September 19, 2014
The Dutchman admits he would welcome the arrival of the Portugal international but thinks the European champions would probably not be prepared to part with the player
Arsenal football team manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that not signing ace forward Cristiano Ronaldo when he had the chance is the biggest mistake of his managerial career, and also admitted that he was so close to acquiring the Real Madrid star before he joined Manchester United.
The iconic stadium in London will be used for the semi-finals and final of the tournament, with Munich and St Petersburg among the venues in the earlier rounds
September 18, 2014
The manager brought in eight new faces over the summer but has overseen two losses in their opening four Premier League games
Jose Pekerman's side have leapfrogged Netherlands, who have lost their first two games under Guus Hiddinnk, while Dunga's revitalised Brazil are up to sixth
Sports ministers from across Europe are set to meet in Switzerland on Thursday to introduce a European treaty, containing a series of measures, that is aimed at tackling match fixing in football.
September 17, 2014
The centre-back proved to be the difference as Luis Enrique's first European game in charge of the Catalan club ended with a win
The Spaniard had given the hosts the lead although Klaas-Jan Huntelaar struck past Thibaut Courtois in the second half to secure a point for the Bundesliga outfit
The England goalkeeper was finally beaten late on having kept out Pep Guardiola's side for the majority of the 90 minutes as City suffered defeat in their group stage opener
Chelsea (0-0-0) have already staked a claim to their place in the English Premier League with four outstanding performances. Now they will look to do to the same in Europe as Jose Mourinho will be set to see how his updated squad does on the biggest stage.
Bayern Munich (0-0-0) have started their domestic campaign off with two wins and a draw from three and are ripe to get their European season off on the right foot. However, multiple injuries will see a makeshift side one more from Pep Guardiola and could give their visitors an edge.
September 16, 2014
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
The German side threatened to run riot against the north Londoners, with the two goalscorers particularly impressive in a high-intensity performance from BVB
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
The Frenchman suffered ankle ligament damage against Manchester City on Saturday and is now set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines following scans on the problem