CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

CSKA Moscow boss Viktor Goncharenko has praised his side for defeating Real Madrid who ‘are very tough to believe you can beat’.
Keylor Navas has lamented Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit from Real Madrid and linked it to the current lack of goals: “You cannot cover the sun with a finger.”
Real Madrid are sweating over the fitness of full-back Dani Carvajal after he sustained an injury during Tuesday’s defeat at CSKA Moscow.
Ivan Rakitic has called on Barcelona to replicate their rich history at Wembley as they take on Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday night.
Barcelona are expecting a ‘very tough’ test against Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday, boss Ernesto Valverde has confirmed.
Jose Mourinho praised Manchester United’s ‘intensity’ in their draw with Valencia but admitted they lack ‘the technical quality’ to play from the back.
Marcelino expressed his ‘pride’ at watching Valencia hold Manchester United in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Julen Lopetegui rued Real Madrid’s ‘bad luck’ against CSKA Moscow but insisted he had ‘complete confidence’ in Karim Benzema to start scoring again.
Real Madrid slumped to a third game without a win as they crashed to a 1-0 defeat at CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Valencia held Manchester United to a credible stalemate in their first away Champions League fixture for three years on Tuesday.
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Michy Batshuayi, Rodrigo Moreno and Goncalo Guedes all start for Valencia at Manchester United, while Real Madrid hand a debut to Sergio Reguilon.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has laughed off rumours that ex-Real Madrid Coach Zinedine Zidane could replace him.
Luis Suarez will be out to end a three-year away drought in the Champions League when Barcelona face Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday.
Francis Coquelin has warned Manchester United that Valencia are going to Old Trafford ‘with the intention of winning’ on Tuesday.
Raphael Varane insists Real Madrid’s motivation is ‘always at its maximum’ ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League trip to CSKA Moscow.
Julen Lopetegui maintains Real Madrid were ‘clearly superior’ to Atletico and believes Sergio Ramos’ hamstrings ‘will thank me’ for resting him in the Derbi.
Valencia boss Marcelino Garcia Toral has highlighted the importance of ‘identity’ and a ‘collective idea’ behind his side’s success in the past year.
Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino admitted he is personally ‘motivated’ to face Barcelona: “I am an Espanyol fan.”
Sergi Roberto will miss Barcelona’s Champions League match against Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday with a thigh injury.
Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale have been left out of Real Madrid’s squad for their Champions League trip to CSKA Moscow on Tuesday.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has confirmed VAR technology will be introduced into European club competition from the 2019/20 season.
Loris Karius has clarified that Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has ‘never apologised’ for a challenge during last season’s Champions League final.
Juventus midfielder Emre Can has been accused of sexism as saying ‘we are not women’ following Cristiano Ronaldo’s red card at Valencia.
Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic has hit out at the decision to send off Cristiano Ronaldo at Valencia: “football is crazy”.
Roma Coach Eusebio Di Francesco has called Real Madrid ‘a team of champions’ following his side’s 3-0 reverse in the Spanish capital.
Marcelino blamed Valencia’s 2-0 defeat to Juventus on a lack of ‘resolve’, but his appraisal was marred by Cristiano Ronaldo’s red card.
Julen Lopetegui hailed Mariano Diaz for ‘taking his chance’ after the striker marked his second Real Madrid debut with a goal against Roma.
Isco claims Luka Modric ‘deserves’ to win the Ballon d’Or after another fine display for Real Madrid during their 3-0 win against Roma.
Real Madrid dominated Roma but needed three golazos to open their Champions League campaign with a 3-0 win on Wednesday.
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