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UEFA Champions League: Chelsea shocked by Basel at the Bridge

FC Basel turned in a fantastic performance at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, knocking off Chelsea after going down in the first half.

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Group Stage Wrap: Chelsea stunned, Dortmund fall

It was another exciting day of action in the Champions League group stages as we got a big upset, a really upset head coach and more.

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Late strikes give Milan fortuitous victory

Although Celtic were able to match an injury-depleted Milan for much of the encounter, late goals from Cristian Zapata and Sulley Muntari rescued the home side.

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Napoli hold off 10-man Dortmund

Despite having a man advantage Napoli had to hold on against a furious late charge against Dortmund

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Messi nets hat trick as Barcelona cruise

Messi stole the show, again, with a hat trick to move nine goals behind Raul for the all-time Champions League lead.

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Arsenal win tough Marseille match

Two second-half goals have seen Arsenal win 2-1 away in Marseille, as the Gunners start their Champions League group stage campaign with a win.

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Basel stun Chelsea

Basel didn't have a lot of chances on Wednesday, but they made the most of the ones they did create to pull off a stunning victory over Chelsea.

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Jürgen Klopp loses his mind, gets sent off

The Dortmund manager was given an early exit after expressing his displeasure that Neven Subotić was not allowed back onto the field prior to his team giving up a goal.

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Messi is still good

He's done it again. Lionel Messi has Barcelona ahead of Ajax with a fantastic free kick.

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Barcelona vs. Ajax: Lineups

Xavi Hernandez gets a rest for Barcelona, who should have no problem with Ajax.

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Napoli vs. Dortmund: Lineups

Neither head coach surprised anyone with their lineups though there are a couple adjustments worth noting.

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Özil starts for Arsenal against Marseille

Both Mesut Özil and Olivier Giroud have been given starting berths in Arsène Wenger's starting 11, with no surprises in Marseille's lineup.

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Chelsea vs. Basel: Lineups

There could be a lot of goals in this one.

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Hamsik becomes Napoli's central figure

The importance of the Slovakian to Rafa Benitez's new Napoli will be a key feature of their clash against Borussia Dortmund

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Arsenal face tough Marseille test

Arsenal open their Champions League group stage campaign with a tough match away in Marseille.

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Basel aim for Chelsea giantkilling

Having knocked Manchester United out of the Champions League at the group stages in 2011, Swiss champions Basel are hoping for another giantkilling.

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Milan and Celtic both struggling with injuries

Both teams will be dealing with injuries but there's not doubt AC Milan are the harder hit of the two sides in their Champions League group stage opener.

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Napoli vs. Dortmund: Get your popcorn

Napoli hosts last season's Champions League runner-up Dortmund in what should be the most exciting match of the week.

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Lahm's midfield shift illustrates his quality

Why on earth would Pep Guardiola want to shift the world's best right-back out of position? Because he's one of the world's best players.

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Ajax heads to the Camp Nou for a beat down

Ajax head to the Camp Nou, where a beat down from Barcelona awaits them.

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Shakhtar's dream start is La Real's nightmare

After suffering a 2-0 defeat at home against Shakhtar Donetsk, Real Sociedad's chances of escaping Group A, which were slim to begin with, are all but gone.

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Group Stage Wrap: Sociedad falls at home, PSG wins

Man U, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid all got big wins while Juventus slumped out of the gates with a draw against Copenhagen.

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Copenhagen hold Juventus to a draw

Once more Juventus went to Denmark, and once more the Old Lady walked away with just a point. The visitors applied plenty of pressure, but Copenhagen goalkeeper Johan Wiland was immense between the sticks.

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Ronaldo nets three as Madrid cruise

Cristiano Ronaldo, take a bow.

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Bayern Munich easily overcome CSKA Moscow

Bayern Munich have started their Champions League title defense with a comfortable victory over CSKA Moscow.

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City cruise to 3-0 win

An even first half gave way to a dominant second for Manchester City, who had no problem winning in the Czech Republic.

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Lions chasing Pirlo and Ronaldo on a tifo

Just when you think you've seen the biggest and baddest tifo you're ever going to see, a new one arrives that moves the bar even higher.

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Vladmir Weiss shows off some skills

Olympiakos' Vladimir Weiss scored a stunning equalizer in his side's group stage match against Paris Saint-Germain.

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Things aren't going right for Iker Casillas

The Spanish international goalkeeper lasted only 15 minutes after suffering a rib injury during a collision with Sergio Ramos.

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FC Copenhagen vs. Juventus: Lineups

Fabio Quagliarella start alongside Carlos Tevez up front as Juventus take on Copenhagen in Denmark.

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Galatasaray vs. Real Madrid: Lineups

Real Madrid have left Gareth Bale on the bench as they take on Galatasaray at the Ali Sami Yen.

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Bayern vs. CSKA: Lineups

Injuries have dictated a bit of a shake-up for Bayern, while CSKA aren't lining up like a team that's scared of the defending champions.

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Victoria Plzen vs. Manchester City: Lineups

Good news for Manchester City as they kick off their Champions League campaign with the return of captain Vincent Kompany. Kompany, who's been missing for almost all of the season so far, should restore some stability to a defence that's been looking distinctly wobbly in his absence. If they can also secure an away win in Plzen, Manuel Pellegrini's side will be on the right path for reaching the knockout stage for the first time in their history.

Viktoria Plzen starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Matus Kazacik; David Limbersky, Vaclav Prochazka, Lukas Hejda, Frantisek Rajtoral; Pavel Horvath, Tomas Horava; Jan Kovarik, Daniel Kolar, Milan Petrzela; Marek Bakos.

Substitutes from: Petr Bolek, Roman Hubnik, Martin Pospisil, Zdenek Koukal, Stanislav Tecl, Michal Duris, Tomas Wagner.

Manchester City starting lineup (4-2-2-2): Joe Hart; Aleksandar Kolarov, Matija Nastasic, Vincent Kompany, Pablo Zabaleta; Fernandinho, Yaya Toure; Samir Nasri, Jesus Navas; Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko.

Substitutes from: Costel Pantilimon, Joleon Lescott, James Milner, Javi Garcia, Jack Rodwell, Alvaro Negrado, Stevan Jovetic.

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Manchester United vs. Bayer Leverkusen: Lineups

Shinji Kagawa and Marouane Fellaini both start for Manchester United as they face Bayer Leverkusen at Old Trafford.

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Pellegrini, City look to start strong

Manchester City travels to the Czech Republic looking to get their Champions League campaign off to a positive start.

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Galatasaray host Real Madrid once again

Real Madrid meet Galatasaray for the third time in the last couple of seasons on Tuesday, travelling to Istanbul to start their Champions League campaign.

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United start at home to Bayer Leverkusen

Manchester United start their Champions League campaign with a tough match at home to Bayer Leverkusen.

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Bayern Munich start defence against CSKA Moscow

Reigning champions Bayern Munich start their Champions League defence at home to CSKA Moscow.

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La Real vs. Shakhtar: Fighting through changes

The underdogs for knockout stage places in Group A are still extremely strong sides. Can Real Sociedad or Shakhtar Donetsk recover from their offseason losses to mount a challenge to Manchester United and Bayer Leverkusen?

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Leverkusen's revival under Sami Hyypiä

The counter-attacking system employed by Sami Hyypia has them well-geared for the challenge that awaits in Group A.

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The Champions League group stages return

The Champions League group stages return this week, ending the barren summer midweek dread.

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