Champions League

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

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With an extensive injury list to contend with, Al Hain-Cole expects Arsene Wenger's men to rely on their wealth of attacking options against a visiting defence who struggle away

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EXCLUSIVE: New signing Robert Lewandowski is better suited to Borussia Dortmund's more direct style of play according to the German champions' former midfielder

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Strong domestic form but opening Champions League defeats leave Wednesday's clash a crucial one for both sides with Monaco and Zenit also challenging in Group C

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The 24-year-old has not featured for the struggling Reds since picking up a hamstring injury on England duty and has not travelled with the rest of the squad to Switzerland

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A 3-2 win over the Liga champions gave Michel's men a massive boost on matchday one but they face a troublesome task as the Swedes host their first competition home game since 1990

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Carlo Ancelotti's side face the Bulgarians on a ground where three European Cup title holders - Ajax, Nottingham Forest and Liverpool - were beaten in a nine-year spell

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Both sides picked up wins in matchday one but the Russian Premier League leaders have been far more impressive domestically so far this term

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After a shock reverse to Olympiakos, the Spanish champions are in desperate need of a good result when they welcome the Serie A champions to the capital

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With their star man ruled out through injury, Al Hain-Cole has taken a look at who Laurent Blanc will be pinning his hopes on to find a way past the impenetrable Blaugrana defence

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The Brazilian has made it clear that the powerful attacker will be sorely missed, while singling out Lionel Messi and Neymar as Barcelona's main dangermen

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Injuries and poor league form have hampered Jurgen Klopp's side so far this season but Besnik Hasi is determined his side respect their opponents' quality

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Paddy Power are offering huge enhanced prices on Barcelona's two in-form strikers to break the deadlock against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League tonight

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After a slip up against Schalke in their opening Champions League game, the Blues go to Portugal looking to kick start their campaign, with our tipster backing both sides to score

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The 33-year-old will hope to silence the doubters both at home and in Italy, who have suggested he is a spent force, when he faces Manchester City with Roma on Tuesday

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The pair have played alongside one another for years at international level with Bosnia and Herzegovina but they will be rivals at the Etihad on Tuesday night

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The Gunners are short on numbers in midfield and need the German at his best, while Nani could continue his good form against Chelsea on Tuesday

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The Reds won their opening Champions League group game and will be keen to follow up here but our tipster is expecting a low-scoring clash against Paulo Sousa's side on Wednesday

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The Dutchman believes the summer arrivals of Radamel Falcao and Angel Di Maria have given the Red Devils a frontline to be feared as they bid to return to the top four