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/ 5 March 2008

Gunners fire up English sides

Arsenal produced one of their finest performances under Arsene Wenger on Tuesday to dethrone AC Milan, beating the Champions League holders 2-0 on the night and on aggregate in their last 16 second leg clash. Arsenal’s great Premiership rivals Manchester United also eased through with a 1-0 victory.

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/ 21 February 2008

Wenger confident despite Milan stalemate

Arsene Wenger admits AC Milan are favourites to qualify for the Champions League quarterfinals at Arsenal’s expense but he remains confident his side can defy the odds in the San Siro. The Gunners were frustrated as Milan’s aging maestros gave a defensive masterclass in Wednesday’s goalless last-16, first-leg draw.

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/ 17 December 2007

Mixed response to microchip ball

A revolutionary football embedded with a microchip drew a mixed response after being tested at the Club World Cup. Players and coaches were divided over the quality of the ball, designed to put an end to goal-scoring disputes by alerting the referee when it has crossed the line.

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/ 5 December 2007

Strachan uninspired but relieved to be through

Celtic manager Gordon Strachan insisted it was the overall result and not the performance that mattered after Celtic sneaked into the Champions League knock-out stages despite a 1-0 defeat at the hands of AC Milan. Veteran forward Filippo Inzaghi scored his 63rd goal in European competition to break the great Gerd Muller’s long-standing record.

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/ 4 October 2007

Liverpool upset in Champions League

AC Milan and Liverpool were upset in the Champions League on Wednesday, and Chelsea won 2-1 at Valencia with a late goal from Didier Drogba. Defending champion Milan lost at Celtic 2-1 after a 90th-minute goal from Scott McDonald. After the goal, a fan ran onto the field and made contact with Milan goalkeeper Dida.