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Champions League: five things we’ve learnt from the group stages

The long hard slog of the group stages is over and while we wait for Monday’s Champions League draw, here’s five things we have learnt from the first three months of this year’s competition.

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Champions League: five things we have learnt this week

Having produced dull encounters aplenty during the group stage over the last couple of seasons, the Champions League seems to have set out to impress its viewers this season and matchday four was no different. Famous away wins, great clubs … Read more…

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Ashley Young is an embarrassment for Manchester United

In the history of English football, few clubs have put as much emphasis on wingers as Manchester United have done. At Old Trafford, wide men have always been revered and adored in a unique and peculiar way, unknown to most … Read more…

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UEFA’s anti-racism measures descend into farce

Perhaps it has come to the point when UEFA’s systematic failure to address the issue of racism should no longer being considered a surprise, for European football’s governing body clearly has other priorities. Whether it’s a 40-team World Cup or … Read more…

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Forget about Messi and Ronaldo, Ribery must win Ballon D’Or

Browsing through the shortlist of Ballon D’Or candidates, a list in which English players are conspicuous by their absence, it’s evident that the elite of European football is adequately represented. From strikers who carried their clubs onto a different level, … Read more…

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Champions League: five things we have learnt this week

European football’s elite competition offered the usual mix of great goals, sublime performances and controversies. Here’s what we have learnt.

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