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FC Porto 0 : 0 Zenit St.Petersburg - Malafeev stars for Russians

Posted Tuesday, December 06, 2011 by PA62 hits

Zenit St Petersburg goalkeeper Viacheslav Malafeev was the hero as the Russian club secured their first appearance in the last 16 of the Champions League after they held Porto to a goalless draw in a make-or-break Group G clash at Estadio do Dragao. Porto dominated the first half but their inability to score saw them crash out of the competition as the busy Malafeev kept his side in the competi...Full Story »

Borussia Dortmund 2 : 3 Marseille - Marseille through after dramatic fightback

Posted Tuesday, December 06, 2011 by PA78 hits

Mathieu Valbuena's dramatic late strike booked Marseille's place in the last 16 of the Champions League after the French side rallied from two goals down to beat Borussia Dortmund 3-2. Valbuena popped up with the clinching strike three minutes from full-time after goals from Loic Remy and Andre Ayew had earlier cancelled out a Jakub Blaszczykowski strike and a Mats Hummels penalty for the hosts...Full Story »

Borussia Dortmund vs Marseille preview - Dortmund won`t give up

Posted Tuesday, December 06, 2011 by PA116 hits

Borussia Dortmund have set their sights on an unlikely qualification for the knockout stages of the Champions League when they host Marseille. A victory by at least four goals is necessary to give them any hope of reaching the last 16, although even then they need a helping hand from Arsenal. Should Arsenal defeat Olympiacos in Greece, a win by four goals would be enough, but should the Gunner...Full Story »

Arsenal 2 : 1 Borussia Dortmund - Van Persie too hot for Dortmund

Posted Wednesday, November 23, 2011 by PA285 hits

Robin van Persie continued his brilliant scoring form as Arsenal beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 at Emirates Stadium to reach the knockout stages of the Champions League again. The Dutchman, who passed the 30-goal mark for 2011 with a double at Norwich on Saturday, repeated the feat on Wednesday. He headed home following an excellent run and cross from Alex Song five minutes into the second half,...Full Story »

Arsenal vs Borussia Dortmund preview - Wenger: Both sides have grown

Posted Wednesday, November 23, 2011 by PA570 hits

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes his side will be facing a better Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday than they did at the start of their Champions League campaign - but warned the German outfit that the Gunners are also a team on the up. The two sides clash at Emirates Stadium with Arsenal sitting atop Group F on eight points, one ahead of second-placed Marseille and four ahead of Dortmund ...Full Story »

Borussia Dortmund 1 : 0 Olympiakos Piraeus - Much-needed win for Dortmund

Posted Tuesday, November 01, 2011 by PA62 hits

Borussia Dortmund breathed fresh life into their hopes of progressing through to the Champions League knockout stages after recording a much-needed 1-0 victory over Olympiacos. Dortmund had started the evening propping up Group F with just one point from their opening three games, but Kevin Grosskreutz's fine early goal settled the contest in their favour and earned them their first win. The t...Full Story »

Borussia Dortmund vs Olympiakos Piraeus preview - Zorc prepares for crucial game

Posted Tuesday, November 01, 2011 by PA205 hits

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has described his side's Champions League clash with Olympiacos as "the most important game of the season". The Bundesliga team are bottom of Group F with just one point after three games following a draw in their opening match against Arsenal and subsequent defeats by Marseille and Tuesday's opponents. Realistically Dortmund need to win to stan...Full Story »

Olympiakos Piraeus 3 : 1 Borussia Dortmund - Olympiacos leave Dortmund sweating

Posted Wednesday, October 19, 2011 by PA59 hits

Olympiacos picked up their first points of the Champions League campaign and piled the pressure on German champions Borussia Dortmund with a comfortable 3-1 victory in Athens. Jose Holebas put the Greeks in front after only eight minutes, and although Robert Lewandowski equalised in the 20th minute, Olympiacos finished the better of the two sides. Rafik Djebbour restored their advantage six mi...Full Story »

Olympiakos Piraeus vs Borussia Dortmund preview - Plane pain for Dortmund

Posted Wednesday, October 19, 2011 by PA200 hits

Borussia Dortmund may face a bigger challenge getting home after the Champions League tie with Olympiacos in Greece than the game itself. Public service strikes are due to ground all flights in and out of the country until nearly midnight on Thursday, meaning the defending German champions are facing the prospect of being stuck in Greece until the eve of their Bundesliga fixture with Cologne on...Full Story »

Russia only 1 point from qualifying for Euro 2012

Posted Monday, October 10, 2011 by YAHOO Sport54 hits

MOSCOW (AP)—A draw against visiting Andorra on Tuesday will be enough for Russia to qualify for next year’s European Championship. Russia leads Group B with 20 points, followed by Ireland with 18 and Armenia with 17. Andorra hasn’t earned a point in nine matches, but the Russians still remember the loss in Slovenia two years ago when they also needed a draw in the second leg ...Full Story »

