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Date: Thurs Oct 21 GMT+00:00 1999
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This Issue:
1. MEN Report Marseille 1 Manchester United 0
4. Going out??  Personal Comment by Paul
5. Under-19/Under-17 Report SEVENTH HEAVEN
6. ALL ECL GROUPS - all results/fixtures
8. Beckham and Keane battle for Euro crown ęę 
9. We got it wrong admits Neville



Barry Comment:
More reports on Marseille today + personal and player comment.

ECL Group D  ** Manchester United **
Olympique de Marseille * NK Croatia Zagreb * SK Sturm Graz

Manchester United FC Champions League Squad List
 1 Mark John Bosnich      2 Gary Alexander Neville 3 Dennis Joseph Irwin
 4 David May              6 Jakob Stam             7 David Robert J Beckham
 8 Nicholas Butt          9 Andrew Alex. Cole      10 Edward Sheringham
11 Ryan Joseph Giggs     12 Philip Neville         14 Johan Jordi Cruyff
15 Lars Jesper Blomqvist 16 Roy Keane           17 Raimond RJH Van der Gouw
18 Paul Scholes          19 Dwight Yorke           20 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
21 Henning Berg          23 Michael Jamie Clegg    25 Josť Quinton Fortune
26 Massimo Taibi         31 Nicholas James Culkin  33 Mark Antony Wilson
34 Jonathan Greening

Group D         P   W   D   L   F   A  PTS
Marseille       4   3   0   1   6   3   9
Manchester Utd  4   2   1   1   5   2   7
Croatia Zagreb  4   1   1   2   4   3   4
SK Sturm Graz   4   1   0   3   1   8   3

Tue Sep 14 Manchester United    0-0 Croatia Zagreb   
Tue Sep 14 Marseille            2-0 SK Sturm Graz   
Wed Sep 22 Croatia Zagreb       1-2 Marseille   
Wed Sep 22 SK Sturm Graz        0-3 Manchester United
Wed Sep 29 Manchester United    2-1 Marseille   
Wed Sep 29 Croatia Zagreb       3-0 SK Sturm Graz 
Tue Oct 19 Marseille            1-0 Manchester United   
Tue Oct 19 SK Sturm Graz        1-0 Croatia Zagreb 
Wed Oct 27 7:45 NK Croatia           v Man Utd
Wed Oct 27 7:45 Sturm Graz           v Marseille
Tue Nov  2 7:45 Manchester United    v SK Sturm Graz   
Tue Nov  2 7:45 Marseille            v Croatia Zagreb 

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Previous News:
 BSKYB Takeover news/pics at http://www.red11.org/mufc/bskyb.htm
  Brian Kidd Press conference, pic, real audio
 Peter Schmeichel's last Season at United!

*** FIXTURES ON 23/10/99 ***
         Aston Villa  v  Wimbledon
       Bradford City  v  Leicester City
             Chelsea  v  Arsenal
 Sheffield Wednesday  v  Coventry City
         Southampton  v  Liverpool
   Tottenham Hotspur  v  Manchester United

*** FIXTURES ON 24/10/99 ***
             Everton  v  Leeds United
             Watford  v  Middlesbrough
     West Ham United  v  Sunderland

       Middlesbrough   2-0   West Ham United       31,862


          Sunderland   2-1   Aston Villa           41,045


Pos Team                  P   W   D   L   F   A   GD  Pts
 1  Leeds United         11   8   1   2  21  12    9   25
 2  Manchester United    11   7   3   1  27  16   11   24
 3  Sunderland           11   7   2   2  20   9   11   23
 4  Arsenal              11   7   1   3  17  10    7   22
 5  Leicester City       11   6   2   3  19  14    5   20
 6  Chelsea               9   6   1   2  15   4   11   19
 7  Everton              11   5   2   4  17  14    3   17
 8  Tottenham Hotspur    10   5   2   3  17  14    3   17
 9  Aston Villa          11   5   2   4  12  11    1   17
10  West Ham United       9   5   1   3  11   8    3   16
11  Middlesbrough        11   5   0   6  13  15   -2   15
12  Liverpool            10   4   2   4  11  10    1   14
13  Coventry City        11   3   3   5  16  15    1   12
14  Southampton          10   3   2   5  17  21   -4   11
15  Wimbledon            11   2   5   4  17  25   -8   11
16  Watford              11   3   0   8   7  15   -8    9
17  Derby County         11   2   3   6  10  19   -9    9
18  Bradford City        10   2   2   6   6  16  -10    8
19  Newcastle United     11   2   1   8  21  27   -6    7
20  Sheffield Wednesday  11   1   1   9   8  27  -19    4

23-OCT-1999 [15:00] Manchester Utd. vs Spurs  (FA Premier League, AWAY)
27-OCT-1999 [19:45] Manchester Utd. vs NK Croatia  (UEFA Champions League, AWAY)
30-OCT-1999 [15:00] Manchester Utd. vs Aston Villa  (FA Premier League, HOME)
02-NOV-1999 [19:45] Manchester Utd. vs Sturm Graz  (UEFA Champions League, HOME)

The line-up for the testimonial game is:
Eric Cantona		Peter Schmeichel
Zinedine Zidane		Gabriel Batistuta
Paul Gascoigne 		Juninho
George Weah		Alessandro Costacurta
Christian Ziege		Lillian Thuram
Roberto Mancini		John Collins


