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Arteta vows Arsenal will learn from United failure LONDON: Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta insists his side will learn the lessons of their painful loss against Manchester United when they take on Borussia Dortmund in a crucial Champions League clash on Wednesday.Arsene Wenger's side need a draw against Group D leaders Dortmund at the Emirates Stadium to be sure of joining the German club in the knockout stages of Europe's elite club competition.But a defeat could leave Arsenal needing a result in their final fixture -- in an extremely hostile environment at Galatasaray -- to avoid being eliminated at the group stage for the first time in 15 seasons.Given Dortmund have already beaten Arsenal 2-0 in the group stages this year and won 2-1 at the Emirates at the same stage last term, there is every reason for Arteta and company to be concerned -- especially since Arsenal's 2-1 home defeat against United on Saturday condemned the team to ...

Leverkusen out for revenge against Monaco LEVERKUSEN: Group C leaders Bayer Leverkusen need a point against Monaco on Wednesday to take their place in the Champions League's last 16 as they look to avenge their away defeat.Portugal's Joao Moutinho scored the winner in the tiny principality when Monaco celebrated their return to Europe after an absence of eight years with a 1-0 victory over Leverkusen in September.The Monaco defeat was the only time Leverkusen have dropped points in the group stages ...

Pogba hitting Juve form ahead of crucial Malmo clash MILAN: Paul Pogba's rich vein of form for reshuffled Juventus could prove costly for Malmo but valuable for the Italians when they visit the Swedes looking to keep their Champions League last 16 hopes alive on Wednesday.French midfielder Pogba struck twice at the weekend when 10-man Juventus outclassed Lazio 3-0 at the Olympic Stadium to pull three points clear of Roma, as coach Massimiliano Allegri continued to tinker with his formation.Allegri has recently moved away ...

Rodgers desperate for Ludogorets win SOFIA: Brendan Rodgers faces arguably the biggest challenge of his career as Liverpool manager when he takes his ailing side to Bulgaria to face Ludogorets Razgrad in the Champions League on Wednesday.Anything less than victory is likely to spell the end of five-times European champions Liverpool's hopes of qualifying for the last 16 of the continent's elite club football competition, barring a freakish set of other results.Liverpool, runners-up in the Premier League last season, have ...

Atletico eye last 16 berth against Olympiakos MADRID: Greek champions Olympiakos face a tough task if they are to prevent last season's beaten finalists Atletico Madrid sealing their passage into the last 16 of the Champions League at the Vicente Calderon on Wednesday.Olympiakos haven't played a competitive game since thrashing Panthrakikos 5-1 on November 9 as the Greek league was suspended last weekend following a violent attack on a senior official of the country's referee board.Michel's men have a realistic chance of ...

Former All Black Mauger to coach Leicester WELLINGTON: Former All Blacks centre Aaron Mauger confirmed Tuesday he is to be the new head coach of the Leicester Tigers from the start of the 2015-16 European Premiership season. Mauger, 33, has signed a three-year contract which takes effect at the end of next year's Super rugby championship after he finishes his third term as an assistant coach of the Canterbury Crusaders. The 45-Test inside centre played 53 games for the Tigers at the ...

No place for revenge as Di Matteo faces Chelsea GELSENKIRCHEN: Roberto di Matteo insists there will be no place for revenge or sentimentality when Schalke 04 host his former club Chelsea in the Champions League on Tuesday.The 44-year-old is just seven games into his new role as Schalke coach, his first job since being sacked by Chelsea in November 2012, just six months after winning the Champions League title as caretaker coach."There is no time for emotions or sentimentality," said Di Matteo in Monday's ...


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