UEFA Champions League: Thomas Mueller penalty enough to see off CSKA Moscow
UEFA Champions League: Thomas Mueller penalty enough to see off CSKA Moscow

A first-half penalty by Thomas Mueller was sufficient for Bayern Munich to beat Russian champions CSKA Moscow on Tuesday and make it two wins from two matches in their Champions League group stage campaign.

Doubts over Daniele De Rossi for Man City clash
Doubts over Daniele De Rossi for Man City clash

Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi could miss the Serie A side`s Champions League trip to Manchester City after the Italian club confirmed he has suffered a lesion to his left soleus muscle.

Under-pressure Laurent Blanc acknowledges PSG problems
Under-pressure Laurent Blanc acknowledges PSG problems

Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc on Tuesday acknowledged that his team are having "a bit of a hard time" just a week before their Champions League clash with Barcelona.

CSKA Moscow crack down on fans after Champions League clashes
CSKA Moscow crack down on fans after Champions League clashes

CSKA Moscow are poised to introduce banning orders and take legal action against violent fans to stop their behaviour at Champions League matches "pushing us over the edge", general director Roman Babaev told Reuters.

Chasing pack in Premier League hit by European hangover
Chasing pack in Premier League hit by European hangover

While the curse of "the ex" accounted for Chelsea`s perfect start to the Premier League season, it was something more mundane, in the shape of a European hangover, that upset most of the chasing pack.

Yaya Toure wants to deliver Champions League to Manchester City fans
Yaya Toure wants to deliver Champions League to Manchester City fans

Ivory Coast star midfielder Yaya Toure tells the BBC on Saturday that he is fully committed to English champions Manchester City and wants above all to win the Champions League for them.

Yaya Toure falls behind the shadow of Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas
Yaya Toure falls behind the shadow of Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas

After having maximum impact in shaping Manchester City's Premier League title winning campaign last season, Yaya Toure has failed to continue in the same vein. The former Barcelona midfielder was criticised by pundits and fans alike for a poor performance against Bayern Munich in the Champions League match-day one encounter in Munich on Wednesday in which the visitors lost 0-1.

Ludogorets eye another run to the knockout stages
Ludogorets eye another run to the knockout stages

Unfancied Bulgarian champions Ludogorets are determined reach the knockout stages of a European competition for a second successive year despite being drawn against Champions League heavyweights Real Madrid and Liverpool, the club`s owner said. 

La Liga: Real Madrid face tough Deportivo trip to test recovery
La Liga: Real Madrid face tough Deportivo trip to test recovery

Real Madrid's long week comes to an end Saturday afternoon when they face a potentially complicated trip to face newly promoted Deportivo la Coruna in the Spanish La Liga.

Carlos Tevez hits Juve brace to end five-year drought
Carlos Tevez hits Juve brace to end five-year drought

Carlos Tevez ended his five-year Champions League goal drought with a second-half brace to give Juventus a precious 2-0 win over Swedish champions Malmo in Turin on Tuesday.

Bayern Munich ideal test to measure City`s progress: Vincent Kompany
Bayern Munich ideal test to measure City`s progress: Vincent Kompany

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany believes that Wednesday`s Champions League opener against Bayern Munich is a chance to prove that his side are closing the gap on the best teams in the world.

AS Roma`s Euro credentials set for test, says Francesco Totti
AS Roma`s Euro credentials set for test, says Francesco Totti

Roma icon Francesco Totti admits his side could face an uphill struggle on their return to European competition as Italian clubs have fallen behind their continental rivals in recent years.

Barcelona likely to have Dani Alves back for APOEL game
Barcelona likely to have Dani Alves back for APOEL game

Barcelona should have right back Dani Alves back for Wednesday`s Champions League Group F opener against Cypriot side APOEL, coach Luis Enrique said on Tuesday.

Chelsea must avoid Europa League, says Jose Mourinho
Chelsea must avoid Europa League, says Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho insists his Chelsea side must do "everything" they can to qualify for the next stage of the Champions League and avoid the chance of dropping down into the Europa League.

Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery out against Manchester City, Arjen Robben doubtful
Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery out against Manchester City, Arjen Robben doubtful

Bayern Munich will be without experienced Franck Ribery when they meet Manchester City in their Champions League Group E opener on Wednesday with fellow winger Arjen Robben also doubtful, coach Pep Guardiola said.

Sky`s the limit for in-form Barcelona: Luis Enrique
Sky`s the limit for in-form Barcelona: Luis Enrique

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique is relishing his Champions League debut as a coach when his side host Cypriot champions APOEL Nicosia at the Camp Nou on Wednesday.

Atletico still a work in progress, says coach Diego Simeone
Atletico still a work in progress, says coach Diego Simeone

A rousing 2-1 La Liga victory at Real Madrid on Saturday may suggest otherwise, but Atletico Madrid are still rebuilding after losing several key players in the close season, coach Diego Simeone said on Monday.

Tiny Ludogorets aim to exploit Liverpool's weakness
Tiny Ludogorets aim to exploit Liverpool's weakness

Bulgarian minnows Ludogorets claim to have found weaknesses in Tuesday`s Champions League opponents Liverpool, the five time European champions they visit for their debut in the group stage. 

Massimiliano Allegri warns Juventus of Malmo complacency
Massimiliano Allegri warns Juventus of Malmo complacency

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has warned the Bianconeri a win against Malmo will not necessarily come easy when the sides clash in a Champions League Group A opener in Turin on Tuesday.

Brendan Rodgers backs Mario Balotelli to carry Euro burden
Brendan Rodgers backs Mario Balotelli to carry Euro burden

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes Mario Balotelli has the experience required to lead the line when they return to Champions League action for the first time in five years at Anfield on Tuesday.