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Friday October 11 2019
How the last three Champions Leagues were won

This season promises to be another fascinating and closely-fought race to lift the Champions League - European football's most prized trophy.

Real Madrid lift the Champions League

The Champions League brings together all the best teams from Europe to compete for the highest footballing honours. Record winners Real Madrid, holders Liverpool and the champions of Spain and England, Barcelona and Manchester City, are all contenders again.

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Thursday October 3 2019
Lionel Messi Barcelona's difference maker - Valverde

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde hailed the ‘unique’ Lionel Messi for once again making the difference against Inter.

Lautaro Martinez gave Inter the lead in the third minute of Wednesday night’s encounter but Luis Suarez struck twice in the second half to hand Barcelona a potentially vital victory.

The Italian side were dominant in the first half but it was the mercurial Argentine who helped turn the game on its head in the second half.

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Thursday October 3 2019
Real Madrid charged by UEFA

Real Madrid are one of six clubs who UEFA are opening disciplinary proceedings against following the midweek Champions League action.

As outlined by Reuters, Madrid were charged over a late kick-off in Tuesday evening’s 2-2 draw at home to Club Brugge.

The Belgian side have also been cited after midfielder Ruud Vormer, who was sent off after picking up a second booking, used abusive language towards a match official.

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Thursday October 3 2019
Marc Ter Stegen: Winning is easier with Messi in the team

Barcelona goal keeper Marc Ter Stegen has spoken of delight at having Lionel Messi back in the staring eleven.

Messi has endured an injury disrupted start to the 2019-20 season, with just one La Liga start this season. 

However he provided the assist for Luis Suarez's winning goal in their 2-1 victory over Inter Milan, and the German international was full of praise for the returning club captain.

"We were disappointed to concede, but these things happen opposition of quality.

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Thursday October 3 2019
Luis Suarez hails half time intervention in Inter Milan victory

Barcelona forward Luis Suarez has praised Ernesto Valverde's half time team talk as La Blaugrana secured their first Champions League win of the season.

Suarez netted twice in the second half, as Valverde's side overturned a 1-0 deficit at home to inter Milan at the Camp Nou.

With the defending La Liga champions under pressure at the break, the Uruguayan praised his manager for a calmness in the dressing room at half time.

"The manager spoke to us at half time about the issues from the first half.

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Wednesday October 2 2019
Champions League LIVE: Barcelona v Inter Milan

Barcelona take on Inter Milan in Champions League action - Follow our LIVE blog for updates.

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Wednesday October 2 2019
Champions League Line Ups: Barcelona v Inter Milan

Lionel Messi returns to the Barcelona starting line up for their Champions League clash with Inter Milan.

The La Blaugrana skipper is one of two changes from the side that won 2-0 away at Getafe in La Liga action, as Ernesto Valverde's side look to pick up their first Champions League win of the season at ther Camp Nou.

Messi replaces Carles Perez in attack, while Sergi Roberto comes in for the injured Junior Firpo at left back.

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Wednesday October 2 2019
Barcelona will wait on Messi, Dembele fitness - Valverde

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde is unsure if Lionel Messi or Ousmane Dembele will feature against Inter on Wednesday night.

The attacking duo both sat out Saturday’s 2-0 victory at Getafe with muscular injuries, although they have subsequently taken part in training sessions for the club.

However, it is unclear if either or both will be ready for selection for the crunch European match, with Antoine Griezmann, Luis Suarez and Carles Perez also pushing for starts.

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Wednesday October 2 2019
Inter will be courageous at Barcelona - Conte

Inter boss Antonio Conte has vowed his side will play at the Camp Nou with ‘courage and hunger’ and will not just look to defend.

The Nerazzurri travel to Barcelona in a crunch Champions League clash on Wednesday night with both sides aiming to secure their first victory of a finely-balanced group.

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Tuesday October 1 2019
Vincius Junior confident Real Madrid can turn Champions League form around

Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior is confident that Los Blancos will still qualify to the Champions League knockout stages.

Zinedine Zidane's side needed a late goal from Casemiro to secure a 2-2 draw at home to Club Brugge, after an opening Champions League defeat to PSG.

The La Liga giants are now bottom in Group A, with four games to play, but the Brazilian believes they have the quality to turn things around.

"We played poorly in the first half, and had no impact on the game.

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