Tuesday 30 September 2014

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Strong domestic form but opening Champions League defeats leave Wednesday's clash a crucial one for both sides

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A 3-2 win over the Spanish champions gave Michel's men a massive boost on matchday one but they face a troublesome task against the Swedes

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Injuries and poor league form have hampered Jurgen Klopp's side so far this season but Besnik Hasi is determined his side respect their opponents' quality

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Both sides picked up wins in matchday one but the Russian Premier League leaders have been in far stronger form overall so far this term

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After a shock reverse to Olympiakos, the Spanish champions are in desperate need of a good result when they welcome Massimiliano Allegri's men to the capital

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The England international, out of action for almost a month, could return for the trip to St Jakob-Park, a venue where the Swiss side have claimed the scalps of Chelsea & Tottenham

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The Welshman is out for up to six weeks, while his English counterpart rolled his ankle against Tottenham and is joined by the centre-back in a race to be fit

Monday 29 September 2014

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The Portuguese club have gone 16 home games in European competitions without suffering a defeat, while Diego Costa may miss out with niggling hamstring fears

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Pablo Zabaleta acknowledges that his side are under pressure after conceding late to lose their first game, while Rudi Garcia's men travel to the Etihad Stadium in good form

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The Amsterdam giants have not won in seven games on the road in Europe but will be eager to pick up their form in Cyprus

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Jens Keller's side claimed derby glory against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday and will be hoping to pick up their first Champions League victory this term

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Pep Guardiola's side travel to the Russian capital after finding their feet in the Bundesliga but none of their fans have made the journey with them

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The Swedish striker left Camp Nou acrimoniously over four years ago but his current employers will are desperate for him to recover to play his old side

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The San Mames outfit began their Champions League campaign with a dour draw at home to Shakhtar and have won just one Liga game so far this season

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The Ukrainian side will be looking for home comforts despite their temporary move to Lviv when Julen Lopetgui's men make the long trip across Europe

Sunday 28 September 2014

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The Magpies manager is under significant pressure at St James' Park and the Potters will hope to take advantage of the uncertainty surrounding the 53-year-old

Saturday 27 September 2014

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Pippo Inzaghi's men will be desperate for three points after following up their loss at home to Juventus with a draw at Empoli

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The Nerazzurri defeated Atalanta at San Siro in midweek and will be targeting another three points against a side rooted to the bottom of the Serie A standings

Friday 26 September 2014

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The Foxes came from behind to beat Louis van Gaal's side 5-3 at the King Power Stadium but the Eagles boss insists he paid little attention to their superb comeback victory