UEFA Champions League updates: 2-8 September

The start of the UEFA Champions League group stage is just two weeks away and our team of reporters from around Europe have all the latest from the 32 clubs aiming to lift the trophy next May in Lisbon.

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by UEFA.com newsdesk - 02/09/2013
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The 32 clubs in the UEFA Champions League know their opponents in the group stage following Thursday's draw and have a last chance to add to their squads before the transfer window closes later today. Our network of reporters across Europe will bring you the latest on transfer deadline day, and we will also have the teams' official UEFA Champions League squads as soon as they are announced later in the week, along with the usual build-up ahead of matchday one in a fortnight's time.

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Real Madrid CF fans have turned up in their thousands at the Santiago Bernabéu to welcome €100m man Gareth Bale to the club. The Welsh international will shortly be unveiled as a Merengues player.

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Bale: "It is amazing to be here. I hope I can help bring success to the club and that we can win the club's tenth European Cup."

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To the delight of the waiting fans, Bale has now taken to the Santiago Bernabéu pitch, where he will be presented to them with his No11 shirt.

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Real Madrid CF president Florentino Pérez: "Bale is exceptional. He was named best player in Premier League last season. He is a young player, but with great qualities, who has now realised one of his greatest dreams, which was to be a Real Madrid player."

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Having signed his contract and been presented to the fans, Gareth Bale (pictured with club president Florentino Pérez) will soon give his first press conference as a Real Madrid CF player. 

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Legend:

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Competition statistics

Matches played: 16

Goals scored
53 Total
3.31 Match average
Total attempts
405 Total
25.31 Match average
on target
242 Total
15.13 Match average
off target
163 Total
10.19 Match average
blocked
76 Total
4.75 Match average
against woodwork
14 Total
0.88 Match average
Corners
174 Total
10.88 Match average
Offsides
86 Total
5.38 Match average
Yellow cards
56 Total
3.5 Match average
Red Cards
1 Total
0.06 Match average
Fouls committed
432 Total
27 Match average
Fouls suffered
409 Total
25.56 Match average
Passes
17849 Total
1115.56 Match average
completed
13482 Total
842.63 Match average
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