UNITED Stats v All teams:
ALL FIXTURES at: http://www.red11.org/mufc/fix992000.htm
First Team Fixtures 1999/2000
All dates/times subject to change
Dates of possible cup ties also shown

Date        Opposition                        Score   Pos.   Attend.
15/07/99    Melbourne Australia   pre-season  W  2-0     -    60,000
18/07/99    Sydney    Australia   pre-season  W  1-0     -    78,000
21/07/99    Shanghai  Shenhua     pre-season  W  2-0     -    80,000
24/07/99    Hong Kong South China pre-season  W  2-0     -    40,000

 1/08/99    Arsenal   Wembley Charity Shield  L  1-2     -    70,185
 3/08/99    Omagh Town Omagh Bomb Fund        W  9-0     -     7,000
 4/08/99    Wigan Athletic friendly           W  2-0     -    15,000 
08/08/99    Everton                  Away PL  D  1-1    10    39,141
11/08/99    Sheffield Wednesday      Home PL  W  4-0     3    54,941
14/08/99    Leeds United             Home PL  W  2-0     1    55,187
22/08/99    Arsenal                  Away PL  W  2-1     1    38,147
25/08/99    Coventry City            Away PL  W  2-1     1    22,024 
27/08/99    Monaco - Lazio               ESC  L  0-1     -    15,223
30/08/99    Newcastle United         Home     W  5-1     1    55,190
11/09/99    Liverpool                Away     W  3-2     1    44,929
14/09/99    Croatia Zagreb           Home EC  D  0-0     -    53,250
18/09/99    Wimbledon                Home     D  1-1     1    55,189
22/09/99    Sturm Graz               Away EC  W  3-0     -    16,480
25/09/99    Southampton              Home     D  3-3     1    55,249
29/09/99    Marseille                Home EC  W  2-1     -    54,276
 3/10/99    Chelsea                  Away PL  L  0-5     2    34,909
11/10/99    Sir Alex testimonial     Home F   L  2-4   [RED LEGENDS]      
13/10/99    Aston Villa              Away WC3 L  0-3     -    33,815
16/10/99    Watford                  Home PL  W  4-1     2    55,188
19/10/99    Marseille                Away EC  L  0-1     -    ?  

23/10/99    Tottenham Hotspur        Away PL   15.00 
27/10/99    Croatia Zagreb           Away EC   19.45
30/10/99    Aston Villa              home PL   15.00
 2/11/99    Sturm Graz               Home EC   19.45 
 6/11/99    Leicester City           Home PL   15.00
20/11/99    Derby County             Away PL   15.00
24/11/99    ?     EC
27/11/99    Sheffield Wednesday      Away PL   15.00
30/11/99    Tokyo  Palmeiras         WCC       20.00
 4/12/99    Everton                  Home PL   15.00
 8/12/99    ?     EC
18/12/99    West Ham United          Away PL   15.00
26/12/99    Bradford City            Home PL   15.00
28/12/99    Sunderland               Away PL   20.00  "live on sky"
 3/01/2000  Middlesborough           Home PL   20.00
 JAN 05-14  Brazil WTC [3-4 games]
06/01/2000  Necaxa (Mexico)          Neut WTC  16.00
08/01/2000  Vasco da Gama (Brazil)   Away WTC  16.00
11/01/2000  South Melbourne (Australia) N WTC  16.00
22/01/2000  Arsenal                  Home PL   15.00
 5/02/2000  Coventry City            Home PL   15.00
12/02/2000  Newcastle United         Away PL   15.00
26/02/2000  Wimbledon                Away PL   15.00
 1/03/2000  ?   EC
 4/03/2000  Liverpool                Home PL   15.00
 8/03/2000  ?   EC
11/03/2000  Derby County             Home PL   15.00
15/03/2000  ?   EC
18/03/2000  Leicester City           Away PL   15.00
22/03/2000  ?   EC
25/03/2000  Bradford City            Away PL   15.00
 1/04/2000  West Ham United          Home PL   15.00
 5/04/2000  ?   EC qf i
 8/04/2000  Middlesborough           Away PL   15.00
15/04/2000  Sunderland               Home PL   15.00
19/04/2000  ?   EC qf ii
22/04/2000  Southampton              Away PL   15.00
24/04/2000  Chelsea                  Home PL   15.00
29/04/2000  West Ham United          Away PL   15.00
 3/05/2000  ?   EC sf i
 6/05/2000  Tottenham Hotspur        Home PL   15.00
10/05/2000  ?   EC sf ii
14/05/2000  Aston Villa              Away PL   15.00
24/05/2000  ?   EC Final



