With football fans being football fans, former Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo is likely to get an awful lot of hostility from the Etihad crowd, who will have gathered on Wednesday evening hoping their team avoid another bumbling, dismal performance in the Champions League.
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As Mauricio Pellegrino looks around at a packed, excited Mestalla on Tuesday night, a stadium packed to the rafters with enthusiastic, loyal fans and watches his feisty Valencia players troop out to take on Bayern Munich, there must be just the one thought going through the Valencia coachÃ¢ÂÂs mind: Ã¢ÂÂblimey, IÃ¢ÂÂm still here.Ã¢ÂÂ
RESULTS Sat 17 Nov Juventus 0-0 Lazio, Napoli 2-2 AC Milan Sun 18 Nov Bologna 3-0 Palermo, Catania 2-1 Chievo, Fiorentina 4-1 Atalanta, Inter 2-2 Cagliari, Udinese 2-2 Parma, Siena 1-0 Pescara, Sampdoria 3-1 Genoa.
RESULTS Sat 17 Nov Osasuna 0-0 Malaga, Valencia 2-1 Espanyol, Barcelona 3-1 Real Zaragoza, Real Madrid 5-1 Athletic Bilbao Sun 18 Nov Deportivo 0-2 Levante, Celta Vigo 1-1 Mallorca, Getafe 2-1 Real Valladolid, Granada 0-1 Atletico Madrid, Sevilla 5-1 Real Betis.