Marseille 3 : 0 Borussia Dortmund - Marseille too strong for Dortmund

Posted Wednesday, September 28, 2011 by PA79 hits

Marseille moved clear at the top of Group F of the Champions League with their second win in as many games as they eased past Borussia Dortmund 3-0. Andre Ayew gave the home team the lead in the 20th minute, but it was Dortmund and Mario Gotze in particular who led the show inside the Stade Velodrome. Loic Remy added a second against the run of play in the 62nd minute before a penalty from Aye...Full Story »

Marseille vs Borussia Dortmund preview - Deschamps eyes Euro boost

Posted Wednesday, September 28, 2011 by PA207 hits

Marseille coach Didier Deschamps is welcoming Wednesday's Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund as a chance to forget his side's domestic problems for the time being. A 1-1 draw at Valenciennes at the weekend did little to lift the pressure which has been mounting on the former Monaco and Juventus coach after a start to the season which has brought just one win in eight Ligue 1 matches....Full Story »

Ronaldo open to Russia move

Posted Wednesday, September 14, 2011 by Supersport.com319 hits

Ronaldo: Would consider move to Russia when he is 30 Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed he may play in Russia at some stage during his career. The 26-year-old is currently in the third year of a six-year contract signed in July 2009 when he made a world-record £80million move from Manchester United. Though traditionally not one of the major forces in European football, thank...Full Story »

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo refuses to rule out move to Russia

Posted Tuesday, September 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport519 hits

Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo has cast a certain degree of doubt on his future at the Spanish giant by claiming he would not rule out a move to the Russian Premier League. "Why not?" he told Sportbox.ru. "I know that the Russian football championship is becoming stronger and I have no objections to someday be playing in your country." The Portugal international, who joined the Liga ...Full Story »

Borussia Dortmund vs Arsenal preview - Wenger expecting stiff Dortmund challenge

Posted Tuesday, September 13, 2011 by PA445 hits

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is expecting a tough Champions League encounter against Borussia Dortmund but is hoping for a victory that can kick-start their season. The Gunners endured a tough start to the campaign as they battled to deal with a number of injuries, suspensions and personnel changes. Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy were amongst those that left for pastures new, wh...Full Story »

Russia likely to use 13 arenas for 2018 World Cup

Posted Monday, September 12, 2011 by YAHOO Sport44 hits

By Gennady Fyodorov MOSCOW, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, who also chairs the organising committee for the 2018 World Cup, wants to minimise the number of stadiums that will host the tournament and thinks 13 could be the right number. Russia, who beat England and joint bids from Spain/Portugal and Belgium/Netherlands last December to win the right to stage the socce...Full Story »

Russia faces tough test vs. Ireland in Euro 2012

Posted Sunday, September 04, 2011 by YAHOO Sport65 hits

Russia needs a victory when it hosts Ireland on Tuesday to ensure it remains top of the tightest qualifying group for the European Championship. Russia was criticized for wasted opportunities in Friday’s 1-0 win over a young Macedonian team and faces a much tougher test against the Irish, who have not conceded a goal in their last six matches. Russia is two points clear of Ireland and Sl...Full Story »

Russians Anzhi Makhachkala want £25million Nemanja Vidic

Posted Tuesday, August 30, 2011 by The Sun341 hits

NEMANJA VIDIC is a shock £25million target for mega-rich Anzhi Makhachkala.The Russians want to follow their £20m capture of Inter striker Samuel Eto'o by adding a top-class defender. And United skipper Vidic, 29, is at No 1 on their wanted list — with a top Russian source telling SunSport that a bid for the Serbian is "imminent". The news will have United boss Alex Ferguson ...Full Story »

Eto'o leaves Inter Milan for Russian club

Posted Thursday, August 25, 2011 by fijitimes.com134 hits

Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala announced a deal with Inter Milan for Samuel Eto'o on Tuesday that could make the Cameroon striker the highest paid footballer in the world. Anzhi said Eto'o would undergo a medical exam on Wednesday, after which he will be awarded a three-year contract. While financial terms were not disclosed, reports in Italy say Eto'o will be paid 20 million euros ($A28 mil...Full Story »

Inter omit Eto'o as Russia move nears

Posted Sunday, August 21, 2011 by YAHOO Sport114 hits

MILAN, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Samuel Eto’o has been left out of Inter Milan’s squad to face Olympiakos Piraeus in their final pre-season friendly on Sunday amid media speculation a move to Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala could be completed early next week. An Inter statement showed Eto’o was not in the squad for the match in Geneva. Italian media said Inter had verbally agreed t...Full Story »

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