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Subject: MEN Report Marseille 1 Manchester United 0 By Stuart Mathieson DENIS Law and Ajax should have handed over their European records to Manchester United's history-makers last night. But the masochistic Reds just can't seem to resist the pain of doing things the hard way. Let's face it, with two tickets available to the next group stage the Champions' League holders shouldn't really be going to Zagreb next week still fighting for the lives. Old Trafford legend Law knows his three-decade European Cup record of 14 goals for United in the competition is on borrowed time. You wouldn't think it likely it will last into the Millennium under normal circumstances before it becomes Andy Cole's property. Cole is so electric at present that United in normal mode would probably have served up the chances for him to depose the King last night in France. Instead, through no fault of his own, Cole spent an evening of total frustration in the Stade Velodrome. Ajax, meanwhile, have been given a huge reprieve as United's efforts to equal their 19-match unbeaten sequence in the elite tournament floundered miserably as they suffered the long forgotten taste of Champions' League defeat. United gave a hint of the destruction they could have caused Marseille in a typically frenzied late assault. But it was only a fleeting illusion and as the French kept a grip on their prized victory, Ajax held onto their proud record from 1994-96. Despite Marseille's renaissance in the competition since the triumph and traumas of the early 90s - which saw the halcyon days of Waddle, Papin, Boksic, Desailly and Deschamps turn into the nightmare and shame of the Bernard Tapie bribery scandal - the re-emerging French outfit couldn't, in truth, have lived with United in top gear. A year ago United were scaring the pants off Europe as they stormed away with 16 goals in their opening four group matches. Twelve months ago today they were annihilating Brondby 6-2 in Copenhagen. In that four-game Euro blitz last autumn Cole chipped away at Law's record with two strikes and the continent lived in fear of the rampant Reds. But they can't rediscover the killer touch in Europe and that 16-goal haul has dwindled to just five including two blank nights and while the mangle they put everyone through last season was nonetheless compulsive excitement, this time it is just frustrating torture as United continue to find difficulty coming to terms with the increased value on their scalp. Both the Reds and their French opponents had sparred to little effect in the opening half hour in an expectant Velodrome. Marseille captain Robert Pires then started to stamp his influence on the match with Fabrizio Ravanelli also playing a dangerous supporting role. After 30 minutes Pires sliced his way through United's midfield and back four courtesy of an intelligent wall pass from Ravanelli. This was Mark Bosnich's first Champions' League moment of truth and he answered the challenge confidently as Pires fired in a shot which the Australian palmed superbly over the bar. Three minutes later the increasing penetration of Pires surfaced again as he pierced United's ranks with ease to burst through on goal. This time Bosnich wasn't needed as Phil Neville recovered splendidly to nudge the ball back to his number one and the Aussie hacked clear. After 39 minutes it was Pires and Ravanelli again who teamed up to cut another swathe through the Reds. Henning Berg, though, was stationed perfectly to cut out the danger. United were up against it as the Velodrome rose to their side's positive spell and after a Ravanelli free kick sped just wide the match turned ugly. The flashpoint was sparked right on half time by a two-footed Scholes lunge on Luccin. Not surprisingly the Frenchman's colleagues piled in to exact their revenge on the Reds midfielder. United weren't slow to protect their man and Andy Cole, in particular, needed to be extricated swiftly from the melee by Beckham in a successful bid to avoid being reduced to 10-men. United had their first major chance of the match five minutes after the interval when Keane powered away from his midfield duties to take advantage of Marseille's preoccupation with Yorke and Cole. He took a pass from the latter and drilled a low shot just wide of Porato's goal. But it was a rare moment of concern for the Velodrome who sensed a famous victory could be in the offing. The hugely inspirational Pires-Ravanelli combination troubled United further after 54 minutes. Dalmat picked out his skipper's run into United's box. Irwin came swiftly to stall Pires but couldn't halt the pass to the Italian. Fortunately, for the Reds the ball arrived slightly behind Ravanelli and he couldn't get a clean hit on the close range effort but dug out a shot which Bosnich dealt with comfortably. United had been undone so many time by Marseille's penetrative one-twos that it was scarcely a huge surprise when one finally succeeded. The big shock, however, was that the previous exponents of the wall pass art Pires and Ravanelli weren't involved. Amazingly it was big defender Gallas who decided to chance his arm and split the Reds open when he took a return from Dalmat. It took him easily into space behind United's defence and Bosnich was like a lamb to the slaughter as Gallas drove a ferocious shot beyond him. The first defeat since December '97 was now staring