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Champions League results 15.09

AC Milan    2 - 0    Auxerre           
Arsenal    6 - 0    Braga           
Bayern    2 - 0    AS Roma           
CFR Cluj    2 - 1    Basel           
Marseille    0 - 1    Sp. Moscow           
Real Madrid    2 - 0    Ajax           
Shakhtar    1 - 0    Partizan           
Zilina    1 - 4    Chelsea

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You missed on only one game tonight HakonHoy.

The Marseille vs Spartak Moscow game ended with Under 2.5 goals. But very good picks! smile

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Champions League news update:

Inter Milan striker Diego Milito could miss the Champions League clash with Werder Bremen.

Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=25450

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson expects Wayne Rooney to be back for the clash with Valencia.

Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=25449

Chelsea midfielder Florent Malouda is keen to win the Champions League trophy this season at Wembley.

Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=25439

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Champions League picks and previews 28 and 29 September

- Tuesday -

Sp. Moscow - Zilina
Zilina failed to impress me against Chelsea and I believe Spartak Moscow will get an easy win in this one.
Sp. Moscow to win with 0-1 handicap.

Ajax - AC Milan
Ajax lost 2-0 away to Real Madrid while AC Milan won 2-0 at home to Auxerre in their first games. This should be a close one.
Less than 2.5 goals.

AS Roma - CFR Cluj
Cluj managed to beat Roma here when these two met back in 2008. But I believe Roma will be able to build on their win over Inter Milan on Saturday.
AS Roma to win.

Auxerre - Real Madrid
Auxerre have had a terrible start to the season and I will be very surprised if Real Madrid does not manage to win this one.
Real Madrid to win.

Basel - Bayern
Bayern Munich are a much stronger team than Basel and I will be very surprised if the hosts manage to get something from this one.
Bayern to win and More than 2.5 goals.

Braga - Shakhtar
Shakhtar could be able to win this one, but I will go for many goals as that is a much safer pick in this one.
More than 2.5 goals.

Chelsea - Marseille
Chelsea are coming into this game following defeats to Newcastle and Manchester City. I believe the Blues will bounce back with a win in this one.
Chelsea to win.

Partizan - Arsenal
Arsenal have a much stronger team than Partizan, but the visitors failed to impress me against West Bromwich at the weekend. But I believe Arsenal will win this one.
Arsenal to win.

- Wednesday -

Kazan - Barcelona
Rubin Kazan failed to impress me against FC Copenhagen, but Barcelona have not been too impressive recently either. But I believe the hosts could win this one.
Less than 2.5 goals.

H. Tel Aviv - Lyon
Puel is reportedly close to being axed at Lyon, but neither of these two teams have impressed me recently. Should be close.
Less than 2.5 goals.

Inter - Bremen
Inter Milan should be able to have no problems getting a win against Bundesliga side Werder Bremen at home at the San Siro in this one.
Inter to win.

Panathinaikos - FC Copenhagen
FC Copenhagen managed an impressive 1-0 win at home to Rubin Kazan in their first game, while Panathinaikos lost 5-1 away to Barcelona.
More than 2.5 goals.

Rangers - Bursaspor
Rangers impressed me away to Manchester United in the first game of their Champions League campaign. I believe the Scottish champions will win this one.
Rangers to win.

Schalke - Benfica
Schalke have had a very poor start to the season and I believe they will struggle in this one against Portuguese giants Benfica.
Less than 2.5 goals.

Tottenham - Twente
Tottenham impressed me a lot away to Werder Bremen in their first game of the Champions League campaign and I believe they will be able to beat the Dutch champions in this one.
Tottenham to win.

Valencia - Manchester Utd
Valencia have been superb recently but Manchester United have only struggled to score goals. I believe the visitors will be too strong for Valencia in this one.
Manchester United to win.

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Sp. Moscow vs Zilina

Sp. Moscow's last five games:
28/08/10      PRL        Terek Grozny         2 - 0         Spartak Moskva
11/09/10     PRL     Spartak Moskva     2 - 1     Saturn
15/09/10     UCL     Olympique Mars…     0 - 1     Spartak Moskva
20/09/10     PRL     Spartak Nalchik     0 - 2     Spartak Moskva
24/09/10     PRL     Spartak Moskva     2 - 2     Amkar Perm

Zilina's last five games:
11/09/10      SUL        Žilina         2 - 1         Tatran Prešov
15/09/10     UCL     Žilina     1 - 4     Chelsea
18/09/10     SUL     Dubnica     2 - 5     Žilina
21/09/10     POH     Vranov nad Top?ou     0 - 5     Žilina
24/09/10     SUL     Žilina     0 - 0     DAC

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Ajax vs AC Milan

Ajax's last five games:
11/09/10      ERE        Ajax         2 - 0         Willem II
15/09/10     UCL     Real Madrid     2 - 0     Ajax
19/09/10     ERE     Feyenoord     1 - 2     Ajax
22/09/10     KNB     Ajax     5 - 0     MVV
25/09/10     ERE     Twente     2 - 2     Ajax

AC Milan's last five games:
11/09/10      SEA        Cesena         2 - 0         Milan
15/09/10     UCL     Milan     2 - 0     Auxerre
18/09/10     SEA     Milan     1 - 1     Catania
22/09/10     SEA     Lazio     1 - 1     Milan
25/09/10     SEA     Milan     1 - 0     Genoa



