored his first goal for Borussia Dortmund as the German side produced a dominant performance to outclass Arsenal 2-0 in their Champions League opening group game in Dortmund.
Barry Whelan 10:33am Real Madrid began their title defence with a 5-1 thrashing of Basel, while city rivals Atletico slipped to a 3-2 defeat at Olympiakos in the first group matches of the UEFA Champions League.
10:24pm Fairytales were in short supply in the FFA Cup round of 16 on Tuesday as A-League clubs Melbourne Victory and Central Coast Mariners eased to wins over lower league opposition.
CHRIS DUTTON 11:46pm Melbourne fan who allegedly lit a flare at the FFA Cup clash against Tuggeranong faces a fine and a ban.
Dominic Bossi, Seoul 8:46pm All you need to know ahead of the clash from Seoul World Cup Stadium on Wednesday night.
LIAM MANNIX 6:07pm Bringing ‘old soccer’ back into the tent – and making some money – are top of the agenda for the A-League’s boss in season 10.
Dominic Bossi, Seoul 5:39am If Vitor Saba could find the one trait that binds himself with the Wanderers, it would be fearlessness.
Angela Habashy 4:06pm After surviving all sorts of underhanded tactics by Guangzhou fans in China, Western Sydney coach Tony Popovic isn't expecting the same from FC Seoul.
CHRIS DUTTON The scoreboard said they were belted, but the smiles on Tuggeranong United's faces told a different story.
Dominic Bossi, Seoul Brazilian attacking midfielder Vitor Saba is set to start his first game for Western Sydney Wanderers in the first leg of their Asian Champions League semi-final clash with South Korean heavyweights, FC Seoul on Wednesday.
Paul Hayward Scot's chip ban is hardly a reason for player unrest, writes Paul Hayward.
Chris Bascombe Anfield board's gratitude will soon fade if Rodgers struggles against Europe's best, writes Chris Bascombe.
A Curtis Davies own goal gifted West Ham United a point after Hull City had twice taken the lead in a 2-2 draw in the Premier League on Monday.
CHRIS DUTTON Tuggeranong United was on the brink of collapse as their dire financial position almost forced the club to withdraw from the men's competition less than two years ago.
Socceroo Carl Valeri says Melbourne Victory is wary of his junior club Tuggeranong United in FFA Cup
CHRIS DUTTON Socceroos midfielder Carl Valeri says the Melbourne Victory's FFA Cup clash against Tuggeranong United is "no laughing matter", and the A-League heavyweights are desperate to beat his former junior club.
Tuggeranong United's Mouad Zwed - a distant relative of Muammar Gaddafi - being cheered on from Tripoli
Amelia Crawford Tuggeranong player wishes parents could come from Libya to watch the biggest game of his life.
Rio Ferdinand has revealed what he believes were a series of mistakes David Moyes made during his unsuccessful stint as manager of Manchester United -- including the banning of chips the night before matches.
Controversial French striker Nicolas Anelka has sought to relaunch his career by signing on Monday to play for Mumbai City in the nascent Indian Super League.
Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat says the arrival of Macedonian international Daniel Georgievski means there's some serious competition for places in the team.
LIAM MANNIX The winning team in the National Premier League finals series will gain automatic qualification to the FFA Cup as part of Football Federation Australia’s continuing strategy to try to build bridges between the A-League and lower-tier comps.
DOMINIC BOSSI A dedicated group of Western Sydney Wanderers' fans will make the arduous trip to Seoul to cheer their team in the Asian Champions League semi-final.
TONY WRIGHT Brent Harvey's bandy legs and diminutive size have deceived a lot of opponents over long years, and here he was, a man with a cross to bear, indulging in a little deception again.
Paul Hayward Expensive imports restored faith of United crowd with a display rich in promise and attacking swagger.
Angela Habashy Western Sydney keeper Ante Covic says reaching the Asian Champions League final would earn Australian football the respect it deserves.
Melbourne City has strengthened its midfield for the upcoming season with the signing of Erik Paartalu.
Tom Williams Radamel Falcao made his debut as Manchester United belatedly kickstarted their season with a breezy 4-0 win at home to Queens Park Rangers in the English Premier League.
CHRIS DUTTON Tuggeranong's team of tradies, public servants and students are getting ready for the biggest game of their lives.
SEBASTIAN HASSETT For all the feel-good stories about the Western Sydney Wanderers, goalkeeper Ante Covic acknowledges the club needs something to show for it, starting with the biggest prize in Asian football.
Manuel Pellegrini accuses referee Mark Clattenburg of costing his side victory following a 2-2 draw away to Arsenal.
Clare Lovell Diego Costa left the Stamford Bridge pitch to exultant cheers after a hat-trick against Swansea City on Saturday highlighted a breathless start to a Chelsea career for a team that has been designed around him.
Goals from Carlos Tevez and Claudio Marchisio gave champions Juventus their second straight win of the Serie A season with a 2-0 victory over Udinese on Saturday.
Mark Rodden Bayern Munich playmaker Franck Ribery scored in his first game this season as the champions moved joint top of the Bundesliga on Saturday, while Shinji Kagawa also enjoyed a goalscoring return as Borussia Dortmund saw off Freiburg.
Iain Rogers Real Madrid's early-season woes deepened when they lost 2-1 at home to La Liga champions Atletico Madrid on Saturday, while substitute Neymar struck twice in Barcelona's 2-0 win against visiting Athletic Bilbao.
Toby Davis Diego Costa continued his stunning start to life at Chelsea with a hat-trick in a 4-2 win over Swansea City on Saturday while champions Manchester City were staring up the table after snatching a 2-2 draw at Arsenal.
Martin Demichelis scores an 83rd-minute equaliser as champions Manchester City hold Arsenal to a 2-2 draw.
CHRIS DUTTON Before he died suddenly three weeks ago, Mick Munster would have told his two sons to pick up their bottom lips, pull their fingers out and prepare for the biggest game of their lives.
Chris Bascombe Brendan Rodgers says he will protect Raheem Sterling from burnout to ensure his career is not curtailed in the manner of Michael Owen and Robbie Fowler.