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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.
Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has promised fans an improved performance when his team takes on Real Madrid this Wednesday.
Athletic Bilbao midfielder Mikel Rico feels the Basques would be in a good position if they can get something positive from Porto on Tuesday.
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti says a hostile Anfield atmosphere on Wednesday will inspire Cristiano Ronaldo.
Porto Coach Julen Lopetegui believes his side will have a difficult encounter against Athletic Bilbao despite the Basques’ poor League form.
Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa is looking forward to returning to Anfield after spending two-and-a-half years at Liverpool.
Real Madrid, Barcelona, Athletic Bilbao and Atletico Madrid have learnt the identity of the officials for their next Champions League games....
Real Madrid will be without Gareth Bale for the Champions League game against Liverpool and the Clasico with Barcelona, reports claim.
Reports in Spain say Real Madrid could be without Gareth Bale against Liverpool in the Champions League this week.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has assessed Champions League opponents Real Madrid and believes Los Blancos are ‘extraordinary’.
Valencia striker Rodrigo believes the club should be targeting a Champions League spot this season and not eyeing the title.
Nuno Santo has told Valencia that simply wanting a place in next season’s Champions League isn’t enough, it has to be earned.
UEFA are to change how the Champions League is seeded with the winners of the highest-ranked Leagues to be the competition seeds.
Athletic Bilbao President Josu Urrutia believes the drain of the Champions League is part of the reason for the team’s poor form.
Atletico Madrid Coach Diego Simeone believes Valencia will have to have a catastrophic season to miss out on a Champions League place.
Hristo Stoichkov has criticised Luis Enrique’s rotation policy at Barcelona following the Champions League defeat to Paris Saint-Germain.
Real Madrid defender Marcelo denied it was substitute Karim Benzema’s goal that had changed the game in the 2-1 defeat of Ludogorets.
Gigi Buffon rued the lack of risk his Juventus side were prepared to take in the 1-0 Champions League defeat to Atletico Madrid.
Fernando Llorente admitted he needed a goal to give him confidence following Juventus’ 1-0 Champions League defeat to Atletico Madrid.
Massimiliano Allegri maintained his Juventus team had gone out with one intention against Atletico Madrid – to win.
Sergio Ramos called for his Real Madrid teammates to work together after conceding yet another set-piece goal.
Cristiano Ronaldo was upset about the tackle that forced him off the pitch minutes from the end of the 2-1 victory over Ludogorets.
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