Champions League

Juventus's Gianluigi Buffon keeps goal for Italy on September 06, 2011.
Gianluigi Buffon: 'Manchester City not a big club yet'
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon says that Manchester City must win the Champions League to become a big club.
00:30
The Malmo players celebrate together after Jo Inge Berget goal early in the second half during the UEFA Champions League Qualifying play off first leg match, between at Celtic Park on August 19, 2015
Ronny Deila: 'Celtic Champions League exit tough to take'
Ronny Deila admits that Celtic's Champions League exit to Malmo is 'tough to take'
Aug 30, 08:37
Manager Louis van Gaal of Manchester United applauds the fans during the FA Cup Fifth round match between Preston North End and Manchester United at Deepdale on February 16, 2015
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal satisfied by Champions League draw
Louis van Gaal reveals that he is satisfied by Manchester United's draw in the Champions League group stage.
Aug 28, 16:29
Paris Saint-Germain's Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Nantes on December 6, 2014
Malmo website crashes due to Zlatan Ibrahimovic's return with Paris Saint-Germain
Malmo's official website crashes after news that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will return the the club in the Champions League with Paris Saint-Germain.
Aug 28, 10:37
Ander Herrera of Manchester United celebrates scoring his team's fourth goal with Bastian Schweinsteiger of Manchester United during the UEFA Champions League qualifying round play off 2nd leg match between Club Brugge and Manchester United held at Jan Br
Ander Herrera eyes up fruitful Champions League return for Manchester United
Ander Herrera does not know if Manchester United can challenge for the Champions League, but urges them to give it their all in an effort to venture as far as possible.
Aug 28, 01:55
Manchester City's Chilean manager Manuel Pellegrini watches the action during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Manchester City at Upton Park in London on February 11, 2014
Manchester City to face Juventus in Champions League group stage
Manchester City are drawn in the same Champions League group as last season's runners-up Juventus, while Arsenal face German champions Bayern Munich.
Aug 27, 17:34
A general shot of the Champions League trophy.
Live Coverage: Champions League group-stage draw
Take a look back at how the Champions League group-stage draw unfolded with Sports Mole's minute-by-minute report.
Aug 27, 16:30
A general shot of the Champions League trophy.
Champions League: Who could English teams draw?
Sports Mole takes a look at the best and worst case scenarios for the four English clubs in today's Champions League group draw.
Aug 27, 09:30
Arsene Wenger, Manager of Arsenal looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on August 24, 2015
Arsene Wenger: 'Being in pot two for Champions League not a disadvantage'
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists that his side do not have a "disadvantage" in being placed in pot two for the Champions League group-stage draw.
Aug 27, 08:56
Ander Herrera of Manchester United celebrates scoring his team's fourth goal with Bastian Schweinsteiger of Manchester United during the UEFA Champions League qualifying round play off 2nd leg match between Club Brugge and Manchester United held at Jan Br
Louis van Gaal: 'I wanted to take Ander Herrera off during Club Brugge match'
Louis van Gaal reveals that he considered substituting Ander Herrera, who put on a positive display in Manchester United's win over Club Brugge.
Aug 27, 07:19
Leverkusen's Swiss forward Admir Mehmedi celebrates scoring during the UEFA Champions League playoff football match between Bayer Leverkusen and SS Lazio, in Leverkusen, western Germany, on August 26, 2015.
Roger Schmidt: 'Bayer Leverkusen can trouble anybody'
Bayer Leverkusen coach Roger Schmidt feels that his side have enough about them to trouble any team in Europe ahead of the group-stage draw for the Champions League.
Aug 27, 05:28
Manchester United's Dutch manager Louis van Gaal smiles ahead of the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on August 22, 2015
Louis van Gaal: 'Barcelona, Bayern Munich fear Manchester United'
Louis van Gaal believes that Barcelona and Bayern Munich will hope to avoid being drawn with his Manchester United side in the Champions League group stage.
