Champions League

Thursday 10 December 2015

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The £49million summer signing remains eager to improve and admitted to studying La Liga's star duo in an effort to become one of the best players in world football

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The Chelsea manager has pointed out that his former goalkeeper, who he fell out with at Real Madrid, now has the ability to win the Europa League after Porto's elimination

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The new Valencia head coach is uninterested in discussing the prospect of meeting his former club after dropping into the Europa League following a 2-0 defeat to Lyon

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The Spanish head coach refused to criticise his side following their 2-0 defeat at the hands of the Premier League champions, hailing his players' workrate and effort.

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The Belgium outfit's head coach was full of praise for his players after securing a safe passage into the next round of the competition, highlighting the performance of Nana Asare

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The Asturian coach has used all three substitutes in less than half of their games this season and is constantly using just 13 players in total - including his two goalkeepers

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The Brazilian defender insisted his side will not let their season be derailed by their early Champions League exit and vowed to aim for silverware in Europe's second competition

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The Bavarians head coach claims his side were made to re-group at half-time and alter their style and personnel after being held during the opening 45 minutes in Croatia

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The Argentine forward was on target for Barcelona against Bayer Leverkusen as he added to an already impressive record against German opposition in the Champions League

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His team may have been held for the second straight game, but the Blaugrana boss was staying positive and was happy to give some first-teamers a rest

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Wednesday evening drew down the curtain on the group phase of Europe's premier club competition - but who is seeded and what are the potential match-ups in the knockout rounds?

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The new head coach felt Valencia looked like they had already played another game on Wednesday after they were defeated 2-0 by French opposition at Mestalla

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The Italians went through to the last-16 at Leverkusen's expense, but were off-colour in front of goal and the midfielder believe they must improve moving forward

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Los Che were knocked out of the Champions League on Wednesday as the former Man United defender's managerial career got off to a disappointing start against Lyon

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The Chelsea winger again failed to find the back of the net in Wednesday's Champions League clash with Porto, extending his barren run that now spans seven months

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The Premier League champions have topped Group D but the 52-year-old admits he has not deserved the response he has received from the club's supporters