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  Chelsea Football Club can confirm today (Thursday, August 14) that it has received the decision from FIFA's Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC) on the claim made against Adrian Mutu.
  Chelsea is delighted with the DRC's decision to award the club £13.68 million in compensation.
  This is an important decision for football. Not only did the DRC make us a very significant monetary award, the decision also recognised the damaging effect incidents involving drugs has on football and the responsibilities we all have in this area.
  Chelsea will now be following the process laid out in the DRC's decision to claim the money from Mutu.
  The claim relates to damages following the termination of Mutu's contract on October 28, 2004 after he failed a drugs test for cocaine.
ChelseaFC.Com | 14 August 2008
  Nonda strikes twice to deny Steaua!
  Galatasaray AS recovered from two goals down to salvage a home draw with FC Steaua Bucuresti in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League third qualifying round tie.
  Nonda double. Steaua looked on course to take a lead back to Romania in a fortnight when Dairo Moreno and Banel Nicolita struck in a first 12 minutes. Shabani Nonda quickly pulled one back, however, and his second goal just after half-time ensured there will be all to play for in Bucharest.
  Steaua strike. The home side were deprived the services of Harry Kewell, Tobias Linderoth and Ümit Karan through injury and were behind in the fourth minute. Aykut Erçetin's goal kick fell to Moreno and the Colombian entered the box and calmly beat the keeper. Eight minutes later a Steaua throw-in was picked up by Nicolita five metres from goal and his powerful shot doubled the lead.
  Equaliser. Despite those setbacks the 20,000 home fans continued to support their team and were given hope on 18 minutes when Nonda struck from close range. An equaliser nearly arrived not long before the break when Arda Turan found Nonda but Robinson Zapata made a fine reflex save. Two minutes into the second half an Arda cross from the left was headed in by the Congolese striker.
  Visitors hold out. Now the pressure was on Steaua to hold out and they did so with some comfort despite the introduction of Baris Özbek and Sabri Sarioglu. Galatasaray, meanwhile, will hope the return of injured players in a fortnight inspires them to the group stage.
UEFA.Com | 13 August 2008
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