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.

Real Madrid trip can lift Liverpool's season, says Brendan Rodgers
Real Madrid trip can lift Liverpool's season, says Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool see Tuesday`s Champions League game at holders Real Madrid as a chance to prove their doubters wrong and get their season back on track, said coach Brendan Rodgers and midfielder Jordan Henderson.

PSG keep focus on Europe as Marseille await
PSG keep focus on Europe as Marseille await

Paris Saint-Germai​n have their eyes set on sealing a place in the last 16 of the Champions League when they entertain APOEL at the Parc des Princes in Group F on Wednesday.

Luis Suarez seeks first Barca goal on familiar territory
Luis Suarez seeks first Barca goal on familiar territory

Two defeats in as many games has not been the dream start Luis Suarez sought to life as a Barcelona player, but one of his old hunting grounds offers the chance to get up and running as the Catalans travel to Ajax on Wednesday.

UEFA Champions League preview: Man City vs CSKA
UEFA Champions League preview: Man City vs CSKA

With confidence restored by victory over Manchester United, Manchester City will attempt to rescue their Champions League campaign when they tackle CSKA Moscow at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday.

Pressure all on Juve, says Michel
Pressure all on Juve, says Michel

Olympiakos coach Michel heaped the pressure on Juventus after underlining the Italian giants` need for a home win in their Champions League Group A clash in Turin on Tuesday.

Andrea Pirlo finally getting into full flow for Juventus
Andrea Pirlo finally getting into full flow for Juventus

Andrea Pirlo is finally getting into his elegant stride for Juventus, just in time for the match which is likely to determine whether or not they progress to the knockout stages of the Champions League.

Iker Casillas bigs up Real team before Liverpool visit
Iker Casillas bigs up Real team before Liverpool visit

Real Madrid keeper Iker Casillas believes the European champions have a side with the potential to be one of the all-time greats and it will be with likely trepidation that an off-colour Liverpool visit the Bernabeu on Tuesday.

Liverpool bloodied ahead of Bernabeu trial
Liverpool bloodied ahead of Bernabeu trial

Liverpool`s fragile confidence suffered another blow as they suffered a 1-0 Premier League defeat at Newcastle United ahead of Tuesday`s encounter with Real Madrid in the Champions League.

Borussia Dortmund`s Mats Hummels struggling for Galatasaray
Borussia Dortmund`s Mats Hummels struggling for Galatasaray

Mats Hummels faces a fitness battle ahead of Tuesday`s Champions League clash against Galatasaray after the Borussia Dortmund captain injured his foot in their 2-1 defeat at Bayern Munich.

WTA mulling new women`s tennis World Cup
WTA mulling new women`s tennis World Cup

Women`s tennis is considering introducing a new World Cup team event, its head said Saturday, a move which may bring competition for the soon-to-be-launched International Premier Tennis League.

Antoine Griezmann singled out for praise after debut home goal
Antoine Griezmann singled out for praise after debut home goal

Atletico Madrid`s 5-0 Champions League win at home to Malmo on Wednesday may have been engineered by playmaker Koke but coach Diego Simeone reserved the most effusive praise for forward Antoine Griezmann.

Borussia Dortmund far from perfect despite flawless run, says coach
Borussia Dortmund far from perfect despite flawless run, says coach

With three wins in three Champions League games and a better goal difference than any other team in the competition, Borussia Dortmund are enjoying a perfect start in Europe despite their domestic slump.

Monaco held by Benfica in scoreless stalemate
Monaco held by Benfica in scoreless stalemate

Monaco and Benfica played out a dismal Champions League 0-0 draw on Wednesday in a result that significently tightens up Group C. 

Aubameyang double maintains Dortmund`s perfect record
Aubameyang double maintains Dortmund`s perfect record

 Borussia Dortmund brushed off their miserable Bundesliga campaign to demolish Galatasaray 4-0 in Istanbul on Wednesday to record their third consecutive Champions League win in stunning style.