La Liga clubs learn CL opponents
Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Sevilla have learned their opponents for the Champions League Group Stage.
Champions League draw today
La Liga’s four Champions League representatives - holders Real Madrid, finalists Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Sevilla - today learn their group rivals.
Bale ‘came to Madrid for CL’
Gareth Bale reflects on two Champions League in three years by admitting the competition was a major attraction to move to Real Madrid.
Ronaldo: Madrid lucky in CL Final
Cristiano Ronaldo felt Real Madrid had some luck in winning the Champions League Final as Atletico Madrid ‘also deserved to win…but we were better.’
Escriba ‘won’t talk about refs, but…’
Fran Escriba tried not to criticise the referee in Villarreal’s Champions League second leg defeat to Monaco but questioned the late penalty.
Villarreal limp out of CL playoffs
Villarreal crash out of the Champions League after limping to a 1-0 defeat to Monaco in Tuesday’s playoff second leg and 3-1 on aggregate.
LIVEBLOG: Monaco v Villarreal (2-1 agg.)
Football Espana presents LIVE coverage of Villarreal’s must-win Champions League playoff second leg against Monaco, the latter 2-1 up from the first game!
Line-ups: Monaco-Villarreal (2-1 agg.)
Villarreal make three changes for tonight’s do-or-die Champions League playoff second leg against Monaco.
Escriba: Don’t go crazy…
Fran Escriba reminds Villarreal they have ’90 minutes to score twice’ against Monaco, so ‘it’s essential not to go crazy.’
Pato: Villarreal on a mission
Alexandre Pato has issued a Champions League rallying cry to his Villarreal teammates after a “tiring” 1-1 draw with Granada in La Liga on Saturday.
‘Madrid favourites for La Liga & CL’
Two-time La Liga winner Fabio Capello believes Real Madrid are favourites to win the Spanish title and Champions League next season.
Asenjo: Villarreal aren’t dead
Sergio Asenjo admits Villarreal face a tough ask in their Champions League play-off after losing at home to Monaco but ‘they’re not dead.’
Simeone ‘needed to think’ after CL Final
Diego Simeone stresses he never said he was leaving Atletico Madrid after the Champions League Final but ‘needed time to think.’
Escriba: Villarreal can recover
Fran Escriba believes Villarreal’s Champions League play-off isn’t ‘insurmountable’ despite a first leg defeat at home to Monaco.
Away goals undo beaten Villarreal
Villarreal have it all to do next week after they conceded two away goals in a 2-1 defeat to Monaco in Wednesday’s Champions League playoff first leg.
LIVEBLOG: Villarreal v Monaco
Football Espana is LIVE at El Madrigal this evening for the first leg of Villarreal’s Champions League playoff against Monaco!
Alexandre Pato and Roberto Soriano are among the new boys included in Fran Escriba’s first Villarreal XI for tonight’s Champions League playoff against Monaco.
Escriba: CL tie is balanced
New Villarreal Coach Fran Escriba believes the club’s Champions League play-off with Monaco is ‘balanced’ with no favourites.
Falcao out of Villarreal tie
Villarreal are set to avoid Radamel Falcao in the Champions League playoffs after the Monaco striker was ruled out for “several weeks”.
Marcelino: Monaco great but even
Marcelino says he is relishing Villarreal’s “great but even” Champions League playoff against Monaco, which commences later this month.
Villarreal-Monaco in CL playoffs
Villarreal have been handed a tricky tie in Friday’s Champions League playoff draw as awaiting them are French giants Monaco.
Pato targets Champions League
Alexandre Pato is aiming for a place in the Champions League after returning to European football with Villarreal.
Cholo: CL Final like a death
Diego Simeone insists he never felt he was going to leave Atletico Madrid but was in mourning after losing the Champions League Final.
Ronaldo: My best ever season
Cristiano Ronaldo regards 2015-16 as his best-ever in terms of trophies won after success with Real Madrid and Portugal.
Marcelo: Forget the Champions League
Marcelo tells Real Madrid to forget having won the Champions League last season as the goal now is to win more trophies.
Raul: Madrid had to play well
Real Madrid icon Raul feels football has lost the excitement that was common in his playing days. ‘At Madrid, we had a commitment to playing well…’
Simeone: Heat of the moment
Diego Simeone has walked back comments made after Atletico Madrid lost the Champions League Final in which he suggested he could quit.
Vazquez wants CL, Euro 2016 double
Real Madrid and Spain forward Lucas Vazquez aims for a Champions League-Euro 2016 double and compares Zinedine Zidane and Rafa Benitez.
Juanfran: I’d take a final penalty
Atletico Madrid and Spain right-back Juanfran says he would take a penalty in a Euro 2016 Final shootout despite missing in the Champions League.
De Gea: Atleti deserved CL more
David de Gea insists he is not disappointed at seeing his move to Real Madrid collapse last summer as “Atletico deserved the Champions League more”.
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