Aug 27, 01:31
Leverkusen's forward Stefan Kiessling (R) and Lazio's defender from Brazil Mauricio vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League playoff football match between Bayer Leverkusen and SS Lazio, in Leverkusen, western Germany, on August 26
Stefano Pioli: 'Lazio not ready for Champions League football yet'
Stefano Pioli admits that his Lazio side were not ready to compete with Europe's finest in the Champions League after losing their playoff 3-1 to Bayer Leverkusen.
Aug 27, 00:16
Leverkusen's Swiss forward Admir Mehmedi celebrates scoring during the UEFA Champions League playoff football match between Bayer Leverkusen and SS Lazio, in Leverkusen, western Germany, on August 26, 2015.
Roger Schmidt hails 'almost perfect' Bayer Leverkusen after Lazio rout
Roger Schmidt says that Bayer Leverkusen were 'almost perfect' after overturning a first-leg deficit to beat Lazio 3-0 and reach the Champions League group stages.
Aug 27, 00:01
Manchester's Wayne Rooney celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League play-off round second leg football match between Club Brugge and Manchester United at Jan Breydel stadium in Bruges, Belgium on August 26
Player Ratings: Club Brugge 0-4 (1-7) Manchester United
Sports Mole looks at who stood out during Manchester United's memorable 4-0 victory away at Club Brugge in the second leg of their Champions League playoff.
Aug 26, 23:22
Wayne Rooney of Manchester United scores his hat trick goal during the UEFA Champions League qualifying round play off 2nd leg match between Club Brugge and Manchester United held at Jan Breydel Stadium on August 26, 2015 in Brugge, Belgium.
Louis van Gaal: 'I always believed in Wayne Rooney'
Louis van Gaal claims to have always known that Man United striker Wayne Rooney would rediscover his goalscoring touch following his hat-trick at Club Brugge.
Aug 26, 23:14
Wayne Rooney of Manchester United scores his hat trick goal during the UEFA Champions League qualifying round play off 2nd leg match between Club Brugge and Manchester United held at Jan Breydel Stadium on August 26, 2015 in Brugge, Belgium.
Match Analysis: Club Brugge 0-4 (1-7) Manchester United
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at Manchester United's 4-0 win over Club Brugge, which sealed a 7-1 aggregate victory and a place in the Champions League group stages.
Aug 26, 22:32
Louis van Gaal, manager of Manchester United celebrates victory with Chris Smalling after the UEFA Champions League Qualifying Round Play Off First Leg match between Manchester United and Club Brugge at Old Trafford on August 18, 2015
Louis van Gaal hails Manchester United's organisation following Club Brugge win
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal hails his side's organisational skills after they beat Club Brugge to reach the group stages of the Champions League.
Aug 26, 22:17
Manchester's Wayne Rooney celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League play-off round second leg football match between Club Brugge and Manchester United at Jan Breydel stadium in Bruges, Belgium on August 26
Wayne Rooney "delighted" with Champions League hat-trick
Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney reveals his delight after scoring a hat-trick in the club's 4-0 win over Club Brugge in the qualifying round of the Champions League.
Aug 26, 21:59
Aleksandr Hleb (L) of BATE in action against Darko Brasanac (R) of Partizan Belgrade during the UEFA Champions League Qualifying Round Play Off Second Leg match between Partizan Belgrade and BATE at Partizan stadium on August 26, 2015 in Belgrade, Serbia
Result: BATE Borisov reach Champions League groups
BATE Borisov take advantage of the away-goal rule as they make the Champions League despite drawing 2-2 with Partizan on aggregate.
Aug 26, 21:40
Sporting's players celebrate a goal during the UEFA Champions League play-offs, second leg football match between CSKA Moscow and Sporting CP, at the Khimki Arena outside Moscow on August 26, 2015.
Result: CSKA Moscow make Champions League with comeback win
CSKA Moscow make it through to the Champions League group stages with a 4-3 aggregate win over Sporting Lisbon.
