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Greece: How did it get into this mess?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Greece's affair with the euro began with the grandest of hopes. The country approved the euro in 2001, in time to be among the first countries to use the new currency.<p>At first, the most ambitious attempt ever to create a new multinational currency all seemed to go so well. The predicted …

Ludogorets vs. Real Madrid, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Team news and game preview

Real Madrid should net quite a few goals en route to a win over Ludogorets in Bulgaria on Wednesday.<p>There may well be concerns about the balance of the Real Madrid lineup, but there's no doubting the quality of their attack. That alone will be more than enough for them to cruise into the Champions …

FC Basel vs. Liverpool, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Team news and game preview

Stuttering Liverpool will look to record their second consecutive Champions League win away at Basel.<p>Liverpool were expected to cruise through their Champions League group, but Brendan Rodgers' side have looked uncharacteristically disjointed so far this season. They did beat minnows Ludogorets in …

Anderlecht vs. Borussia Dortmund, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Team news and game preview

Dortmund can take control of Group D with a win over Anderlecht in Belgium.<p>Borussia Dortmund are a walking M.A.S.H unit at the moment as they travel to Belgium to face Anderlecht. Jürgen Klopp is quickly running out of attacking players with Marco Reus, Jakub Blaszczykowski, Nuri Sahin and Henrikh …

Atlético Madrid vs. Juventus, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Team news and game preview

The defending La Liga champions face Juventus in Madrid needing a positive result after their opening round loss.<p>After a loss in their group stage opener against Olympiacos, the pressure is on Atlético Madrid to get a win as they return home to the Vincente Calderón to face Juventus. The Italians …

Bayer Leverkusen vs. Benfica, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Team news and game preview

Bayer Leverkusen and Benfica both head into their match looking to bounce back from opening day defeats.<p>Bayer Leverkusen and Benfica are two of the Champions League's perennial dark horses, but they're unfortunate to have been drawn in a very even group this year. In Group C there are no great …

Malmö vs. Olympiacos, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Team news and game preview

Olympiacos could find themselves at the top of Group A if they can defeat Malmö in Sweden.<p>Olympiacos have to be feeling great as they enter their second group stage of this season's Champions League against Malmö. The Greeks pulled off an upset of last season's runner-up Atlético Madrid in their …

Arsenal vs. Galatasaray, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Team news and game preview

Thanks to a loss against Dortmund and a plethora of injuries, Arsenal are feeling the pressure to get a result against Galatasaray<p>Arsenal will face a Turkish club for the second time already in this season's Champions League when Galatasaray visit the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday. The Gunners …

Zenit St. Petersburg vs. Monaco, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Team news and game preview

Monaco will have to defy the odds again if they're to beat Zenit St. Petersburg on Wednesday.<p>With FFP having shorn Monaco of their riches, they suffered an exodus of their most important players in the summer. The result has been a nightmarish start to the French domestic season season -- they sit …

BATE Borisov vs. Athletic Bilbao, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Team news and game preview

BATE has failed to defeat a Spanish club in eight tries all time, which should make Athletic Bilbao feel good.<p>Athletic Club are in desperate need a positive result as they travel to Belarus to face BATE Borisov. Since their 3-1 win over Napoli in Champions League qualifying back in August, Atheltic …

Shakhtar Donetsk vs. FC Porto, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Team news and game preview

Porto will be looking to record their second consecutive Champions League win away at Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday.<p>Porto started their Champions League campaign with a superb 6-0 rout of BATE, though they face a much tougher test in their second match of the group stages. They travel to Ukraine to …

Sporting Lisbon vs. Chelsea, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Team news and game preview

Chelsea will attempt to become the first English side to defeat Sporting in Portugal since Manchester United in 2007.<p>Chelsea and Sporting are chasing three points after both sides drew in their group stages openers two weeks ago. While Chelsea dominated against Schalke, they conceded late and were …

Schalke 04 vs. Maribor, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Team news and game preview

Schalke will look to continue their recent renaissance at home to Maribor on Tuesday.<p>After Schalke 04 started the Bundesliga season with two defeats and a draw, coach Jens Keller's days seemed numbered. However, they started their turnaround with a shock 1-1 draw away at Chelsea in their opening …

CSKA Moscow vs. Bayern Munich, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Team news and game preview

Bayern will chase their second win of the group stages against CSKA Moscow in an empty stadium on Tuesday.<p>Thanks to their stoppage time winner against Manchester City in their first group stage match, Bayern Munich enter Tuesday's match against CSKA Moscow is pretty good shape. They sit at the top …

Manchester City vs. AS Roma, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Team news and game preview

Manchester City host Roma on Tuesday in a crucial Group E clash.<p>With Bayern Munich expected to cruise through to the knockouts and CSKA Moscow expected to finish last, Tuesday's clash between Manchester City and AS Roma is one half of the most important matchup in the Champions League's Group E. …

APOEL vs. Ajax, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Team news and game preview

APOEL and Ajax head into this fixture looking for their first wins of the group stages.<p>APOEL and Ajax were unfortunate to have been drawn alongside two giants of European football in the Champions League's Group F, with Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain the strong favourites to progress into the …

Paris Saint-Germain vs. Barcelona, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Team news and game preview

PSG hope to knock off Barca in Paris, but they'll be missing at least two key starters on Tuesday.<p>Barcelona's trip to Paris to face the big spending Paris Saint-Germain is easily set to be one of the better matches of this round of Champions League group stage games. Injuries are going to play a …

The Xbox One Could Rise To The Top, If Microsoft Does One Thing

Microsoft is a company famous for big successes and big mistakes. Windows ME and to some extent Vista are cases in point. Some of Microsoft’s mistakes have been releasing products that aren’t very good – again, Windows ME – and some of those mistakes have come from listening to the public.<p>Yes, …