CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

  • More to come from Cavani and Ibrahimovic, says Laurent Blanc 1 hour 25 minutes ago

    Paris St Germain's Edinson Cavani and Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored three goals between them in the 3-1 home win over Ajax Amsterdam in the Champions League on Tuesday and coach Laurent Blanc said there was more to come. Uruguay striker Cavani, who has been under fire in France for his clumsiness in...
  • Champions League: Liverpool on brink of exit; Real Madrid play Basel 1 hour 49 minutes ago

    Liverpool: Wins have not come easy for Liverpool this season, neither at home in England or in the Champions League. But a win on Wednesday in Bulgaria against Ludogorets is exactly what the five-time European champions need to ensure they still have a chance to advance to the second round. Both Liverpool...
  • Hat-trick hero Sergio Aguero is special player, says Manchester City captain 2 hours 56 minutes ago

    Vincent Kompany hailed Sergio Aguero as Manchester City's "special player" after the Argentine's hat-trick earned a rousing 3-2 comeback win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday. The victory resuscitated City's hopes of qualifying for the last 16 ahead of their final Group E match against AS Roma. Should the...
  • Messi the 'greatest player of all time', says Barca coach 3 hours 2 minutes ago

    Lionel Messi was hailed as the best player ever by Barcelona coach Luis Enrique after setting a Champions League scoring record of 74 goals with a hat-trick in Tuesday's 4-0 win at APOEL Nicosia. "Lionel Messi is the greatest player of all time, football is the king of sports and he...
  • Real Madrid to field strongest team at Basel, says Carlo Ancelotti 3 hours 14 minutes ago

    Holders Real Madrid will field their strongest team at FC Basel in Wednesday's Champions League Group B clash despite having already qualified for the last 16, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Tuesday. Real, who have a maximum 12 points from four matches, need only to avoid a defeat of four goals...
  • Steven Gerrard criticism hugely unfair, says Brendan Rodgers 3 hours 21 minutes ago

    Under-fire Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard may not be enjoying his best spell of form but he is still "a top class player", manager Brendan Rodgers said ahead of their Champions League clash with Ludogorets. The 34-year-old midfielder has come in for particular criticism this season, with fans questioning whether it is...
  • Champions League: Problems growing for Dortmund as they face Arsenal; Galatasaray take on Anderlecht 3 hours 32 minutes ago

    London: Struggling at home but excelling in the Champions League, Borussia Dortmund are headed to Arsenal on Wednesday. Dortmund, who have already qualified for the second round, will travel to London without forward Marco Reus, who is out with an ankle injury. Reus was hurt in the 2-2 draw with Paderborn...
  • Lionel Messi treble sets Champions League goals record 4 hours 38 minutes ago

    Nicosia: Barcelona forward Lionel Messi set a Champions League scoring record of 74 goals when he netted a hat-trick in Tuesday's 4-0 Group F win at APOEL Nicosia. The Barca and Argentina captain surpassed the record of 71 he jointly held with former Real Madrid and Schalke 04 striker Raul when...
  • Champions League: Aguero scores hat-trick in Manchester City's 3-2 win over Bayern Munich 8 hours 46 minutes ago

    Sergio Aguero scored a hat trick - including two late goals - to inspire Manchester City to a 3-2 win over 10-man Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday, reviving the English champions' chances of reaching the knockout stage. Aguero, who put City ahead with a 21st-minute penalty that led...
  • Champions League: Record-breaker Messi nets treble as Barcelona down APOEL 4-0 9 hours 11 minutes ago

    Lionel Messi added the Champions League career scoring record to the La Liga mark he set last weekend, getting his 28th Barcelona hat-trick in a 4-0 win Tuesday night at APOEL Nicosia. The 27-year-old Messi scored in the 38th, 58th and 87th minutes - all with his weaker right foot -...
  • Champions League: Terry, Drogba score as Chelsea crush Schalke 5-0 9 hours 50 minutes ago

    Chelsea produced a footballing masterclass to romp to a 5-0 win at Schalke 04 on Tuesday to power into the last 16 of the Champions League and make it a miserable night for former coach Roberto Di Matteo. Captain John Terry headed in a corner after 78 seconds and Brazil midfielder...
  • Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud to miss remaining Champions League matches Yesterday

    London: Olivier Giroud will miss both of Arsenal's remaining UEFA Champions League group matches after the club kept him out of the squad, acting on medical reports that suggested he would be unavailable until January. Giroud injured his ankle August 23 and was not expected to return until January, after all...
  • Champions League: Messi chases new record as Barcelona face APOEL Yesterday

    After becoming the Spanish league's all-time leading scorer over the weekend, Lionel Messi is chasing another milestone in the Champions League. The Argentina forward is even with Raul Gonzalez's all-time record of 71 Champions League goals, and he could better that on Tuesday when Barcelona travel to Cypriot club APOEL on...
  • Champions League: Man City feeling pressure ahead of Bayern clash Yesterday

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is feeling the pressure ahead of his side's must-win match at home to Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday but the Chilean says it is all self-inflicted. The Premier League champions are bottom of Group E with just two points from four games and...
  • Champions League: Chelsea eager to seal knockout spot against Schalke Yesterday

    Chelsea are well-placed to secure a Champions League knockout stage when they face Schalke 04 in their penultimate Group G game on Tuesday but coach Jose Mourinho warned that any slip up could still prove costly. Chelsea, top on eight points, will advance with a win or even a draw in...
  • Xavi fundamental to Barca says coach Luis Enrique Yesterday

