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Chelsea vs Spartak Moscow , starting line-ups:

Chelsea: Cech, Ferreira, Ivanovic, Alex, Cole, Mikel, Ramires, Zhirkov, Kalou, Drogba, Anelka
Subs: Turnbull, Sturridge, Terry, Van Aanholt, Bruma, Kakuta, McEachran

Spartak Moscow: Dikan, Ivanov, Pareja, Suchy, Makeev, Ibson, Shyeshukov, McGeady, Alex, Dmitri Kombarov, Welliton
Subs: Belenov, Sabitov, Drincic, Bazhenov, Khodyrev, Ananidze, Kozlov

Referee: Cuneyt Cakir (Turkey)

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Shakhtar Donetsk vs Arsenal, starting line-ups:

Shakhtar Donetsk: Pyatov, Hübschman, Rat, Rakitskiy, Srna, Gai, Willian, Eduardo, Jadson, Luiz Adriano.
Subs: Khudzhamov, Kucher, Kobin, Stepanenko, Douglas Costa, Alex Teixeira, Marcelo Moreno.

Arsenal: Fabianski, Eboué, Squillaci, Djourou, Clichy, Eastmond, Wilshere, Walcott, Rosický, Nasri, Bendtner.
Subs: Szczesny, Sagna, Kosielcny, Vela, Chamakh, Emmanuel-Thomas, Lansbury.

Referee: Massimo Bussacca (Italy)

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Champions League results 3/11

AC Milan    2 - 2    Real Madrid           
Auxerre    2 - 1    Ajax           
Basel    2 - 3    AS Roma           
CFR Cluj    0 - 4    Bayern           
Chelsea    4 - 1    Sp. Moscow           
Partizan    0 - 1    Braga           
Shakhtar    2 - 1    Arsenal           
Zilina    0 - 7    Marseille

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Champions League top scorers after this week's games:

S. Eto'o     Internazionale     7
N. Anelka     Chelsea     5
L. Messi     Barcelona     5
M. Gómez     Bayern München     4
G. Bale     Tottenham Hotspur     4
Z. Ibrahimovic     Milan     3
A. Frei     Basel     3
R. Pavlyuchenko     Tottenham Hotspur     3
Fàbregas     Arsenal     3
Soldado     Valencia     3

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Champions League picks and previews 23 and 24 November

- Tuesday -

Sp. Moscow - Marseille
Marseille and Spartak Moscow are battling for the second place in Group F. I believe this one will be close between these two.
More than 2.5 goals.

Ajax - Real Madrid
Real Madrid are all but ready for the next stage of the Champions League. I believe Mourinho's side will be able to beat Ajax in this one.
Real Madrid to win.

AS Roma - Bayern
Bayern are very strong and are already ready for the next stage of the Champions League and have nothing to play for in this one.
More than 2.5 goals.

Auxerre - AC Milan
Auxerre should struggle in this one against AC Milan. But AC Milan have a lot of injuries. Should be close.
Less than 2.5 goals.

Basel - CFR Cluj
Basel and CFR Cluj are expected to fight for an place in the Europa League. This should be close.
More than 2.5 goals.

Braga - Arsenal
Arsenal are at the top of Group H, but they face a strong team in this one. Should be a very entertaining games.
More than 2.5 goals.

Chelsea - Zilina
Chelsea are at the top of Group F and should have no problems at all winning this game against Zilina.
Chelsea to win.

Partizan - Shakhtar
Partizan are at the bottom of Group H. I believe Shakhtar will be able to take the points from this one.
Shakhtar to win.

- Wednesday -

Kazan - FC Copenhagen
FC Copenhagen are battling to get through to the next stage of the Champions League. I believe this one will be close.
Less than 2.5 goals.

H. Tel Aviv - Benfica
Benfica have a much better team than the Israeli side and I believe they will manage to win this game.
Benfica to win.

Inter - Twente
Inter should be able to beat Twente in this game. If they fail they could struggle to get to the next stage of the tournament.
Inter to win.

Panathinaikos - Barcelona
Barcelona are at the top of Group D and I expect them to be able to beat Panathinaikos in this one.
Barcelona to win.