the Reds in the face. Whilst preparing his team for the visit of United, Marseille coach Rolland Courbis had halted a video re-run of the Old Trafford game after 75 minutes with his side leading 1-0. How he must have wished he could have used the remote on this one as United finally showed some attacking life with 13 minutes to go. Giggs picked up the gauntlet for his most effective spell of the match. First his lightning speed took him by Berizzo but with his cross heading for lurking Cole goalscorer Gallas instinctively stuck a foot out to divert the ball into his 'keeper's grateful hands. Giggs then couldn't be held by Perez but his forward colleagues had reacted too quickly and were caught offside. There was the inevitable frantic finale as the nervous French defended for their lives at times as United staged another comeback attempt. The Reds almost pulled it off with a Solskjaer salvage job ruled offside when he headed home from Beckham's overtime free kick. A host of red shirts looked to have been caught in Marseille's swift offside trap. It all happened in a blur and it took TV to show that the Norwegian had legitimately rescued United but the evidence came too late and it was debatable if United deserved it. Marseille probably hasn't celebrated with such gusto since their glory night in Munich in '93 when they beat AC Milan to win the European Cup. SHOTS ON: Marseille 3, United 3. SHOTS OFF: Marseille 8, United 1 GOALS: Gallas (69) for Marseille BOOKINGS: Scholes, Yorke and Beckham for United. Pires for Marseille.
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Subject: MISERY IN MARSEILLE FOR UNITED Manchester United's defence of their Champions League crown has become bogged down after a 1-0 defeat on Marseille's quagmire of a pitch. United never masterminded the heavy conditions at the Stade Velodrome on a surface which looked more like a potato field than a football pitch. Marseille coped better and William Gallas scored in the 69th minute to earn them a deserved victory. The defeat ended United's 18-match unbeaten run in the Champions League, but more importantly it also casts some doubt over their progression to the second phase. Marseille have now replaced United as Group D leaders on nine points and their trip to Croatia Zagreb next Wednesday has become even more significant. United still have a three-point advantage over their chief qualifying rivals and should still progress, but manager Sir Alex Ferguson will not appreciate this extra uncertainty and pressure on his players. The pitch had been so bad that the match had almost been called off earlier in the day. However the heavy downpours which had lashed the Mediterranean city held off and the game went ahead, although Ferguson was clearly not impressed with the surface when he inspected it. He was worried that the heavy pitch would aggravate Andy Cole's hamstring niggle, but despite this concern the striker, who needs one goal to equal Denis Law's club record of 14 goals in the European Cup, started. The Marseille fans in the sell-out 58,000 crowd gave United a hostile welcome and they held up a sick banner making fun of the Munich air crash, while another questioned David Beckham's sexuality. Marseille coach Rolland Courbis reshuffled his hand from the side he fielded three weeks ago in the 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford and Fabrizio Ravanelli was deployed as a lone striker, with Robert Pires supporting him from midfield. Marseille's massed ranks in midfield were running the show and Roy Keane and Paul Scholes could not exert any influence. Dwight Yorke and Cole were winning free-kicks in dangerous positions outside the Marseille box and David Beckham tried his luck from one 30 yards out only for Stephane Porato to save comfortably. Marseille still looked the more likely to score and in the 31st minute they almost did through some great play by Pires. He slipped the ball to Ravanelli who returned it into the right channel for him to run on to and unleash a drive, which Mark Bosnich parried away for a corner. The home side were getting closer to the breakthrough and Ravanelli curled a 30-yard free-kick agonisingly wide of Bosnich's left-hand post on 40 minutes. Tempers flared just before half-time when Scholes was booked for a two-footed lunge at Peter Luccin near the halfway line. Sebastien Perez was also cautioned after he shoved Scholes, while Ravanelli escaped punishment after he pushed the United midfielder. United went close with a neat passing move when Cole laid Ryan Giggs' ball off into the path of Keane, who was running through on the left, and he shot across goal and just wide of the far post. Denis Irwin, who was making a club record 37th Champions League appearance, inadvertently knocked the ball straight to Ravanelli from a tackle, but Bosnich smothered the Italian's close-range shot. United still could not gain control of the midfield and Giggs kept coming infield because of the cut-up pitch to limit their options down the left. Fortunately for United Jaap Stam was in total control at the back and he was having another outstanding performance. As the game went on the pitch deteriorated yet further and with it the standard of the play. Marseille were coping better with the conditions than United and in the 69th minute the hosts made the decisive breakthrough when Gallas played a one-two with Dalmat before slotting the ball home right-footed past Bosnich. United tried to step up a gear and they appealed in vain for an indirect free-kick for a backpass after Gallas knocked Giggs' cross into the arms of Porato. Click image for full size Dalmat went close to a second for Marseille when he shot narrowly wide after breaking down the right. United went for broke and brought on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for Henning Berg, but still they could not find an equaliser. Instead things went from bad to worse as Beckham was booked for the second time in the competition for fouling Pires to leave him just one caution away from suspension. In stoppage time substitute Loris Reina almost added to United's agony with a shot which brushed the foot of the post. However Gallas' goal has inflicted enough damage on them.
