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In less than a week the showdown begins between Italy and England in European football, with the starting fixtures of Match day 7 UEFA Champions League.

Roma and Inter are looking very strong at the moment, and it’ll take full concentration on the part of Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal and Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United to spoil an Italian wedding. After winning the derby of Milan on Sunday, the spotlight is brightly shining on Internazionale manager Jose Mourinho, hired specifically by Inter owner Massimo Moratti to turn domestic domination into European conquest. Mourinho will renew his old rivalry with Ferguson when the former Chelsea boss welcomes Sir Alex and United to Milan on 24 February to take on his new side, Internazionale.

The final encounter between Italy and England also pits former EPL manager Claudio Ranieri against his old club Chelsea. Poised to make his return to Stamford Bridge, Ranieri faces a Chelsea whose waning domestic performance and managerial substitution of Guus Hiddink could provide the advantage the Italian is looking for. It is true Ranieri was quoted in the press as being worried over Chelsea’s sacking of Luiz Felipe Scolari, claiming all Juventus preparation has been planned around Scolari tactics.

TIMES AND PLACES

Arsenal v Roma LIVE Tuesday 24 February at 2:45 pm EST
Internazionale v Man United LIVE Tuesday 24 February at 2:45 pm EST
Chelsea v Juventus LIVE Wednesday 25 February at 2:45 pm EST

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