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Oct 22, 2015

Soccer-Man United prepare for Van Gaal’s test against City

LONDON, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Manchester United and Manchester City must switch their focus from the Champions League to the Premier League when they meet at Old Trafford on Sunday in a derby that Louis van Gaal says will show whether United are true title contenders.

United face City after labouring to a 1-1 draw with CSKA Moscow in the cold Russian capital on Wednesday while City make the short trip across town basking in the glow of their late 2-1 home win over Sevilla.

Oct 21, 2015

Wenger praises Arsenal for showing Premier League form

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was delighted that his team reproduced their recent outstanding Premier League form to revive their faltering European fortunes with a 2-0 win over Bayern Munich on Tuesday.

The London club have climbed to second behind Manchester City in the Premier League but were struggling in Champions League Group F after losing their opening two matches to Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiakos Piraeus.

Oct 21, 2015

Resilient Arsenal bounce back to beat Bayern

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsenal bounced back off the ropes to land two late sucker-punches and score an unlikely 2-0 win over Bayern Munich after the Germans had dominated an outstanding Champions League match on Tuesday.

Olivier Giroud came off the bench after 74 minutes and headed the opener three minutes later while Mesut Ozil scored with virtually the last kick of the game against his World Cup-winning team mate Manuel Neuer to hand Arsenal a memorable victory.

Oct 20, 2015

Soccer-Wenger praises Arsenal for showing Premier League form

LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was delighted that his team reproduced their recent outstanding Premier League form to revive their faltering European fortunes with a 2-0 win over Bayern Munich on Tuesday.

The London club have climbed to second behind Manchester City in the Premier League but were struggling in Champions League Group F after losing their opening two matches to Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiakos Piraeus.

Oct 20, 2015

Soccer-Resilient Arsenal bounce back to beat Bayern

LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) – Arsenal bounced back off the ropes to land two late sucker-punches and score an unlikely 2-0 win over Bayern Munich after the Germans had dominated an outstanding Champions League match on Tuesday.

Olivier Giroud came off the bench after 74 minutes and headed the opener three minutes later while Mesut Ozil scored with virtually the last kick of the game against his World Cup-winning team mate Manuel Neuer to hand Arsenal a memorable victory.

Oct 20, 2015

Giroud and Ozil lead Arsenal to victory over Bayern

LONDON (Reuters) – Olivier Giroud struck two minutes after coming on as a substitute and Mesut Ozil scored with almost the last kick of the game to give Arsenal a 2-0 win over Bayern Munich and kickstart their Champions League campaign on Tuesday.

Giroud replaced Theo Walcott after 75 minutes and headed in a Santi Cazorla header from close range in the 77th minute of the Group F match at the Emirates Stadium after the otherwise superb Manuel Neuer flapped at the ball to put Arsenal on their way to their first win after losing their opening two games.

Oct 20, 2015

Soccer-Giroud and Ozil lead Arsenal to victory over Bayern

LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) – Olivier Giroud struck two minutes after coming on as a substitute and Mesut Ozil scored with almost the last kick of the game to give Arsenal a 2-0 win over Bayern Munich and kickstart their Champions League campaign on Tuesday.

Giroud replaced Theo Walcott after 75 minutes and headed in a Santi Cazorla header from close range in the 77th minute of the Group F match at the Emirates Stadium after the otherwise superb Manuel Neuer flapped at the ball to put Arsenal on their way to their first win after losing their opening two games.

Oct 19, 2015

Sanchez and Lewandowski duel key to Arsenal versus Bayern

LONDON (Reuters) – Free-scoring strikers Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal and Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich will be looking to keep the goals flowing in their bid to help win their pivotal Champions League Group F match in north London on Tuesday.

After failing to score in his first eight matches of the season, Chilean Sanchez has netted 10 goals in his last six for club and country, while Lewandowski has scored 22 for club and country this season, including 15 in his last seven matches.

Oct 19, 2015

Soccer-Sanchez and Lewandowski duel key to Arsenal versus Bayern

LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) – Free-scoring strikers Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal and Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich will be looking to keep the goals flowing in their bid to help win their pivotal Champions League Group F match in north London on Tuesday.

After failing to score in his first eight matches of the season, Chilean Sanchez has netted 10 goals in his last six for club and country, while Lewandowski has scored 22 for club and country this season, including 15 in his last seven matches.

Oct 17, 2015

Klopp keeps it normal as Liverpool draw at Spurs

LONDON (Reuters) – Juergen Klopp introduced himself as the “the Normal One” at his first media conference and the new Liverpool manager ended up having a relatively normal day when his side drew 0-0 at Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

That is, of course, without the phalanx of photographers that followed his every move, the TV interviews before kickoff and double the usual number of reporters at his post-match news interview.