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Subject: CROATIA OFFERS NO PLEASURE TRIP FOR UNITED Suddenly Manchester United's jaunt to Croatia Zagreb next week has become less of a formality. Sir Alex Ferguson had hoped the pressure would be off his Treble winners going into the Champions League clash with Ossie Ardiles' side. His master plan was that United would have taken at least a point off Marseille last night and with three points virtually guaranteed against Sturm Graz in their final game, his side could collect the magic total of 11 to qualify regardless of what happens in Croatia. It has not quite worked out that way and instead United trail Group D leaders Marseille by two points following their surprise 1-0 defeat on the Stade Velodrome's paddy-field. Ferguson had not been banking on divine intervention helping United, but the gods were certainly smiling on them last night. While his side were losing to Marseille, Sturm Graz somehow managed to beat Zagreb to maintain United's three-point cushion over the Croatian champions. United should still qualify, but another reverse in Zagreb could hole United's qualification hopes below the waterline. Skipper Roy Keane has no doubts what they need to do on Wednesday - win. "Now we've got to go to Zagreb and get a better result, like a win," he said.
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Subject: Going out?? Personal Comment by Paul Well, back to the old days it seems of not playing to our strengths away from home. It was quite obvious after Marseille had scored that if we had bothered to attack from the start then we would have probably beaten them quite easily. Why sit back? We didn't do it in Barcelona, Munich or Turin, because if we had they would have taken us apart, so why do it against a team who IMHO would struggle in the premier league. This, remember, is the side who could only manage 1 shot at Old Trafford. Now, we find ourselves in the position of fighting for second place. To put it simply, if we lose next Wednesday, all Zagreb have to do is to beat a Marseille team who will have nothing to play for to go through themselves. I bet Edwards will be scrambling for his FA Cup entry form then as the pound signs start disappearing before his eyes. Besides, even if we do get through now, I assume the top teams are seeded above the 2nd placed teams?? Anyway, it was only made worse by the coverage on OnDigital. Some dickhead had the clever idea of having Ian St John as co-commentator, someone I have grown to despise and who obviously revels in United defeats. Not to mention slagging off Giggsy as disgraceful at one point for stubbing his cross, he went on to see how many times he could put the words David Beckham and petulance into the same sentence. What a w**ker!!! On another note, I turned over to watch a few minutes of Barcelona v Arsenal at half time and saw more excitement in a few minutes than in the whole first half in Marseille - it was also in widescreen which I really must say is glorious for watching football on as you see so much more of the pitch. Barcelona look pretty formidable, but from what I saw of the penalty they are still cheating, robbing, scrounging (not that I'm bitter about having my wallet knicked) b**tards. Paul
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Subject: Under-19/Under-17 Report SEVENTH HEAVEN Tuesday, October 19, 1999 12:44 Neil Bailey's lads were keen so keen to extend their already impressive start to the campaign that they could barely wait to open the scoring against Barnsley at Littleton Road. Slightly more than half a minute of the Under-17 Academy had elapsed when Steven Clegg and Ben Muirhead combined to set-up the first goal for Gary Sampson. If the early strike had the Barnsley youngsters thinking that there was more to follow then they were absolutely right. Five minutes on and Muirhead had finished off a shot-cum-cross from Daniel Nardiello to make it 2-0. Nardiello made it 3-0 in the 11th minute and shortly afterwards Barnsley's problems were increased when their keeper Lee Hawksley was stretchered from the game after colliding with Marc Whiteman. Tykes' defender Liam Kay took over in goal and he managed to keep United at bay until the 34th minute when his own defender Adam Oldham inadvertently put through his own-goal. Whiteman and Nardiello added further goals to give United a 6-0 lead at the break. Nardiello completed his hat-trick in the 63rd minute and Whiteman collected his second of the game moments later. Barnsley's miserable day was rounded-off in the final minute when Chris Humphries, who'd replaced Nardiello with twenty-odd minutes to go, thumped home United's ninth goal. It was also a good day for the Under-19s who had an encouraging 1-1 draw against Everton at Bellefield. Danny Webber was United's scorer shortly after the half-time interval.
