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Bayern Munich v Valencia – Beaten Bayern to bounce back against Spaniards?
Last year's beaten finalists Bayern Munich begin the new Champions League campaign with a home tie against Valencia. Looking to rid themselves of heartbreak on home soil against Chelsea in May, the Germans are also grouped with Lille and BATE Borisov.
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Manchester United v Galatasaray – No Champions League gamble for Ferguson
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson says he has learned the lessons from last season's group stage UEFA Champions League exit and will pick an experienced team against Galatasaray on Wednesday.
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Barcelona v Spartak Moscow – Barca want European title back
Barcelona take on Spartak Moscow at the Nou Camp in their opening UEFA Champions League fixture on Wednesday, bidding to win back the title they lost last season. Tito Vilanova's men have won all four of their La Liga games so far, as they look to regain the Spanish crown from rivals Real Madrid.
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Hernandez keen to make Champions League mark
Mexican youngster Javier Hernandez says he is focused on achieving success for Manchester United in this season's UEFA Champions League. The striker faces fierce competition for a place in United's starting line-up, even with Wayne Rooney injured, given the immediate impact made by new signing Robin van Persie.
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Chelsea not favourites for Champions League – Mikel
"I think you're still going to view Real Madrid and Barcelona as the favourites." - Mikel John Obi
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It’s not just about luck – Di Matteo
Defending UEFA Champions League winners Chelsea get their campaign underway against Serie A champions Juventus at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. The Blues are top of the English Premier League after four games this term, while Juve have won all three of their domestic games after going through the whole of last season unbeaten.
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Out-of-form Milan look for Champions League redemption
AC Milan will look to kick-start their season as they start their UEFA Champions League Group C campaign against Anderlecht on Tuesday. They lost 1-0 at the San Siro to Atalanta over the weekend - hot on the heels of a loss by the same scoreline to newly promoted Sampdoria.
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Real Madrid v Man City – Champions League preview
It's the champions of Spain against the champions of England as Real Madrid and Manchester City go head-to-head in Group D in the Champions League on Tuesday. Real lost 1-0 to Sevilla at the weekend and Mourinho had some harsh words for his players after the match, claiming he was worried 'he didn't have a team'.
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Arsenal’s Giroud returns to Montpellier for Champions League action
Arsenal take on UEFA Champions League debutants Montpellier in Group B on Tuesday. Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud returns to his former club - the Frenchman was Montpellier's top goalscorer last season with 21 league goals.
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PSG v Dynamo Kiev – Champions League preview
Paris Saint Germain will face Dynamo Kiev on Tuesday night as they end their eight year drought without UEFA Champions League football. Carlo Ancelotti's side welcome the Ukrainians to the Parc de Princes as the side's meet for the first time since Kiev knocked PSG out of the Europa League in 2009.
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Moyes frustrated by TWO disallowed goals
Reaction of the Everton manager following Everton 2-2 Newcastle "It's two goals missed, so I can't get them back. But you hope the ref, well the linesman really, has a look and sees how he missed them.
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We merited a point – Pardew
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew said his side's second half performance was enough for them to earn a share of the spoils against Everton in the Premier League on Monday night.
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Ronaldo can learn from Tevez
Manchester City had Carlos Tevez; Real Madrid have Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo's future at the Spanish giants is uncertain after saying he's unhappy at the Bernebeu - drawing parallels with Tevez's decision to defect from City after a falling-out with Roberto Mancini last year.
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