CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Malaga midifielder Jeremy Toulalan will sit out the club's first ever Champions League tie tomorrow night against Zenit St. Petersburg.
Malaga boss Manuel Pellegrini admits the club's Champions League draw is difficult, but believes his side can reach the knockout stage.
Barcelona duo Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta are confident the Catalan club can win the Champions League again this season.
Jose Mourinho says that Real Madrid’s task in the Champions League group stages is to target qualification, rather than to win every game.
In hosting Manchester City on Tuesday, Real Madrid will defend a 57-year-old unbeaten home record for opening European Cup matches.
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has backed Sergio Aguero to recover from injury in time to face former rivals Real Madrid this Tuesday.
Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov admits he is already thinking about facing Real Madrid in the Champions League.
Malaga defender Martin Demichelis is expected to sit out his team's weekend meeting with Levante, having limped out of training earlier today.
Former Celtic boss Gordon Strachan says his old club will need divine intervention to beat Barcelona.
Benfica striker Rodrigo Machado has admitted he is looking forward to facing Barcelona in the Champions League group stages.
Lionel Messi has revealed the desire to put right last season remains in place, whilst also reflecting that Tito Vilanova is different to Pep Guardiola.
Spartak Moscow general manager Valery Karpin says his team has nothing to lose against Barcelona in the Champions League.
Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp has warned his team will be Real Madrid’s most ‘disagreeable’ opponents in the Champions League.
Real Madrid begin the Champions League at home to Manchester City, whilst Barcelona welcome Unai Emery back to Spain on Matchday One.
Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta has reflected that his club would ‘always have been satisfied’ with the Champions League draw handed them.
After being drawn against Milan, Zenit St Petersburg and Anderlecht, Malaga have reason to be optimistic, says director Francisco Martin Aguilar.
Real Madrid director Emilio Butragueno recognises the difficulty of today’s Champions League group stage draw, but says the target remains the same.
Andres Iniesta has beaten Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to the UEFA award for Best Player in Europe for 2011-12.
Real Madrid head the Group of Death in this year’s Champions League group stage draw, whilst Barcelona face a more favourable passage.
Real Madrid and Barcelona will be seeded in pot one for this afternoon's Champions League group stage draw.
Malaga's fans and players have reacted jubilantly to the club's progression to the Champions League group stages.
Malaga boss Manuel Pellegrini has praised his players for reaching the Champions League, but warned new signings are needed.
Malaga are in the Champions League for the first time in their history after a dreary goalless draw with Panathinaikos in Athens.
Ignacio Camacho starts in place of Enzo Maresca for Malaga in the Champions League play-off second leg against Panathinaikos in Athens.
Manuel Pellegrini tells his Malaga players that if they ‘switch off and relax’ then they will certainly be eliminated from the Champions League Play-off round.
Panathinaikos Coach Jesualdo Ferreira has made clear that his team can't afford to concede to Malaga on Tuesday and that penalties may be their best bet.
Manuel Pellegrini has submitted his squad list for Malaga’s return leg Champions League Play-off with Panathinaikos, dropping Enzo Maresca.
Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that Malaga’s priority this season will remain La Liga and not European football.
Malaga boss Manuel Pellegrini said the tie is still not over despite his side’s convincing 2-0 win over Panathinaikos.
Malaga now hold the advantage over Panathinaikos in their Champions League qualifying battle, after a convincing first leg 2-0 win at home.
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