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Danny Welbeck scores hat-trick for Arsenal in Champions League

Danny Welbeck answered former coach Louis van Gaal's criticism in style on Wednesday, scoring a hat-trick in Arsenal's 4-1 romp over Galatasaray in their Champions League group match while both...

England players 'treated like babies': Rio Ferdinand

England coach Roy Hodgson and striker Wayne Rooney.

England's players are "treated like complete babies" in comparison to those of major international teams, according to former defender Rio Ferdinand.

Atletico Madrid talisman Arda sinks Juventus

Atletico Madrid's Croatian forward Mario Mandzukic (centre) vies with Juventus' defender Leonardo Bonucci.

Bearded talisman Arda Turan reignited Atletico Madrid's Champions League campaign.

Leverkusen eases past Benfica 3-1 to bounce back

Bayer Leverkusen outclassed former European champions Benfica 3-1 to earn their first points in the Champions League.

Arsenal demolishes Galatasaray with Danny Welbeck treble

Arsenal's Danny Welbeck  scores past Galatasaray's goalkeeper Fernando Muslera.

Danny Welbeck's hat-trick in a 4-1 thrashing of a feeble Galatasaray side helped ignite Arsenal's Champions League in a lop-sided Group D clash.

Cristiano Ronaldo leads Real Madrid comeback

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo (left) vies with Ludogorets midfielder Svetoslav Dyakov.

Cristiano Ronaldo helped Champions League holders Real Madrid survive an early scare in Bulgaria.

Basel stuns sloppy Liverpool to claim another English scalp

FC Basel's Taulant Xhaka (left) fights for the ball with Liverpool's Lazar Markovic.

Swiss champions claimed another English Premier League scalp when they took advantage of a sloppy and lethargic Liverpool.

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Singapore arrests 14 people in fixing case

Singapore Fourteen people believed to be members of an organised crime ring involved in football match-fixing activities have been arrested in police raids across Singapore, authorities said Wednesday.

Jubilant Tony Popovic urges Western Sydney Wanderers to make Asian history

Wanderers celebrate.

Sebastian Hassett Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic has hailed making the Asian Champions League final as the biggest milestone in the club's history - and he believes he has the players to clinch the...

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Brilliant Wanderers book their place in Asian Champions League final

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 01:  Mateo Poljak of the Wanderers celebrates scoring a goal during the Asian Champions League semi final leg 2 match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and FC Seoul at Pirtek Stadium on October 1, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Zak Kaczmarek/Getty Images)

Sebastian Hassett Of all the remarkable milestones achieved by the Western Sydney Wanderers in their two short years of existence, Wednesday night's 2-0 semi final win over FC Seoul must surely rank as their biggest.

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Ange Postecoglou says Socceroos are not so arrogant they expect easy success at Asian Cup

Spying: Ange Postecoglou has been keeping a close watch on his Asian competitors.

Sebastian Hassett Ange Postecoglou says the team can’t be 'arrogant' and take their progression for granted.

PSG stun Barcelona with Champions League win in front of all-star cast

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Julien Pretot Paris St Germain made light of the absent Zlatan Ibrahimovic and a sub-standard start to the season to claim a 3-2 Champions League victory over Barcelona on Tuesday.

Evergreen Totti secures point for Roma in deserved draw at Manchester City

Francesco Totti

Francesco Totti became the oldest scorer in European club competition history when he netted after 24 minutes to give AS Roma a 1-1 draw at Manchester City in their Champions League Group E match at...

Arsenal signs Olivier Giroud to new EPL deal

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said Tuesday that a new contract for French striker Olivier Giroud was a "done" deal.

David Villa likely to play in A-League's opening round

David Villa poses during an event to unveil the new logo for Major League Soccer in New York on September 18. Melbourne City says Villa is available for selection for the A-League opener on October 11.

Michael Lynch Spanish superstar David Villa will be available for selection for Melbourne City's round-one clash with Sydney FC.

Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat makes do as call-ups hit home

On the move: Scott Galloway is one of three Victory players who will take part in the under-19 Asian Cup.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat will have to fill a minimum of three positional holes in the opening rounds of the A-League season as three players will be on international duty.

David Villa cutting it fine ahead of Melbourne City A-League debut

Late arrival: David Villa won’t join City until the eve of its opener.

Michael Lynch Melbourne City's marquee guest signing David Villa is undoubtedly a world class player - but he's leaving it late if he wants to learn his new team's tactical plans ahead of the season opener on...

FC Seoul v WS Wanderers

Sebastian Hassett All the info you need for the Wanderers' AFC Champions League Semi-Final Second Leg v FC Seoul

David Villa's guest stint with Melbourne City could be extended

Melbourne City's Spanish recruit David Villa will arrive in Australia early next week, just days before the A-League season kicks off.

Tim Cahill among top 10 best-paid MLS players

Australia's Tim Cahill is the eighth highest-paid player in Major League Soccer, earning an annual salary of $US3.63 million.