Champions League

Paris Saint-Germain's Argentinian midfielder Javier Pastore runs with the ball during the football match between Nantes and Paris Saint-Germain on August 25, 2013
Javier Pastore fires out early warning shot to Chelsea
Javier Pastore acknowledges that Paris Saint-Germain will come up against a "great" Chelsea team in the Champions League, but insists that his side can come out on top.
Jan 25, 15:15
David Beckham on July 17, 2014
David Beckham backs Paris Saint-Germain to win Champions League
Former Paris Saint-Germain midfielder David Beckham backs his old club to claim the Champions League title this season.
Jan 24, 19:11
Lukas Podolski of FC Internazionale Milano sits on the bench during the Serie A match between Juventus FC and FC Internazionale Milano at Juventus Arena on January 6, 2015
Lukas Podolski backs Inter Milan for Champions League
Lukas Podolski claims that he would "bet everything" on Inter Milan qualifying for next season's Champions League.
Jan 24, 14:03
Olivier Giroud of Arsenal celebrates scoring his team's third goal with Danny Welbeck during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on December 13, 2014
Olivier Giroud wary of Monaco threat
Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud warns the Gunners that they cannot afford to take Monaco lightly in their last-16 Champions League tie.
Jan 18, 12:46
Bacary Sagna in action for Manchester City on December 13, 2014
Bacary Sagna 'to get Champions League chop' by Manchester City
Deputy right-back Bacary Sagna reportedly faces being cut from Manchester City's Champions League squad to accommodate new signing Wilfried Bony.
Jan 16, 20:15
Juventus' Leonardo Bonucci in action against Inter during their Serie A match on September 14, 2013
Leonardo Bonucci: 'Juventus can reach Champions League quarter-finals'
Leonardo Bonucci believes that Juventus are strong enough to beat Borussia Dortmund in the last-16 of the Champions League.
Jan 3, 14:55
Schalke's defender Christoph Metzelder reacts after the German Cup football match Schalke 04 vs FSV Mainz 05 in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany, on December 18, 2012
Christoph Metzelder: 'Bayern Munich lacking a Cristiano Ronaldo'
Former Germany centre-back Christoph Metzelder places Real Madrid as the favourites to retain the Champions League this season, ahead of Bayern Munich.
Dec 30, 13:44
Dortmund's Italian striker Ciro Immobile (L) celebrates scoring with his team-mates during the second leg UEFA Champions League Group D football match against Anderlecht on December 9, 2014
Hans-Joachim Watzke: 'Borussia Dortmund will respect Champions League'
Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke insists that the Champions League is still important to the club despite their Bundesliga struggles.
Dec 27, 14:50
Inter Milan's coach Roberto Mancini gestures during the Serie A football match between AC Milan and Inter at San Siro Stadium in Milan on November 23, 2014
Roberto Mancini: 'Inter Milan can still qualify for the Champions League'
Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini insists that the club can still qualify for the Champions League despite a sluggish start to the Serie A campaign.
Dec 20, 14:21
AC Milan's coach Massimiliano Allegri looks on during the Serie A football match between AC Milan and Atalanta at San Siro Stadium in Milan on January 6, 2014
Massimiliano Allegri: 'Juventus can do great things in the Champions League'
Massimiliano Allegri believes that his Juventus side has "remarkable potential" and can challenge for European success.
Dec 17, 19:57
Laurent Blanc the PSG manager looks on during the UEFA Champions League quarter final, first leg match between Paris Saint Germain and Chelsea at Parc des Princes on April 2, 2014
Laurent Blanc has no mind games to play with Jose Mourinho
Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc insists that he has no mind games to play with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho as they prepare to do battle in the Champions League.
Dec 17, 18:22
Carles Puyol in action for Barcelona on March 18, 2000.
Carlos Puyol expecting tough Champions League test for Barcelona
Former Barcelona defender Carlos Puyol looks ahead to the Spanish side's Champions League last-16 clash with Manchester City.
Dec 16, 14:36
Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger waits for the begining of the UEFA Champions League play-off football match Besiktas vs Arsenal at Ataturk Olympic Stadium on August 19, 2014
Jamie Carragher: 'Arsenal have best chance of progressing in Champions League'
Jamie Carragher feels that Arsenal have the best chance of reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League out of all the English clubs in the competition.