Rangers - Manchester United
Manchester United are a better team than Rangers, but the Red Devils are already almost ready for the next stage, but should win this one.
Less than 2.5 goals.

Schalke - Lyon
Lyon have been much better in the Champions League compared with the Ligue 1 this season. But Schalke are strong. This could be a close one.
More than 2.5 goals.

Tottenham - Bremen
Tottenham are at the top of Group A and with their impressive performances so far this season I believe they will win this game.
Tottenham to win.

Valencia - Bursaspor
Valencia have been pritty good so far in the Champions League this season and should be able to win this game.
Valencia to win.

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Sp. Moscow - Marseille

Sp. Moscow's last five:
30/10/10     PRL     Spartak Moskva     2 - 1     Rostov
03/11/10     UCL     Chelsea     4 - 1     Spartak Moskva
08/11/10     PRL     Rubin Kazan     1 - 1     Spartak Moskva
14/11/10     PRL     Spartak Moskva     0 - 0     Krylya Sovetov
20/11/10     PRL     CSKA Moskva     3 - 1     Spartak Moskva

Marseille's last five:
03/11/10     UCL     Žilina     0 - 7     Olympique Mars…
07/11/10     LI1     PSG     2 - 1     Olympique Mars…
10/11/10     CDL     Olympique Mars…     2 - 1     Monaco
13/11/10     LI1     Olympique Mars…     1 - 1     Lens
20/11/10     LI1     Toulouse     0 - 1     Olympique Mars…


Ajax - Real Madrid

Ajax's last five:
03/11/10     UCL     Auxerre     2 - 1     Ajax
07/11/10     ERE     Ajax     0 - 1     ADO Den Haag
11/11/10     KNB     Ajax     3 - 0     Veendam
14/11/10     ERE     AZ     2 - 0     Ajax
20/11/10     ERE     Ajax     0 - 0     PSV

Real Madrid's last five:
03/11/10     UCL     Milan     2 - 2     Real Madrid
07/11/10     PRD     Real Madrid     2 - 0     Atlético Madrid
10/11/10     CDR     Real Madrid     5 - 1     Real Murcia
14/11/10     PRD     Sporting Gijón     0 - 1     Real Madrid
20/11/10     PRD     Real Madrid     5 - 1     Athletic Bilbao


AS Roma - Bayern

AS Roma's last five:
03/11/10     UCL     Basel     2 - 3     Roma
07/11/10     SEA     Lazio     0 - 2     Roma
10/11/10     SEA     Roma     3 - 2     Fiorentina
13/11/10     SEA     Juventus     1 - 1     Roma
20/11/10     SEA     Roma     2 - 0     Udinese

Bayern's last five:
29/10/10     BUN     Bayern München     4 - 2     Freiburg
03/11/10     UCL     CFR Cluj     0 - 4     Bayern München
06/11/10     BUN     Borussia M'gla…     3 - 3     Bayern München
14/11/10     BUN     Bayern München     3 - 0     Nürnberg
20/11/10     BUN     Bayer Leverkusen     1 - 1     Bayern München

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Auxerre - AC Milan

Auxerre's last five:
03/11/10     UCL     Auxerre     2 - 1     Ajax
06/11/10     LI1     Sochaux     1 - 1     Auxerre
09/11/10     CDL     Auxerre     2 - 0     Saint-Étienne
14/11/10     LI1     Auxerre     2 - 1     Stade Rennes
20/11/10     LI1     Saint-Étienne     1 - 1     Auxerre

AC Milan's last five:
03/11/10     UCL     Milan     2 - 2     Real Madrid
07/11/10     SEA     Bari     2 - 3     Milan
10/11/10     SEA     Milan     3 - 1     Palermo
14/11/10     SEA     Internazionale     0 - 1     Milan
20/11/10     SEA     Milan     1 - 0     Fiorentina


Basel - CFR Cluj

Basel's last five:
30/10/10     SUL     Basel     3 - 1     Bellinzona
03/11/10     UCL     Basel     2 - 3     Roma
07/11/10     SUL     Luzern     1 - 1     Basel
13/11/10     SUL     Basel     1 - 3     Thun
20/11/10     SCP     Servette     P 1 - 1 P     Basel

