Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The defender admitted he suspected he was offside for the side's controversial second goal, while dedicating the win to under-fire coach Jens Keller
The Blaugrana boss lauded the Brazilian despite admitting he started slowly against Celtic, while branding his team's showing the best of the season
The BVB utility man was overcome by emotion after sealing his side's Champions League progression, with captain Sebastian Kehl celebrating by drinking beer back at the team hotel.
The coach joked that he "lost a few kilos" as the Rossoneri edged past the Dutch giants to secure a spot in the last 16 behind Barcelona in Group H
The Scottish side bowed out of the Champions League with a whimper following a 6-1 loss at Camp Nou, and its manager blasted his squad's lack of bravery and mental strength
The coach was furious with the hosts' time-wasting tactics at San Siro, but praised his team for playing "twice as good" as the Rossoneri
The hosts defeated Arsenal 2-0 but were eliminated on head-to-head goal difference, and the defender shared his deep disappointment at his side's narrow European exit.
The visitors needed to win at Vicente Calderon but instead were turned over by the victorious Rojiblancos on Wednesday.
The visitors set a record-low points haul to reach the last 16 after they were obliterated by the Austrians which ended their nation's 12-year wait for a Champions League win.
The Rossoneri become the only Italian team to make it through to the last 16 after surviving Riccardo Montolivo's red card to claim a crucial draw.
The Partenopei were incredibly unlucky to be eliminated despite finishing on 12 points, while Massimiliano Allegri's men hung on by their fingernails to progress to the last 16
The visitors sealed a spot in the Champions League last 16 in the dampest fashion, losing but going through thanks to Porto's defeat at Atletico Madrid.
Farfan and Sommer where both in fine form as Die Konigsblauen book their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League at the expense of their Swiss opponents
Goal saw Atletico cap its Group G exploits with a solid victory against Porto, with Raul Garcia opening the scoring beautifully and leading by example throughout the match
Neymar netted his first Champions League goal on his way to a hat-trick as the Spanish champions ran riot and secured their place at the top of Group H ahead of the last 16 draw.
Goal took in the action at San Paolo, where the Gunners were pushed all the way by the home side, which experienced glorious failure, getting knocked out despite a two-goal win
Jose Mourinho's men progressed from Group E as Demba Ba led the line well up front while Chelsea's Brazilian players shone at Stamford Bridge despite missing a number of chances.
The home side got back to winning ways against the below-par Romanians, which failed to test the defense that has irked manager Jose Mourinho in recent matches.
Goal rates the players on show at Stade Velodrome, as Klopp's men provide late drama to top Group F, and ensure Marseille ends its campaign on zero points.
Jurgen Klopp's side reached the last 16 by their skin of its teeth thanks to a late winner in France.