Champions League

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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The midfielder says the Gunners were sloppy in their defeat to Jurgen Klopp's side and simply did not perform well enough to win their Champions League opener

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Arsene Wenger's men were outplayed from start to finish in Germany and have little hope of challenging the cream of the continent unless they improve massively

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The Spanish giants opened the defence of their Champions League crown with an emphatic win at the Bernabeu - and made history in the process

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COMMENT: The club captain was cheered after one fine save and received the warmth of the Bernabeu as Real Madrid claimed a morale-boosting victory

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Leonardo Jardim's side get off to a winning start on their return to Champions League football courtesy of Joao Moutinho's second-half strike

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Diego Simeone's outfit fail to follow up on their impressive Madrid derby win at the weekend as they are narrowly defeated by the Greek champions in Group A...

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Burak Yilmaz's stoppage time equaliser salvages a point for Cesare Prandelli's men, robbing a well-organised Anderlecht side of a valuable three points at the death in Istanbul

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Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, James Rodriguez and Karim Benzema were all on the scoresheet as los Blancos got their Champions League title defence off to the perfect start

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The striker was back in goalscoring form in the Champions League on Tuesday, but it was a far from convincing performance which opened Juve's campaign

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The Portugal midfielder handed Leonardo Jardim a timely boost as his goal just after the hour mark got the Ligue 1 club's European campaign off to a winning start

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Diego Simeone's men might have reached the final last season, but they were dealt a rude European awakening as they fell to a surprise defeat at the Karaiskakis Stadium

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The Argentine struck twice in the second half to edge Massimiliano Allegri's side past a resolute Swedish outfit on Tuesday night

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The Belgium midfielder scored against his former employers to continue the Russian club's impressive start to the campaign in Portugal

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The former Italy boss went close to watching his team suffer a shock defeat at the Turk Telekom Arena before his star striker netted in stoppage-time

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The Reds skipper stepped up to score from 12 yards in injury time, just moments after the Bulgarian minnows had grabbed a dramatic equaliser at Anfield on Tuesday

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Carlo Ancelotti's men had been under pressure heading into their first European clash of the season, but a first-half flurry ensured they eased to three points