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Subject: ALL ECL GROUPS - all results/fixtures ECL GROUPS Group A P W D L F A PTS Lazio 4 3 1 0 11 2 10 B Leverkusen 4 1 2 1 6 6 5 Dynamo Kiev 4 1 1 2 6 6 4 NK Maribor 4 1 0 3 1 10 3 Fixtures/results Tue Sep 14 Bayer Leverkusen 1-1 Lazio Tue Sep 14 Dynamo Kiev 0-1 NK Maribor Wed Sep 22 Maribor 0-2 Bayer Leverkusen Wed Sep 22 Lazio 2-1 Dynamo Kiev Wed Sep 29 Bayer Leverkusen 1-1 Dynamo Kiev Wed Sep 29 Lazio 4-0 NK Maribor Tue Oct 19 Dynamo Kiev 4-2 Bayer Leverkusen Tue Oct 19 NK Maribor 0-4 Lazio Wed Oct 27 7:45 NK Maribor v Dynamo Kiev Wed Oct 27 7:45 Lazio v Bayer Leverkusen Tue Nov 2 7:45 Bayer Leverkusen v NK Maribor Tue Nov 2 7:45 Dynamo Kiev v Lazio Group B P W D L F A PTS Barcelona 4 3 1 0 11 6 10 Fiorentina 4 1 2 1 5 4 5 Arsenal 4 1 2 1 6 6 5 AIK Solna 4 0 1 3 2 8 1 Fixtures/results Tue Sep 14 Fiorentina 0-0 Arsenal Tue Sep 14 AIK Solna 1-2 Barcelona Wed Sep 22 Arsenal 3-1 AIK Solna Wed Sep 22 Barcelona 4-2 Fiorentina Wed Sep 29 AIK Solna 0-0 Fiorentina Wed Sep 29 Barcelona 1-1 Arsenal Tue Oct 19 Fiorentina 3-0 AIK Solna Tue Oct 19 Arsenal 2-4 Barcelona Wed Oct 27 7:45 Arsenal v Fiorentina Wed Oct 27 7:45 Barcelona v AIK Solna Tue Nov 2 7:45 Fiorentina v Barcelona Tue Nov 2 7:45 AIK Solna v Arsenal Group C P W D L F A PTS Rosenborg 4 2 2 0 10 4 8 B. Dortmund 4 1 2 1 6 7 5 Feyenoord 4 0 4 0 5 5 4 Boavista 4 0 2 2 3 8 2 Fixtures/results Tue Sep 14 Boavista 0-3 Rosenborg Tue Sep 14 Feyenoord 1-1 Borussia Dortmund Wed Sep 22 Borussia Dortmund 3-1 Boavista Wed Sep 22 Rosenborg 2-2 Feyenoord Wed Sep 29 Boavista 1-1 Feyenoord Wed Sep 29 Rosenborg 2-2 Borussia Dortmund Tue Oct 19 Borussia Dortmund 0-3 Rosenborg Tue Oct 19 Feyenoord 1-1 Boavista Tue Oct 27 7:45 Borussia Dortmund v Feyenoord Tue Oct 27 7:45 Rosenborg v Boavista Tue Nov 2 7:45 Boavista v Borussia Dortmund Tue Nov 2 7:45 Feyenoord v Rosenborg Group D P W D L F A PTS Marseille 4 3 0 1 6 3 9 Manchester Utd 4 2 1 1 5 2 7 Croatia Zagreb 4 1 1 2 4 3 4 SK Sturm Graz 4 1 0 3 1 8 3 Fixtures/results Tue Sep 14 Manchester United 0-0 Croatia Zagreb Tue Sep 14 Marseille 2-0 SK Sturm Graz Wed Sep 22 Croatia Zagreb 1-2 Marseille Wed Sep 22 SK Sturm Graz 0-3 Manchester United Wed Sep 29 Manchester United 2-1 Marseille Wed Sep 29 Croatia Zagreb 3-0 SK Sturm Graz Tue Oct 19 Marseille 1-0 Manchester United Tue Oct 19 SK Sturm Graz 1-0 Croatia Zagreb Wed Oct 27 7:45 NK Croatia v Man Utd Wed Oct 27 7:45 Sturm Graz v Marseille Tue Nov 2 7:45 Manchester United v SK Sturm Graz Tue Nov 2 7:45 Marseille v Croatia Zagreb Group E P W D L F A PTS Real Madrid 3 2 1 0 10 5 7 FC Porto 3 2 0 1 4 3 6 Olympiakos 3 1 1 1 6 6 4 Molde FK 3 0 0 3 2 8 0 Fixtures/results Wed Sep 2 Molde FK 0-1 FC Porto Wed Sep 2 Olympiakos Piraeus FC 3-3 Real Madrid Tue Sep 21 FC Porto 2-0 Olympiakos Piraeus FC Tue Sep 21 Real Madrid 4-1 Molde FK Tue Sep 28 Olympiakos Piraeus FC 3-1 Molde FK Tue Sep 28 Real Madrid 3-1 FC Porto Wed Oct 20 7:45 FC Porto v Real Madrid Wed Oct 20 7:45 Molde FK v Olympiakos Piraeus FC Tue Oct 26 7:45 FC Porto v Molde FK Wed Oct 26 7:45 Real Madrid v Olympiakos Piraeus FC Wed Nov 3 7:45 Molde FK v Real Madrid Wed Nov 3 7:45 Olympiakos Piraeus FC v FC Porto Group F P W D L F A PTS Valencia 3 1 2 0 4 2 5 Bayern Munich 3 1 2 0 4 3 5 Rangers 3 1 1 1 2 3 4 PSV Eindhoven 3 0 1 2 2 4 1 Fixtures/results Wed Sep 15 Bayern Munich 2-1 PSV Eindhoven Wed Sep 15 Valencia 2-0 Rangers Tue Sep 21 PSV Eindhoven 1-1 Valencia Tue Sep 21 Rangers 1-1 Bayern Munich Tue Sep 28 Bayern Munich 1-1 Valencia Tue Sep 28 PSV Eindhoven 0-1 Rangers Wed Oct 20 7:45 Rangers v PSV Eindhoven Wed Oct 20 7:45 Valencia v Bayern Munich Tue Oct 26 7:45 PSV Eindhoven v Bayern Munich Tue Oct 26 7:45 Rangers v Valencia Wed Nov 3 7:45 Bayern Munich v Rangers Wed Nov 3 7:45 Valencia v PSV Eindhoven Group G P W D L F A PTS Bordeaux 3 2 1 0 5 3 7 Sparta Praha 3 1 2 0 5 1 5 Spartak Moscow 3 1 1 1 5 4 4 Willem II 3 0 0 3 3 10 0 Fixtures/results Wed Sep 15 Sparta Praha 0-0 Girondins de Bordeaux Wed Sep 15 Willem II 1-3 Spartak Moscow Tue Sep 21 Girondins de Bordeaux 3-2 Willem II Tue Sep 21 Spartak Moscow 1-1 Sparta Praha Tue Sep 28 Sparta Praha 4-0 Willem II Tue Sep 28 Girondins de Bordeaux 2-1 Spartak Moscow Wed Oct 20 7:45 Spartak Moscow v Girondins de Bordeaux Wed Oct 20 7:45 Willem II v Sparta Praha Tue Oct 26 7:45 Girondins de Bordeaux v Sparta Praha Tue Oct 26 7:45 Spartak Moscow v Willem II Wed Nov 3 7:45 Sparta Praha v Spartak Moscow Wed Nov 3 7:45 Willem II v Girondins de Bordeaux Group H P W D L F A PTS Hertha Berlin 3 1 2 0 5 2 5 AC Milan 3 1 2 0 3 2 5 Chelsea 3 1 1 1 2 2 4 Galatasaray 3 0 1 2 3 5 1 Fixtures/results Wed Sep 15 Chelsea FC 0-0 AC Milan Wed Sep 15 Galatasaray 2-2 Hertha BSC Berlin Tue Sep 21 Hertha BSC 2-1 Chelsea FC Tue Sep 21 AC Milan 2-1 Galatasaray Tue Sep 28 Chelsea FC 1-0 Galatasaray Tue Sep 28 AC Milan 1-1 Hertha BSC Berlin Wed Oct 20 7:45 Galatasaray v Chelsea Wed Oct 20 7:45 Hertha BSC Berlin v AC Milan Tue Oct 26 7:45 Hertha BSC Berlin v Galatasaray Tue Oct 26 7:45 AC Milan v Chelsea FC Wed Nov 3 7:45 Chelsea FC v Hertha BSC Berlin Wed Nov 3 7:45 Galatasaray v AC Milan Third qualifying round - aggregate results Chelsea (Eng) 3-0 Skonto Riga (Lat) Rapid Vienna (Aut) 0-4 Galatasaray (Tur) Fiorentina (Ita) 5-1 Widzew Lodz (Pol) AaB Aalborg (Den) 3-4 Dynamo Kiev (Ukr) Olympique Lyon (Fra)0-3 Maribor Teatanic (Slo) Croatia Zagreb (Cro)2-0 MTK Budapest (Hun) Teplice (Czech Rep) 0-1 Borussia Dortmund (Ger) Rangers (Scot) 2-1 Parma (Ita) Brondby (Den) 3-5 Boavista (Por) AEK Athens (Gre) 0-1 AIK Stockholm (Swe) Hapoel Haifa (Isr) 0-4 Valencia (Spa) Hertha Berlin (Ger) 2-0 A.Famagusta (Cyp) Zimbru Chisinau(Mol)0-2 PSV Eindhoven (Net) Spartak Moscow (Rus)5-1 Partizan Belgrade (Yug) Sturm Graz (Aut) 4-3 Servette (Swi) Molde (Nor) 1-1 Real Mallorca (Spa) (Molde go through on away goals) Second qualifying round results Valletta (Mal) 0-2 Rapid Vienna (Aut) Agg: 0-5 Slovan Bratislava (Slo) 1-1 Anorthosis Fam.