CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Real Madrid youngsters Luca Zidane and Alvaro Tejero have been included in the squad’s 20-man trip to Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.
Former Barcelona defender Jeremy Mathieu will celebrate if he scores against the club with Sporting CP on Wednesday.
Ernesto Valverde insists he is unfazed by UEFA’s decision not to name any Barcelona players in its Champions League team of the week.
Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic could be sidelined until November after sustaining partial adductor tear against Apoel Nicosia.
Sevilla’s Nico Pareja has lamented the refereeing decision not to award his side a ‘clear’ free-kick before they conceded the second goal against Liverpool.
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has explained his acrobatic goal against APOEL Nicosia is something he has always been capable of producing.
Zinedine Zidane believes Cristiano Ronaldo would have scored four goals against APOEL Nicosia had he been in a run of matches.
Joaquin Correa hailed Sevilla’s fans for ensuring “never walked alone too” after his side’s 2-2 draw with Liverpool on Wednesday.
Sevilla boss Eduardo Berizzo questioned the referee’s decision to send him off after he refused to give Liverpool the ball back. “They did it too…”
Cristiano Ronaldo has warned the rest of Europe that “the Champions League is Real Madrid’s tournament.”
Zinedine Zidane has assured Real Madrid fans that “we’ll see the real Gareth Bale as he continues to improve” after his assist against APOEL.
Joaquin Correa rescued Sevilla a 2-2 draw with 10-man Liverpool in their Champions League curtain-raiser on Wednesday.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice on his return as Real Madrid opened their Champions League campaign with a 3-0 victory over APOEL on Wednesday.
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Cristiano Ronaldo is back for Real Madrid against APOEL tonight, while Liverpool name Philippe Coutinho as a substitute for their visit of Sevilla.
Vicente Iborra believes his former club Sevilla will win at Anfield on Wednesday but believed a returning Philippe Coutinho could ‘make the difference’ for the hosts.
The return of ‘the best player in the world’ Cristiano Ronaldo against APOEL Nicosia is ‘crucial’ for Real Madrid, according to goalkeeper Keylor Navas.
Marco Asensio will miss Real Madrid’s Champions League clash with APOEL Nicosia after sustaining an infection shaving his legs.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is wary of the threat posed by Sevilla, who he has credited for playing ‘real football’.
Sevilla defender Simon Kjaer believes La Liga is the strongest in the world and his new side are hopeful of continuing their place at Europe’s top table.
Roma Coach Eusebio Di Franseco has admitted his team enjoyed ‘a little luck’ in holding Atletico Madrid to a scoreless draw.
Juventus Coach Max Allegri has lamented his side affording Lionel Messi too much space in Tuesday night’s Champions League encounter.
Ivan Rakitic believes it will be ‘very difficult to beat Barcelona’ as they continue to adjust to the ‘new ideas’ of Coach Ernesto Valverde.
Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain could be slapped with a Champions League ban after making an offensive gesture toward Barcelona fans.
Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey admitted his side ‘tried everything’ to find the net against Roma but ‘it wasn’t to be’.
Juventus midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur has described Lionel Messi as being ‘from another planet’ after his starring role in Tuesday’s Champions League clash.
Diego Simeone insists he “appreciated” Atletico Madrid’s performance in their 0-0 draw with Roma on Tuesday.
Josep Maria Bartomeu insists Barcelona “never left” after their 3-0 victory over Juventus on Tuesday and reiterates Lionel Messi’s new contract “is signed”.
Andres Iniesta says “if the team work well, we’re all better off” after Barcelona’s 3-0 win against Juventus but warns “there’s no news” about his renewal.
Atletico Madrid recorded their second goalless draw in succession, firing blanks at Roma in their Champions League opener on Tuesday.
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