Dec 16, 06:04
Demba Ba of Chelsea scores their second goal during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain FC at Stamford Bridge on April 8, 2014
Paris Saint-Germain to avenge "painful" Chelsea defeat
Marquinhos says that he and his PSG teammates are still haunted by last season's Champions League elimination by Chelsea, after drawing the Blues in the last 16.
Dec 16, 01:58
Gabi Fernandez of Club Atletico de Madrid in action during the Supercopa, second leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Real Madrid at Vicente Caldron stadium on August 22, 2014
Gabi: 'We will not underestimate Bayer Leverkusen'
Atletico Madrid will not underestimate Bayer Leverkusen in the last-16 stage of the Champions League, according to the Spanish club's skipper Gabi.
Dec 15, 18:44
A general shot of the Champions League trophy.
Champions League round of 16 draw: Five talking points
Sports Mole picks out five of the biggest talking points to have come from today's round of 16 Champions League draw.
Dec 15, 16:50
Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo celebrate Real Madrid's third goal during the La Liga match against Almeria on December 12, 2014
Emilio Butragueno pleased with Real Madrid draw
Real Madrid director of institutional relations Emilio Butragueno admits that his team are pleased with their last-16 Champions League draw against Schalke 04.
Dec 15, 15:42
Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona with the match ball after scoring three goals during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol at Camp Nou on December 7, 2014
Luis Enrique: 'Manchester City have quality, but we have Lionel Messi'
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique praises Manchester City's quality after the two sides were paired together in the last-16 stage of the Champions League.
Dec 15, 15:28
Bayern's Philipp Lahm celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Nuremberg during their Bundesliga match on February 8, 2014
Philipp Lahm expects Bayern Munich to progress in Champions League
Philipp Lahm expects Bayern Munich to defeat Shakhtar Donetsk and reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Dec 15, 15:22
Luis Enrique Martinez faces the media during his official presentation as the new coach of FC Barcelona at Camp Nou on May 21, 2014
Luis Enrique: 'Manchester City tie will be tough'
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique believes that Manchester City will provide a 'difficult test' in the last-16 stage of the Champions League.
Dec 15, 15:15
Benedikt Howedes of Germany celebrates after his team's second goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Germany and Ghana at Castelao on June 21, 2014
Benedikt Howedes: 'We can beat Real Madrid'
Schalke 04 defender Benedikt Howedes insists that Real Madrid "are beatable" after the two sides were paired in the last-16 stage of the Champions League.
Dec 15, 15:02
A general view of Stamford bridge is pictured before the start of the UEFA Champions League Group E football match between Chelsea and Bayer Leverkusen on September 13, 2011
Chelsea satisfied by Champions League draw
Club secretary David Barnard admits that he is pleased to have seen Chelsea pitted against PSG in the Champions League last 16.
Dec 15, 13:39
Olivier Giroud of Arsenal (R) celebrates with Tomas Rosicky as he scores their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match against West Ham United on April 15, 2014
Tomas Rosicky mocks Robin van Persie, Manchester United's European absence
Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky mocks Robin van Persie and Manchester United's absence from the Champions League with an Instagram photo.
Dec 15, 12:34
Barcelona's goalkeeper Victor Valdes makes a save near his line during the UEFA Champions League Last 16, first leg football match against Manchester City on February 18, 2014
Manchester City draw Barcelona in Champions League last 16
Manchester City draw Barcelona in the Champions League last 16.
Dec 15, 11:16
A general shot of the Champions League trophy.
Live Coverage: Champions League round of 16 draw - as it happened
Find out how the Champions League round of 16 draw unfolded with Sports Mole's text updates.
Dec 15, 11:00
Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger waits for the begining of the UEFA Champions League play-off football match Besiktas vs Arsenal at Ataturk Olympic Stadium on August 19, 2014
Arsene Wenger hopes Arsenal will avoid Real Madrid, Bayern Munich in draw
Arsene Wenger admits that he wants Arsenal to avoid Real Madrid and Bayern Munich in the Champions League round-of-16 draw today.
