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Posted Friday, 18 May 2012 at 3:06pm. Last updated Sunday, 20 May 2012 at 8:35pm. Here we go. Join us..
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(with apologies to J. Keats) Given that Genk is in the Limburg Province of Belgium, a region known until around..
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Champions League: Copenhagen 0-2 Chelsea