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Louis van Gaal lays down blueprint for 'broken' Manchester United

Mark Ogden Washington: Louis van Gaal has claimed that it would have been easier to succeed Alex Ferguson than David Moyes as Manchester United manager after admitting he has inherited a squad "without...

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Western Sydney Wanderers return full of belief for Asian Champions League showdown

Grand plans: Wanderers coach Tony Popovic.

Tom Decent Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic says his players will be riding a wave of confidence after two successful A-League seasons heading into their do-or-die Asian Champions League...

Ban Manchester City from the Champions League, says Arsene Wenger

Jeremy Wilson Arsene Wenger has called on UEFA to clarify its punishments for breaches of Financial Fair Play and suggested that clubs such as Manchester City should simply be excluded from the Champions League.

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Western Sydney Wanderers believe in Asian Champions League miracle

Sebastian Hassett They might be considered rank outsiders to qualify for quarter-finals of the Asian Champions League but Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic believes his players can pull off a minor miracle...

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Real Madrid stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale to start in Champions League final

Cristiano Ronaldo

MADRID: Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti says both Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale will start for his side in the Champions League final against Atletico Madrid despite ongoing injury worries.

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Atletico Madrid bid to outwit Real Madrid in Champions League final

A Real Madrid supporter poses with the men's UEFA Champions League trophy at Terreiro do Paco square in Lisbon on Thursday.

Atletico Madrid has a chance in Saturday's Champions League final not only to claim its debut European crown, but to deny its loathed and vastly wealthier neighbours Real Madrid a record-extending...

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Real Madrid thrash Bayern Munich to reach Champions League final

Real's Cristiano Ronaldo, right, and Pepe celebrate after winning the Champions League semifinal

Real Madrid tore apart Bayern Munich's ragged defence with a ruthless first-half display as they thrashed the defending champions 4-0 in their own stadium to reach their first Champions League final...

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Atletico, Real to meet in Champions League's first one-city final

Terry

Atletico Madrid's 3-1 Champions League win at Chelsea on Wednesday set up a clash with neighbours Real Madrid.

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Spain's Athletic Bilbao clinch Champions League berth

Athletic Bilbao's midfielder Ander Herrera

Athletic Bilbao secured their return to the Champions League next season by winning 3-0 at Rayo Vallecano on Friday to lock up a fourth-place finish in the Spanish league.

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Jose Mourinho blames Eden Hazard for Chelsea's Champions League exit

Eden Hazard

Jeremy Wilson Jose Mourinho has accused his star player, Eden Hazard, of being unable to sacrifice himself fully for the team and bluntly told the Belgium winger that he was to blame for the crucial first goal in...

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Asian Champions League: Melbourne Victory's opponents Muangthong United in crisis

Archie Thompson

Ben McKay Melbourne Victory's Asian Champions League opponents appear in crisis before their do-or-die clash in Geelong on Saturday night.

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Asian Champions League offers treat for fans and players

Mile Sterjovski

Sebastian Hassett Convincing Australians about the merits of the Asian Champions League is a bit like trying to convince them about the merits of the Asian century white paper.

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Central Coast Mariners outclassed by FC Seoul 2-0 in AFC Champions League opener

John Hutchinson

Central Coast Mariners have continued their poor A-League form on the Asian stage suffering a 2-0 AFC Champions League defeat on Tuesday evening against FC Seoul in the South Korean capital.

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UEFA Champions League: Olympiakos deal Manchester United another blow

Wayne Rooney

Manchester United were shunted towards an unscheduled exit in the Champions League after crashing to a shock 2-0 defeat at Olympiakos in their last 16 first-leg match on Tuesday.

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Central Coast Mariners draw confidence from Asian Champions League defeat

Phil Moss

Central Coast Mariners coach Phil Moss has warned Sydney FC they are in for a torrid match as the A-League champions battle to arrest a five-game losing streak.

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Manchester United in fight to stay alive in Champions League after loss to Olympiakos

Olympiakos' midfielder Alejandro Dominguez (centre) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the match against Manchester United in Athens on Tuesday.

Piraeus Manchester United shunted towards an unscheduled exit in the Champions League.

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Asian Champions League: Central Coast Mariners warm to being out in the cold in Seoul

Central Coast Mariners

Dominic Bossi Central Coast Mariners may be preparing to face one of the biggest clubs in Asia but there is a sense of relief throughout the team given the respite the challenge has provided from their A-League...

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Man City, Gunners goners in Champions League; are Man Utd next?

Alan Hansen dinkus

Alan Hansen This is a massive week for English football in the Champions League, and the prospect of Manchester United losing to Olympiakos is unthinkable for David Moyes.

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Real Madrid rout Schalke to earn rare Champions League win in Germany

Real Madrid

Real Madrid cruised to a rare victory on German soil as they romped to a 6-1 win at Schalke 04 in Wednesday's Champions League's last 16, first-leg clash.

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Chelsea in pole position after Galatasaray draw in UEFA Champions League

Eden Hazard

Chelsea have the upper hand in their Champions League last-16 tie with Galatasaray after coming away from a testing environment in Istanbul with a 1-1 first-leg draw.