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Gomez stumped by lack of action

Posted Friday, October 23, 2009 by PA

Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez admits he is struggling to understand why he cannot hold down a first-team place.The summer signing from Stuttgart has had to make do with a place on the bench in the last three Bundesliga matches, despite three goals in his first six games of the season."I've felt very happy at Bayern from the start. Had I not scored, I could have understood the decision (to ta...Full Story »

Grafite set for disciplinary talks

Posted Friday, October 23, 2009 by PA

Wolfsburg coach Armin Veh is to hold disciplinary talks with striker Grafite for the second time in a week after he was shown the red card in Wednesday night's goalless Champions League draw with Besiktas.Grafite lost his place in the Wolves' starting XI for the first time in 15 months last weekend after he had criticised Veh for substituting him in previous games and the pair cleared the air in...Full Story »

Rummenigge demands improvement

Posted Friday, October 23, 2009 by PA

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has demanded a reaction from his team after Wednesday night's 2-1 defeat to Bordeaux dealt a blow to their hopes of making the knockout stage of the Champions League.An own goal from Michael Ciani after just six minutes gave Bayern a dream start, but Ciani then scored at the correct end to level before Marc Planus netted the winner in the 41st minute....Full Story »

Ribery to miss another month

Posted Friday, October 23, 2009 by PA

Bayern Munich could be without their forward Franck Ribery for more than a month.The France international is still struggling with an injury to his patella which has ruled him out for much of the season and after missing Wednesday night's 2-1 defeat to Bordeaux, the German club's coach Louis van Gaal later revealed that he does not expect to have him back in action for at least another month."I ...Full Story »

Schumacher strike sees spoils shared

Posted Friday, October 23, 2009 by PA

Thiago Schumacher's late equaliser completed Austria Vienna's comeback in a 2-2 draw against Werder Bremen in Group L of the Europa League.Claudio Pizarro scored in the 19th and 63rd minutes to give Bremen a 2-0 lead before Emin Sulimani pulled a goal back in the 73rd minute. And Schumacher then grabbed the equaliser with two minutes remaining. Full Story »

Heerenveen triumph in Group D

Posted Friday, October 23, 2009 by PA

Hernan Losada's first-half goal was enough to earn Heerenveen a 1-0 win in Europa League Group D in a clash which saw both sides reduced to 10 men.The Argentinean scored the game's only goal in the 36th minute for the Dutch side, who had substitute Darryl Janmaat red-carded after 76 minutes. Patrick Ebert saw his second yellow three minutes into second-half injury time for Berlin. Heerenveen imp...Full Story »

Berg sends Hoops to defeat

Posted Friday, October 23, 2009 by PA

Celtic's Europa League hopes are in ruins after Marcus Berg's second-half goal gave Hamburg a 1-0 victory in their Group C clash at Parkhead.The Hoops matched the visitors in the first half but failed to convert several decent chances, and in the 63rd minute Berg claimed the points when he took a Ze Roberto pass before drilling his shot from distance past Artur Boruc.Celtic remain bottom of the ...Full Story »

Moyes - We did our best

Posted Friday, October 23, 2009 by PA

Everton slumped to a record defeat in Europe but manager David Moyes refused to condemn his depleted side after a 5-0 thrashing by Benfica at the Estadio da Luz.The free-scoring Portuguese team moved out of sight in this Europa League match with three goals in the space of six second half minutes.It was their heaviest defeat at this level since the thumping by Dinamo Bucharest in the UEFA Cup.Os...Full Story »

Decisions dismay Hodgson

Posted Friday, October 23, 2009 by PA

Fulham boss Roy Hodgson was left baffled by the decision making of referee Paul Allaerts during farcical scenes in tonight's 1-1 Europa League draw with Roma.Allaerts awarded the Italian giants a harsh penalty after John Arne Riise went tumbling beneath minimal contact from Stephen Kelly in the 76th minute.It was a poor decision and the sense of injustice was heightened when the official brandis...Full Story »

Mowbray warns Hoops over futures

Posted Friday, October 23, 2009 by PA

Tony Mowbray warned the Celtic players they have until January to save their Parkhead careers after their Europa League hopes suffered an almost fatal blow with their 1-0 defeat by Hamburg.The Hoops matched the visitors in the first half but failed to convert several decent chances and, in the 63rd minute, Swedish striker Marcus Berg claimed the points when he took a Ze Roberto pass before drill...Full Story »

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