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With Barcelona securing their place in the 2015 UEFA Champions League Final on Tuesday night, Real Madrid last night had the chance to set up a fixture involving the two clubs that arguably make up the biggest rivalry in football. Cristiano Ronaldo’s first half penalty put Carlo Ancelotti’s men en route to overturning their first… Continue reading >

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Given the quartet of Champions League semi-finalists, there was never any doubt that the draw would create two mouth-watering ties. Rarely, if ever in the Champions League era, has the last four been made up of such giants of European football, all of whom could achieve a domestic championship and European cup double – with… Continue reading >

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Rafa Benitez is not having much luck in the Champions League. Last year, his first game in the competition after taking over at Chelsea was also his only Champions League game with the club. The result was a 6-1 victory over Rosenborg, but such was the position that Chelsea found themselves in under Roberto Di Matteo,… Continue reading >

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Continuing the three-part mini-series of my top eleven matches watching Liverpool in the Champions League. Click here for part 1. 4. Liverpool 2-1 Juventus Having progressed to the quarter-final stage of the 2004/5 Champions League, Liverpool were given the toughest possible route to the final. A potential semi-final would involve taking on the runaway league… Continue reading >

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FC Barcelona’s draw to Villarreal on Saturday has left the reigning Champions seven points adrift of Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid. The Catalan club may be favourites for the Spanish Cup after last week’s aggregate win over Real Madrid, and will resume their bid to become the first club to successfully retain the Champions League later… Continue reading >