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The Boston Celtics (9-12) were able to win against the Denver Nuggets after a dominant start to the game. Coming to the Madison Square Garden with two consecutive games, the Celtics will try to thwart the New York Knicks (5-13) who also had a back-to-back win – their first of the season. Both are eager to improve their records and will target to extend their wins against one another later at 01:00 (GMT+8).
A goal from Alvaro Negredo at the 79th minute was consolation for Manchester City who was embarassed at home, 1-3, after they were defeated by German powerhouse FC Bayern Munchen last October. On December 11 at 03:45 (GMT+8), Manchester City travels to Munich to face Bayern Munchen in another Champion's League clash, the Bavarians going for their 11th straight win here. Can Manuel Pellegrini's side pull off an upset over Pep Guardiola's squad?
Italian giants Juventus and Turkish side Galatasaray figure in a must-win tiff for their final group stage assignment as both teams eye an all-important win that would determine who would sit second to Group B leader Real Madrid in the table. The two teams' recent match-up ended in a 2-2 draw in Turin, and now, Galatasaray is expected to maximize the home court advantage as they host Juve at the Türk Telekom Arena in Istanbul.
Napoli could have 12 points on the table and equal Arsenal should Napoli thwart the Gunners in their final Champions League group stage assignment on December 12 at 03:35 (GMT+8). No team from Group F has qualified for the round of 16 because the results of the final game day could change the position of the teams in the table. Arsenal hopes to retain its top spot when they visit San Paolo for this tiff.
The reeling FC Barcelona are set to play Celtic FC in the UEFA Champions League on December 12 at 03:45 (GMT+8), hoping to end their group stage campaign on a winning note after their recent loss to Ajax in their penultimate assignment. Brazilian winger Neymar is under scrutiny after Barca suffered two consecutive defeats in various leagues, the team failing to produce points in the absence of the injured star Lionel Messi.