Champions League

Thursday 28 August 2014

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The group phase of the tournament has become all too predictable and Uefa could consider amendments to the competition's format in order to liven things up

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The Welshman says he can enjoy watching the transfer window this year after his protracted move in 2013-14 and says their win over Bayern Munich was their best last term

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CL seedings for the group stage see last year's winners among the front-runners, while the Serie A outfit promise a 'group of death' from their lowly place in Pot 4

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Defender Cosmin Moti saved two penalties in an extraordinary shootout win for the Bulgarians while Malmo overturned a deficit to Red Bull Salzburg to progress

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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

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Cosmin Moti took over in goal after the Bulgarians' first-choice keeper had been sent off, and his resulting heroics helped to see them past Steaua Bucharest

Wednesday 27 August 2014

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Arsenal, Zenit and Athletic Bilbao are among the big names to confirm their names in the draw at the play-off stage after an intriguing week of Champions League football

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COMMENT: 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

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The Chile international bagged his first goal for the club to send the north Londoners into the Champions League group stages at the expense of the Turkish giants

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Arsene Wenger's team progressed into the Champions League group stages for a 17th consecutive year after Alexis Sanchez scored his first goal for the club in a tense match

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Following a 0-0 draw in Turkey, the Gunners play hosts in the second leg of this Champions League play-off - follow it LIVE with Goal!

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The two sides ended with a 1-1 draw in Italy, leaving tonight's Champions League second-leg play-off clash finely poised - follow it all LIVE on Goal!

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The Scottish giants were knocked out of Europe's elite club competition for the second time this season on Tuesday after defeat at home to Maribor

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Our man in Spain Phil Kitromilides believes the trend of goals in the second half of games at the new San Mames stadium will continue this evening with the visit of Napoli

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After a stalemate in Turkey last week, the Gunners return to the Emirates looking to book their place in the Champions League group stage, with a comfortable win expected

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Having surrendered their title last season, Pep Guardiola's side will go into Friday's group stage draw as the early favourites to be crowned kings of Europe once again