Anderlecht v PSG: Champions League Preview

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Anderlecht v PSG ce soir CET 20:45 The Parisians travel to Brussels to take on a Belgian side that they must fancy all three points against. Anderlecht have lost both their Champions League games so far and the 3-0 defeat to Olympiakos makes them favourites to finish bottom of the group. Many believe that PSG will be able to walk […]

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PSG v Benfica: Champions League Preview

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Game 2: Parc des Princes KO 20:45 local time Game 1: Olympiakos 1 – 4 PSG; Benfica 2 – 0 Anderlecht Someone’s 100% record in the group stage is going to fall on Wednesday night. Paris Saint-Germain were able to rest players in their 2-0 win over Toulouse and will hope that gives them an edge against a vibrant and […]

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Dortmund v Marseille: Champions League Preview

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Game 2: Signal Iduna Park (Westfalenstadion) – KO 20:45 local-time Game 1: Marseille 1 – 2 Arsenal; Napoli 2 – 1 Dortmund It doesn’t get much easier for Marseille in the Champions League after Arsenal came to town and crept past Elie Baup’s side. They now travel to face one of Europe’s best teams in one of the most daunting […]

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Week of two halves – PSG head past Olympiakos as Marseille frustrate against Arsenal

Motta v Olymp

The music! The banners! The waving of the logo over the centre circle! The vertigo-inducing final third camera angles at the Velodrome! Yes, the Champion’s League is back, people – we’ll ignore qualifying as Lyon will be featuring in the next round-up – and there have been 53 goals in the 16 games so far, that’s 3.3 per. Woof. Olympiakos […]

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Marseille v Arsenal: Champions League Preview

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When these two sides met in the group stage of the 2011/12 edition of the Champions League, Arsenal won the away leg with a 90th minute goal from Aaron Ramsey, and the home leg was goalless, the Londoners topping the group before being knocked out by Milan, Marseille going through on away goals against Inter before losing in the quarter-finals […]

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Olympiakos v Paris Saint-Germain: Champions League Preview

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It’s finally time for the French champions PSG to get started in the competition that they were built for – “we created a team to play in the Champions League, not the championship”, as ex-Sporting Director Leonardo so famously said after their defeat to Stade de Reims last season. Now it’s time for Edinson Cavani, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the other […]

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Sleeping with the enemy: French and English clubs do battle in Europe

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Entente cordiale? This week the Champions League gets into gear with the start of the group stages and match-day one sees an Anglo-French match-up in the shape of Olympique de Marseille taking on Arsenal at the Vélodrome. In this piece, we will look other similar memorable games involving sides from the EPL and Ligue 1. Now this is a very […]

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