Aug 26, 21:38
Apoel's Vander and FC Astana's Tanat Nuserbayev in action during UEFA Champions League play off between APOEL Nicosia and FC Astana at GSP Stadium on August 26, 2015 in Nicosia, Cyprus.
Result: Astana progress into group stages thanks to late Nikola Maksimovic goal
Astana reach the group stages of the Champions League as Nikola Maksimovic scores a late equaliser to give the Kazakh side a 2-1 win on aggregate over their Cypriot opponents.
Aug 26, 21:36
Leverkusen's forward Stefan Kiessling (R) and Lazio's defender from Brazil Mauricio vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League playoff football match between Bayer Leverkusen and SS Lazio, in Leverkusen, western Germany, on August 26
Result: Hakan Calhanoglu, Admir Mehmedi help to earn progression for Bayer Leverkusen
Goals from Hakan Calhanoglu, Admir Mehmedi and Karim Bellarabi give Bayer Leverkusen a 3-0 win over Lazio to send the German club into the group stages of the Champions League.
Aug 26, 21:33
Wayne Rooney of Manchester United scores his hat trick goal during the UEFA Champions League qualifying round play off 2nd leg match between Club Brugge and Manchester United held at Jan Breydel Stadium on August 26, 2015 in Brugge, Belgium.
Result: Wayne Rooney hat-trick sees Manchester United through to group stages
Manchester United earn progression into the group stages of the Champions League as Wayne Rooney scores a hat-trick to help the Red Devils beat Club Brugge 4-0 in Belgium.
Aug 26, 21:33
APOEL Nicosia's Gustavo Manduca kicks the ball to score a goal against Ajax Amsterdam during their group F UEFA Champions League football match in the Cypriot capital Nicosia on September 30, 2014
Half-Time Report: APOEL, Astana play out goalless first half
APOEL and Astana play out a goalless first half in the second leg of their Champions League qualifying playoff clash in Cyprus.
Aug 26, 20:33
Leverkusen's midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu celebrates scoring with South Korean striker Heung Min Son during the German first division Bundesliga football match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and FC Bayern Munich at the BayArena in Leverkusen, western Germany,
Half-Time Report: Hakan Calhanoglu puts Bayer Leverkusen in front at the break
Hakan Calhanoglu's first-half effort gives Bayer Leverkusen a vital 1-0 half-time lead over Lazio in the second leg of their Champions League qualifier in Germany.
Aug 26, 20:32
Manchester's Wayne Rooney scores the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League play-off round second leg football match between Club Brugge and Manchester United at Jan Breydel stadium in Bruges, Belgium on August 26, 2015
Half-Time Report: Wayne Rooney ends goal drought to give Manchester United lead
Wayne Rooney ends his goal drought to hand Manchester United a 1-0 half-time lead over Club Brugge in the second leg of their Champions League qualifier in Belgium.
Aug 26, 20:31
BATE Borisov's midfielder Dmitri Likhtarovich, Partizan Belgrade's defender Fabricio and Partizan Belgrade's midfielder Darko Brasanac vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League playoff football match between BATE Borisov and Partizan Belgrade in B
Team News: Ilhar Stasevic starts for BATE Borisov at Partizan
BATE Borisov made one change to their team as they travel to play Partizan in the Champions League.
Aug 26, 19:39
APOEL Nicosia's Gustavo Manduca kicks the ball to score a goal against Ajax Amsterdam during their group F UEFA Champions League football match in the Cypriot capital Nicosia on September 30, 2014
Team News: Tomas De Vincenti, Vander to front APOEL attack against visiting Astana
APOEL opt to hand starts to the attacking talents of Tomas De Vincenti and Vander as they take on Astana in the second leg of their Champions League playoff
Aug 26, 19:35
Leverkusen's midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu (L) scores his team's opening goal during the German first division Bundesliga football match Hannover 96 v Bayer 04 Leverkusen, on August 22, 2015
Team News: Admir Mehmedi comes in for Bayer Leverkusen against Lazio
Bayer Leverkusen decide to include frontman Admir Mehmedi in place of Son Heung-min as they welcome travelling Lazio in their Champions League qualifying clash.
