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Thursday, September 29, 2011


Andre Santos scored his first Champions League goal as Arsenal registered their first win in Group F following the match against Olympiakos.

Aston Villa
Aston Villa have received a huge boost with the news that Darren Bent has returned from injury and should be fit to face Wigan this weekend.

Celta Vigo left-back Roberto Lago insists his agent has told him nothing following reported interest from Blackburn Rovers in his services.

Bolton coach Owen Coyle is frustrated after being told that midfielder Stuart Holden will miss the next six months because of cartilage damage.

Frank Lampard scored his first Champions League goal as Chelsea registered their first draw in Group E following the match against Valencia.

Phil Jagielka reckons Everton will revert to a more attacking approach when they take on Liverpool after a defensive performance last weekend.

Fulham manager Martin Jol has challenged his squad to kick-start their season with a win against Odense BK in the Europa League Group K clash.

Charlie Adam struggled to focus after missing out on a January transfer to Liverpool but is grateful to have eventually made his dream move.

Manchester City
Real Madrid are reportedly planning to make a GBP25 million offer for the transfer of Man City attacker Carlos Tevez in the January market.

Manchester United
Manchester United have left themselves with a lot of hard work if they are to win their Champions League group, Michael Carrick has admitted.

Newcastle United
Jonas Gutierrez claims fellow Argentine Fabricio Coloccini would be happy to follow his lead and sign a contract extension at Newcastle Utd.

Norwich City
Norwich coach Paul Lambert has insisted he is not taking his Canaries team to Old Trafford just to be spectators against Manchester United.

Queens Park Rangers
QPR boss Neil Warnock has expressed his delight at the return of striker Jamie Mackie, who played with the reserve in the win over Brighton.

Stoke City
Coach Tony Pulis believes it is wrong that Stoke have landed away games in the Premier League after all six of their Europa League group games.

Defender Titus Bramble was bailed by police on Wednesday after being arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and possession of a class A drug.

Swansea City
Swansea City striker Danny Graham declares that he is determined to reclaim his place in the first team after recovering from a back injury.

Tom Huddlestone will face further time on the sideline as he is set undergo an ankle operation on Monday, manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed.

West Brom
Boss Roy Hodgson has revealed that Hungarian midfielder Zoltan Gera will have to wait a little longer before making his second West Brom bow.

Wigan Athletic
Wigan Athletic striker Nouha Dicko is settling into Lancashire life well and the French starlet is hoping to make his Premier League bow soon.

Wolverhampton striker Kevin Doyle has ended speculation about his future by signing a new contract to keep him at the club until June 2015.

La Liga

Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao defender Borja Ekiza is not worried about the red card he received last weekend and has vowed to continue playing as before.

Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid coach Gregorio Manzano is confident his side will bounce back from the Barca defeat and show their best form against Rennes.

Lionel Messi scored his second Champions League goal as Barcelona registered their first victory in Group H following the match against BATE.

Espanyol goalkeeper Carlos Kameni refused to give up hope and vowed to fight for his place, after he was dropped due to 'technical reasons'.

Getafe midfielder Diego Castro was delighted to score in his first goal since recovering from injury and said the team can now train calmly.

Granada have confirmed that David Cortes and goalkeeper Jose Juan are unavailable for their clash against Valencia after picking up injuries.

Levante midfielder Xavi Torres left training early after clashing with team-mate Wellington Silva, but could recover in time to face Betis.

Malaga goalkeeper Willy Caballero has yet to concede a goal for 424 minutes and needs six more minutes to break the club's record set by Koke.

Osasuna defender Ruben Gonzalez believes Real Mallorca players will not be affected this weekend despite the resignation for the head coach.

Racing Santander
Racing Lautaro Acosta believes he is just unlucky to suffer a string of injuries since arriving in Spain and vows not to rush his recovery.

Rayo Vallecano
Striker Francisco Medina said Rayo will fight tooth and nails to secure the three points against Racing - their direct rival in the league.

Real Betis
Real Betis trio Benat, Chica and striker Roque Santa Cruz has resumed normal training and should be available for the clash against Levante.

Real Madrid
Real Madrid are reportedly planning to make a GBP25 million offer for the transfer of Man City attacker Carlos Tevez in the January market.

Real Mallorca
Mallorca first team coach Miguel Angel Nadal has confirmed that he will be leading the squad on Saturday as the club look for a new manager.

Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad striker Antoine Griezmann has made a bold prediction that his side will beat Athletic Bilbao 3-0 when they clash this weekend.

Real Zaragoza
Bad news for Real Zaragoza coach Javier Aguirre as David Mateos has suffered a hamstring injury that will keep him out of the weekend clash.

Sevilla could be without the services of Alvaro Negredo for their trip to Atletico Madrid after the striker picked up a injury in training.

Sporting Gijon
Sporting Gijon president Manuel Vega was coy when asked about rumours that coach Manolo Preciado has three games to save his job at the club.

Roberto Soldado scored his first Champions League goal as Valencia registered their second draw in Group E following the match against Chelsea.

Villarreal goalkeeper Diego Lopez admitted his side gave Napoli two silly goals and were unable to score despite creating plenty of chances.

Serie A

AS Roma
Roma goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg looks set to return to action in this weekend against Atalanta, as he has resumed first-team training.

Manolo Gabbiani's agent has denied reports claiming that the Atalanta striker was close to joining Roma in the recent summer transfer window.

Bologna star Gaston Ramirez said there were many false report about him in the summer and is determined to prove his commitment on the pitch.

Michele Canini said Cagliari made a good start to the term because they have been able to maintain the core of the team for several years now.

Catania midfielder Pablo Ledesma has warned his squad not to lose concentration and to treat Novara the same way they did against Juventus.

Cesena midfielder Marco Parolo has voiced his opinion that over-confident has been the main reason for their disasterous start to the season.

Chievo striker Davide Moscardelli is delighted to score the winner in the last two games and denied any knowledge of an interest from Napoli.

Centre-back Cesare Natali claims that Fiorentina's mental attitude is behind their good start to the season and has urged for more consistency.

Genoa goalkeeper Sebastian Frey is delighted with their excellent start to the campaign, which means all their hard work are bearing fruits.

Inter Milan
Inter Milan striker Giampaolo Pazzini sprained his left ankle against CSKA Moscow and is a major doubt to face Napoli, confirmed the the club.

Juventus are hoping to have sealed an agreement to sign Sao Paulo centre-back Rhodolfo by the end of October in order to repel rival interests.

Miroslav Klose has been passed fit for Lazio's Europa League clash with Sporting CP after suffering an injury scare during a training session.

Andrea Bertolacci admitted Siena were the better side last weekend and has identified lack of focus as the main culprit for Lecce's defeat.

Aurelio De Laurentiis was moved by the San Paolo crowd on Tuesday and believe Napoli are back to where they belong, in the top level of Europe.

Bad news for Novara head coach Attilio Tesser as striker Andrea Mazzarani will be unavailable for at least two weeks after twisting his knee.

President Maurizio Zamparini says Palermo were lucky that Delio Rossi and Claudio Ranieri turned down the job as Devis Mangia is their future.

Parma sports director Pietro Leonardi has no complain about their defeat to Roma last weekend, as the Giallorossi were more hungry for the win.

Siena coach Giuseppe Sannino is aware of Palermo's quality and does not deny that his name was considered for the Rosanero job in the summer.

Under-21 international Diego Fabbrini is set to lead the way for Udinese against Celtic in the Europa League and assures they will aim to win.