PSG draw Real Madrid

Undoubtedly the pick of the Champions League draw was in Group A which will see Paris Saint-Germain do battle with Real Madrid for the top spot.

Job done for Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen coach Roger Schmidt was relieved to see his team book their place in the Champions League group stages with a 3-0 victory over Lazio on Wednesday.

Pioli: Bayer were better than us

Lazio coach Stefano Pioli has admitted that his side were inferior to Bayer Leverkusen after their 3-0 defeat in the Champions League play-offs.

Van Gaal: More of the same

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal was pleased with what he saw in the 4-0 win over Club Brugge, courtesy of a Wayne Rooney hat-trick.

Leverkusen ease past Lazio

Bayer Leverkusen overturned a one-goal deficit to beat Lazio 3-0 on the night and secure a spot in the Champions League group stage with a 3-1 aggregate win at BayArena.

Rooney treble sinks Brugge

Manchester made short work of Club Brugge in Belgium on Wednesday night to advance to the group stage of the Champions League 7-1 on aggregate.

Parejo revels in European return

Valencia midfielder Dani Parejo has expressed his elation at the club's return to the Champions League after beating Monaco 4-3 on aggregate on Tuesday.

Jardim rues costly defensive errors

Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim admits that a number of errors let them down in their 4-3 aggregate defeat by Valencia in their Champions League qualifier.

Schmidt downplays Lazio absentees

Bayer Leverkusen boss Roger Schmidt has downplayed the significance of Lazio's injury absentees ahead of Wednesday's Champions League qualifier second-leg.

Spain sets Champions League record

Spain have become the first country to have five clubs in the main draw of the UEFA Champions League after Valencia qualified via the play-offs.

Jardim wants Monaco response

Leonardo Jardim has called on his Monaco squad to bounce back from their 3-1 first-leg defeat when they face Valencia in their Champions League play-off on Tuesday.

Club Brugge v Manchester United

Manchester United will be looking to secure their place in the Champions League group stages when they face Club Brugge in the second leg of the play-offs.

Toulalan: Valencia tie still open

Monaco midfielder Jeremy Toulalan insists that all is not lost after the first leg of their Champions League qualifier against Valencia ended in a 3-1 defeat.

Nuno hails win against Monaco

Valencia head coach Nuno Espirito Santo was proud of his team's 3-1 win over Monaco in the Champions League play-offs, but remains cautious ahead of the second leg.

Schmidt still confident of qualification

Bayer Leverkusen boss Roger Schmidt remains confident of Champions League qualification, despite losing 1-0 to Lazio in the first leg of their play-off tie.

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