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Thursday 21 February 2008
Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink and Barry Robson each gave Celtic the lead in a high-tempo thriller last night, but dreams of another glorious Champions League victory at Parkhead were shattered by the brilliance and goals of Lionel Messi, who netted twice, and Thierry Henry.
Monday 28 January 2008
The Barcelona coach, Frank Rijkaard, had urged his side to be more ruthless in-front of goal after scoring just once in their last two matches. "Every goal need not be a work of art" he said.
Sunday 20 January 2008
Monday 24 December 2007
It was a former Arsenal player who decided the clasico - just not the one everybody expected. Julio Baptista, whose season on loan at the Emirates Stadium is something both he and Arsenal fans would rather forget, scored the winner against Barcelona as Thierry Henry - an unused substitute - watched from the bench.
Monday 10 December 2007
It was dubbed the REM comeback with Ronaldinho, Eto'o and Messi back in-harness for the first time since Samuel Eto'o injured knee ligaments in August and while it was not quite Barcelona's greatest hits they managed a win to ease the pressure on under-fire Frank Rijkaard.
Monday 04 December 2006
Police are reopening an investigation into the death of a man who drowned at the home of the television presenter Michael Barrymore home five years ago.
Monday 27 November 2006
Former Premier Silvio Berlusconi nearly collapsed at a podium during an emotional speech to political supporters in northern Italy on yesterday, and aides rushed to keep him from falling over.
Thursday 10 February 2005
Saturday 08 January 2005
Wednesday 15 September 2004
Thursday 01 July 2004
For a time it seemed Portugal would reach the final of their national dream in the very best of style. Infused with passion by the people and led by a Luis Figo displaying all his old panache, that was the thrilling prospect when they led by two goals inside an hour.
Thursday 03 June 2004
Deco Souza led Porto to victory with a match-winning performance in the final of the Champions' League but he is resigned to starting Euro 2004 on the bench.
Thursday 27 May 2004
Jose Mourinho's assault on the highest ground of European football, a wonder of upward mobility since his days as Sir Bobby Robson's interpreter, was given its most brilliant thrust by the kind of player who is always likely to burst beyond the tactical rigour of a Champions' League final.
Wednesday 24 March 2004
Saturday 27 November 1999
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