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Valencia boss Nuno Espirito Santo says that missing out on a Champions League place this season would constitute failure.
Juventus striker Fernando Llorente remains philosophical over his absence from Vicente del Bosque’s Spain squad.
Gareth Bale believed it was the professionalism Real Madrid showed that enabled them to overcome Basel 1-0 in their Champions League clash.
Atletico Madrid striker Mario Mandzukic says it was a “wonderful feeling” to have notched a hat-trick in the 4-0 Champions League defeat of Olympiacos.
Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio says the final Champions League Group A clash with Atletico Madrid is going to be like a final.
Basel boss Paulo Sousa declared himself proud of his Basel players despite the 1-0 Champions League defeat to Real Madrid.
Olympiacos defender Eric Abidal claimed his team handed Atletico Madrid the win in their Champions League clash on Wednesday.
Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has hailed Xavi Hernandez on his achievement of reaching 151 Champions League games.
Carlo Ancelotti admitted Basel were unfortunate to lose 1-0 to Real Madrid in the Champions League.
Juanfran doesn’t want Atletico Madrid to relax when they go to Juventus in the final round of Champions League group games.
Diego Simeone has expressed his happiness Atletico Madrid are through to the Champions League knockout rounds after a stylish win over Olympiacos.
Olympiacos Coach Michel says he is to blame for his side’s heavy defeat against Atletico Madrid, with their Champions League hopes in the balance.
Carlo Ancelotti has hailed Real Madrid for equalling their record of 15 straight wins but challenged his team to go one better.
Raul Garcia is pleased Atletico Madrid have booked their place in the next round of the Champions League but wants to finish as Group A winners.
Cristiano Ronaldo's lone strike earned Real Madrid a hard-fought 1-0 victory at Basel in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
A Mario Mandzukic hat-trick helped Atletico Madrid to a commanding Champions League win over Olympiacos.
Keylor Navas starts in goal for Real Madrid's trip to Basel in the Champions League tonight.
Diego Simeone makes one change to the Atletico Madrid XI from the win over Malaga for the Champions League game against Olympiacos.
Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane insists his teammates aim to win every game they play and Wednesday’s match against Basel is no different.
Olympiacos boss Michel claims Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid are a team that nobody wants to play against.
Basel boss Paulo Sousa is adamant he is not scared of Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of his team’s Champions League clash with Real Madrid on Wednesday.
Shakhtar Donetsk Coach Mircea Lucescu felt Athletic Bilbao were the more motivated side after their 1-0 defeat to the Basques in Lviv.
Athletic Bilbao defender Mikel San Jose declared himself happy with his 68th minute goal that proved enough to beat Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 in Lviv.
Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez says he has a good feeling about the team following the 4-0 Champions League defeat of APOEL in Nicosia.
Carlo Ancelotti says he is in no rush to renew his contract with Real Madrid as he is too busy focusing on the club’s upcoming fixtures.
Lionel Messi revelled in his 'beautiful' Champions League record, but maintained that Barcelona's win against APOEL was more important.
Ernesto Valverde has said Athletic Bilbao didn’t care how they beat Shakhtar Donetsk, they just knew they had to get three points.
Luis Suarez insists he knew 'sooner or later' that he would break his goalscoring duck for Barcelona.
Athletic Bilbao recorded their first win in Champions League Group H thanks to Mikel San Jose’s goal against Shakhtar Donetsk.
Hat-trick hero Lionel Messi became the Champions League's all-time top goalscorer on Tuesday night as Barcelona defeated APOEL 4-0.
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