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Video: Simon Rice and Jack de Menezes look ahead to Liverpool's huge test at the Bernabeu

Rafael Benitez (left) shakes hands with Arsène Wenger

Comment: Arsene Wenger and his Arsenal team can dream again of greatness on the Champions League stage

Mesut Özil’s capture has galvanised Arsenal in a way only great players can

Gareth Bale assesses his injury at the Bernabeu

Gareth Bale to undergo tests after being ruled out of Champions League tie for Real Madrid

The world's most expensive player is still suffering from a thigh problem ahead of the game against FC Copenhagen

Andros Townsend has apologised for a deliberate dive in the London derby against Chelsea

Tottenham winger Andros Townsend apologises for deliberate dive in London derby against Chelsea and vows to 'kick it out of his game'

The Spurs youngster admits he was rightly booked by referee Mike Dean in 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane

Gareth Bale looks on in frustration during Real Madrid's 1-0 derby defeat by Atletico at the Bernabeu on Saturday

Real Madrid fans pine for Mesut Özil as Gareth Bale cannot stop first derby defeat since 1999

Ancelotti faces growing pressure after Barça open up five-point lead

Andre Villas-Boas believes Tottenham are genuine rivals to Chelsea

Andre Villas-Boas admits the Premier League title race is wide open after Jose Mourinho admits Tottenham are contenders

Spurs boss says that each team is dropping points, and with last year's champions Manchester United struggling for form, he feels the crown is there for the taking

FIFA 14's player ratings: How do the top fives stack up?

The overall top five doesn't contain many surprises, but who has clinched the top spot for pace or passing?

Paulinho wants victory over Chelsea to show Tottenham mean business with a Premier League title assault

Spurs sit two points ahead of the Blues and despite Paulinho coming up against a number of his Brazil team-mates, he insists that their friendship won't have an impact on the game

Fifa 14 launches on Xbox 360, PC and PS3 - player ratings scrutinized

Latest update to the long-running franchise met with excitement from fans and players alike

Fifa 14 launches on Xbox 360, PC and PS3 - player ratings scrutinized

Latest update to the long-running franchise met with excitement from fans and players alike

Christian Eriksen was pinpointed by Lineker

Gary Lineker predicts Tottenham will finish above Arsenal in the Premier League

The former Spurs striker has been impressed with how the Gareth Bale funds were spent - and is equally impressed by how the departed Welshman has looked to immerse himself at Real Madrid

Andre Villas-Boas

Andre Villas-Boas reveals he gave serious consideration to PSG move, but opted to 'stay a second year' at Tottenham

The former Chelsea manager also believes Gareth Bale could struggle in the shadow of Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid

Andre Villas-Boas offers directions to Lewis Holtby

Lewis Holtby claims Tottenham can 'do something big' over the coming years

The German midfielder joined from Schalke believing Spurs can reach the very top

Gareth Bale picked up the injury in the warm-up ahead of the Getafe match on Sunday

Gareth Bale home debut: World's most expensive player set to feature in Madrid derby against Atletico

The Real Madrid winger saw his home debut delayed by injury

Gareth Bale celebrates his goal on his Real Madrid debut

Gareth Bale to rent Kaka's mansion in Madrid

Brazilian is on loan at Milan and could make move permanent

Gareth Bale celebrates after providing the assist for one of Cristiano Ronaldo's goals against Galatasarayin the Champions League

Transfer news: Jonathan Barnett, agent of Gareth Bale claims another club offered 'a lot more money' for winger than Real Madrid

Representative also reveals the £86m deal came close to 'falling apart'

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They were intended to promote harmony, but have achieved the opposite
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The actor-turned-director’s new company will stage five plays from October – including works by Shakespeare and John Osborne
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