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Prandelli looking forward to Spain duel
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Prandelli looking forward to Spain duel

Jun 23 2013, 3:12am CDT | by

Salvador (Brazil), June 23 (IANS) Italy coach Cesare Prandelli says his team will have nothing to lose in the likely event of the Azzurri meeting Spain in the Confederations Cup semifinals.

Salvador (Brazil), June 23 — Italy coach Cesare Prandelli says his team will have nothing to lose in the likely event of the Azzurri meeting Spain in the Confederations Cup semifinals. Brazil's 4-2...

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Prandelli looking forward to Spain duel

Jun 23 2013, 3:12am CDT | by

Salvador (Brazil), June 23 (IANS) Italy coach Cesare Prandelli says his team will have nothing to lose in the likely event of the Azzurri meeting Spain in the Confederations Cup semifinals.

Salvador (Brazil), June 23 — Italy coach Cesare Prandelli says his team will have nothing to lose in the likely event of the Azzurri meeting Spain in the Confederations Cup semifinals.

Brazil's 4-2 victory over Italy Saturday has set up a tantalising rematch of last year's European Championship final in Fortaleza Thursday, reports Xinhua.

Only a loss to Nigeria for Spain and a Uruguay victory by 12 goals or more against Tahiti in Sunday's Group B matches would save Italy from meeting the reigning European and World Champions in the final four.

"Matches like these make you grow and if we face Spain we'll try to play our normal game," Prandelli said Saturday.

The 55-year-old insisted he was satisfied with his team's spirited second-half performance against Brazil at the Arena Fonte Nova.

"After halftime we played great. I'm very pleased with what I saw, the way we reacted and had desire to attack deep. Of course against sides of Brazil's quality, you are always at risk of conceding a goal if you make a mistake and unfortunately that is what happened to us," he said.

Brazil, meanwhile, will likely play Uruguay in Wednesday's other semifinal at Belo Horizonte's Mineirao Stadium, if Spain expectedly beats Nigeria.

The Selecao have now posted five wins and four draws since their last loss -- a 1-2 defeat to England at Wembley in February.

"This result (against Italy) gives us even more confidence. We are not going to get too excited because we still have work to do. But today we have beaten a quality opponent which shows we are on the right track," Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said.

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Borussia Dortmund and Galatasaray will be looking to distract from domestic struggles in their Champions League clash on Tuesday. Borussia Dortmund have made a terrible start to the Bundesliga season, and remarkably sit in the relegation zone after 10 games of the season. However, so far they've managed to use the Champions League as an escape, and have recorded three wins from their opening three matches. The last time they did ...
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After a dramatic weekend in the Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund must now turn their attention to their next challenge as Group D of the Champions League comes racing over the horizon once again.  Jurgen Klopp's side once again face Turkish opponents Galatasaray in a mirror fixture to the 4-0 drubbing they unleashed upon the Istanbul side last month.  Such a result will of course be no surprise to Cesare Pr ...
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Oct 22 2014 8:51pm CDT | Source: Soccer News

Both Cesare Prandelli and Selcuk Inan emphasised Galatasaray’s priority is to win their domestic title after ...
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Galatasaray brush off continental defeat

Oct 22 2014 8:17pm CDT | Source: Soccerway

Both Cesare Prandelli and Selcuk Inan emphasised Galatasaray's priority is to win their domestic title after their 4-0 loss to Borussia Dortmund ...
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Galatasaray vs. Borussia Dortmund: Score, Grades, Reaction from Champions League

Oct 22 2014 4:26pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Borussia Dortmund already have one foot in the knockout stages of the Champions League after they extended their 100 percent start to Group D with a 4-0 victory over Galatasaray on Wednesday. The three points were secured well before half-time in Istanbul after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang notched twice in the opening 18 minutes before Marco Reus, in his second game after returning from injury, notched a third five minutes before the b ...
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3 things we learned from Dortmund's easy 4-0 win over Galatasaray

Oct 22 2014 3:36pm CDT | Source: SBNation

BVB may be struggling in the Bundesliga, but they remained perfect in group stage play with a convincing win over their Turkish opposition. Borussia Dortmund kept their perfect record in Champions League play in tact with an impressive 3-0 win over Galatasaray in Turkey. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang found the back of the net twice for BVB who stayed top of Group D with nine points, three points clear of Arsen ...
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Marco Reus returns to the lineup for Borussia Dortmund against Galatasaray

Oct 22 2014 12:56pm CDT | Source: SBNation

Dortmund travel to Galatasaray as they look to stay perfect in Group D play. Dortmund's league form may be in shambles, but they're undefeated so far in the Champions League. Here's how both teams will lineup as BVB goes for their third group stage win against Galatasaray. Cesare Prandelli has made two changes to the lineup that drew 1-1 against Anderlecht. Sari Veysel drops from right back spot, rep ...
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