    Barcelona's Xavi has gone from a being a bit part figure to once again leading the midfield and coach Luis Enrique believes he is now fundamental to the team as they prepare to face APOEL in the Champions League on Tuesday. The veteran captain looked a dejected figure watching from the...
  • CTL: Hingis pips Radwanska as Hyderabad take 2-point lead over Pune Yesterday

    Pune: Swiss star Martina Hingis prevailed over world number six Agnieszka Radwanska in a very tight women's singles match to hand Hyderabad Aces a narrow two-point lead over Pune Marathas in a do-or-die Champions Tennis League (CTL) on Monday. Hyderabad are leading 15-13 with two matches to go in the South...
  • Luiz Adriano eyes Champions League record Yesterday

    Barcelona: While Lionel Messi tries to break the Champions League's all-time scoring mark on Tuesday, another record could fall when Shakhtar Donetsk forward Luiz Adriano faces Athletic Bilbao. The Brazilian is having a breakout European campaign and has Shakhtar on the cusp of qualifying for the second round for the third...
  • Champions League: Manchester City must seize last chance, says Manuel Pellegrini Yesterday

    Manchester: Manager Manuel Pellegrini is desperate for Manchester City to seize the "last chance" to rescue their ailing Champions League campaign against 2013 winners Bayern Munich on Tuesday. The Premier League champions are bottom of Group E, with two points from four games, and their hopes of qualifying for the last...
  • Andres Iniesta out of Barcelona's Champions League game at APOEL 2 days ago

    Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta has failed to recover from a calf strain and will miss Tuesday's Champions League Group F match at APOEL Nicosia. Iniesta, who sustained the injury in last month's La Liga 'Clasico' at Real Madrid, has not been included in the squad for the match in Cyprus along...
  • Lionel Messi eyes another record in Champions League 2 days ago

    Lionel Messi will chase yet another record when the Champions League returns on Tuesday from a three-week break. The Argentine is poised to take sole possession of the competition's all-time scoring record just three days after he rewrote the Spanish league's record books. Messi's brace in Barcelona's 2-0 win at Ajax...
  • UEFA punishes Galatasaray, Borussia Dortmund for crowd disorder 6 days ago

    Nyon: UEFA has punished Galatasaray and Borussia Dortmund for crowd disorder and sanctioned BATE Borisov for racism by its fans at Champions League matches. UEFA says its disciplinary panel fined Galatasaray 70,000 euros ($87,700) for disturbances which stopped play twice during a 4-1 loss at Dortmund this month. The Turkish club's...
  • Sergio Aguero vows to win Champions League with Manchester City November 8, 2014

    London: Manchester City may be on the brink of another early exit from the Champions League but striker Sergio Aguero has vowed to stay at the club until they are crowned European champions. The Premier League champions are without a win in this season's edition of Europe's elite club competition, bottom...
  • Lionel Messi masterclass papers over Barca cracks November 6, 2014

    Lionel Messi enjoyed another landmark European night as he equaled the Champions League scoring record against Ajax but doubts remain over Luis Enrique's Barcelona side after a stuttering start to the season. The coach found himself in the eye of a storm after Barca suffered back-to-back La Liga defeats and although...
  • Cavani sends PSG through to Champions League last 16 November 6, 2014

    Edinson Cavani's early goal helped Paris St Germain secure their place in the Champions League last 16 with two games to spare after a 1-0 home win over APOEL on Wednesday. Uruguay striker Cavani found the back of the net in the first minute to hand PSG their second win in...
  • Manchester City suffering crisis of confidence in Europe: Pellegrini November 6, 2014

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said his side are suffering from a crisis of confidence after they suffered a humiliating 2-1 home defeat by CSKA Moscow on Wednesday. A woeful performance underpinned by dreadful defending, poor discipline and a lack of character caused a loss that City could ill-afford as they...
  • Messi equals Raul's Champions League scoring record November 6, 2014

    Barcelona forward Lionel Messi equalled the Champions League scoring record of 71 goals when he struck for the second time in the 76th minute of Wednesday's Group F match at Ajax Amsterdam. The Argentina four-times world player of the year matched the record set by former Real Madrid and Schalke 04...
  • Champions League: Doumbia double gives CSKA 2-1 win at Manchester City November 6, 2014

    Two goals from Seydou Doumbia either side of a Yaya Toure free kick gave CSKA Moscow a 2-1 victory over nine-man Manchester City in the Champions League on Wednesday, leaving the English champion bottom of Group E with two games remaining. Manuel Pellegrini's side trailed at halftime, and as they chased...
  • Champions League: Messi brace equals record as Barcelona beat Ajax 2-0 November 6, 2014

    Lionel Messi's brace gave Barcelona a 2-0 victory Wednesday over 10-man Ajax and moved him level with Raul Gonzalez's all-time Champions League scoring record of 71 goals. Messi scored his 70th Champions League goal in the 36th minute with a soft header after Ajax failed to clear a free kick and...
  • Chelsea draw 1-1 with Maribor in Champions League November 6, 2014

    Eden Hazard had a late penalty saved as Chelsea missed a chance to advance from Group G in the Champions League on Wednesday, drawing 1-1 with Maribor. Unrecognizable from the side that was crushed 6-0 by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge two weeks ago, Maribor took a deserved lead in the 50th...