Thursday, 18 September 2014

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The former France international is bitterly frustrated that he is once again out of action and has no idea when he will be fit to return

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The France international, who was linked with a move to Chelsea during the summer, has agreed a new six-year deal with the European champions

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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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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 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

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The winger nearly won the game for the Portuguese club against Maribor only to be denied late on and he blamed defensive frailties for dropping points in Slovenia

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

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The German champions took a long time to make their superiority count, but Jerome Boateng's late winner ensured they have the edge over Manchester City in Group E

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COMMENT: The young midfielder was superb on his debut as Barcelona beat APOEL 1-0 in an otherwise disappointing Champions League clash at Camp Nou

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The French giants failed to get their Champions League campaign off to a winning start as Lasse Schone's second-half free kick cancelled out Edinson Cavani's opener

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Didier Drogba started in place of the Brazil-born Spaniard and failed to score as a profligate Chelsea were held to a surprise draw by Schalke in their Group G opener