CFR Cluj's last five:
03/11/10     UCL     CFR Cluj     0 - 4     Bayern München
07/11/10     LI1     CFR Cluj     1 - 0     Dinamo Bucure?ti
11/11/10     CUP     CFR Cluj     0 - 1     Gloria Bistri?a
15/11/10     LI1     Gloria Bistri?a     0 - 3     CFR Cluj
19/11/10     LI1     CFR Cluj     1 - 1     Gaz Metan Media?


Braga - Arsenal

Braga's last five:
23/10/10     POL     Sporting Braga     3 - 1     Olhanense
30/10/10     POL     Rio Ave     2 - 0     Sporting Braga
03/11/10     UCL     Partizan     0 - 1     Sporting Braga
07/11/10     POL     Sporting Braga     2 - 3     Beira-Mar
13/11/10     POL     Vitória Guimarães     2 - 1     Sporting Braga

Arsenal's last five:
03/11/10     UCL     Shakhtar Donetsk     2 - 1     Arsenal
07/11/10     PRL     Arsenal     0 - 1     Newcastle United
10/11/10     PRL     Wolverhampton …     0 - 2     Arsenal
14/11/10     PRL     Everton     1 - 2     Arsenal
20/11/10     PRL     Arsenal     2 - 3     Tottenham Hotspur

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Chelsea - Zilina

Chelsea's last five:
03/11/10     UCL     Chelsea     4 - 1     Spartak Moskva
07/11/10     PRL     Liverpool     2 - 0     Chelsea
10/11/10     PRL     Chelsea     1 - 0     Fulham
14/11/10     PRL     Chelsea     0 - 3     Sunderland
20/11/10     PRL     Birmingham City     1 - 0     Chelsea

Zilina's last five:
03/11/10     UCL     Žilina     0 - 7     Olympique Mars…
06/11/10     SUL     Nitra     0 - 2     Žilina
10/11/10     POH     Tatran Liptovs…     0 - 1     Žilina
13/11/10     SUL     Žilina     3 - 1     Ružomberok
19/11/10     SUL     Senica     2 - 1     Žilina


Partizan - Shakhtar

Partizan's last five:
03/11/10     UCL     Partizan     0 - 1     Sporting Braga
07/11/10     SUL     BSK Bor?a     0 - 3     Partizan
10/11/10     CUP     Sin?eli? Niš     0 - 4     Partizan
13/11/10     SUL     Partizan     4 - 1     Javor Ivanjica
20/11/10     SUL     ?ukari?ki     2 - 4     Partizan

Shakhtar's last five:
03/11/10     UCL     Shakhtar Donetsk     2 - 1     Arsenal
06/11/10     PRL     Kryvbas     0 - 2     Shakhtar Donetsk
10/11/10     CUP     Shakhtar Donetsk     1 - 0     Metalurh Zapor…
13/11/10     PRL     Shakhtar Donetsk     2 - 1     Metalurh Zapor…
20/11/10     PRL     Zorya     1 - 3     Shakhtar Donetsk

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Kazan - FC Copenhagen

Kazan's last five:
9/10/10     PRL     Krylya Sovetov     0 - 2     Rubin Kazan
02/11/10     UCL     Rubin Kazan     0 - 0     Panathinaikos
08/11/10     PRL     Rubin Kazan     1 - 1     Spartak Moskva
13/11/10     PRL     Dinamo Moskva     2 - 2     Rubin Kazan
20/11/10     PRL     Rubin Kazan     2 - 2     Zenit St. Pete…

FC Copenhagen's last five:
30/10/10     SUP     København     3 - 2     Lyngby
02/11/10     UCL     København     1 - 1     Barcelona
07/11/10     SUP     København     4 - 0     Horsens
14/11/10     SUP     SønderjyskE     3 - 3     København
21/11/10     SUP     København     2 - 1     Nordsjælland


