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Paris St Germain vs Anderlecht preview - Star duo missing for PSG

Posted Monday, November 04, 2013 by PA

Paris St Germain will be without the in-form strike duo of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani as they bid to qualify for the knock-out stages of the Champions League with victory over Anderlecht. Should the Belgians, who are still pointless in Group C, suffer defeat at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday then PSG will progress to the last 16 irrespective of what happens between Olympiacos and Be...Full Story »

Juventus vs Real Madrid preview - Juve ready for crunch clash

Posted Monday, November 04, 2013 by PA

Juventus go into Tuesday's Champions League Group B showdown with Real Madrid believing it is make-or-break time as they look to revive their European ambitions. Antonio Conte's side heads into the game against the nine-time European champions at the Juventus stadium desperate for their first win in this season's competition after three failed attempts. The Italians lost 2-1 in Madrid last mon...Full Story »

Coach Klopp commits to Dortmund

Posted Thursday, October 31, 2013 by Asianone.com

BERLIN - Coach Juergen Klopp has committed himself to Borussia Dortmund until at least 2018 after signing a two-year contract extension on Wednesday with last season's Champions League runners-up. Among the most sought-after coaches in Europe, Klopp, who joined Dortmund in 2008, led them to the Bundesliga title in 2011 and the domestic league and Cup double in 2012 before losing to German rival...Full Story »

Ancelotti: Everyone thinks Barcelona is the Clasico favorite

Posted Saturday, October 26, 2013 by YAHOO Sport

Carlo Ancelotti feels that Barcelona is heading into this Saturday's Clasico as the favorite, and that could work to Real Madrid's advantage. Barca is on top of La Liga after dropping just two points from its first nine games, but the Catalan giants have not beaten Madrid in the league since December 2011, and the Italian is determined to extend that run this weekend. "I do not know who is the...Full Story »

Martino: Barcelona not afraid of Madrid physicality

Posted Saturday, October 26, 2013 by YAHOO Sport

Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino says his side is not afraid of "violent play" from Real Madrid, claiming the referee will keep the game in check. In the two league meetings between the teams last season, 16 yellow cards and one red card were handed out in the tightly contested affairs. Martino insists the physicality of los Blancos will not affect the outcome of the game, or help them slow down...Full Story »

Mourinho happy with form of Chelsea strikers

Posted Saturday, October 26, 2013 by YAHOO Sport

Jose Mourinho has praised the efforts of Chelsea forwards Fernando Torres and Samuel Eto'o after they both scored for the Blues in their most recent appearances for the club. Chelsea is unbeaten in its past seven matches in all competitions, with Eto'o and Torres each finding the net in victories over Cardiff City and Schalke respectively. And, despite the fact that the two players and Demba B...Full Story »

Spalletti: Hulk made the difference on Porto return

Posted Thursday, October 24, 2013 by YAHOO Sport

Zenit St Petersburg coach Luciano Spalletti says Hulk was crucial in his side’s 1-0 Champions League victory over Porto on Tuesday. The Brazil international, who spent four years at the Dragao, where he helped Porto to 10 titles, was in fine form, and it was his cross that provided Alexander Kerzhakov with the opportunity to head home the only goal of the game with just four minutes rem...Full Story »

Dortmund hope Champions League high will help at Schalke

Posted Thursday, October 24, 2013 by YAHOO Sport

BERLIN, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Borussia Dortmund are hoping their Champions League momentum will spill over into the Bundesliga when they travel to Schalke 04 in Saturday's Ruhr valley derby (1330 GMT) after they lost both matches to their arch-rivals last season. Last season's Champions League runners-up Dortmund go into the game on the back of a 2-1 win at Arsenal that put them firmly on track fo...Full Story »

Yaya Toure targeted by racist chants in Man City's Champions League win in Mosco

Posted Thursday, October 24, 2013 by YAHOO Sport

Racism in Russian soccer raised its ugly head again on Wednesday when Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure was subjected to monkey chants in his club's Champions League victory over CSKA Moscow. Toure appeared to be singled out for abuse by a section of the crowd at CSKA's Arena Khimkhi during the second half of City's 2-1 win in Group D. Russian soccer has struggled to combat racism at its...Full Story »

Manchester United beat Real Sociedad thanks to Inigo Martinez own-goal

Posted Thursday, October 24, 2013 by theguardian.com

Manchester United celebrate the opening goal of their Champions League game against Real Sociedad at Old Trafford. The scoreline may not have been as convincing as David Moyes would have liked but this was a much brighter Manchester United performance and a valuable three points. Wayne Rooney was lively and involved in almost everything, Shinji Kagawa slotted in with typical neatness, even if ...Full Story »

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