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Atalanta vs Napoli preview - Cavani vows to build on City success

Posted Friday, November 25, 2011 by PA

Napoli striker Edinson Cavani is confident his team can end a fantastic week on a high when they make the journey to Bergamo to face Atalanta in Serie A. The Naples outfit held Lazio to a goalless draw last weekend to climb to seventh in the standings before taking one step towards qualification for the Champions League last 16 in a 2-1 win over Manchester City in midweek. Wednesday's result a...Full Story »

Udinese vs AS Roma preview - Disappointed Guidolin demands improvement

Posted Thursday, November 24, 2011 by PA

Udinese coach Francesco Guidolin is demanding an immediate response from his players when they host Roma after last weekend's surprise defeat at Parma. Guidolin is still angry about his team's approach in their 2-0 loss at the Ennio Tardini stadium, which was only their second defeat of the campaign and meant they missed out on the chance to go clear at the top of Serie A. "I hope this defea...Full Story »

Arsenal vs Borussia Dortmund preview - Wenger: Both sides have grown

Posted Wednesday, November 23, 2011 by PA

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes his side will be facing a better Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday than they did at the start of their Champions League campaign - but warned the German outfit that the Gunners are also a team on the up. The two sides clash at Emirates Stadium with Arsenal sitting atop Group F on eight points, one ahead of second-placed Marseille and four ahead of Dortmund ...Full Story »

Bayer Leverkusen vs Chelsea preview - Villas-Boas: `Execution' calls inevitable

Posted Wednesday, November 23, 2011 by PA

Andre Villas-Boas has admitted speculation he could be sacked was inevitable as he sought to arrest Chelsea's worst start to a season since Roman Abramovich bought the club. The Barclays Premier League campaign is only three months old but Villas-Boas' position has already come under scrutiny following a run of three defeats in four matches that have seen the Blues crash out of the top four. T...Full Story »

Zenit St Petersburg vs APOEL Nicosia preview - Manduca: We won't get cold feet

Posted Wednesday, November 23, 2011 by PA

APOEL Nicosia midfielder Gustavo Manduca is confident the freezing temperatures in Russia will not stop his team becoming the first Cypriot side to make the knockout stages of the Champions League when they face Zenit St Petersburg on Wednesday night. APOEL were huge outsiders to make the last 16 when they were drawn alongside experienced campaigners Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk and Zenit in Group G...Full Story »

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Porto preview - Eduardo and co hardened ahead of Porto task

Posted Tuesday, November 22, 2011 by PA

Shakhtar Donetsk striker Eduardo has detected a steely determination among his team-mates to kick-start their Champions League campaign. The Ukrainian side currently sit bottom of Group G knowing that defeat to fellow strugglers Porto will terminate any hopes they have of progressing in the competition. But Eduardo, the former Arsenal marksman, insists they are not ready to raise the white fla...Full Story »

Valencia vs Genk preview - Valencia search for win

Posted Tuesday, November 22, 2011 by PA

Valencia head into their clash with Genk knowing they need to win to take advantage of a tight group as they bid to move into the knockout stages of the Champions League. The Primera Division side are currently third in Group E, three points behind leaders Chelsea and one adrift of Bayer Leverkusen, who meet at the BayArena tomorrow. Should Chelsea and Valencia both win, the former would progr...Full Story »

BATE Borisov vs Plzen preview - Kolar hypes up BATE trip

Posted Tuesday, November 22, 2011 by PA

Plzen midfielder Daniel Kolar insists their Champions League visit to BATE Borisov is an important match for his side as they look to keep alive hopes of remaining in Europe. With Barcelona and AC Milan doing battle for top spot in Group H, neither Kolar's side nor their opponents can make it through to the next round, but third place offers the consolation of a Europa League spot. BATE can en...Full Story »

AC Milan vs Barcelona preview - Ibrahimovic braced for Barca reunion

Posted Tuesday, November 22, 2011 by PA

All eyes will be on Zlatan Ibrahimovic when he takes on his former club Barcelona in their 's Champions League showdown at the San Siro. Ibrahimovic missed the opening leg through injury but will lead Milan's attack on Wednesday as the Italians chase first place in Group H against the holders. Barca midfielder Sergio Busquets believes too much attention has been shown to Ibrahimovic. The Swed...Full Story »

Marseille vs Olympiacos preview - Ayew focused on Greek test

Posted Tuesday, November 22, 2011 by PA

Marseille striker Jordan Ayew prefers to focus on the challenge his side face in the Champions League against Olympiacos rather than Paris St Germain in Ligue 1 at the weekend. Defeat in the league to Montpellier has put pressure on Marseille but Ghanian Ayew is not even thinking about facing the capital side despite that being the focus of attention in France. Marseille sit second behind Arse...Full Story »

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