H. Tel Aviv - Benfica

H. Tel Aviv's last five:
02/11/10     UCL     Hapoel Tel Aviv     0 - 0     Schalke 04
08/11/10     LIA     Maccabi Haifa     0 - 2     Hapoel Tel Aviv
10/11/10     TCL     Hapoel Tel Aviv     3 - 3     Maccabi Tel Aviv
14/11/10     LIA     Hapoel Tel Aviv     0 - 0     Beitar Jerusalem
20/11/10     LIA     Bnei Sakhnin     1 - 3     Hapoel Tel Aviv

Benfica's last five:
24/10/10     POL     Portimonense     0 - 1     Benfica
29/10/10     POL     Benfica     2 - 0     Paços de Ferreira
02/11/10     UCL     Benfica     4 - 3     Olympique Lyon
07/11/10     POL     Porto     5 - 0     Benfica
14/11/10     POL     Benfica     4 - 0     Naval 1º de Maio


Inter - Twente

Inter's last five:
02/11/10     UCL     Tottenham Hotspur     3 - 1     Internazionale
06/11/10     SEA     Internazionale     1 - 1     Brescia
10/11/10     SEA     Lecce     1 - 1     Internazionale
14/11/10     SEA     Internazionale     0 - 1     Milan
21/11/10     SEA     Chievo     2 - 1     Internazionale

Twente's last five:
02/11/10     UCL     Werder Bremen     0 - 2     Twente
06/11/10     ERE     Twente     2 - 1     Excelsior
09/11/10     KNB     Zwolle     P 1 - 1 P     Twente
13/11/10     ERE     NAC Breda     2 - 1     Twente
20/11/10     ERE     Twente     1 - 2     AZ

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Panathinaikos - Barcelona

Panathinaikos' last five:
30/10/10     SUL     Panathinaikos     2 - 1     Olympiakos Piraeus
02/11/10     UCL     Rubin Kazan     0 - 0     Panathinaikos
08/11/10     SUL     Atromitos     0 - 1     Panathinaikos
13/11/10     SUL     Panathinaikos     1 - 1     Larissa
20/11/10     SUL     Panathinaikos     4 - 2     Iraklis

Barcelona's last five:
02/11/10     UCL     København     1 - 1     Barcelona
07/11/10     PRD     Getafe     1 - 3     Barcelona
10/11/10     CDR     Barcelona     5 - 1     Ceuta
13/11/10     PRD     Barcelona     3 - 1     Villarreal
20/11/10     PRD     Almería     0 - 8     Barcelona


Rangers - Manchester United

Rangers' last five:
02/11/10     UCL     Valencia     3 - 0     Rangers
07/11/10     PRL     St. Mirren     1 - 3     Rangers
10/11/10     PRL     Rangers     0 - 3     Hibernian
13/11/10     PRL     Rangers     2 - 0     Aberdeen
20/11/10     PRL     Kilmarnock     2 - 3     Rangers

Manchester United's last five:
02/11/10     UCL     Bursaspor     0 - 3     Manchester United
06/11/10     PRL     Manchester United     2 - 1     Wolverhampton
10/11/10     PRL     Manchester City     0 - 0     Manchester United
13/11/10     PRL     Aston Villa     2 - 2     Manchester United
20/11/10     PRL     Manchester United     2 - 0     Wigan Athletic


Schalke - Lyon

Schalke's last five:
30/10/10     BUN     Schalke 04     0 - 1     Bayer Leverkusen
02/11/10     UCL     Hapoel Tel Aviv     0 - 0     Schalke 04
05/11/10     BUN     Schalke 04     3 - 0     St. Pauli
13/11/10     BUN     Wolfsburg     2 - 2     Schalke 04
20/11/10     BUN     Schalke 04     4 - 0     Werder Bremen

Lyon's last five:
30/10/10     LI1     Olympique Lyon     2 - 1     Sochaux
02/11/10     UCL     Benfica     4 - 3     Olympique Lyon
06/11/10     LI1     Stade Rennes     1 - 1     Olympique Lyon
14/11/10     LI1     Olympique Lyon     1 - 0     Nice
21/11/10     LI1     Lens     1 - 3     Olympique Lyon