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The Portuguese forward did not appear too happy after Bale scored

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Luis Suarez: I left Liverpool for Barcelona because I was 'tired' of the English media

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“Once [the PSG players] are charging the ref, the only thing we can do is respond,” Terry explained

All teams are guilty of crowding referees, says Chelsea captain John Terry

The defender insisted that it was a tactic common to all teams and that fans wanted the players to support one another

‘Instead of going for the jugular, you end up in there waiting and waiting,’ said captain John Terry

Chelsea lack the killer instinct to live with Europe's finest

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