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Manchester City vs Barcelona preview - Fernandinho could face Barca

Posted Tuesday, February 18, 2014 by PA

Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho could be fit to face Barcelona in the Champions League this week. The Brazilian has been out for the past fortnight with a muscle strain but has trained ahead of the first leg of the last-16 tie at the Etihad Stadium. Manager Manuel Pellegrini said: "He has a chance. He is in the squad list for tomorrow (Tuesday). "We will see who can start but he has wo...Full Story »

Mertesacker: Arsenal needs two perfect games to beat Bayern Munich

Posted Tuesday, February 18, 2014 by YAHOO Sport

Arsene Wenger's side hosts the reining European champions, who have lost just two games in all competitions this season, at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday. Arsenal was knocked out in the round of 16 last season by Bayern and Mertesacker hopes his teammates have learned from their exit from the competition. "We have to go for two perfect games against them. We know we can beat them now, so ...Full Story »

Bayer Leverkusen vs Paris Saint Germain preview - Hyppia relishing underdog tag

Posted Tuesday, February 18, 2014 by PA

Bayer Leverkusen may be the underdogs when they take on Paris St Germain in the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday, but that does not mean Sami Hyppia is ready to accept defeat. Hyypia, a Champions League winner as a player with Liverpool in 2005, acknowledges that big-spending Paris are favourites to make the quarter-finals, but while his side may not boast the same individual talents ...Full Story »

It will be difficult to play against Barcelona, admits Yaya Toure

Posted Sunday, February 16, 2014 by YAHOO Sport

The Ivorian spent three years at Camp Nou, where he says he learned a lot and made many friends, before making the move to Manchester. Now, though, Toure will return to Barcelona as a member of an opposing team for the first time - and he admits it is a scenario he is uncomfortable with. "It's difficult because I don't really want to play Barcelona. It's a club I have a lot of respect for, a c...Full Story »

Edinson Cavani ruled out of Leverkusen clash

Posted Friday, February 14, 2014 by YAHOO Sport

Paris Saint-Germain will travel to the BayArena for the Champions League last-16 first leg against Bayer Leverkusen without forward Edinson Cavani, coach Laurent Blanc has revealed. Cavani sustained a thigh injury in the 2-0 win over Bordeaux in January and has missed PSG's last two games. Blanc suggested that the Uruguayan would be out for Les Parisiens' next couple of encounters, tipping the...Full Story »

Ribery ruled out of Arsenal clash

Posted Tuesday, February 11, 2014 by Foxsports.com

Bayern Munich midfielder Franck Ribery will miss the Champions League tie with Arsenal, the Bundesliga club have announced. The France international underwent a "minor operation" to repair a burst blood vessel in his buttock last Thursday, with tests on Monday showing the procedure had been successful in removing bruising which had been affecting a nerve. However, Bayern also confirmed that ...Full Story »

Ronaldo: La Decima not an obsession

Posted Sunday, February 09, 2014 by YAHOO Sport

Cristiano Ronaldo insists that La Decima is not an obsession for Real Madrid with the Champions League round of 16 around the corner. Carlo Ancelotti's side has been drawn against Schalke in the first knockout phase as it looks to progress beyond the semifinal stage after three successive seasons of being knocked out at the penultimate hurdle. Ronaldo, 29, defended the club's pursuit of becomi...Full Story »

Xavi: Messi is the greatest of all time

Posted Friday, February 07, 2014 by YAHOO Sport

Xavi has claimed that Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi is the "greatest player of all time". The Argentine finished second to Cristiano Ronaldo in the battle for last year's Ballon d'Or, after suffering an injury-hit 2013. However, when Xavi was asked to name the finest player he has ever shared a pitch with, the World Cup winner offered an unequivocal reply. "When it comes to striking up an u...Full Story »

Lewandowski: I want to leave Dortmund with a title

Posted Friday, February 07, 2014 by YAHOO Sport

Robert Lewandowski is determined to end his time at Borussia Dortmund on a high and wants to win a trophy before leaving the club for Bayern Munich this summer. BVB currently trails Bayern by 17 points in the Bundesliga table and is unlikely to dethrone the reigning champion this term. However, Dortmund still has every chance of winning a major trophy as the club has reached the Champions Leag...Full Story »

Man Utd's Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie laughing all the way to the bank

Posted Sunday, January 12, 2014 by Dailystar.co.uk

WAYNE ROONEY and Robin van Persie WILL NOT suffer wage cuts if Manchester United fail to qualify for the Champions League. CASHBACK: Rooney and RVP will still be earning big bucks even if Utd fail to make next season's Champions League Some members of the United squad are facing that situation under the terms of their contracts. But strikers Rooney and Van Persie are protected from cuts thro...Full Story »

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