Champions League

Monday 20 October 2014

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The Cote d'Ivoire international has so far failed to replicate last season's talismanic performances after a summer which saw him lose his brother Ibrahim to cancer

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The Argentina star appeared to ignore calls to be withdrawn against Eibar but the former midfielder insists he will often consult players before deciding on substitutions

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The Frenchman has nothing but praise for his colleague and has acknowledged that Roma need to be on their best in order to beat Bayern

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The Spain international is not fit enough for Tuesday's Champions League encounter and is a doubt to face Manchester United on Sunday

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The hosts have made an encouraging start to Group E, following up a demolition of CSKA with a draw at Manchester City, but the Bavarians boast a 100 per cent record

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The Spanish midfielder has underlined the importance of Tuesday's encounter for the Bundesliga champions and thinks several teams have a shot at winning the Champions League

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The Primeira Liga outfit trounced BATE 6-0 in the first Champions League home game but they are expecting a much tougher challenge against the Basques

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The Wales international has picked up a muscular problem and could miss the upcoming games against Liverpool and Barcelona

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The man who led Chelsea to Champions League glory in 2012 will be hoping to invigorate his new club's campaign after successive draws

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A rock at the heart of the Roman defence last season, the Moroccan makes a return to his former home for the first time as a Bayern Munich player.

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The Catalans have yet to taste defeat in La Liga this season but they were beaten at the Parc des Princes last time out in Group F, so need three points at Camp Nou

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The shot stopper is optimistic about his side's chances against the Serie A outfit, but has stressed they must be at their best defensively

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The Blues come into this Champions League clash full of confidence after yet another Premier League win, this time over Crystal Palace, as they prepare to take on the Slovenians

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COMMENT: Ahead of Liverpool's Champions League clash against Real Madrid, the England winger has been in the headlines after missing an England game due to being "tired"

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The Belarusian league leaders upset Athletic Bilbao last time out and will be quietly confident of springing another surprise against the champions of Ukraine