Fantastic to become the highest scorer, says Lionel Messi
Fantastic to become the highest scorer, says Lionel Messi

 FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has said his record of becoming the highest scorer ever in the UEFA Champions League is a 'fantastic' achievement.

Lionel Messi is greatest player of all time: Luis Enrique
Lionel Messi is greatest player of all time: Luis Enrique

 FC Barcelona coach Luis Enrique paid tributes to his team's record-breaking player Lionel Messi, saying the Argentine striker is "the greatest player of all time".

Jack Wilshere `out for a while`, says Arsene Wenger
Jack Wilshere `out for a while`, says Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger expects to be without Jack Wilshere for at least "the next few games" following the England midfielder`s latest ankle problem.

Hans-Joachim Watzke demands `blood, sweat, tears` from Borussia Dortmund
Hans-Joachim Watzke demands `blood, sweat, tears` from Borussia Dortmund

 Borussia Dortmund boss Hans-Joachim Watzke has said only `blood, sweat, tears` and league points will turn around the club`s dire Bundesliga plight in their bid to escape the relegation places.

Diego Costa 'nothing' without team: Jose Mourinho
Diego Costa 'nothing' without team: Jose Mourinho

Chelsea`s Jose Mourinho insists hot-shot striker Diego Costa would `be nothing` without the team around him as the Premier League leaders look to secure their Champions League progress on Tuesday.

Olivier Giroud to miss remaining European matches
Olivier Giroud to miss remaining European matches

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.

Champions League a welcome break for Arsenal
Champions League a welcome break for Arsenal

After enduring their worst start to a Premier League season, Arsenal and manager Arsene Wenger will look forward to the sanctuary of the Champions League when Borussia Dortmund visit on Wednesday. 

Man City must seize last chance, says Manuel Pellegrini
Man City must seize last chance, says Manuel Pellegrini

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.

Chelsea`s Jose Mourinho balks at Roberto Di Matteo question
Chelsea`s Jose Mourinho balks at Roberto Di Matteo question

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has point-blank refused to talk about Schalke coach Robert di Matteo, the only Blues coach to win the Champions League title, ahead of Tuesday`s group match.

No place for revenge as Roberto Di Matteo faces Chelsea
No place for revenge as Roberto Di Matteo faces Chelsea

Roberto di Matteo insists there will be no place for revenge or sentimentality when Schalke 04 host his former club Chelsea in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Happy with a draw but we`ll play to win, says Roma boss
Happy with a draw but we`ll play to win, says Roma boss

AS Roma coach Rudi Garcia will be satisfied with a draw against Russian champions CSKA Moscow in Tuesday`s Champions League match, he said Monday.

Manchester City determined to do better, says Martin Demichelis
Manchester City determined to do better, says Martin Demichelis

Manchester City centre-back Martin Demichelis said on Monday that his side will be motivated by previous Champions League disappointments when they tackle his former club Bayern Munich on Tuesday.

Sergio Aguero, Stevan Jovetic fit to face Bayern Munich
Sergio Aguero, Stevan Jovetic fit to face Bayern Munich

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Monday that strikers Sergio Aguero and Stevan Jovetic will both be fit to face Bayern Munich on Tuesday despite sitting out training.

CSKA set for tough Roma visit, says Leonid​ Slutsky
CSKA set for tough Roma visit, says Leonid​ Slutsky

Russian champions CSKA Moscow head coach Leonid Slutsky is anticipating a tough Champions League clash on Tuesday against Serie A side AS Roma.

"Our first meeting with Roma showed us they are a really strong team," Slutsky told a news conference.

Next eight games crucial for Man City, says Manuel Pellegrini
Next eight games crucial for Man City, says Manuel Pellegrini

Manchester City must win their eight Premier League games before the end of the year if they are to challenge Chelsea for the Premier League title, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday.

Roberto Di Matteo`s Schalke hunt Wolves in Chelsea warm-up
Roberto Di Matteo`s Schalke hunt Wolves in Chelsea warm-up

Roberto di Matteo`s Schalke hope to end Wolfsburg`s eight-match winning streak in the Bundesliga on Saturday in their final warm-up before hosting his former club Chelsea in the Champions League.

Sergio Aguero makes Champions League pledge
Sergio Aguero makes Champions League pledge

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has vowed to stay at the club until they win the Champions League, several British newspapers reported on Saturday.

Bayern Munich to face a different AS Roma: Mehdi Benatia
Bayern Munich to face a different AS Roma: Mehdi Benatia

Bayern Munich defender Mehdi Benatia said that the Bundesliga champions will face a Roma side, which will be different from the team they faced two weeks ago.

Fabio Cannavaro replaces Marcello Lippi as Guangzhou Evergrande coach
Fabio Cannavaro replaces Marcello Lippi as Guangzhou Evergrande coach

Italy`s World Cup winning captain Fabio Cannavaro was formally unveiled as the new coach of Chinese champions Guangzhou Evergrande Wednesday, replacing his former national team manager Marcello Lippi.

Jurgen Klopp urges calm from Jekyll and Hyde Dortmund
Jurgen Klopp urges calm from Jekyll and Hyde Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund have been up and down like a violinist`s elbow this term but Juergen Klopp hopes a calm approach on Tuesday will allow his team to play the right tune against Galatasaray in the Champions League.