(Cyp) Agg: 2-3 Rijeka (Cro) 0-3 Partizan Belgrade (Yug) Agg: 1-6 Molde (Nor) 4-0 CSKA Moscow (Rus) Agg: 4-2 Widzew Lodz (Pol) 4-1 Liteks (Bul) Agg: 5-5 Widzew won 3-2 on penalties Rangers (Sco) 3-0 Haka (Fin) Agg: 7-1 Zimbru (Mol) 2-0 Dynamo Tbilisi (Geo) Agg: 3-2 AIK (Swe) 2-0 Dnepr-Transmash M. (Bel)Agg: 3-0 Brondby (Den) 1-0 Sloga Jugomagnat (Mac) Agg: 2-0 Skonto (Lat) 2-1 Rapid Bucharest (Rom) Agg: 5-4 Hapoel Haifa (Isr) 0-0 Besiktas (Tur) Agg: 1-1 Hapoel won on away goals Zalgiris (Lit) 0-1 Dynamo Kiev (Ukr) Agg: 3-0 MTK Budapest (Hun) 3-1 Vestmannaeyja (Ice) Agg: 5-1 Genk (Bel) 3-0 Maribor (Slo) Agg: 4-5 First qualifying round results Kapaz (Aze) 2-1 Sloga Jugomagnat (Mac) Agg: 2-2 Sloga Jugomagnat win on away goals Tirana (Alb) 1-2 Vestmannaeyja (Ice) Agg: 1-3 Flora Tallinn (Est) 1-4 Partizan Belgrade (Yug) Agg: 1-10 Valletta (Mal) 3-2 Barry Town (Wal) Agg: 3-2 Glentoran (NIre) 0-2 Liteks (Bul) Agg: 0-5 Haka (Fin) 6-0 HB Torshavn (Faroe Is) Agg: 7-1 Skonto (Lat) 8-0 Jeunesse Esch (Lux) Agg: 10-0 Zimbru (Mol) 5-0 St Patrick's Ath. (Irl) Agg: 10-0 Tsement (Arm) 0-3 Zalgiris (Lit) Agg: 0-5
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Subject: CROATIA OFFERS NO PLEASURE TRIP FOR UNITED Suddenly Manchester United's jaunt to Croatia Zagreb next week has become less of a formality. Sir Alex Ferguson had hoped the pressure would be off his Treble winners going into the Champions League clash with Ossie Ardiles' side. His master plan was that United would have taken at least a point off Marseille last night and with three points virtually guaranteed against Sturm Graz in their final game, his side could collect the magic total of 11 to qualify regardless of what happens in Croatia. It has not quite worked out that way and instead United trail Group D leaders Marseille by two points following their surprise 1-0 defeat on the Stade Velodrome's paddy-field. Ferguson had not been banking on divine intervention helping United, but the gods were certainly smiling on them last night. While his side were losing to Marseille, Sturm Graz somehow managed to beat Zagreb to maintain United's three-point cushion over the Croatian champions. United should still qualify, but another reverse in Zagreb could hole United's qualification hopes below the waterline. Skipper Roy Keane has no doubts what they need to do on Wednesday - win. "Now we've got to go to Zagreb and get a better result, like a win," he said.
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Subject: Beckham and Keane battle for Euro crown ęę David Beckham and Roy Keane are close to being crowned European Footballer of the Year - but will have to beat Rivaldo to do it. According to leaks from France Football magazine which organises Le Ballon D'Or, the famous Golden Ball trophy could be destined for Britain for the first time in over 20 years, as they prepare to announce this year's winner within the next few weeks. During the Sixties, Denis Law, Sir Bobby Charlton and George Best all held Europe's top individual honour whilst at Old Trafford and Beckham is favourite in some quarters to follow in their footsteps. The European Footballer of the Year is chosen by a compilation of votes from 50 journalists from all parts of Europe, who each select their top five players with the winner being decided using proportional representation. The biggest obstacle for Beckham is teammate Keane who could take away some of the votes which would have gone his way, and that could hand the trophy to Barcelona star Rivaldo.
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Subject: We got it wrong admits Neville Phil Neville admitted Manchester United got their game plan wrong after Marseille ended their 18-match unbeaten Champions League run. Neville revealed that Man U had thought the French team would be content to play for a draw in the knowledge that a point would keep them on course for a place in the second phase. The defender feels they allowed themselves to be fooled and paid the price as they lost 1-0 in the Stade Velodrome. William Gallas scored the only goal in the 69th minute to take Marseille two points clear of United at the top of Group D. ''Before the game the boss said they would probably be happy with a draw,'' said Neville. ''They've got Sturm Graz to come at home and three points against them would probably get them through so they probably would have been happy with a draw against us. ''Unfortunately we got led into a false sense of security in that we sat back too much and didn't play our normal attacking game. ''We never got our passing game going and never really penetrated them. I don't think we played well enough to win. ''If we had not lost this game we would have beaten Ajax's record of unbeaten games and that's disappointing so now we must try and go another 19 games without defeat.'' United were a pale imitation of the team which terrorised Europe last season and they never got to grips with the heavy pitch. Despite the defeat United should still qualify for the second phase after Sturm Graz surprisingly beat Croatia Zagreb 1-0. The Treble winners hold a three-point advantage going into their clash with Zagreb in Croatia next Wednesday.
