Champions League record broken in midweek frenzy

Patrick Begley 10:55 AM   Eight games. Three demolition jobs. And a new record for Champions League goals.

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United were too big for Moyes: Ferguson

From spuds to dud: David Moyes' ban on chips is said to have played an integral part in the demise of team spirit.

John Percy 1:28 PM   Sir Alex Ferguson has broken his silence on David Moyes's troubled tenure at Manchester United, saying the former Everton manager underestimated the size of the job.

Silverware still drives birthday boy Wenger

'Do I feel young? No, my age is my age. You have to believe in that but the desire and motivation is stronger than ever': Wenger.

Jeremy Wilson 12:38 PM   Arsene Wenger played the full 90 minutes of a staff football match at Arsenal last week, so it was no surprise to hear him confirm his physical wellbeing on Wednesday, his 65th birthday.

City stumble as penalty earns CSKA draw

David Silva holds off CSKA's Ahmed Musa.

7:09 AM   CSKA Moscow staged a stirring fightback to come from 2-0 down and earn a 2-2 draw against Manchester City.

Sydney see red as Adelaide steal FFA cup tie

Double trouble: Adelaide United's Bruce Djite.

Sebastian Hassett 8:23 PM   Sydney FC's hopes of securing their first silverware under Arnold were dashed  when an extra-time double from Bruce Djite enabled Adelaide United to book their place in the semi-finals.

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Chelsea sail on with win over Maribor

Chelsea's Didier Drogba challenges for the ball.

7:44 AM   Chelsea crushed Maribor 6-0 in a predictably one-sided Champions League Group G match at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.

Van Gaal's United not good enough: Neville

In the spotlight: Dutch coach Louis van Gaal.

11:34 PM   After an indifferent Premier League start and without an away win this season, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal's belief that his side can still win the title is misplaced, says Gary Neville.

Villa trip to New York expected: Melbourne

Super start: David Villa relishes his first goal for Melbourne City.

Michael Lynch   Melbourne City football chiefs are hopeful that Spanish superstar David Villa will play 10 matches with the club, culminating in the round 11 pre-Christmas derby with Melbourne Victory.

Balotelli should be dropped: Carragher

Mario Balotelli

Sam Holden 1:09 AM   Liverpool must drop Mario Balotelli because they cannot afford any "passengers" when they host Real Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday, says former Anfield defender.

Napoleon dynamite: Quote fired up Sydney

Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold during the round two A-League match.

Dominic Bossi   Graham Arnold's inspirational message to his players before they ran out on the field for the Sydney derby last week.

Blind faith rescues Manchester United

Daley Blind

Daley Blind's late second half strike helped a lacklustre Manchester United salvage a 2-2 draw against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns in the Premier League on Monday.

Ognenovski under fire for alleged swipe

Sebastian Ryall and Sasa Ognenovski celebrate victory.

Dominic Bossi   Sydney FC defender must enter a submission explaining his swipe at Wanderers midfielder before learning whether he will face any suspension.

Al-Hilal taking no risks in race for glory

Saudi Al-Hilal players celebrate with their fans after defeating UAE's Al-Ain in the semi-final.

Dominic Bossi   Saudi Arabian giants Al-Hilal are taking no risks in their pursuit of an Asian Champions League title and their intent was evident from the moment they touched down in Australia. 

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Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe learning from A-League season

Josh Risdon is the first casualty of the Perth Glory's busy start to the season.

Brad Elborough 3:48 PM   Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe says the busy start of the A-League season has provided a massive learning curve for him.

Perth Glory looks to Joondalup for new training base

Andy Keogh and the Perth Glory could be headed for a new northern home.

Brad Elborough 2:44 PM   The Perth Glory is the latest WA-based national sporting team to look to the suburbs for its new base.

Bayern blasts Roma as Champions League rains goals

Andy Scott 2:16 PM   Bayern Munich produced a stunning display to demolish Roma 7-1 on Tuesday but they were not the biggest winners on the most prolific evening in Champions League history.

It's all about us this season, says City's Wielaert

Michael Lynch 1:45 PM   Ask Rob Wielaert what the biggest single difference he notices about Melbourne City compared to Melbourne Heart, and his answer might suprise.

Melbourne City's Koren likely to be sidelined until December

Melbourne City coach John van 't Schip.

Michael Lynch 10:39 AM   Melbourne City's foreign star Robert Koren is likely to be missing until December after suffering a setback to the calf injury which has kept him out of action since the start of the A-League season.

Sunderland offer fans refund after 8-0 thrashing

Vito Mannone of Sunderland

9:39 AM   Sunderland's embarrassed players have offered to refund the cost of tickets for supporters who made the long journey to the south coast only to see their side thrashed 8-0 by Southampton in the Premier League.

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale, Sergio Ramos to miss Liverpool Champions League clash

Sidelined: Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale will not travel to northern England.

11:42 PM   European champions Real Madrid will be without Gareth Bale and Sergio Ramos for their Champions League trip to Liverpool on Wednesday as both were left out of Carlo Ancelotti's squad due to injury.

Man arrested after drone flown at EPL game

Soccer ball.

5:49 PM   A suspected drone pilot has been arrested after a device was flown over a packed football stadium, police have said on Monday.

Victory women aim to steal the show

Net gain: Christine Nairn, centre, is embraced by Victory teammates after scoring.

Michael Lynch   The women from Melbourne Victory and Canberra United will be aiming to steal the show at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night when they play in the curtain-raiser ahead of the Melbourne derby.

Pressure ... club or country, it's always there, says Milligan

Mark Milligan.

Michael Lynch   Melbourne derby matches or international fixtures in difficult environments against tough opponents. All bring their own types of pressure, but for Melbourne Victory captain and Socceroo midfielder Mark Milligan, it is all part of the job.

Socceroos on right track: Milligan

Mark Milligan

Melissa Woods   Socceroos defender Mark Milligan says Australia has to suffer some short term pain for long term gain on the international stage.

Wanderers' star Santalab given all clear to play in ACL final

Cleared of injury: Brendon Santalab.

Sebastian Hassett   After back-to-back defeats to start the A-League season, the Western Sydney Wanderers have finally received some good news with Brendon Santalab cleared of significant injury ahead of Saturday night's Asian Champions League final first leg against Al-Hilal.

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