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  • Oct 23, 2014
  • Updated: 2:03pm

Arsenal’s dramatic 2-1 Uefa Champions League win against Anderlecht on Wednesday rescued three valuable points but the victory only served to paper over the ever-widening cracks.

23 Oct 2014 - 10:02am

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers revealed he will take action against Mario Balotelli after he swapped shirts with Real Madrid’s Pepe at half-time of Wednesday’s 3-0 Champions League defeat...

23 Oct 2014 - 10:13am

Four-time world player of the year Lionel Messi has said victory in the season's first El Clasico against Real Madrid on Saturday is more important than the personal glory of becoming La Liga's...

22 Oct 2014 - 9:33pm

The Uefa Champions League returned on Tuesday with a 40-goal bonanza. Bayern Munich beat Roma 7-1 for their biggest victory on the road, and Luiz Adriano scored five times to lead Shakhtar Donetsk...

22 Oct 2014 - 9:45am

With Arsene Wenger struggling to explain Arsenal's underwhelming start to the season, the north London club will hope for a boost tonight when they make the short trip to face Anderlecht in the...

21 Oct 2014 - 10:51pm

Brendan Rodgers has challenged his Liverpool players to rise to the occasion when they face holders Real Madrid in a crucial Champions League showdown at Anfield tonight.

22 Oct 2014 - 12:01am

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal insists they can still overhaul Premier League leaders Chelsea despite a 10-point gap between the two sides.

21 Oct 2014 - 11:43am


Swansea manager Garry Monk accused referee Michael Oliver of making a “disgusting decision” after his side lost 2-1 away to Stoke in the Premier League on Sunday.

20 Oct 2014 - 10:41am

Raheem Sterling ended a difficult week on a high as the teenager inspired his side's dramatic 3-2 win over QPR in an incredible finish at Loftus Road yesterday.

20 Oct 2014 - 12:13am

Fifa's top judge said football's governing body cannot release in full a controversial report into the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups for legal reasons.

19 Oct 2014 - 11:17pm

Pep Guardiola says Bayern Munich's full focus is now on tomorrow's Champions League clash at AS Roma after routing Werder Bremen to go eight games without conceding a goal.

19 Oct 2014 - 9:44pm

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal believes his team's away form is better than their record suggests as they look for a first win on the road at West Bromwich Albion today.

19 Oct 2014 - 9:30pm

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini believes Sergio Aguero must be a candidate for the Fifa Ballon d’Or world player of the year award if he can stay fit.

19 Oct 2014 - 11:01am

Sergio Aguero fired a four-goal salvo as Manchester City thrashed 10-man Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 in a remarkable Premier League clash featuring four penalties at Eastlands yesterday.

19 Oct 2014 - 1:22am

Brendan Rodgers expects Raheem Sterling to silence the critics as the Liverpool midfielder looks to put a difficult week behind him at QPR today.

19 Oct 2014 - 12:02am

Lionel Messi was in the spotlight for 30 minutes. It cost HK$30 million to bring Argentina to town. So the price for every magical minute of Messi was HK$1 million.

18 Oct 2014 - 11:18pm

Berlin, March 25, 2014

During the dressing-room celebrations in Berlin, [Franck] Ribery split [assistant coach] Manel Estiarte's lip.

18 Oct 2014 - 8:50pm

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique insisted Luis Suarez is not fat as the controversial Uruguyan striker prepares to make his return to competitive action.

18 Oct 2014 - 10:51am

Jose Mourinho has warned his Chelsea stars to beware another significant setback at Crystal Palace on Saturday as the Premier League leaders return to action after the international break.

18 Oct 2014 - 10:40am

Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard believes Tottenham Hotspur are a much tougher proposition since Mauricio Pochettino took over as manager.

17 Oct 2014 - 10:43pm

As his players headed off around the world for the international break, Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini declared himself satisfied with his team's start to their title defence.

18 Oct 2014 - 10:02am

What a waste of money. Soccer terrace accountants have long chanted such a sentiment at over-priced players under-performing.

18 Oct 2014 - 12:11am

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is looking forward to rekindling the memory of one of the Gunners' greatest days in their recent history when they face Hull at the Emirates Stadium today.

17 Oct 2014 - 11:08pm

In the week he marked the 10th anniversary of his competitive debut for Barcelona, Lionel Messi could become the all-time top scorer in the history of La Liga.

17 Oct 2014 - 11:21pm

In case they needed it, the short trip to Crystal Palace will refocus Chelsea's globe-trotting players on matters at home as the Premier League slips back into gear this weekend after the second...

16 Oct 2014 - 10:17pm

Some goals are more meaningful than others. None of the seven goals scored by Argentina against Hong Kong this week was considered worthy enough for any of the esteemed players to celebrate with...

16 Oct 2014 - 9:48pm

Bayern Munich 0 Real Madrid 4 in the Champions League semi-finals was the nadir for one of the greatest modern managers. In this extract from a new access-all-areas book, we see how the nightmare...

16 Oct 2014 - 8:34am


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