Thursday, September 18, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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The Cypriot side gave Luis Enrique's side a tougher test than expected and the 34-year-old midfielder admitted the Spanish side failed to find any fluidity in their game

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The winger nearly won the game for the Portuguese club against Maribor only to be denied late on and he blamed defensive frailties for dropping points in Slovenia

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The coach was frustrated that his side could only secure a slender win over APOEL on Wednesday but says changing his line-up is necessary to keep players fit

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COMMENT: The manager's encouraging words reaped dividends with a captivating display from the attacker, although he must add more goals and cutting edge to become a modern great

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The winger believes that Laurent Blanc's side have to perform to a higher standard, while compatriot Marquinhos had praise for opponents Ajax

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COMMENT: A lacklustre performance from Laurent Blanc's side in Amsterdam suggests there is a great deal of work to do if they are to challenge for top honours

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Ernesto Valverde's team failed to break down the Ukrainian side and were forced to settle for a point in San Mames

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The Slovenians held off the Portuguese club for most of the match until the visitors struck with 10 minutes from time, but the hosts had the last laugh with a stoppage-time effort

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The Denmark international's free kick goal ensured his side avoided defeat against Laurent Blanc's men in the Amsterdam ArenA

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The Croatia international was collided with early in Atletico's defeat to Olympiakos on Tuesday and is expected to be out until October

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Rudi Garcia's men have hit the ground running in Serie A, winning their first two games, but they'll have to make do without Daniele De Rossi when they take on the Russian side

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Julen Lopetegui's men are clear favourites to triumph at the Dragao - but the visitors are unbeaten in 22 top-flight games sin March. Follow it LIVE with Goal

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The Slovenian champions, who ousted Celtic in the play-off round, will be hoping to spring a surprise against a side struggling in the Primeira Liga - follow it LIVE with Goal

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Luis Enrique's men have made a fine start to their league campaign and will be looking to maintain the momentum they have built up when they host the Cypriot champions

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Ernesto Valverde has urged his side to make the most of home advantage as the Basques welcome the champions of Ukraine to San Mames

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic returns to one of his former clubs as the French champions travel to the Amsterdam ArenA to take on Frank de Boer's men