Former Cork City defender Brian Lenihan has had to cut short his loan spell at Blackpool and return to Hull City after suffering a patella tendon knee injury.More
nal 2 Borussia Dortmund 0
Whatever you think of Arsene Wenger — and there are plenty of Arsenal fans right now who are willing to give a rather forthright answer to that question — it would take a cold man not to admire his survival instincts after a victory over Borussia Dortmund that guarantees his team a place in knockout stages of the Champions League.
Samir Nasri claims only Cristiano Ronaldo is better than his red-hot Manchester City team-mate Sergio Aguero.More
Ludogorets 2 Liverpool 2
Liverpool’s Champions League hopes remain alive after their first goals in the competition since mid-September but a late Ludogorets equaliser saw them leave Bulgaria disappointed.
Juventus ended their away day blues to reignite their chances of progressing from Group A of the Champions League with a 2-0 win over Malmo.More
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has set the record straight with Spain team-mate Sergio Ramos, who questioned his commitment to the national team.More
Didier Drogba believes the Chelsea class of 2014’s ability to couple killer instinct with flair sets this team apart from its predecessors.More
Ronny Deila believes the rigours of the Scottish Premiership stands his Celtic side in good stead for their crucial Europa League clash with Salzburg tonight (8.05pm, live on BT Sport 1, Setanta Ireland).More
Everton boss Roberto Martinez insists Ross Barkley is no diver and claims the incident where the Toffees midfielder went to ground in Saturday’s game against West Ham "has been blown out of proportion".More
"Our season starts here," said Brendan Rodgers boldly before kickoff in Bulgaria, but it was more of the same as familiar failings came back to haunt his side.More
Ciaran Clark has vowed to take his Aston Villa chance alongside Jores Okore as boss Paul Lambert prepares to put his faith in the rookie partnership.More
Jurgen Klopp joked he was on holiday in north London and that the Champions League was a welcome distraction from the nightmare period his side are encountering in the Bundesliga.More
Arsene Wenger has faced mounting criticism in the second half of his tenure with the north London club but never before has it come so strongly from within the ranks of the Arsenal hierarchy.More
Emile Heskey has revealed he would be keen on a Leicester comeback to help ease their goal woes.More
Christian Panucci has lashed out at Russia head coach Fabio Capello for not backing him and other assistants on the national team staff over a contract dispute.More
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers accepts captain Steven Gerrard is no longer the driving force he was but insists it is wrong to write him off entirely.More
Schalke 0 Chelsea 5
Roberto Di Matteo played down the talk of a revenge mission as Chelsea visited Gelsenkirchen but it was embarrassment that greeted the Italian as the Blues eased into the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Manchester City 3 Bayern Munich 2
The mathematical vagaries of Champions League pool play means Manchester City’s first victory in their group leaves them in a strong position to advance to the knockout stages when they complete their qualifying campaign with a visit to Roma in two weeks.
Manchester United have decided against lodging a complaint over an incident at the Emirates Stadium which saw an Arsenal fan throw red wine at the visitors’ bench.More
Jose Mourinho insists he is not motivated by the thought of matching Roberto Di Matteo’s achievement of winning the Champions League with Chelsea.More
While the spotlight in tonight’s Champions League Group F game between APOEL of Nicosia and Barcelona will as usual mainly be on blaugrana superstars Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar, Barca’s defenders will do well to keep an eye on the home side’s Cavan-born centre-forward Cillian Sheridan.More
Adam Lallana believes sticking together is the key to Liverpool turning around their season.More
Christian Eriksen has set his sights on curing Tottenham’s White Hart Lane woe after getting the side out of jail at Hull.More
Schalke always have three managers, their supporters will tell you: the last one, the present one and the next one.More
Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso has warned that Manchester City could quickly turn around their Champions League fortunes.More