The forgotten man of the Mourinho regime will have a chance to impress during their European opener against Feyenoord and he must take it to prove he's worth keeping around
Thursday, 15 September 2016
Teams from the so-called "Champions Path" are struggling in the competition proper while Ligue 1 again demonstrated it's worthy of more than two automatic group stage places
Wednesday, 14 September 2016
Second best and subdued for long periods, the European champions came from behind to beat Sporting as the substitutes all proved effective
The Bianconeri have been touted as potential winners of this year's Champions League but they fluffed their lines on their opening night - and their coach must take the blame
Mauricio Pochettino's men could not record the victory they so craved at the national stadium but they were never cowed in a gutsy performance in front of a record crowd
Pep Guardiola's men are getting better and better by the game and should be in great shape to take on the Catalans when they meet next month
The Algeria international netted twice as the Foxes cruised to a straightforward win over Club Brugge to mark their competition debut with a memorable victory
The three-time Ballon d'Or winner lashed out at the former Barca midfielder following comments which appeared in the Spanish press but he was perfectly entitled to do so
The Premier League side will play their European games at the national stadium this term, but will be looking to enjoy better luck there than Arsenal did
The Colombia international has played only eight matches in Europe's premier club competition but is set to play a starring role for Monaco this time around
The Foxes lost just one key player and brought in a number of new faces, but do they really have enough to make an impact on the biggest stage of all?
The France international was superb at Euro 2016 in the summer but turned in a number of poor performances for Newcastle; now he must prove his worth for Tottenham
With the Brazil captain set for a midweek return to Sevilla, the club at which he first came to the attention Europe's top clubs, Goal looks back on an incredible career
The Portuguese is back to face his former club in the tournament he loves the most - but Los Blancos rely upon him far less these days
Tuesday, 13 September 2016
Alexis Sanchez equalised late on as Arsenal came away from Paris with a precious point despite being second best for much of the game.
A permanent successor to Michel Platini will be announced in Athens this week with both candidates facing the wrath of smaller associations upset at Champions League reform
The Germany U21 star's energy and aggressive pressing style could scupper Guardiola's perfect start to the season as they meet in the Champions League
It's been a long time coming but Arsenal finally look like they have a squad ready made to challenge on all fronts - can they go one better than 2005-06?
The Catalan has already got the Blues working hard and playing attractive football as they head into the group stage, but he has tended to struggle against the Bundesliga club
The Rojiblancos have lost two finals to city rivals Real Madrid and may find it tougher than ever now to win Europe's premier club competition