Sport Patrice Evra, Cristiano Ronaldo and Nemanja Vidic of Manchester United pose with the Carling Cup trophy in the dressing room after their 2006 win

The United captain gave the 2006 medal to former team-mate Giuseppe Rossi

Chris Samba in action for Anzhi Makhachkala

Former Blackburn defender Chris Samba returns to England hoping Anzhi Makhachkala can continue run of form against Liverpool

Christopher Samba makes a return to England tonight with the former Blackburn Rovers defender lining up with new club Anzhi Makhachkala at Anfield to play Liverpool in the Europa League.

Alba scores a late winner for Barcelona against Celtic

Barcelona building reputation as comeback kings under Tito Vilanova following late victory over Celtic

When Tito Vilanova stepped up from assistant coach to replace Pep Guardiola at Barcelona at the end of last season there were mutterings that he might not be as effective a motivator as his charismatic close friend.

Barcelona celebrate victory over Celtic

Celtic still believe Champions League progress is possible after heartbreak at the Nou Camp

Celtic manager Neil Lennon insists his players still believe they can reach the knockout stages of the Champions League despite being denied a point at the Nou Camp last night by Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba's last-gasp winner.

Jordi Alba scored a dramatic late winner for Barcelona

Match Report: Fraser Forster's heroics at the Nou Camp hold Barcelona before Jordi Alba breaks Celtic hearts

Barcelona 2 Celtic 1: Lennon’s ‘magnificent’ men cruelly denied at the death

Mikkel Beckmann's (left) goal gave Juventus a shock

Champions League round-up: Galatasaray's Burak Yilmaz makes it a good night for Sir Alex Ferguson

Manchester United's Group H opponents CFR Cluj and Galatasaray made it a good night for the Premier League club, as Burak Yilmaz's late goal gave the Turkish side a 1-1 draw.

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Vidic missed the final five months of last season after snapping his cruciate ligament in the Champions League defeat to Basle, and missed Sunday's clash with Liverpool with tightness in his knee. He underwent surgery today and will miss the next eight weeks with the injury.

Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic linked with Anzhi Makhachkala

Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic has emerged as a target for Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala.

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Aleksandr Hleb in action against Bayern Munich

Former Arsenal player Aleksandr Hleb hails BATE Borisov's shock victory over Bayern Munich

Former Arsenal midfielder Aleksandr Hleb helped BATE Borisov claim one of the biggest scalps in their history after stunning Bayern Munich 3-1 in the Champions League last night.

AIDEN McGEADY: The Spartak winger spent six years as a Celtic player

Champions League: Spartak Moscow v Celtic match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Champions League fixture at the Luzhniki Stadium

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Helping hands: 'We now have 10 days, time is very short,' says Roberto Mancini of City's lack of activity in the transfer window

Manchester City drawn in Champions League 'Group of Death' against Real Madrid, Ajax and Borussia Dortmund

Manchester City have been handed an incredibly tough draw for the group stage of the Champions League.

Morocco's Oussama Assaidi should sign for Liverpool today

Rodgers swoops for £2.3m ace Assaidi

Liverpool are set to make their third signing of the summer with the addition of Heerenveen's Morocco forward Oussama Assaidi for a fee of around £2.3m.

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Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
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Want to change the world? Just sign here

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Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

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British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

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