Champions League

The trophy at the Champions League draw in 2013
Europe's top four leagues guaranteed four places in Champions League group stage
Europe's top four leagues will be guaranteed four places in the Champions League group stage from 2018-19.
09:27
Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola looks on prior to kick-off in the Champions League quarter final match against Manchester United on April 9, 2014
Manchester City expecting "very tough" Champions League group
Man City director of football Txiki Begiristain expects a "very tough" Champions League group stage having been drawn alongside Barcelona, Celtic and Monchengladbach.
Aug 25, 21:27
Claudio Ranieri celebrates at the end of the Premier League game between Watford and Leicester City on March 5, 2016
Claudio Ranieri eyes Champions League qualification
Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri sets his sights on qualifying from the Champions League group stages having been drawn alongside Porto, Club Brugge and FC Copenhagen.
Aug 25, 19:23
Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola looks on prior to kick-off in the Champions League quarter final match against Manchester United on April 9, 2014
Pep Guardiola's Manchester City drawn alongside Barcelona in Champions League
Manchester City are drawn in Champions League Group C with Barcelona, Borussia Monchengladbach and Celtic.
Aug 25, 17:55
General view outside the Emirates Stadium before the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Bolton Wanderers on September 24, 2011
Rob Holding desperate to feature for Arsenal in Champions League
Arsenal defender Rob Holding insists that it will be a "great honour and privilege" to represent the club in the Champions League this season.
Aug 25, 17:43
Big John Stones in action during the international friendly between England and Turkey on May 22, 2016
John Stones 'relieved' to qualify for Champions League
Manchester City defender John Stones challenges the team to prove themselves in the Champions League having qualified for the group stages with victory over Steaua.
Aug 25, 13:52
Bayern Munich's Spanish head coach Pep Guardiola watch proceedings during the German Cup DFB Pokal second round football match between VfL Wolfsburg vs FCB Bayern Munich in Wolfsburg, on October 27, 2015.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola defends Joe Hart treatment
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola insists that he has been honest with Joe Hart about his plans for the team.
Aug 24, 22:57
Fabian Delph of Manchester City during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Watford at the Etihad Stadium on August 29, 2015
Result: Manchester City confirm place in Champions League group stage
Manchester City confirm their place in the group stages of the Champions League with a 1-0 victory over Steaua Bucuresti at the Etihad Stadium.
Aug 24, 21:36
Joe Hart barks orders during the Champions League quarter-final between Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain on April 12, 2016
Live Commentary: Manchester City 1-0 Steaua Bucuresti - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Manchester City's 1-0 victory over Steaua Bucuresti in the Champions League.
Aug 24, 18:45
Joe 'head and shoulders' Hart applauds supporters during the Champions League quarter-final between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City on April 6, 2016
Team News: Joe Hart starts for Manchester City against Steaua despite rumours of exit
Joe Hart starts for Manchester City in tonight's Champions League playoff second leg against Steaua Bucuresti, despite speculation over his future.
Aug 24, 18:40
England's goalkeeper Joe Hart reacts after England lost 1-2 to Iceland in the Euro 2016 round of 16 football match between England and Iceland at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice on June 27, 2016
Report: Joe Hart to start for Manchester City against Steaua Bucuresti
Goalkeeper Joe Hart will reportedly start in Manchester City's Champions League playoff second leg against Steaua Bucuresti on Wednesday night.
Aug 24, 14:43
Tomas Rogic of Celtic controls the ball during the UEFA Europa League match between Celtic FC and Molde FK at Celtic Park on November 5, 2015
Result: Celtic edge out Hapoel Be'er Sheva on aggregate to earn group-stage qualification
Celtic gain qualification to the group stages of the Champions League despite falling to a 2-0 defeat in the second leg of their playoff clash away at Hapoel Be'er Sheva.
Aug 23, 21:41
Porto's Mexican defender Miguel Layun reacts after scoring during the UEFA Champions League, group G, football match between Maccabi Tel Aviv and FC Porto at the Sammy Ofer Stadium, in the Israeli coastal city of Haifa, on November 4, 2015
Result: Porto dump nine-man Roma out of Champions League
Porto qualify for the group stages of the Champions League courtesy of a 3-0 away victory over nine-man Roma in the second leg of their qualifying playoff.
Aug 23, 21:39
Fabinho celebrates scoring during the Ligue 1 game between PSG and Monaco on March 20, 2016
Result: AS Monaco beat Villarreal to qualify for Champions League group stage
Monaco seal their place in the group stages of the Champions League courtesy of a 3-1 aggregate victory over Villarreal.
