Champions League

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

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The Italian champions are once again riding high at the summit of Serie A but Jurgen Klopp's men appear reinvigorated after three successive Bundesliga wins

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The Blaugrana knocked the English outfit out of Europe at the same stage last season but the Premier League champions seem to be in better shape this time around

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The Portuguese midfielder says the Spanish champions cannot afford to give away any soft free-kicks given the Bayer Leverkusen midfielder's status as a dead-ball specialist

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The Bosnian gets the nod ahead of Wilfried Bony for the second game running after featuring heavily in Saturday's 5-0 demolition of Newcastle

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The former Liverpool striker says the Premier League titleholders are formidable going forward but vulnerable at the back, and intends to expose their shortcomings at the Etihad

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Our Spanish expert Phil Kitromilides believes despite the number of attacking stars on display, the Blaugrana's visit to the Premier League champions will yield few goals

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The French midfielder won the Premier League and FA Cup double at the Gunners in the 1997-98 campaign, and he believes the current side prioritise style over substance

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The Gunners face Monaco in the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday night and although the midfielder missed an open training session, his manager says it was just precaution

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Ahead of their Champions League last-16 first-leg clash on Wednesday, club chief Vadim Vasilyev says the pressure is resting squarely on the Gunners' shoulders

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The Gunners host Leonardo Jardim's side at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night and our tipster is backing Arsene Wenger's men to establish an early advantage

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The Argentine remains proud of his side’s win in London last year - and tips the Blues and second-round opponents Bayer Leverkusen to challenge the established elite

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The defender has also urged Manuel Pellegrini's men to attack the Spanish side in their last-16 tie and says it is time his side "step up in Europe and beat the best"

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EXCLUSIVE: The ex-Brazil left-back, who represented both clubs in a long career, tells Goal the Catalans are slight favourites to reach the Champions League quarter-finals

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EXCLUSIVE: The ex-Juve and Italy coach has talked up the threat posed by BVB's ace attacker but is nonetheless backing the Serie A leaders to triumph in Turin

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The Chilean midfielder thinks the threat of Jurgen Klopp's men is even greater because of their struggles in the Bundesliga over the past few months

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EXCLUSIVE: The presidential candidate says the Argentine attacker has had "big offers" from Europe's elite clubs and hopes no rash decision is taken before the summer elections

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Lionel Messi has been in unstoppable scoring form recently and Phil Kitromilides explains why punters cannot turn down the price of 21/20 for him to score again this evening

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Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon enjoyed a famous 2-1 victory over the Catalan side in 2012 and has identified the key parts of his game plan that brought on that shock result