AS Roma vs CFR Cluj

AS Roma's last five games:
11/09/10      SEA        Cagliari         5 - 1         Roma
15/09/10     UCL     Bayern München     2 - 0     Roma
19/09/10     SEA     Roma     2 - 2     Bologna
22/09/10     SEA     Brescia     2 - 1     Roma
25/09/10     SEA     Roma     1 - 0     Internazionale

CFR Cluj's last five games:
10/09/10      LI1        Rapid Bucure?ti         2 - 0         CFR Cluj
15/09/10     UCL     CFR Cluj     2 - 1     Basel
19/09/10     LI1     CFR Cluj     1 - 2     Târgu Mures
21/09/10     CUP     ACU Arad     E 0 - 1 E     CFR Cluj
24/09/10     LI1     Universitatea Cluj     1 - 1     CFR Cluj

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Auxerre vs Real Madrid

Auxerre's last five games:
29/08/10      LI1        Monaco         2 - 0         Auxerre
11/09/10     LI1     Auxerre     1 - 1     Caen
15/09/10     UCL     Milan     2 - 0     Auxerre
19/09/10     LI1     Lille     1 - 0     Auxerre
25/09/10     LI1     Auxerre     2 - 2     Nancy

Real Madrid's last five games:
11/09/10      PRD        Real Madrid         1 - 0         Osasuna
15/09/10     UCL     Real Madrid     2 - 0     Ajax
18/09/10     PRD     Real Sociedad     1 - 2     Real Madrid
21/09/10     PRD     Real Madrid     3 - 0     Espanyol
25/09/10     PRD     Levante     0 - 0     Real Madrid



Basel vs Bayern

Basel's last five games:
12/09/10      SUL        Young Boys         2 - 2         Basel
15/09/10     UCL     CFR Cluj     2 - 1     Basel
19/09/10     SCP     Mendrisio-Stabio     0 - 5     Basel
22/09/10     SUL     Basel     2 - 2     Grasshopper
25/09/10     SUL     Zürich     1 - 4     Basel

Bayern's last five games:
11/09/10      BUN        Bayern München         0 - 0         Werder Bremen
15/09/10     UCL     Bayern München     2 - 0     Roma
18/09/10     BUN     Bayern München     0 - 0     Köln
21/09/10     BUN     Hoffenheim     1 - 2     Bayern München
25/09/10     BUN     Bayern München     1 - 2     Mainz 05

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Braga vs Shakhtar

Braga's last five games:
29/08/10      POL        Sporting Braga         1 - 0         Marítimo
11/09/10     POL     Porto     3 - 2     Sporting Braga
15/09/10     UCL     Arsenal     6 - 0     Sporting Braga
19/09/10     POL     Paços de Ferreira     2 - 2     Sporting Braga
24/09/10     POL     Sporting Braga     3 - 1     Naval 1º de Maio

Shakhtar's last five games:
10/09/10      PRL        Obolon         1 - 0         Shakhtar Donetsk
15/09/10     UCL     Shakhtar Donetsk     1 - 0     Partizan
19/09/10     PRL     Shakhtar Donetsk     4 - 1     Tavriya
22/09/10     CUP     Shakhtar Donetsk     6 - 0     Kryvbas
25/09/10     PRL     Metalist     1 - 2     Shakhtar Donetsk



Chelsea vs Marseille

Chelsea's last five games:
11/09/10      PRL        West Ham United         1 - 3         Chelsea
15/09/10     UCL     Žilina     1 - 4     Chelsea
19/09/10     PRL     Chelsea     4 - 0     Blackpool
22/09/10     LEC     Chelsea     3 - 4     Newcastle United
25/09/10     PRL     Manchester City     1 - 0     Chelsea

Marseille's last five games:
29/08/10      LI1        Bordeaux         1 - 1         Olympique Mars…
12/09/10     LI1     Olympique Mars…     2 - 2     Monaco
15/09/10     UCL     Olympique Mars…     0 - 1     Spartak Moskva
18/09/10     LI1     Arles     0 - 3     Olympique Mars…
25/09/10     LI1     Olympique Mars…     2 - 1     Sochaux

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Partizan vs Arsenal

Partizan's last five games:
04/09/10      SUL        Partizan         2 - 0         Hajduk Kula
11/09/10     SUL     Partizan     3 - 0     Rad
15/09/10     UCL     Shakhtar Donetsk     1 - 0     Partizan
19/09/10     SUL     Borac Cacak     0 - 2     Partizan
24/09/10     SUL     Partizan     0 - 0     Spartak Subotica

Arsenal's last five games:
11/09/10      PRL        Arsenal         4 - 1         Bolton Wanderers
15/09/10     UCL     Arsenal     6 - 0     Sporting Braga
18/09/10     PRL     Sunderland     1 - 1     Arsenal
21/09/10     LEC     Tottenham Hotspur     E 1 - 4 E     Arsenal
25/09/10     PRL     Arsenal     2 - 3     West Bromwich

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Partizan Belgrade vs Arsenal

Stadion FK Partizan
Kick off: 19.45 BST

Team details (probable)

Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Fabianski; Eboue, Squillaci, Song, Gibbs; Denilson, Wilshere; Rosicky, Nasri, Arshavin; Chamakh.

Partizan Belgrade (4-4-2): Stojkovic; Stevanovic, Jovanovic, Krstajic, Lazevski; Tomic, Smiljanic, Medo, S Ilic; Cleo, Iliev.

Referee: W Stark (Germany).