Aug 23, 21:37
Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola looks on prior to kick-off in the Champions League quarter final match against Manchester United on April 9, 2014
Steaua Bucuresti boss Laurentiu Reghecampf concedes defeat in CL qualifier
Steaua Bucuresti manager Laurentiu Reghecampf admits that his side have no chance of overturning their five-goal Champions League playoff deficit against Man City.
Aug 23, 20:34
Bayern Munich's Spanish head coach Pep Guardiola (L) looks on during the UEFA Champions League semifinal first leg football match Real Madrid CF vs FC Bayern Munchen at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 23, 2014
Pep Guardiola: 'Still work to do for Manchester City'
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insists that his side still have work to do to qualify for the Champions League proper, despite leading Steaua 5-0 in their playoff.
Aug 23, 19:53
Tomas Rogic of Celtic controls the ball during the UEFA Europa League match between Celtic FC and Molde FK at Celtic Park on November 5, 2015
Live Commentary: Hapoel Be'er Sheva 2-0 Celtic - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's coverage as Celtic qualify for the group stages of the Champions League despite a 2-0 second-leg defeat to Hapoel Be'er Sheva.
Aug 23, 18:45
Joe 'head and shoulders' Hart applauds supporters during the Champions League quarter-final between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City on April 6, 2016
Pep Guardiola hints at Joe Hart, Yaya Toure inclusion
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola suggests that out-of-favour duo Joe Hart and Yaya Toure could feature in the team for their Champions League playoff second leg.
Aug 23, 14:05
Brendan Rodgers manager of Liverpool looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park on October 4, 2015 in Liverpool, England.
Brendan Rodgers: 'Still work to do for Celtic to qualify for Champions League'
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers warns his side that there is still work to do to qualify for the Champions League, despite holding a 5-2 lead over Hapoel Be'er Sheva.
Aug 22, 21:19
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Celtic charged by UEFA after Palestine flags waved during Hapoel Be'er Sheva game
UEFA charges Celtic after an "illicit banner" was displayed during their 5-2 Champions League qualifying win over Israeli side Hapoel Be'er Sheva on Wednesday night.
Aug 19, 18:08
Brendan Rodgers, manager of Liverpool looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Aston Villa at Anfield on September 26, 2015 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Brendan Rodgers delighted with Celtic response
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says that he was delighted with his side's display during the final 30 minutes of their 5-2 win over Hapoel Be'er Sheva.
Aug 18, 01:39
Leigh Griffiths of Celtic controls the ball during the Scottish Premiership League Match between Celtic and Dundee United, at Celtic Park on August 16, 2014
Celtic's Leigh Griffiths happy with first-leg scoreline
Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths says that he is pleased with his team's performance against Hapoel Be'er Sheva.
Aug 17, 22:34
Tomas Rogic of Celtic controls the ball during the UEFA Europa League match between Celtic FC and Molde FK at Celtic Park on November 5, 2015
Result: Celtic earn advantage over Hapoel Be'er Sheva in Champions League playoff
Celtic gain the upper-hand over Hapoel Be'er Sheva in the first leg of their Champions League playoff tie following a hard-fought 5-2 victory at Celtic Park.
Aug 17, 21:39
Nir Bitton of Celtic in action during the UEFA Champions League Qualifying play off first leg match, between Celtic FC and Malmo FF at Celtic Park on August 19, 2015
Live Commentary: Celtic 5-2 Hapoel Be'er Sheva - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's coverage as Celtic beat Hapoel Be'er Sheva 5-2 in the first leg of their Champions League playoff encounter.
Aug 17, 18:45
Kevin De Bruyne celebrates having his picture taken during the Champions League quarter-final between Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain on April 12, 2016
Kevin De Bruyne: 'We could have scored eight or nine'
Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne admits that his side could have threatened double figures as they thrashed Steaua Bucuresti on Tuesday night.
Aug 17, 00:29
Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring from the spot during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Stoke City on April 23, 2016
Pep Guardiola praises Sergio Aguero after missed penalties
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola praises striker Sergio Aguero for his reaction after missed two penalties against Steaua Bucuresti.
Aug 17, 00:15
Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola looks on prior to kick-off in the Champions League quarter final match against Manchester United on April 9, 2014
Pep Guardiola delighted by Manchester City performance
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is full of praise for his side following their 5-0 win over Steaua Bucuresti in Champions League qualifying.
Aug 16, 22:44
Pep Guardiola follows the game during the Champions League round-of-16 second leg between Bayern Munich and Juventus on March 16, 2016
Live Commentary: Steaua Bucuresti 0-5 Manchester City - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage as Manchester City took on Steaua Bucharest in the first leg of their Champions League playoff tie.
