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Braga v Hoffenheim background

Braga will ensure a fourth visit to the UEFA Europa League round of 32 if they complete the double over a Hoffenheim side desperate for a first away win in European competition.

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APOEL braced for Real Madrid backlash

Real Madrid were well beaten on matchday four but know victory at APOEL would take them through from Group H, while it is win or bust for the home side.

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Dortmund face decisive Tottenham fixture

Borussia Dortmund have not won in this season’s competition and must get a first Group H victory against Tottenham to have any hope, while an away win would seal top spot in.

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CSKA Moskva need home improvement for Benfica visit

CSKA Moskva are level in second in Group A despite losing both home games so far, and have a chance to improve that record against bottom side Benfica.

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Monaco and Leipzig face must-win showdown

Time is of the essence for Monaco, who have to win to have any hope of staying in Group G contention; Leipzig could also do with three points at Stade Louis II.

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Beşiktaş and Porto bidding for progress

Beşiktaş and Porto both have designs on the round of 16 as they meet in Istanbul, although the Turkish side lead the way in Group G and won in Portugal on matchday one.

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Golden Goal: Ronaldinho for Barcelona v Chelsea (2005) | Daniel Harris

Though football has infinite possibilities, it delivers very few goals unlike any other, but the genius of Ronaldinho found a wayFootball has lots of worthy aims: identity, community, competition and the like. But important though they are, none are fe…

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Manchester City target five in a row against Feyenoord

Four wins from four in Group F have taken Manchester City through to the last 16 with two games to spare – and another victory against Feyenoord could seal first place.

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Sevilla and Liverpool seek decisive win

Sevilla and Liverpool can both reach the last 16 with a win on matchday five, although there was nothing between the sides when they met on the opening night.

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Now or never for Napoli as Shakhtar visit

Napoli have picked up only three points from four Group F fixtures and have to win their last two games to have any hope – starting at home to second-placed Shakhtar Donetsk.

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Sporting seek to finish off Olympiacos

Sporting need a point at home to Olympiacos to guarantee at least third place in Group D while for the Greek champions the equation is simple: they have to win.

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Sporting CP seek to finish off Olympiacos

Sporting CP need a point at home to Olympiacos to guarantee at least third place in Group D while for the Greek champions the equation is simple: they have to win.

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The English managerial success story shunned by the Premier League

Graham Potter has performed minor miracles in seven years with Swedish club Ostersund but never gets mentioned when a comparable job becomes available in EnglandGraeme Jones knew there was something atypical about the full-back who had joined him in si…

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Spartak Moskva aim to up the ante against Maribor

Spartak Moskva cannot be eliminated whatever their result on matchday five, but three points at home to Maribor would put them in a strong position to progress.

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Juventus size up Barcelona challenge

Juventus will be looking for a repeat of the devastating form they showed at home to Barcelona last season as the teams meet again in Turin on matchday five.

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Juventus set sights on Barcelona repeat

Juventus will be looking for a repeat of the devastating form they showed at home to Barcelona last season as the teams meet again in Turin on matchday five.

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