Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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Strong domestic form but opening Champions League defeats leave Wednesday's clash a crucial one for both sides with Monaco and Zenit also challenging in Group C

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A 3-2 win over the Liga champions gave Michel's men a massive boost on matchday one but they face a troublesome task as the Swedes host their first competition home game since 1990

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Carlo Ancelotti's side face the Bulgarians on a ground where three European Cup title holders - Ajax, Nottingham Forest and Liverpool - were beaten in a nine-year spell

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Both sides picked up wins in matchday one but the Russian Premier League leaders have been far more impressive domestically 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 the Serie A champions to the capital

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The Welshman has been ruled 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, September 29, 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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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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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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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 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

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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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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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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

Sunday, September 28, 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, September 27, 2014

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Filippo Inzaghi's men will be desperate for three points after following up their loss at home to Juventus with a draw at Empoli and their opponents are in poor form

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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

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After making 11 changes for the League Cup win over Hull City, the Baggies boss admits that a number of players have come into his thinking for the game on Sunday afternoon

Friday, September 26, 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

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The Saints have enjoyed a stunning start to the season and currently sit second in the Premier League but the Dutchman insists that his men are staying grounded