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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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/ 25 October 2007

Tale of woe for former champions

Former British European Cup winners Liverpool and Celtic suffered another blow after both lost in the latest round of Champions League matches on Wednesday. Liverpool have just a point after three matches — having gone down 2-1 to Besiktas in Istanbul — while Celtic have three points following a 1-0 reverse away to Benfica.