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Subject: EDWARDS PROPOSES RADICAL CHANGES Exclusive by Ben Lyttleton Manchester United chairman Martin Edwards has come up with a solution to solving fixture congestion - by proposing the Premiership is reduced to sixteen clubs. The chairman's controversial viewpoints are sure to be received critically - after all, Manchester United have withdrawn from the FA Cup in order to play in the World Club Championships in Brazil. Edwards said: "Thereís mention of cutting the Premiership down to eighteen clubs. We have always supported that. We have said all along we favour an eighteen-club league and with the football calendar as it currently stands, with the amount of internationals and competitions and an expanded Champions League, I would actually favour a sixteen-club league. "I know that is going to be very contentious because we canít even get agreement on eighteen clubs. But I feel that in the future other leagues will be reduced to sixteen and even if we do then downsize to eighteen teams we will still be out of sync with them. "Perhaps the only way you are going to get a reduced Premier League is by having two divisions and negotiating with the clubs who are at the top of the existing Football League to bring them in. "Again, that is contentious and has not yet been debated by all the clubs in the Premier League so I donít know what the views of the other clubs would be. I see that as being the only way of eventually reducing the Premier League, whether it be to sixteen or eighteen clubs." Edwards' popularity took a massive nosedive after United broke with tradition in entering the World Club Competition in favour of the FA Cup. It was a decision, stressed Edwards, that the club were pressured into making. He explained: "Quite clearly it was put to us that if Manchester United did not compete in the tournament in Brazil in January, then that would severely damage the chances of England winning the 2006 World Cup bid. "It was purely on that basis that we withdrew from the FA Cup and agreed to play in Brazil," he added, before saying that thet were told this by Tony Banks. "He was the sports minister at the time. The FA was involved in those discussions as well but it was made quite plain to us that it would greatly enhance the chances of the 2006 World Cup bid if we played in Brazil, but it was put even stronger that we could jeopardise Englandís chances if we didnít." Edwards was speaking in the latest issue of United, the official Manchester United magazine. He went on to explain that the proposed signing of Rivaldo would have broken down when it came to personal terms. "There is no doubt we would have loved to have had the Brazilian here but the problem was that Barcelona didnít want to sell him, and even if they did what would the transfer fee have been? They paid £18m for him so they are going to want £20m plus, and on top of that Rivaldoís personal terms are at least three times above what we pay our top player at the moment. That creates problems for us." The same problems, he added, that make spending money willy-nilly like 'superclubs' Lazio, Inter Milan or Real Madrid an impossibility. "We make roughly £30m a year. Out of that you pay tax, so you might end up with £21m. You then pay a dividend of, say, £5m, so if youíre lucky youíll end up with a £16m profit. "Last summer we spent £28m on players, this year it was something like £11m on Massimo Taibi, Mikael Silvestre and Quinton Fortune. We have spent £40m but havenít actually made that money net in the last two years. We have actually spent more than weíve earned. "We have to do what we feel is right to strengthen the team, we have to support the manager, but likewise we cannot spend what we are not earning. Donít forget that also during that period we were spending £30m on the stadium and that is money you have to generate after tax. We canít spend over and above what we havenít got. "You must remember that clubs like Real Madrid have been £75m to £100m in debt before and that this figure was then written off by King Carlos. We canít operate like that. Iím sure Her Majestyís Government and the Inland Revenue are not going to bail Manchester United out if we get heavily into debt. "The Italian clubs donít necessarily run their businesses to make a profit either. Very often they have got individual entrepreneurs who bail them out. They are either backed by very big companies or wealthy individuals and so when they get into debt the owners rescue them. "You have only got to look at Inter Milan where Massimo Moratti has put something like £30m of his own money into the club. They havenít got the restrictions that we have and they run them like their individual fiefdoms. We canít compete with that." The full interview with Martin Edwards appears in United, out on Thursday October 21
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