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UEFA Champions League
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The Italians conceded three goals in 13 minutes thanks to a handful of errors which saw them lose out on a group-stage place to Athletic Bilbao.
Cosmin Moti took over in goal after the Bulgarians' first-choice keeper had been sent off, and his resulting heroics helped to see the club past Steaua Bucharest.
Arsenal, Zenit and Athletic Bilbao are among the big names to confirm their place in the draw at the playoff stage after an intriguing week of Champions League football.
Goal lists all the draw dates for Europe's elite competition, through from the group stages to the semi-finals as Real Madrid bids to defend the title it won by defeating Atletico
Rafael Benitez's side's elimination at the hands of Athletic Bilbao has only served to further highlight the grave state in which calcio currently finds itself.
Arsenal's big summer signing made a major impact Wednesday, scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win to send the Gunners into the Champions League group stage.
Arsene Wenger's team progressed into the Champions League group stage for a 17th consecutive year after Alexis Sanchez scored his first goal for the club
Rafa Benitez could not get his side past Athletic and into the group stage of the Champions League.
The Scottish giants were knocked out of Europe's elite club competition for the second time this season Tuesday after defeat at home to Maribor.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The Croatian admitted that some of his troops were in awe of Arsene Wenger's "big guns" in Istanbul but that their fine performance in the first leg has changed everything.
Ronny Deila's men were unable to take advantage of playing the second leg at home as its European lifeline proved short-lived, Tavaras with the decisive second-half goal.
The Portuguese coach says his side is in no danger of underestimating Standard in its playoff second leg and is confident Hulk will be fit to play.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The Mexican midfielder isn't exhibiting any signs of a World Cup hangover, with his tap-in giving Porto an advantage in its Champions League playoff.
The Mexican midfielder gave his side a precious away goal as the tie heads back to Portugal next week.
Maribor canceled out Celtic's early goal, and the sides head level into the second leg of the Champions League playoff.
The Gunners know victory at the Emirates Stadium next Wednesday will see them into the Champions League group stage but the 22-year-old is urging caution
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The striker saved his side with a second half strike but his coach revealed the Argentine was left frustrated by the team's performance on the night.
The Welshman was sent off for the first time in his career against Besiktas, having picked up two yellow cards, but the Arsenal boss disputed the decision after the 0-0 draw.
The club captain has never quite reached the heights of 2011 in recent seasons, with Tuesday's draw showing that his side is struggling as a result.