Champions League

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

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Diego Simeone's men might have reached the final last season, but they were dealt a rude European awakening as they fell to a surprise defeat at the Stadio Georgios Karaiskaki

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The Argentine struck twice in the second half to edge Massimiliano Allegri's side past a resolute Swedish outfit on Tuesday night

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The Germany international was withdrawn midway through the second half of Arsenal's defeat to Borussia Dortmund. Should he be dropped permanently by manager Arsene Wenger?

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The Belgium midfielder scored against his former employers to continue the Russian club's impressive start to the campaign in Portugal

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The former Italy boss went close to watching his team suffer a shock defeat at the Turk Telekom Arena before his star striker netted in stoppage-time

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The Reds skipper stepped up to score from 12 yards in injury time, just moments after the Bulgarian minnows had grabbed a dramatic equaliser at Anfield on Tuesday

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Carlo Ancelotti's men had been under pressure heading into their first European clash of the season, but a first-half flurry ensured they eased to three points

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The German side threatened to run riot against the north Londoners, with the two goalscorers particularly impressive in a high-intensity performance from BVB

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The coach says his side are purely focused on getting out of the group stage and warned his team not to take anything for granted in their opening Champions League game

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The Belgium international believes the Premier League champions must move closer to the best teams in the world as they prepare to begin their Champions League campaign

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The Frenchman made his first-team return against Stuttgart at the weekend but will sit out the clash with the Premier League champions, though Arjen Robben could return

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The 19-year-old has been given his first start for the Gunners in the Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund following the ankle ligament injury suffered by Mathieu Debuchy

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The coach insists the English giants did not have enough money to buy Thomas Muller, Arjen Robben and Bastian Schweinsteiger and clubs should learn from their recent mistakes

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The Dutch coach insists that his side can spring a surprise against the Ligue 1 champions while Niklas Moisander is confident of keeping Zlatan Ibrahimovic quiet

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The Liverpool captain is excited by the prospect of the new signing's debut campaign at Liverpool as they prepare for their return to the Champions League on Tuesday

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The Chelsea boss can become the first manager to win the competition with three different clubs after past successes with Porto and Inter, but played down its importance

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The coach has stressed the importance of not underestimating the Cypriot side and admitted winning the Champions League is not his main priority this season

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The French side have not won away from home this season and the Dutch defender expects Wednesday's opponents to put them under a lot of pressure