October 2, 2014
The International Olympic Committee has reportedly said that it is satisfied with the advance made by the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro in its preparations for the 2016 Olympics .
October 1, 2014
The £16 million man sped past a shoddy Turkish defence to prod home three clever goals as the Gunners got their group-stage campaign off and running despite losing their keeper
The 33-year-old capitalised on slack marking from a corner to bundle in the winner on 52 minutes and dent the Reds' hopes of reaching the Champions League knockout stage
The attacker's second half goal was enough to give Diego Simeone's men all thee points against the Serie A champions in a close encounter
Atletico Madrid (0-0-1) hosts Juventus in what is likely to be the game of the week as the Spanish Champions look to claw their way back into the fight against the Italian Champions after having suffered a frustrating opening day defeat.
Arsenal (0-0-1) failed to make the most of their trip to Borussia Dortmund having dropped all three points in Germany. Mounting injury issues are continuing to frustrate selections for Arsene Wenger and he will be rolling out a side comprised of what he has left available.
FC Basel (0-0-1) were crushed in the opening match of their UEFA Champions League return by Real Madrid, but they will hope that a Liverpool side that has seen a slow start to their campaign could stumble in Switzerland.
French striker Olivier Giroud has reportedly signed a new contract with Arsenal to keep him at the club until 2018.
September 30, 2014
Manuel Pellegrini's men are three points adrift of Wednesday's opponents and five behind group E leaders Bayern Munich after playing out a tight draw at the Etihad Stadium
Jose Mourinho's side were living dangerously in the second half but eventually picked up a battling victory which sends them three points clear at the top of group G
Lionel Messi and Neymar both got on the scoresheet but the French champions emerged victorious after David Luiz and Marco Verratti also scored
Manchester City (0-0-1) fell to Bayern Munich at the hands of a late winner from Jerome Boateng and the English club will be looking to take all three points at home as they look to survive the Group Stage for the first time.
Sporting Lisbon (0-1-0) secured a point in their Champions League opener when they traveled to Maribor, but the Portuguese side will look for more when Chelsea come to town knowing they need to get points on the table.
CSKA Moscow (0-0-1) were thumped in their UEFA Champions League opener in Roma against AS Roma, and they will be hoping to get off to a better start against the visiting German side.
The French champions, who have had a disappointing start in their Ligue 1 campaign thus far, will be facing an unstoppable Barcelona who have yet to concede a goal this season.