Friday, 19 September 2014

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Hulk, Yacine Brahimi and Carlos Tevez are also in contention for the first matchday prize after getting off the mark in the group stage in midweek

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The 31-year-old was subdued during City's defeat to Bayern Munich on Wednesday but the Chilean insists "all the responsibility" should not fall on the midfielder

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The France international defender is confident that Los Blancos can win more silverware in the years to come after signing a contract extension at the Santiago Bernabeu

Thursday, 18 September 2014

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The Stadio Giuseppe Meazza has been chosen as the venue of next season's showpiece, with Basel hosting the Europa League final

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The Netherlands international was dismayed at Cesc Fabregas's strike against his Schalke side on Wednesday but was encouraged by the way in which they fought for a draw

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Manuel Pellegrini's assistant manager was impressed by the goalkeeper's performance against Bayern Munich even though Jerome Boateng put one past him at the death

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The Blues were held to a 1-1 Champions League draw at home by their visitors, who are struggling in the Bundesliga, and the coach is proud of his players' efforts

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The former Germany international feels that the Premier League side were the better team early on but believes that his side eventually deserved their Champions League win

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The French coach is delighted with his side's performance as they took apart CSKA Moscow 5-1 in the Champions League and has special words of praise for both attackers

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The towering Barcelona defender feels that he was "lucky" with his winning goal and acknowledged the challenge posed by Apoel in Tuesday's Champions League match

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The Ivorian striker, starting his first game since returning to Chelsea this summer, was unable to convert chances as the Blues drew 1-1 in the Champions League

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The Dutchman acknowledges that the Bundesliga champions still have room for improvement after their 1-0 win over Manchester City in the Champions League group stage

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The Brazil international defender hails new cocah Luis Enrique's good work at Camp Nou so far and is delighted with their narrow Champions League win over Apoel

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The 20-year-old overcame a quiet start to torment the Chelsea defence with his trickery and direct running, eventually setting up Klaas-Jan Huntelaar for the equaliser

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The coach was frustrated that his side could only secure a slender win over APOEL on Wednesday but says changing his line-up is necessary to keep players fit

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The winger believes that Laurent Blanc's side have to perform to a higher standard, while compatriot Marquinhos had praise for the spirited Dutch champions

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The coach was thrilled with how the Bavarians despatched the English champions - even if they did require a late goal to give them all three points