Sport Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas wants to finish the Europa League Group Stages with six wins from six as they take on Anzhi Makhachkala

Anzhi will bring just 20 people including staff to London and Villas-Boas wants Spurs to finish group stages with a win to end on maximum points

Wigan manager Owen Coyle

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Joe Cole fears Jermain Defoe will be back to haunt him

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Anzhi's Alan Gatagov acrobatically strikes the ball during a recent match against CSKA Moscow

Europa League: Tottenham ready to face Anzhi Makhachkala side shorn of expensive talent

Suleyman Kerimov's project to turn small club in Dagestan into one of Europe's strongest through sheer weight of cash is over

Papiss Cissé has scored three late winners but may not start against Benfica

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew boosted after Papiss Cisse makes U-turn over Wonga-sponsored shirts

The striker has now agreed to wear the logo of the money-lending company

Rafael Benitez takes a Chelsea training session

Rubin Kazan switch Europa League tie against Chelsea to Moscow

The move will make the tie closer to London

Papiss Cisse celebrates his goal for Newcastle

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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.

<b>Nemanja Vidic</b><br/>
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.

Dynamo keeper Roman Berezovski tangles with Jonathan Russell

Five-star Dynamo dump Tangerines out of Europe

Dynamo Moscow 5 Dundee United 0 (Dynamo win 7-2 on aggregate)

New Russia manager Fabio Capello looking forward to 'splendid adventure'

Fabio Capello admits he cannot wait to get started in his new role as Russia's head coach.

Capello keen on move east

Fabio Capello has not been contacted about becoming the new coach of Russia but would consider any proposal, according to his agent.

Martin Skrtel insists he's committed to Liverpool despite speculation

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has brushed aside speculation about his future and insists he is looking forward to the new season at Anfield.

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<b>Racism</b><br/>
Euro 2012 hasn't all been good though, with several fans trying their best to mar the event and some players not setting the best example. After Mario Balotelli reported that he saw a steward picking up a banana from the corner of the pitch and heard monkey chants from the fans in Italy's 1-1 draw with Croatia, the Croatian Football Federation were fined £65,000. Other national football associations have been punished for the behaviour of their fans, and there were ugly scenes before Poland's match against Russia.

Uefa take action against Spain and Russia over racist chanting

UEFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against both the Spanish football federation and the Russian football union for the "improper conduct" of their supporters during Euro 2012 group matches.

Alan Dzagoev’s CSKA Moscow contract ends in January

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