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Mario Balotelli confirmed he'll join Liverpool arriving in sport center: "This one is my last day as Milan player". He'll play for #LFC

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Magath apologises to Fulham's fans

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It was lonely walk back to the dressing room for Felix. Credit: PA

Felix Magath apologised to Fulham's fans after they lost 1-0 at home to Wolves to record their third straight Sky Bet Championship defeat.

Magath insists he is the man to turn things around, saying: "The message is sorry for the defeat but I can only ask for patience.

"We have a young team and I know it might be a tough beginning to the season but I am sure we are going the right way."

However the patience of chairman Shahid Khan, making a rare visit to Craven Cottage, may be starting to wear thin after his team of rookies - six starters were aged 21 or under - tasted defeat once again.

Magath added: "We met not only today but a few days ago, we talked about the situation and he knows the beginning of the season might be a difficult period if you changed a lot and have a young team.

"We need a win, sure. If we get three points it will build up our confidence. It's a long season so I don't worry about the situation now."

Zenit and Porto claim impressive away wins

Zenit St Petersburg and Porto took the advantage in the first leg of their Champions League qualifying ties as they both claimed away wins on Wednesday night.

Zenit overcame Belgian side Standard Liege 1-0 at the Stade Maurice Dufrasne thanks to Oleg Shatov's 16th-minute score while Porto defeated Lille by the same scoreline in France as a result of Hector Herrera's 61st minute goal.

AaB also drew 1-1 against Apoel Nicosia after Nicolaj Thomsen's 16th-minute goal was cancelled out by Franco Vinicius early in the second half.

Slovan Bratislava and BATE were also tied after the first leg, although BATE had the away goal advantage thanks to Tomas Jablonsky's 44th-minute own goal, with substitute Robert Vittek keeping Slovan in the tie with an 80th-minute leveller.

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