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  • Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is wary of the Bayern bounce ahead of their Champions League encounter at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night.The German giants fired Carlo Ancelotti following their 3-0 Group B loss to Paris St Germain last month, with Jupp Heynckes returning to take charge for the fourth time.In his first game back Bayern beat Freiburg 5-0 in the Bundesliga and that did not go unnoticed by Rodgers, whose side are on three points with the Munich side after two games.The former Swansea and Liverpool manager, who confirmed centre-back Jozo Simunovic would be out with a hamstring injury while skipper Scott Brown and fellow midfielder Stuart Armstrong are available again, said: “They have obviously changed management and that has given them a little bit of a bounce effect.????? Brendan Rodgers spoke to the media at the Allianz Arena in this evening's #UCL press conference. #FCBCEL pic.twitter.com/fi9LZgSOv8— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) October 17, 2017“Just see..

    Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers wary of Jupp Heynckes-inspired Bayern Munich

    Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is wary of the Bayern bounce ahead of their Champions League encounter at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night.The German giants fired Carlo Ancelotti following their 3-0 Group B loss to Paris St Germain last month, with Jupp Heynckes returning to take charge for the fourth time.In his first game back Bayern beat Freiburg 5-0 in the Bundesliga and that did not go unnoticed by Rodgers, whose side are on three points with the Munich side after two games.The former Swansea and Liverpool manager, who confirmed centre-back Jozo Simunovic would be out with a hamstring injury while skipper Scott Brown and fellow midfielder Stuart Armstrong are available again, said: “They have obviously changed management and that has given them a little bit of a bounce effect.????? Brendan Rodgers spoke to the media at the Allianz Arena in this evening's #UCL press conference. #FCBCEL pic.twitter.com/fi9LZgSOv8— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) October 17, 2017“Just see..
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  • Kevin De Bruyne insists there is no rush to sign a new contract with Manchester City.The Belgian midfielder has been in brilliant form in the first two months of the season and delivered another masterful performance as City beat Napoli 2-1 in the Champions League on Tuesday.De Bruyne’s agent Patrick De Koster has said he intends to begin discussions with City over improved terms in the coming months.De Bruyne on possible new contract: Talks are coming. I’m patient, I don’t stress. I read something in the press but I have time #MCFC pic.twitter.com/37wIhuvw6U— Andy Hampson (@andyhampson) October 18, 2017The outcome for De Bruyne, who is currently paid a reported £115,000 per week on a contract that runs until 2021, could be a huge increase in wages. De Koster referenced Paris St Germain’s latest big-money signings when he discussed the potential deal that he could seek.In an interview with CRC Radio in Italy that has been widely reported, De Koster said: “His salary? I cannot say..

    Kevin De Bruyne: There’s no rush to give me a new City deal

    Kevin De Bruyne insists there is no rush to sign a new contract with Manchester City.The Belgian midfielder has been in brilliant form in the first two months of the season and delivered another masterful performance as City beat Napoli 2-1 in the Champions League on Tuesday.De Bruyne’s agent Patrick De Koster has said he intends to begin discussions with City over improved terms in the coming months.De Bruyne on possible new contract: Talks are coming. I’m patient, I don’t stress. I read something in the press but I have time #MCFC pic.twitter.com/37wIhuvw6U— Andy Hampson (@andyhampson) October 18, 2017The outcome for De Bruyne, who is currently paid a reported £115,000 per week on a contract that runs until 2021, could be a huge increase in wages. De Koster referenced Paris St Germain’s latest big-money signings when he discussed the potential deal that he could seek.In an interview with CRC Radio in Italy that has been widely reported, De Koster said: “His salary? I cannot say..
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  • Early goals from Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus saw Manchester City maintain their winning start in the Champions League with a 2-1 victory over Napoli.City struck twice in the opening 13 minutes at the Etihad Stadium to set themselves up for a result that lifted them six points clear of the Serie A leaders, and their supposed chief rivals, in Group F.Napoli hit back strongly with Dries Mertens having a penalty saved before Amadou Diawara did score from the spot, but City survived a nervy finish. Source: By PA Sport Staff Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.

    Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus on target as Manchester City sink Napoli

    Early goals from Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus saw Manchester City maintain their winning start in the Champions League with a 2-1 victory over Napoli.City struck twice in the opening 13 minutes at the Etihad Stadium to set themselves up for a result that lifted them six points clear of the Serie A leaders, and their supposed chief rivals, in Group F.Napoli hit back strongly with Dries Mertens having a penalty saved before Amadou Diawara did score from the spot, but City survived a nervy finish. Source: By PA Sport Staff Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.
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  • Manchester United will look to continue their winning start to the Champions League at Benfica on Wednesday.Ahead of the Group A encounter, we pick out five talking points.????Estadio da Luz pic.twitter.com/6T15ew4caY— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 17, 2017Can United strengthen their stranglehold?Buzzing! #MUFC #UCL pic.twitter.com/rYaqVcTpwY— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 17, 2017After going without Champions League football last season, May’s Europa League triumph in Stockholm brought around a timely return to European football’s top table. Things could scarcely have got off to a better start in Group A, with a 3-0 opening-day win at home to Basel followed by a 4-1 triumph at CSKA Moscow. Jose Mourinho said United were “almost there” in terms of reaching the knockout stages after the victory in Russia and can go closer still on Wednesday at the Estadio da Luz.Are Benfica that bad????? A few stills from today's training session. ???? Looking forward to #SLBMUFC..

    Benfica v Manchester United talking points

    Manchester United will look to continue their winning start to the Champions League at Benfica on Wednesday.Ahead of the Group A encounter, we pick out five talking points.????Estadio da Luz pic.twitter.com/6T15ew4caY— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 17, 2017Can United strengthen their stranglehold?Buzzing! #MUFC #UCL pic.twitter.com/rYaqVcTpwY— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 17, 2017After going without Champions League football last season, May’s Europa League triumph in Stockholm brought around a timely return to European football’s top table. Things could scarcely have got off to a better start in Group A, with a 3-0 opening-day win at home to Basel followed by a 4-1 triumph at CSKA Moscow. Jose Mourinho said United were “almost there” in terms of reaching the knockout stages after the victory in Russia and can go closer still on Wednesday at the Estadio da Luz.Are Benfica that bad????? A few stills from today's training session. ???? Looking forward to #SLBMUFC..
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  • Liverpool finally found their form in front of goal in a record-breaking 7-0 European away victory against hapless Maribor to kick-start their Champions League campaign.The Reds’ front three of Mohamed Salah (two), Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho got the goals as they put their opponents to the sword in the first half with Firmino adding a fifth shortly after the break and deadline-day signing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scoring his first for the club late on followed by Trent Alexander-Arnold’s deflected added-time effort.Their previous best win away from home in Europe had been 5-0 – against Reykjavik in 1964, Crusaders in 1976 and Haka in 2001 – but the Slovenians made that record easy to beat. Source: By PA Sport Staff Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.

    Liverpool ease to record-breaking victory in Maribor

    Liverpool finally found their form in front of goal in a record-breaking 7-0 European away victory against hapless Maribor to kick-start their Champions League campaign.The Reds’ front three of Mohamed Salah (two), Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho got the goals as they put their opponents to the sword in the first half with Firmino adding a fifth shortly after the break and deadline-day signing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scoring his first for the club late on followed by Trent Alexander-Arnold’s deflected added-time effort.Their previous best win away from home in Europe had been 5-0 – against Reykjavik in 1964, Crusaders in 1976 and Haka in 2001 – but the Slovenians made that record easy to beat. Source: By PA Sport Staff Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.
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  • Harry Kane was the headline act but Hugo Lloris stole the show as the Frenchman’s stunning save helped earn Tottenham a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid.Spurs took a surprise lead at the Santiago Bernabeu through Raphael Varane’s own goal, only for Cristiano Ronaldo to level from the penalty spot after Serge Aurier had fouled Toni Kroos.From there, however, Mauricio Pochettino’s men had Lloris to thank as the goalkeeper denied Karim Benzema from four yards with his legs, when the striker looked certain to score.This man. ?? #COYS pic.twitter.com/hIV3WtqX8N— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 17, 2017 Source: By PA Sport Staff Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.

    Hugo Lloris’ heroics help Tottenham secure draw at Real Madrid

    Harry Kane was the headline act but Hugo Lloris stole the show as the Frenchman’s stunning save helped earn Tottenham a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid.Spurs took a surprise lead at the Santiago Bernabeu through Raphael Varane’s own goal, only for Cristiano Ronaldo to level from the penalty spot after Serge Aurier had fouled Toni Kroos.From there, however, Mauricio Pochettino’s men had Lloris to thank as the goalkeeper denied Karim Benzema from four yards with his legs, when the striker looked certain to score.This man. ?? #COYS pic.twitter.com/hIV3WtqX8N— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 17, 2017 Source: By PA Sport Staff Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.
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