Dec 15, 08:43
City midfielder James Milner in action against Hull on August 31, 2013
Manchester City's James Milner: 'We can cope with tough Champions League draw'
Manchester City midfielder James Milner believes that the club will be drawn against Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League, but insists that they are ready.
Dec 15, 06:20
Manchester City's Spanish midfielder David Silva celebrates scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St James' Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England on August 17, 2014
David Silva keen to avoid Spanish clubs in Champions League draw
Manchester City midfielder David Silva admits that he hopes the Premier League champions can avoid the Spanish clubs in the Champions League draw.
Dec 13, 13:18
Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger waits for the begining of the UEFA Champions League play-off football match Besiktas vs Arsenal at Ataturk Olympic Stadium on August 19, 2014
Arsene Wenger: 'Playing in Europe affects league form'
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger feels that playing in the Champions League has affected his side's form at the start of the Premier League season.
Dec 13, 03:17
Chelsea 'keeper Petr Cech during a game against a Thailand XI on July 17, 2013
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech: "We know we can beat anybody"
Petr Cech believes that Chelsea can continue their impressive Champions League campaign because they know that they can "beat anybody".
Dec 11, 09:50
City midfielder James Milner in action against Hull on August 31, 2013
James Milner backs Manchester City to "go far" in Champions League
James Milner believes that Manchester City have enough quality to "go far" in the Champions League after reaching the last 16.
Dec 11, 09:39
Luis Enrique Martinez faces the media during his official presentation as the new coach of FC Barcelona at Camp Nou on May 21, 2014
Luis Enrique: 'Job done for group winners Barcelona'
Luis Enrique insists that the key to Barcelona's comeback victory against Paris Saint-Germain last night was all about remaining "relaxed" after falling behind.
Dec 11, 06:33
Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal (R) scores their second goal during the UEFA Champions League Group D match against Galatasaray on December 9, 2014
Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey: 'Galatasaray scalp was for Arsene Wenger'
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey dedicates his side's 4-1 win against Galatasaray to manager Arsene Wenger.
Dec 11, 01:36
Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona with the match ball after scoring three goals during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol at Camp Nou on December 7, 2014
Paris Saint-Germain defender David Luiz: 'Lionel Messi the best of all time'
Paris Saint-Germain defender David Luiz describes Barcelona's Lionel Messi as "the best player ever" after facing him in the Champions League.
Dec 11, 01:11
Roma boss Rudi Garcia on the touchline during a game with Livorno on August 25, 2013
Roma boss Rudi Garcia: 'Fortune decided our fate'
Roma manager Rudi Garcia says that there was little separating his side and Manchester City.
Dec 11, 00:56
Jose Mourinho of Chelsea gives out instructions during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea at Etihad Stadium on September 21, 2014
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho wary of "sharks" in Champions League knockout phase
Jose Mourinho admits that he is wary of the "sharks" awaiting Chelsea in the next round of the Champions League.
Dec 10, 23:52
Chelsea's German striker Andre Schurrle celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Champions League group G football match at Stamford Bridge in London on December 10, 2014
Player Ratings: Chelsea 3-1 Sporting Lisbon
Sports Mole looks back at who impressed during the Champions League group-stage encounter between Chelsea and Sporting Lisbon at Stamford Bridge.
Dec 10, 23:21
Apoel's midfielder Georgios Efrem (R) and Ajax's Finnish defender Niklas Moisander vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League football match on December 10, 2014
Player Ratings: Ajax 4-0 APOEL
Sports Mole rates the players that took part in Ajax's 4-0 win against APOEL in the Champions League on Wednesday evening.
Dec 10, 23:13
Manuel Pellegrini manager of Manchester City looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Manchester City at Loftus Road on November 8, 2014
Manuel Pellegrini: 'Manchester City have recaptured title-winning form'
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says that his team are back to their best after watching them see off Roma.
Dec 10, 23:13
Jose Mourinho manager of Chelsea looks on during the Capital One Cup Fourth Round match between Shrewsbury Town and Chelsea at Greenhous Meadow on October 28, 2014
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho feels sympathy for Sporting Lisbon
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho admits that he would have liked to have seen Sporting Lisbon join his side in the next phase of the Champions League.
Dec 10, 23:12
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