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Fernando Torres ends his Chelsea ordeal with AC Milan move

Jason Burt, Oliver Brown Fernando Torres has agreed a two-year deal to join AC Milan and finally end one of the most disastrous moves in Premier League history.

Champions League 2013/14: Fernando Torres hits brace in Chelsea victory over Schalke

Fernando Torres

Fernando Torres marked his 100th start for Chelsea with a brace in a 3-0 win away to Schalke on Tuesday as Jose Mourinho's side safely negotiated a tough test in Champions League Group E.

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Fernando Torres leads Chelsea to victory over Manchester City

Fernando Torres.

Fernando Torres' last-minute goal gives Chelsea a 2-1 win at home to title rivals Manchester City.

Carlos Tevez strikes again as Juve beat toothless Milan

Juventus striker Carlos Tevez struck to give the Serie A champions a 1-0 win over AC Milan on Saturday, handing coach Massimiliano Allegri a winning return to San Siro where he was shown the door...

It's not normal: Mourinho hails Costa's exploits

Diego Costa.

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...

Diego Costa grabs hat-trick for Chelsea, City draw at Arsenal

Hat-trick: Chelsea striker Diego Costa continued his goal-scoring spree.

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...

Liverpool spent $719 million to get to the Champions League - they cannot afford to fail

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.

Chris Bascombe Anfield board's gratitude will soon fade if Rodgers struggles against Europe's best, writes Chris Bascombe.

Victory recruit Daniel Georgievski welcomes depth in defence

Daniel Georgievski in action in the Champions 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.

Manchester United sign Angel Di Maria in record British deal

Angel Di Maria celebrates scoring against Switzerland during the World Cup.

LONDON, Aug 26 AFP - Manchester United have signed Argentina midfielder Angel di Maria from Real Madrid for a British record transfer fee of STG59.7 million ($A108.

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Spain's Xavi Hernandez retires from international football

Over and out: Xavi Hernandez will no longer play for Spain but will see out his contract at Barcelona.

Xavi Hernandez, Spain's leading playmaker in their run of three major titles, has retired from international duty after a disappointing World Cup.

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Socceroos keeper Mat Ryan chooses football over tennis racquet

Daniel Lane Had it not been for his craving the pressure of a Robin van Persie or Fernando Torres bearing down on him at pace, Australia’s World Cup goalkeeper Mat Ryan might be testing his remarkable...

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Pastore stunner seals PSG win over Chelsea

Javier Pastore

Julien Pretot Javier Pastore's brilliant individual goal in stoppage time put the gloss on Paris St Germain's 3-1 Champions League quarter-final first leg win over Chelsea on Wednesday to leave the French side...

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Chelsea set sights on Swansea

Chelsea celebrates a goal.

Jose Mourinho's side will attempt to strengthen Premier League title challenge.

Six reasons for Manchester City collapse

Mark Ogden Manchester City have spent big money to build a squad which has top quality cover in every position, but Manuel Pellegrini has operated a two-tier approach this season, barely resting the likes of...

Mourinho moody in Madrid ahead of Champions League tie

Moody: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

Matt Law Jose Mourinho left Madrid in the eye of a storm and returned on Monday under the darkest of clouds.

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Jose Mourinho's cautious Chelsea frustrate Atletico

Chelsea draw.

Chelsea secure a 0-0 draw in a dreary Champions League first leg at the Vicente Calderon.

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How a few good men got Liverpool back on track

Peter Brukner

Peter Brukner There would not have been one person among the 95,000 singing the famous Liverpool anthem You'll Never Walk Alone at the MCG last July who thought that Liverpool had a realistic chance of winning...

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Chelsea's Jose Mourinho the 'Tactical One' in Liverpool upset

Master and apprentice: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and his former assistant, Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, did not shake hands after the match.

Henry Winter Jose Mourinho can change his line-up, change his mood and change his wardrobe but what rarely changes is his remarkable ability to keep setting his team up so adroitly against the heavyweights.

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Liverpool lose grip on EPL title following 2-0 home defeat by Chelsea

Hard to take: A Steven Gerrard howler gifted Chelsea the opening goal.

Steve Tongue With a first title in 24 years close enough to touch Liverpool were undone by old nemesis Jose Mourinho whose Chelsea side inflicted a potentially mortal blow with a 2-0 win at Anfield on Sunday.

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No Socceroos regrets for Schwarzer

Chelsea's Australian goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer.

Playing at the highest level six weeks out from a World Cup, Australian stands by his international retirement.