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Mowbray keeps the faith

Posted Friday, November 06, 2009 by PA

Tony Mowbray refuses to give up on the Europa League, despite a goalless draw at Hamburg which left his Celtic side needing a miracle to qualify from Group C.Although the Hoops boss was buoyed by an encouraging performance in Germany, the visitors failed to get their first victory in the group and remain at the bottom of the table on two points - five behind second-placed Hamburg, with two games...Full Story »

Wenger spoilt for choice in attack

Posted Friday, November 06, 2009 by PA

Arsene Wenger hailed his freescoring Arsenal side as offering the most attacking options since his arrival at the club after watching them sweep aside AZ Alkmaar.Wenger's men defeated their Dutch opponents 4-1 at the Emirates Stadium to leave them needing a point to qualify for the Champions League knockout stages.Cesc Fabregas opened the scoring with a tame effort that beat goalkeeper Sergio Ro...Full Story »

Smith: Time running out for Gers

Posted Friday, November 06, 2009 by PA

Walter Smith admits Rangers have put themselves under massive pressure to win their final two Champions League games after conceding a late equaliser against Unirea Urziceni in Bucharest.The Scottish champions thought they had secured a crucial victory that would have resurrected their campaign when Lee McCulloch netted with only 11 minutes to go.But Rangers were denied their first win of the to...Full Story »

Benitez calm over Liverpool future

Posted Friday, November 06, 2009 by PA

Rafael Benitez insists he does not fear for his job even though Liverpool now need a miracle to reach the last 16 of the Champions League.The Liverpool boss had seen victory snatched from his team by Lyon, who equalised through Lisandro Lopez in the dying seconds of their Group E clash at the Stade Gerland.Ryan Babel had fired Liverpool ahead with just seven minutes to go, but they still left wi...Full Story »

Ancelotti pleased with progress

Posted Friday, November 06, 2009 by PA

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti was a happy man after seeing his side secure a place in the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday even though the Blues could not continue their perfect record in Group D against Atletico Madrid.Chelsea had looked on course to make it four wins out of four when Didier Drogba struck in the 82nd and 88th minutes to cancel out Sergio Aguero's opener for Atletico...Full Story »

Ferguson wants change to appeal rules

Posted Friday, November 06, 2009 by PA

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson wants UEFA to consider taking retrospective action on bookings as well as red cards in Champions League matches.Ferguson was incensed that Darren Fletcher was booked for diving by Portuguese referee Olegario Benquerenca instead of a penalty being awarded in the thrilling 3-3 draw against CSKA Moscow.Antonio Valencia scored the equaliser in stoppage tim...Full Story »

Bremen snatch a point

Posted Monday, November 02, 2009 by PA

Aaron Hunt scored twice in the final 18 minutes as Werder Bremen came back from a two-goal deficit at Nurnberg to rescue a 2-2 draw.Christian Eigler put Nurnberg ahead in the third minute and Albert Bunjaku made it 2-0 after 33 minutes. But Hunt struck in the 72nd minute and then two minutes into injury time, allowing Werder to extend their unbeaten streak to 17 games. Full Story »

Mainz battle to earn point

Posted Monday, November 02, 2009 by PA

Mainz fought back from a two-goal deficit and snatched a point five minutes from time in a 3-3 draw at defending champions Wolfsburg.Obafemi Martins scored in the seventh and 20th minutes to give Wolfsburg a 2-0 lead but Chadli Amri struck in the 35th minute and Andreas Ivanschitz made it 2-2 shortly before the interval.Zvjezdan Misimovic gave Wolfsburg the lead again after 64 minutes but Tim Ho...Full Story »

Magath impressed by resilient Schalke

Posted Monday, November 02, 2009 by PA

Schalke manager Felix Magath praised his team for finding the strength even he did not believe they had to come from behind and claim a draw against Bayer Leverkusen.After recovering to draw 3-3 against Hamburg last weekend, the Royal Blues came from two goals behind to grab a 2-2 draw at the Arena AufSchalke and cement their position in the top four of the Bundesliga, earning possibly the first...Full Story »

Babbel: This is just the start

Posted Monday, November 02, 2009 by PA

Stuttgart coach Markus Babbel insists there is still a lot of work to do even if his job seems a little safer after Saturday's 0-0 draw with Bayern Munich.Babbel's future in charge of the Swabians has been in much doubt, not least since they crashed out of the DFB-Pokal in midweek to second-division opposition, but holding Bayern to a draw is an achievement which should at least quell the rumour...Full Story »

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