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LONDON - In its own way, it was a thing of beauty. Santiago Vergini, under no pressure as the ball arced slowly towards the edge of his penalty area, swooped towards it, ready for the simple task of hoofing it to distant safety.

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LONDON - Mario Balotelli's misfiring career at Anfield took another turn for the worst against Real Madrid on Wednesday with a halftime shirt-swap that did not impress manager Brendan Rodgers.

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Koke on song as Atletico thrash Malmo 5-0

MADRID - Koke scored one goal and had a hand in three more as Atletico Madrid secured their biggest Champions League victory with a 5-0 drubbing of Swedish side Malmo in Group A on Wednesday.

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Dortmund crush Galatasaray to maintain 100 percent record

ISTANBUL - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice in the first 18 minutes as Borussia Dortmund trounced Galatasaray 4-0 to maintain their status as Group D leaders in the Champions League on Wednesday.

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Pardew struggled to face fans as Newcastle faltered

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Defenders sparkle as Leverkusen beat Zenit

LEVERKUSEN - Bayer Leverkusen beat Zenit St Petersburg 2-0 in their Champions League Group C match on Wednesday with both goals coming from defenders as they ended the Russians' 16-game unbeaten run in all competitions.

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Cilic wins U.S. Open

Croatia's Marin Cilic swept past Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3 6-3 6-3 to win the U.S. Open.

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