Wednesday 22 October 2014

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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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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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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 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

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

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Luis Enrique will hope his side can get back to winning ways in Europe following their defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in their last Champions League clash

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Laurent Blanc takes his side to Cyprus on the back of a morale-boosting win over Barcelona in his side's last Champions League outing

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho must make do without Diego Costa tonight, but the Blues should still have enough to see off the visitors

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The Citizens surrendered a two-goal lead with a controversial late penalty leaving them without a win in their Champions League Group E campaign after three games

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Bibras Natkho fired home a late penalty following Seydou Doumbia's second half strike as the Russian side came from 2-0 down to earn a gutsy point at Arena Khimki

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It was hoped the Wales winger would be fit in time for Saturday's game, but a scan on a gluteal problem has revealed more serious damage than first thought

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Galatasaray have had a difficult start to the season - particularly in Europe - but the midfielder is confident his new coach will prove himself

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The Welsh winger and Spanish defender have been omitted through injury from Carlo Ancelotti's 20-man squad he is taking to Anfield for Wednesday's European game

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The defender piled praise on team-mates David Luiz and Marquinhos, while conceding that he is excited to potentially make his injury comeback in the Champions League

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The Gunners remain without a number of key players for their Champions League trip to Belgium as they look to close the gap on Borussia Dortmund at the top of the group

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Jurgen Klopp's men suffered a fifth defeat in eight Bundesliga matches at the weekend but they have won both of their games in Group D

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The Bundesliga outfit blew a 3-0 lead in a dramatic draw at Stuttgart at the weekend and are going up against a side unbeaten in 10 games