Aug 16, 18:44
Joe Hart barks orders during the Champions League quarter-final between Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain on April 12, 2016
Team News: Joe Hart misses out again for Manchester City
Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart is once again left out of the starting XI for the Champions League qualifier against Steaua Bucuresti.
Aug 16, 18:38
Brendan Rodgers manager of Liverpool looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park on October 4, 2015 in Liverpool, England.
Brendan Rodgers expects Celtic Champions League qualification
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers expects his side to beat Hapoel Be'er Sheva and reach the group stages of the Champions League.
Aug 16, 18:21
Pep Guardiola follows the game during the Champions League round-of-16 second leg between Bayern Munich and Juventus on March 16, 2016
Pep Guardiola hails "important" Champions League ahead of Man City's playoff
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says that he needs to 'convince' his players to understand how "important" the Champions League is this season.
Aug 16, 09:08
Bayern Munich's Spanish head coach Pep Guardiola watch proceedings during the German Cup DFB Pokal second round football match between VfL Wolfsburg vs FCB Bayern Munich in Wolfsburg, on October 27, 2015.
Steaua Bucuresti boss "very confident" of progressing in Champions League
Laurentiu Reghecampf claims that Steaua Bucuresti can dent Manchester City's European aspirations by picking up a positive result in Tuesday's playoff first leg.
Aug 15, 15:19
Yaya Toure celebrates opening the scoring in fine fashion during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Aston Villa on March 5, 2016
Yaya Toure left out of Manchester City's squad for Champions League playoff
Yaya Toure is reportedly left out of Manchester City's travelling squad to Romania for tomorrow's Champions League playoff against Steaua Bucuresti.
Aug 15, 10:45
Sergio Ramos kisses the trophy after the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
'Huge' changes proposed for Champions League
Media reports in Italy claim that UEFA is considering "radical" proposals to shake up qualifying for the Champions League.
Aug 9, 14:23
Bayern Munich's Spanish head coach Pep Guardiola watch proceedings during the German Cup DFB Pokal second round football match between VfL Wolfsburg vs FCB Bayern Munich in Wolfsburg, on October 27, 2015.
Manchester City draw Steaua Bucuresti in Champions League playoff round
Manchester City will face Steaua Bucharest in the Champions League playoff round, while Celtic will take on Hapoel Beer-Sheva.
Aug 5, 11:12
Monaco's French forward Valere Germain celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match Monaco (ASM) vs Marseille (OM) on January 26, 2014
Result: AS Monaco through to Champions League playoffs after victory over Fenerbahce
Monaco reach the Champions League playoffs after clinching a 3-1 win against Fenerbahce in their third qualifying round second-leg tie to progress 4-3 on aggregate.
Aug 3, 22:05
Brendan Rodgers, manager of Liverpool looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Aston Villa at Anfield on September 26, 2015 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Result: Late Moussa Dembele penalty helps Celtic edge past Astana
Moussa Dembele's injury-time penalty helps Celtic beat Kazakh side Astana 2-1 on the night and 3-2 on aggregate in Wednesday's Champions League qualifying round second-leg tie.
Aug 3, 21:47
Davy Klaassen of AFC Ajax in action during the UEFA Champion League group stage match between AFC Ajax and Celtic FC held on November 6, 2013
Result: Davy Klaassen brace helps Ajax knock out PAOK
Davy Klaassen's brace helps Ajax seal a 2-1 win over Greek side PAOK in the second leg of their third qualifying round tie at the Toumba Stadium.
Aug 3, 21:26
Referee Mark Clattenburg in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and West Ham United at Craven Cottage on January 1, 2014
Referee Mark Clattenburg gets Champions League, Euro 2016 tattoos
English referee Mark Clattenburg gets tattoos to mark the Champions League and Euro 2016 finals that he officiated.
Aug 3, 10:54
Monaco's Colombian forward Radamel Falcao celebrates a goal during the French L1 football match Monaco vs Saint Etienne on October 5, 2013
Result: Emmanuel Emenike hits brace in Fenerbahce win
Emmanuel Emenike scores twice as Fenerbahce record a 2-1 win over AS Monaco in the first leg of their third qualifying round clash in the Champions League.
Jul 27, 21:24

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City22006246
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd22005146
3Hull City22004136
4Chelsea22004226
5Everton21103214
6Middlesbrough21103214
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs21102114
8Burnley21012113
9West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom21012203
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham21012203
11Liverpool210145-13
12Swansea CitySwansea210112-13
13Arsenal201134-11
14Watford201123-11
15Leicester CityLeicester201112-11
16Southampton201113-21
17Stoke CityStoke201125-31
18Sunderland200224-20
19Crystal Palace200202-20
20Bournemouth200214-30