Wednesday 22 October 2014

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The Colombia international suffered a recurrence of a previous thigh injury in the Champions League win over Galatasaray and will now face a prolonged spell on the sidelines

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The Premier League champions are reportedly resigned to losing the Ivorian and have consequently identified the Germany international as a worthy successor

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The veteran manager says his successor did not appreciate the size of the club, and also fiercely defended the quality and age of the squad he left behind for the incoming boss

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The previous best mark of 36 goals in one night was beaten in a magnificent evening of entertainment across the continent

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COMMENT: The Argentine set up one, scored another and also saw a strike ruled out for offside as he sent a message to the Ajax youngster who questioned him before kick-off

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A controversial last-minute penalty from Eric Choupo-Moting seals Roberto Di Matteo's first Champions League win as boss of the Bundesliga outfit

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Edinson Cavani scored in the 87th minute to secure all three points for Laurent Blanc's side on what looked as if it was going to be a frustrating night for the Ligue 1 champions

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Dynamic duo Neymar and Lionel Messi were on target again as the Blaugrana bounced back from their loss to Paris Saint-Germain with a win over the Dutch champions

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The Ukrainians racked up their first win in this season's Champions League thanks primarily to Luiz Adriano, who netted a record-equalling five goals

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Pep Guardiola's men were imperious as they dismantled the Giallorossi to maintain their 100 per cent record in Group E and record their biggest away win in the Champions League

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The Uruguay international struck with just three minutes remaining in Cyprus to ensure that Laurent Blanc's men remain above Barcelona at the top of Champions League Group F

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COMMENT: The German champions were in sensational form at the Stadio Olimpico, laying down a real marker in Europe and teaching their opponents a painful lesson

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The Argentine set Neymar up for the opener before netting himself after latching onto a fine through-ball from Andres Iniesta, while Sandro sealed victory for the Catalans late on

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The Dutchman scored twice as Pep Guardiola's side swept their opponents aside at the Stadio Olimpico to take firm control of their Champions League group

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The Bianconeri boss believes that a six-point haul from his side's back-to-back clashes with the Greeks would put the Old Lady in a great position to reach the last 16

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The Welshman has been ruled out of the clash at Anfield, plus this weekend's Clasico against Barcelona, but the Reds chief is unconcerned by the fact he will miss out

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The 67-year-old has come in for heavy criticism for recent Dutch performances but has been granted more time to ensure Oranje qualify for Euro 2016

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COMMENT: Manuel Pellegrini's side should have been celebrating a first Group D win in Moscow, but collapsed in the second half to leave themselves in a precarious position

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The hosts were unfortunate not to beat Manchester City in their last Group E clash - can they upset Pep Guardiola's men tonight?

Tuesday 21 October 2014

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The hosts could take a big step towards qualification to the knockout stages of the Champions League if they can see off their Portuguese visitors tonight