Champions League

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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As CSKA Moscow prepare to play Manchester City behind closed doors, Goal analyses what Russian football is doing to solve the problem of racism in their country

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COMMENT: The two parties looked like a match made in heaven last season but they have been locked in an ugly war of words following the defender's summer departure to Bayern

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The Croatian defender is not happy with his side's unconvincing efforts against QPR but has no fear of taking on the Champions League holders at Anfield on Wednesday

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Ahead of the Blaugrana's Champions League encounter with Ajax, Goal debates which of the two legends was more important at Camp Nou in terms of their impact and lasting legacy

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Manuel Pellegrini's men travel to Russia in prolific form to take on a team whom they soundly beat in last season's competition and Al Hain-Cole backs them to impress once again

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After winning their opening two Champions League matches 1-0, Pep Guardiola takes his side to Rome, with our tipster backing a flurry of goals in the Stadio Olimpico 

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The Dutch icon's top-level career appeared to be over after he missed a penalty in the Germans' 2012 Champions League final defeat by Chelsea but he has bounced back brilliantly

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The former Barcelona midfielder says the coach has rediscovered the Catalan club’s identity and praised his former team-mate’s man management of the Argentina star

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The former Sporting Lisbon boss will be looking forward to renewing acquaintances with an Eagles side who have lost their first two games in Group C of the Champions League

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The Gunners remain without a number of key players for their Champions League trip to Belgium as they look to close the gap on Borussia Dortmund at the top of the group

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The Blues are red-hot favourites to see off the Slovenian side at Stamford Bridge and our tipster backs most of the scoring to come during the first half of Tuesday's game

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The Reds manager says that Carlo Ancelotti's side are a fearsome prospect, particularly on the counterattack, with Los Blancos coming into the game on a scoring frenzy

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The Reds legend believes that the Italian would not be able to offer the aggressive pressing that Brendan Rodgers's side will need when taking on the Champions League holders

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Our Spanish expert, Phil Kitromilides, believes that Barca's recent run of narrow wins will continue against their Dutch visitors in the Champions League on Tuesday night

Monday, 20 October 2014

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The Dutch winger has been impressed with the Giallorossi's performances so far this season and believes Rudi Garcia's men are Bayern's "toughest rivals" in Group E

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The Argentine international apparently refused to be substituted while chasing the all-time Liga goalscoring record in Saturday's Liga win over Eibar

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The Bayern Munich manager amusingly jested that nothing has changed since his playing days at the Stadio Olimpico, with the Giallorossi icon on the field and him on the bench

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The 30-year-old Brazil international defender has been out of action since August with a thigh problem but is in the squad to face APOEL in the Champions League this week