Friday simulcast meetings from Australia, Korea

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Sunday's Singapore Stipendiary Stewards' Report Highlights

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Simply Brilliant

TOO GOOD: Golden Brilliant responding to apprentice Troy See’s riding to beat Kiwi Karma in the $80,000 Jason Parquet Stakes over 1,100m on the Polytrack in Race 5 on Sunday.
John O’Hara (above), trainer of Golden Brilliant
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'We'll attack, not contain'

PUMPED UP: Leonardo Bonucci (above) believes he can play to the highest level against the reigning Spanish champions. 

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How Arsenal's best defence stacks up against the current backline

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Galatasaray will punish Arsenal's porous defence

DISARRAY: The Arsenal defenders strike a dejected pose after their 2-3 loss to Stoke last Saturday.

Mark Hughes hammered the most painful nail into Arsenal’s coffin, writes Neil Humphreys.

Stoke had already humbled the Gunners. But Hughes took the opportunity to humiliate them.

The Potters manager recognised what appeared to be blindingly obvious to all but Arsene Wenger.

Arsenal’s back four are as hollow as they are hopeless.

Hughes had glanced at the team-sheet and knew that victory was his.

The Gunners’ defenders are no longer just beatable. They can be belittled, battered into an early submission.

Stoke shamed them. The Turkish side could terrify them tomorrow morning (Singapore time).

The distant echo of giggling drifts across from Galatasaray.

The Gunners’ Champions League opponents are famed for their inhospitality.

Their legendary banner often intimidated visitors: Welcome to hell. 

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Van Gaal: Falcao can't last a match

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Studs and Duds

Brendan Rodgers has 
had more misses than 
hits in the transfer market

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Kolo: Gerrard a man for the big occasion

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Reds need Anfield to work another special European night

TALISMAN: Steven Gerrard will be among the key players able to up the Anfield noise level.

Former players swear there is magic in the air, writes Gary Lim.

The adrenalin pumps, the senses perk up and, in the mind, calmness eventually takes over from the whole gamut of emotions.

Anfield has given its fans many special nights before. Tomorrow morning, Liverpool need one more.

The Reds waited five years to return to Champions League football, only to realise that time doesn’t wait. Rivals have moved on in their absence.

They stand on the precipice of a major embarrassment as they prepare to tackle their final group assignment — against Swiss club FC Basel tomorrow morning.

Only a victory can save them from elimination.

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