CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

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.
Teenager Fabrice Olinga is a surprise starter in attack for Malaga as they welcome Panathinaikos to La Rosaleda for the Champions League play-off.
Malaga defender Martin Demichelis has urged his teammates to keep their heads up despite the crisis the club is enduring.
Manuel Pellegrini has hit out at the Spanish League and suggested that Malaga’s current fixture situation would not happen to Barcelona or Real Madrid.
Malaga have confirmed their squad for the Champions League Play-off round game with Panathinaikos and youngster Fabrice Olinga is included.
Goalkeeper Willy Caballero is already counting down to Malaga’s Champions League Play-off match with Panathinaikos this midweek.
Mesut Ozil is pleased to have become an important player at Real Madrid and calls on his teammates to target the Champions League this season.
Despite reaching the semi-finals of the Europa League, Valencia received a total of €2m less in revenue from UEFA in 2011-12 compared to 2010-11.
Malaga have been drawn against Panathinaikos in the qualifying round for the group stages of the Champions League.
Barcelona have received €18,450,000 as their share of the ´market pool` from last season’s Champions League, reports Mundo Deportivo.
Jose Mourinho says Real Madrid are aiming to win both the Champions League and the La Liga title next season.
Malaga are in danger of being excluded from the Champions League next season over unpaid debts, reports Sport.
Barcelona's participation in last season's Champions League swelled the club's coffers by €40.5m
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