Michael Laudrup's men need only to avoid defeat to secure safe passage in the Europa League and have Michu available after he returned from injury against Hull City on Monday
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The north London outfit is already assured of winning Group K, and Andre Villas-Boas is expected to rest a number of key players ahead of Sunday's clash with Liverpool
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
The Premier League holders beat Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 on Tuesday night to secure top spot in Group A, and the Scot is keen to build momentum as he targets European silverware
The Portugal striker netted his ninth goal of the group stage in a 2-0 win over Copenhagen but the Italian coach was equally pleased with Real Madrid's defensive showing.
The Bundesliga side's coach was angry at the physical nature of the Spaniards' play on Tuesday, but sporting director Rudi Voller vowed to celebrate in style.
The Chilean's side finished runner-up in Group D despite beating Champions League holder Bayern Munich 3-2 on Tuesday, but could have sealed top spot with one more goal.
The reigning champions had raced into a two-goal lead through Thomas Muller and Mario Gotze, but strikes from David Silva, Aleksandar Kolarov and Milner secured a stunning win
The home side avoided a third straight defeat at Old Trafford and finished on top of Group A in the Champions League with an impressive 12 points.
The Red Devils continued their fine form in Europe, while defeat for the Ukrainian side, coupled with a win for Bayer Leverkusen, saw it exit the tournament.
The Eveton loanee produced a dazzling cameo performance to snatch a point for the Toffees against Arsenal on Sunday and insists he is not thinking beyond the summer.
The Frenchman believes the rest he was afforded against Hull City will stand him in good stead over the hectic Christmas period, but admits he was frustrated to be left out.
The Spaniard has called on the San Paolo faithful to get right behind his side as they aim to pull off a memorable win over Arsenal to reach the Champions League knockout phase.
The Blues boss believes Bayern Munich along with Real Madrid and Barcelona are the outstanding favorites to triumph in Europe's elite club competition this season.
The England international has fallen below Cesar Azpilicueta in the pecking order in recent weeks, but his manager expects him to remain at Stamford Bridge.
Arsene Wenger's men go into the game at the top of the group but know that a heavy defeat, coupled with a win for Dortmund, could see them exit the tournament.
The former defender feels the ongoing feud between United legends is only serving to negatively affect the club, and that those associated with the team should be united.
The Argentine center back is looking to get one over his former club after a humbling loss at home to the Bavarians back in October.
The official Champions League sponsor offered one very lucky football fan a priceless experience with the north London club.
The former Liverpool and Chelsea man has put pen to paper on a deal running until the end of the season, with Harry Redknapp revealing his long-term admiration of the Israeli.
The Galatasaray boss has repeatedly come up short in the game's premier club cup competition and stands on the brink of going out at the first hurdle for a third year in a row.