Match Preview

Monday, November 3, 2014

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The midfielder talked up the importance of his side getting three points from the clash, as they find themselves three points off the top of Group A

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The Spanish champions beat Tuesday's hosts 5-0 a fortnight ago and could potentially put one foot in the finals with a third triumph of the group stage

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The Bulgarian visitors are ahead of the home team on goal difference with three games played, having beaten Tuesday's opposition in their previous European clash

Saturday, November 1, 2014

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The Villa Park outfit have neither scored nor won since defeating Liverpool at Anfield, and now welcome a misfiring Spurs as they chase their first points in over a month

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The Premier League champions have not won any of their last three outings and now face their close neighbours, who have been boosted by Wayne Rooney's return

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Back-to-back draws have seen the Rossoneri slip adrift of the league leaders and the French winger has called on his side to get back on track

Friday, October 31, 2014

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The midfielder has a knee problem that will keep him out of Saturday's game against Sean Dyche's team, while the defender could also be absent

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The under-pressure manager believes his side can take the game to the Reds after resting several players for their shock victory over Manchester City in the League Cup

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The Spanish striker has missed four matches with a hamstring problem including the draw with Manchester United but could feature against the Blues' west London rivals

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Fresh from their 4-1 midweek Copa del Rey triumph, the European champions are expected to recall their big names for the trip to Los Carmenes

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Jurgen Klopp's side have lost six of their opening nine Bundesliga fixtures to all-but end any title hopes already - but they did beat the league leaders in the Supercup in August

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The Nerazzurri boss remains under pressure despite an upturn in recent results, while his counterpart could be on the brink should his side lose on Saturday

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The Uruguay striker's suspension has come to an end but the Sweden star has failed to recover fully from a heel injury

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The defender says his side are eager to seal three points in style on Saturday after losing out on a number of La Liga's prizes this week

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The striker is poised to feature in front of the Camp Nou crowd for the first time against head coach Luis Enrique's former club

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The champions are level once more with Roma at the top of Serie A and will be eager to get back to winning ways at the weekend

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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The two sides met at the same stage last year, with the Blues going on to lift the trophy at the end of the season, and the former Magpies man is hoping for a similar outcome

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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The midfielder says it's important the squad press on with their bid for a top three finish and avoid making mistakes ahead of Wednesday's game

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The two sides met on Saturday in the Premier League, with Sadio Mane scoring the only goal, but both managers are keen to progress with the League Cup a chance of silverware

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Gareth Bale scored a stunning winner in last year's final and Madrid will go into the game in high spirits having beaten arch-rivals Barcelona in El Clasico on Saturday