With Shakhtar losing against Manchester United in the other Group A match, Sami Hyypia's men progressed to the next round with a slender win.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
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 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 30-year-old has scooped the prestigious individual award for the third time in his career and only needs two more to equal France legend Thierry Henry's record haul.
The Premier League outfit has been linked with a move for the Germany international, but the Bavarians' trainer insists that the 27-year-old is going nowhere.
Jens Keller's side is a point behind its visitors heading into the Veltins-Arena showdown and knows it has to win to qualify for the next round.
Jurgen Klopp's men need three points to secure qualification for the next round in the south of France against the struggling Ligue 1 outfit.
Monday, December 9, 2013
The Chilean is hoping for an improved display against the reigning European champions, while former die Roten defender Martin Demichelis is expecting an "emotional" return.
The midfielder has handed his side a boost after making a swift recovery from a problem that looked set to keep him out of action for a lengthy period
The manager has urged his side to beat Manchester City on Tuesday to leave the defending champions with 18 points from six games.
Joe Hart will replace Costel Pantilimon in goal as Manuel Pellegrini is keen to keep his key players fit for Saturday's Premier League fixture at home to Arsenal.
The Poland international was disappointed after seeing Nuri Sahin and Sven Bender pick up injuries ahead of Wednesday's crucial Champions League trip to Marseille.
The former Manchester United boss, who retired over the summer, faces tough competition from two German coaches for the award.
The stars from Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid will be up for the prize when it is awarded Jan. 13 in Zurich.
The club's CEO has been delighted with the Dutchman's form this season and is set to offer him a new deal, despite Robben's current injury.
The Bundesliga outfit travels to Basque country needing only to better Shakhtar Donetsk's result against Manchester United to book its place in the knockout stage.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
The Champions League runners-up lost another two players to injury on Saturday, leaving Jurgen Klopp bewildered by the continued misfortunes.
The Bayern boss backs the winger to win the prestigious award, believing that his exploits last season put him ahead of the Barca star.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
The BVB coach says the midfield pair are major doubts for the club's crucial Champions League clash with Olympique de Marseille on Wednesday
Goal took in the action at Signal Iduna Park, where the home side was undone by a Son goal to fall 10 points off the pace.