Monday, December 2, 2013
The Partenopei have had a dreadful time since the international break, damaging their hopes at home and abroad, but they are well set up for future campaigns.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder believes his side can go all the way in Europe this season and insists he has no regrets about turning his back on the Brazil national team.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
The Argentine has made it clear that Barca will have to improve if the club is to get a good result against Athletic Bilbao.
Friday, November 29, 2013
The former France boss is full of ambition following the Ligue 1 champion's impressive qualification for the knockout stages, but still hopes to steer clear of the Catalans.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
The fullback believes Manuel Pellegrini's men are capable of securing a win in Munich, though he feels the team needs to improve on its away form this season.
The Japanese playmaker forged a fine partnership with Wayne Rooney in the 5-0 win at Bayer Leverkusen, though the return of Robin van Persie will give the manager a tough decision.
The attacker equaled Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo’s Champions League tally with his early strike against Olympiakos.
After continuing his fine form with a stunning effort from distance, the Real Madrid man backed his side for a long Champions League run.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Wednesday's games produced a staggering 36 goals and just as many memorable images - Goal rounds up the best photos from a compelling night of action.
The groups, in places, are done and dusted as the big guns racked up big wins but some intriguing results elsewhere leave it all to play for.
Shakhtar Donetsk put itself in pole position to reach the Champions League knockout stage with a 4-0 win over Real Sociedad but its coach warns the work is far from done.
The Chilean trainer explained that he had decided before the game to only give the Argentina international 45 minutes of action at the Etihad Stadium.
The Belgian outfit suffered a last-gasp defeat on Wednesday to bring its Champions League campaign to an end and their coach admitted minor mistakes had cost it this season.
The Denmark attacker was highly critical of his side's defensive display in Turin, as it conceded two penalties, both of which were converted by hat trick hero Arturo Vidal.
The Italian claimed his side had been "almost perfect" during the first half of its Champions League trip to the Bernabeu, but says defensive errors cost the Turkish team dearly
A last-gasp goal from substitute Rodrigo secured a valuable 3-2 win for the Portuguese side over Anderlecht, and the Argentine was impressed with his team's display
Benfica's last-ditch winner against Anderlecht, combined with Edinson Cavani's winner at the Parc des Princes, cost the Spanish coach's side qualification for the knockout stages.
The Scot was enthused by his side's resounding victory in Germany, which came courtesy of Antonio Valencia, Jonny Evans, Chris Smalling, Nani and an Emir Spahic own goal.
The Basques saw their slim chance of reaching the last 16 ended by a devastating 4-0 defeat away to Shakhtar Donetsk but their boss is calling for a backlash against Leverkusen.
The Italian thought the Turks would have made life more difficult for Los Blancos, particularly after the first-half dismissal of Sergio Ramos for a professional foul