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December 10, 2014

Chelsea 3-1 Sporting: Mourinho's men end Group G campaign unbeaten
22:28 GMT

Cesc Fabregas, Andre Schurrle and John Obi Mikel were all on target in a routine win as the Blues boss fielded a strong side despite having already clinched top spot

 Roma 0-2 Manchester City: Nasri & Zabaleta send visitors through
22:26 GMT

The France midfielder thundered a strike past Morgan De Sanctis before the Argentine full-back added a second to book a place in the last 16 for Manuel Pellegrini's side

14:57 GMT

Brazilian football legend Pele confirmed that he has recovered and doing well, while making a funny statement that he is preparing for the Rio Olympics after his release from hospital in Sao Paulo.

Michel Platini
09:20 GMT

UEFA boss Michel Platini has called on FIFA chief Sepp Blatter to quit the world governing body's presidency in order to solve the 'very, very, very bad' image of the organisation.

December 9, 2014

Galatasaray 1-4 Arsenal: Ramsey wonderstrike inspires Gunners
22:28 GMT

The Wales international found the net twice as Lukas Podolski also netted a brace as Arsene Wenger's side ended the Champions League group stage with a convincing victory

Liverpool 1-1 Basel: Reds bow out despite stunning Gerrard free-kick
22:25 GMT

The former England captain netted late on but after Lazar Markovic was sent off, Brendan Rodgers' side could not find the winning goal they needed to reach the knockout stages

Liverpool v Basel: UCL Preview and Projected Lineups
13:59 GMT

Liverpool have left it late to complete their journey to the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League for the first time in over five years. With a must win showdown at Anfield on Tuesday December 8, 2014, against Swiss champions FC Basel.

Galatasaray v Arsenal: UCL Preview and Projected Lineups
13:09 GMT

Arsenal have already booked their place in the next round and Manager Arsene Wenger is set to make wholesale changes to his squad in hopes of allowing players some extended time to rest and others to get healthy.

09:00 GMT

Doctors at Sao Paulo Albert Einstein hospital have confirmed that Brazilian football legend Pele will be discharged from the hospital today after being admitted to undergo treatment due to a urinary infection.

December 8, 2014

Southampton 1-2 Manchester United: Van Persie strikes twice to send visitors third
23:40 GMT

Louis van Gaal's side picked up yet another three points thanks to their Netherlands international striker as the Saints lost for the third match in a row

Franz Beckenbauer
15:18 GMT

The Germany legend says the use of technology in football will go far beyond the use of goal-line cameras in future

Adnan Januzaj
13:02 GMT

Last season under David Moyes, Manchester United had few things to truly be proud of. Young Belgian international Adnan Januzaj was certainly one of them, however, since the arrival of Louis Van Gaal the 19-year-old has only made 11 appearances and according to the Telegraph’s Jason Burt on December 7, 2014, the youngster could be headed for a switch in January.

Samir Nasri
05:13 GMT

The Frenchman admits that he will walk away from the club if he is no longer needed but believes Manuel Pellegrini's men have the potential to progress in Champions League

December 7, 2014

Mario Gotze
13:57 GMT

Unwashed and still muddy, the Germany star's left boot has sold at auction for a staggering amount which will be donated to 'A Heart for Children'

Mario Balotelli
13:10 GMT

Liverpool football team manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted that Italian striker Mario Balotelli's 16 million pounds move from AC Milan was a gamble that has backfired spectacularly, as the former Manchester City star has scored just twice in all season.