CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Brendan Rodgers defended Liverpool’s display in the 3-0 defeat to Real Madrid, although he conceded his players had been sloppy.
Alvaro Arbeloa is not confident of keeping his place for El Clasico despite a good performance against Liverpool on Wednesday.
Isco claims he is now more comfortable with his role at Real Madrid following the 3-0 win Champions League win over Liverpool.
Carlo Ancelotti reacted with irony after being asked why he substituted Cristiano Ronaldo in Real Madrid’s comfortable 3-0 win over Liverpool.
Persistence was the key for Atletico Madrid beating Malmo, according to Coach Diego Simeone.
Antoine Griezmann admitted he was relieved to score his second Atletico Madrid goal in the rout of Malmo.
Brendan Rodgers had few complaints after seeing his Liverpool side taken apart by Champions League holders Real Madrid.
Cristiano Ronaldo has spoken of his pride at scoring against Liverpool in Real Madrid’s 3-0 win.
Koke believes Atletico Madrid’s win over Malmo is a big step in the Champions League but it has to be followed up on.
Carlo Ancelotti praised Real Madrid for their maturity after dispatching Liverpool 3-0 in the Champions League.
Real Madrid eased to victory over Liverpool thanks to a special goal from Cristiano Ronaldo and a Karim Benzema brace.
Antoine Griezmann starts for Atletico Madrid as the Spanish champions host Swedish counterparts Malmo in the Champions League.
Real Madrid line up as expected for the Champions League game against Liverpool with Isco replacing the injured Gareth Bale.
Diego Simeone says he is expecting to face a Malmo team who are as ‘competitive as ourselves’ on Wednesday.
Alvaro Arbeloa has warned his Real Madrid teammates about the atmosphere they will encounter at Anfield on Wednesday.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has backed striker Mario Balotelli to come good against Real Madrid on Wednesday night.
Brendan Rodgers believes his Liverpool players will rise to the occasion when they come up against Real Madrid on Wednesday night.
Porto boss Julen Lopetegui admitted Athletic Bilbao caused his side problems on Tuesday night, but felt his team deserved their victory.
Frank de Boer declared himself “annoyed” at his Ajax players following the 3-1 defeat to Barcelona at Camp Nou.
Barcelona’s Neymar was full of praise for strike partner Lionel Messi following the 3-1 Champions League Group F win over Ajax.
Steven Gerrard has revealed he passed up the opportunity to join Real Madrid earlier in his career and says he may one day regret it.
Ernesto Valverde is looking for the positives after Athletic Bilbao lost to Porto in the Champions League.
Luis Enrique insists decisions made in Barcelona’s win over Ajax were not related to playing Real Madrid on Saturday.
Ivan Rakitic believes Barcelona had a handle on the Champions League game with Ajax despite the late Dutch goal.
Hector Herrera and Ricardo Queresma scored as Porto beat Athletic Bilbao, Guillermo’s goal not enough for Los Leones.
Barcelona recorded a largely comfortable Champions League win over Ajax thanks to goals from Neymar and Lionel Messi.
There is a strong Spanish representation in the Porto side named by Julen Lopetegui to play Athletic Bilbao in the Champions League.
Barcelona name Marc-Andre Ter Stegen in goal for the Champions League tie with Ajax as Gerard Pique keeps his place in the side.
Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert believes the fans at Anfield can play an integral part in his team overcoming Real Madrid on Wednesday.
Andres Iniesta has conceded Barcelona are obliged to win their Group F Champions League game against Ajax on Tuesday night.
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