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Costa was Atleti's Messi - Simeone explains 2014 Champions League call

Diego Costa's importance to Atletico Madrid was akin to Lionel Messi at Barcelona before he left to join Chelsea, says Diego Simeone.
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Spurs star Alli handed three-match European ban for horror tackle

If Tottenham qualify automatically for the Champions League next season, star midfielder Dele Alli will be banned for three group games.
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Barcelona fined for celebratory PSG pitch invasion

The understandably wild scenes of celebration at the end of Barcelona's 6-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain have earned the club a fine.
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Crespo firmly on Messi's side in world's best debate

It is the ceaseless debate that provides no obvious winner, but Hernan Crespo has a very clear view on who the world's best footballer is.
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Sidibe wants first-team guarantees before even considering Monaco exit

Clubs keen on acquiring the services of Djibril Sidibe must be prepared to guarantee him a first-team football if he is to leave Monaco.
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Belletti: Neymar will soon be the best in the world

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo might have dominated the Ballon d'Or for the past decade but Juliano Belletti feels Neymar can step up.
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Verratti cannot win with PSG, stresses agent

Paris Saint-Germain could face a battle to keep Marco Verratti after his agent gave a strong hint the midfielder is ready to move on.
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Why should Real Madrid get more recognition - Lewandowski talks up Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich are motivated by the prospect of toppling Real Madrid to stay on track for European glory, says Robert Lewandowski.
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It hurts hearing Champions League anthem - Simeone troubled by Atletico loss

Atletico Madrid's Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid in 2015-16 still troubles Diego Simeone.
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Wenger claims top-four failure will not affect Arsenal decision

Arsene Wenger says failing to finish in the top four will not influence the decision he claims to have made on his Arsenal future.
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Sampdoria match tougher than Barcelona, claims Allegri

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri thinks the prospect of playing Sampdoria is a more difficult task than taking on Barcelona.
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Juventus great Zoff fires warning to Messi, Suarez and Neymar

Barcelona will struggle to score at will when they face a Juventus side who "know how to defend", according to Dino Zoff.
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The numbers speak for themselves - Simeone salutes Sampaoli's Sevilla

Sevilla have impressed Diego Simeone since Jorge Sampaoli's arrival, but he hopes to smash their dwindling title hopes on Sunday.
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Luis Enrique: Only Iniesta can decide his Barcelona future

Andres Iniesta wants to retire at Barcelona as long as he feels "important" at the club, but Luis Enrique suggests he could opt to move on.
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Guardiola not ready for City to go on the defensive against Liverpool

Manchester City's Champions League defeat at Monaco will not force a change of approach from Pep Guardiola against Liverpool.
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Atletico hope to heed Sevilla mistakes against Leicester

Leicester City represent Atletico Madrid's next test in the Champions League and last year's finalists are determined to learn from Sevilla.
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Klopp in 'no doubt' about Guardiola's qualities ahead of latest showdown

Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich dueled memorably with Jurgen Klopp's Dortmund in Germany and the Liverpool boss relishes a renewed rivalry.
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This is what I live for - Madrid coach Zidane welcomes Champions League reunion with Ancelotti's Bayern

Attitude and dedication will decide Real Madrid's Champions League clash with Carlo Ancelotti's Bayern Munich, according to Zinedine Zidane.
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Nedved relishing 'fascinating' 2015 final repeat against Barca

Pavel Nedved believes Juventus have "improved a lot" as they prepare for a repeat of the 2015 Champions League final against Barcelona.
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Dortmund relieved to avoid Bayern but wary of dangerous Monaco

Borussia Dortmund were paired with Monaco in the Champions League last eight and CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke was pleased to avoid Bayern Munich.
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