Aug 26, 19:26
Ander Herrera of Manchester United celebrates as he scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on May 17, 2015
Team News: Ander Herrera back in for Manchester United
Manchester United recall midfielder Ander Herrera as they travel to face Club Brugge in the second leg of their Champions League playoff decider.
Aug 26, 19:18
Bryan Ruiz of Costa Rica celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Costa Rica and Greece at Arena Pernambuco on June 29, 2014
Team News: Bryan Ruiz leads line for Sporting Lisbon
Bryan Ruiz starts up front as Sporting Lisbon travel to CSKA Moscow in the Champions League.
Aug 26, 19:17
Manchester's Wayne Rooney celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League play-off round second leg football match between Club Brugge and Manchester United at Jan Breydel stadium in Bruges, Belgium on August 26
Live Commentary: Club Brugge 0-4 Manchester United (Man Utd win 7-1 on aggregate)
Relive Manchester United's emphatic 4-0 victory over Club Brugge as they book their place in the group stages of the Champions League with a 7-1 aggregate win.
Aug 26, 18:45
Leverkusen's Swiss forward Admir Mehmedi celebrates scoring during the UEFA Champions League playoff football match between Bayer Leverkusen and SS Lazio, in Leverkusen, western Germany, on August 26, 2015.
Live Commentary: Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 Lazio - as it happened
Take a look back at the Champions League clash between Bayer Leverkusen and Lazio with Sports Mole's text commentary.
Aug 26, 18:43
Celtic midfielder Kris Commons celebrates after a goal against Shakhtar Karagandy on August 28, 2013
Celtic midfielder Kris Commons refutes Ronny Deila "scared" claims
Kris Commons refutes manager Ronny Deila's claim that Celtic looked "frightened and scared" during their defeat to Malmo in the Champions League playoffs.
Aug 26, 17:33
Valencia's forward Alvaro Negredo scores during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs UD Almeria at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on January 17, 2015
Alvaro Negredo vows to "give everything" for Valencia
Valencia forward Alvaro Negredo is confident that he will replicate his best form for Los Che this season.
Aug 26, 15:58
Valencia's forward Alvaro Negredo celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League playoff football match between AS Monaco FC vs Valencia CF, at the Louis II Stadium, in Monaco, on August 25, 2015
Peter Lim hails Valencia's supporters
Valencia owner Peter Lim hails Los Che's supporters following Tuesday's Champions League playoff second leg away to Monaco.
Aug 26, 15:08
Ander Herrera of Manchester United celebrates as he scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on May 17, 2015
Report: Manchester United's Ander Herrera to start against Club Brugge
A report claims that Ander Herrera is in line to make his first Manchester United start of the season against Club Brugge.
Aug 26, 14:19
Valencia's midfielder Dani Parejo celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs SD Eibar at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on May 3, 2015
Dani Parejo delighted with Champions League qualification
Valencia captain Dani Parejo reveals his delight after Los Che secured a spot in the group stages of the Champions League at the expense of Monaco.
Aug 26, 14:10
Celtic manager Ronny Delia looks on during the Scottish Premiership League Match between Celtic and Dundee United, at Celtic Park on August 16, 2014
Andy Walker: 'Celtic not progressing under Ronny Deila'
Former Celtic striker Andy Walker hits out at manager Ronny Deila following the club's defeat in the Champions League playoffs.
Aug 26, 13:09
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2Crystal Palace43018539
3Leicester CityLeicester42208538
4Swansea CitySwansea42207438
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd42113217
6Arsenal42113307
7Liverpool421123-17
8West Ham UnitedWest Ham42029636
9Everton41215415
10Southampton41215505
11Bournemouth411256-14
12Aston Villa411245-14
13Chelsea411269-34
14Norwich CityNorwich411258-34
15West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom411236-34
16Tottenham HotspurSpurs403134-13
17Watford403124-23
18Stoke CityStoke402235-22
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle402225-32
20Sunderland4022610-42
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